… and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” Merry Christmas Everyone!
Have you been to an open casket funeral? I have. I don’t like open caskets, because the deceased NEVER looks like they did in life. They look like they’ve just come from a wax museum. While I don’t like open caskets, there are a few other places where people are looking at a family member’s [...]
Today we remember those who sacrificed so much on September 11, 2001, those who died and those who lost loved ones. May their sacrifices be remembered. My heart goes out to those who’s lives were changed so tragically that day. I pray that all may find peace and comfort. We ARE the land of the free [...]
Back Home, Saturday, 18 June 2011: Thought I’d take a minute to recap this last week at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat. Tom Jones’s class, “Writing and Publishing for Genealogists,” was fabulous. Taught by Thomas W. Jones, John Philip [...]
Birmingham, Alabama, Monday, 13 June 2011: Woke up at 6:45 AM, showered and dressed, and headed to breakfast. I passed on the waffles, French toast, sausage, and scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, and instead ate oatmeal and fresh fruit. I’m trying to be good. I’m in the course: Writing and Publishing for Genealogists. Thomas Jones [...]
Birmingham, Alabama, Sunday, 12 June 2011: Got all checked in today, met my dorm roommate. She and I both get cold (even in 95 degree Birmingham, so we turned down the air conditioner in the room). Went to dinner and orientation, and the staff introduced our course coordinators. I’ve met lots of nice people. Good [...]
Birmingham, Alabama: Getting here was a real trip. Took off from Salt Lake City, no problem there. As we neared Denver, however, it reminded me of Epcot’s Mission to Mars “adventure.” Just when I thought the rough ride was over, the plane jerked up, then down, again and again. I felt like first the nose [...]