There’s a lot of good family history information available on the Internet. Here are five places we’ve enjoyed visiting this week:
Famous Five: Choose Your Eventualities. While raising the question “What would you like to be famous for?” this post also shows that what you want may not matter in the end. Check out the reader comments, too.
Wiffle balls, hapless tulips, growing up. This essay by a videographer friend, Steve Pender, in the Arizona Daily Star about fun in the streets and fussy neighbors brought back plenty of memories from my own youth.
A Magical Experience – Cleaning the Attic. Anyone who’s helped a loved one move from a home after decades of residency knows the bittersweet experience of sorting through mementoes accumulated over a lifetime, or more. Mary Emma Allen shares some of what she discovered in the farmhouse she grew up in.
Cemetery Clearing. Taneya Koonce extended her family vacation to Talladega, Alabama, by a few days this summer to take care of a VIP – Very Important Project – namely clearing brush from the graves of family members. Thanks to Randy Seaver for leading me to Taneya’s post.
Preserving Kinship. Judith Hale Everett never met her husband’s grandmother, but she’d heard many stories about her. Now, thanks to Grandma’s prolific canning skills, the two women have forged a bond that transcends generations.
Flickr photo courtesy of doug88888.