Mom in the Kitchen was a Recipe for Disaster. This weekend as we fondly remember our mothers, there’s a tendency to focus on those warm and fuzzy moments. Roslyn Nelson offers a slightly different take on her mother who, despite her deficiencies in the kitchen, was a loving mother nonetheless.
Family-history shock. William Skyvington was just goofing around with a casual web search when he serendipitously discovered some shocking news about his great-grandfather.
Brewing Up Books, Old and New. There are now a few coffee shops where, in the time it takes a barista to prepare your beverage, you can print a book to read during your visit.
Who Do You Think You Are? This terrific series, which recently completed its debut run and has been renewed for a second season, is now available on the NBC web site. If you haven’t seen it, or missed an episode or two, check it out.
A shoebox of photos. “Looking through a box of photos, counting up the history is the Mac and Cheese of activities. It’s comfort activity.” Susan Kitchens writes a lovely essay of one family’s experience while going through a box of photos from a recently departed loved one.
Remember, too, to check out my Life in the Slow Lane blog. This week, I write about a four-tier system for decluttering your house and what happens when you drive a bit below the posted speed limit.
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 jenny downing.