Cast Away: 5 Amazing Stories of Messages in Bottles. Rob Lammle of the Mental Floss blog offers us five stories of connections made via that most random means of communication – messages in bottles tossed about by the whims of ocean currents.
How to Start Writing a Book. Marty Halverson wears many hats in her role as “Travelin’ Oma,” including one tagged as “Writer.” In this post, she de-mystifies the daunting challenge of writing a book.
Family History. Anne Reeves writes of the simple pleasures of a half-century old can of Johnson Paste Wax.
Funeral Cards & Genealogy. “What can be learned from a simple funeral card?” asks Dee Welborn, hostess of this unusual site from her base in Austin, Texas. As family history researchers know, the answer is “plenty.”
Sunday with the Hobbs Family. Storytelling can take many forms. In this beautiful multimedia presentation, Genevieve Russell shows how candid photos, video and audio can be used to create a wonderful mini-time capsule of a fleeting moment in a family’s history. Russell is a documentary photographer, personal historian, multimedia producer and founder of StoryPortrait Media.
Larry Lehmer is a professional personal historian and chief legacy planner at When Words Matter, Ltd., who connects generations through their stories. To learn more, visit his web site, send him an e-mail or follow him on Twitter.
Flickr photo courtesy of Dricker94.