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Wordless Wednesday - Flag

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Flag. May 10, 2009. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, California. Digital Image. Held by Cheryl [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2009

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Tombstone Tuesday - Arlington National Cemetery

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I was looking to see what pictures I had that maybe I wanted to write about and post for Tombstone Tuesday when I ran across this photo taken at Arlington National Cemetery when I was there in October 2007. When I saw this picture, I just froze. I knew I had to use it for this post.

Why this affected me this way, this time, I am not really sure. There are probably a few reasons. Number one, it was never planned that we would be anywhere near this cemetery, but there we were. Number two, I am probably a little sentimental regarding our soldiers. There are people I know who are in the service that are or may be headed to the war. Number three, I just read an updated article regarding the Blue Star Mom's group that my Harley Chapter supports.

So because of my thoughts for our soldiers now, and prior, who have fought for our country and those who will fight for our country in the future, I am grateful. My prayers go out to you all. I know it isn't Memorial Day or anything, however f…

So Ca Jamboree 2009 ~ Post 6

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Wow, my apologies! It has taken so long for me to get all of the pictures and postings done from this fabulous event! The bad news is that I have been so very busy (sometimes life gets in the way) and haven't had time to post as I would have liked. The good news is because of my lack of posts I have kept the memories in my mind much longer and more frequently about Jamboree!

The last day of Jamboree started at a breakfast which was hosted by Family Tree Maker. There were, I believe, nine of us at the breakfast. The breakfast was absolutely wonderful, with way to much food. To bad I wasn't really awake enough to even think of taking a picture!

After breakfast, we were treated to first class info on the new Family Tree Maker 2010, which is not an upgrade, you need to buy this version. I have been a faithful Family Tree Maker customer over the years, but not sure I want to buy another new version just yet. Randy Seaver at Randy's Musings, has covered the information of this n…

So Ca Jamboree 2009 ~ Post 5

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It is time to share some pictures with you from the Genea-Bloggers dinner at Jamboree in Burbank.

Have you noticed on any of the pictures I have previously posted that many of us are wearing Mardi Gras beads? I may have mentioned this, if I have please excuse me for repeating it. Thomas MacEntee brought all of us Genea-Bloggers Mardi Gras beads! I HAVE to tell Thomas what a wonderful idea this was! Not only could others at Jamboree recognize the bloggers, but the bloggers could recognize the other bloggers, which helped with recognizing and meeting each other. Of course, Thomas had the largest bead necklace! After all he is "Head Genea-Blogger!" The California bloggers received the beads which had Palm Trees on them, and the other necklaces which had berry looking beads, went to the other bloggers. So, another recognition, where we were from, geographically. Well, for some of us anyway.



Here is Steve Danko and Drew Smith, who sat across from me at dinner, enjoying a few funn…

Wordless Wednesday

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Drew Smith, Thomas MacEntee, George Morgan, and Kathryn Doyle. SoCa Jamboree Burbank, California. June 27, 2009. Digital Image. held by Cheryl [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2009




GenealogyWise Officially Announced

I just read over at DearMyrtle's blog that the official announcement has been made on GenealogyWise. Her post is here.

I have to admit that when this new site came about my first reaction was, "Oh, no, another site I have to sign up for and follow?" Time is very limited indeed. However it only took me a day or two, and I took the plunge, if nothing else, I would have a presence there and can see what it is all about.

In no time at all there were tons of people signed up on GenealogyWise and these people were requesting friends like there was no tomorrow. Without even trying, I was asked to joined groups, and before I knew it, I was a participating member, whether I wanted to be or not. This site has been growing so rapidly, and at this stage, I have no plans of turning back!

Following this site is a great way to find others researching your surname and to have the "genealogy camaraderie" that is all it's own. Family Link is the master behind this website where…

So Ca Jamboree 2009 ~ Post 4

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Saturday's "Summit 2 : Son of A Blogger" ended at noon. Just in time to have some lunch. Gini Webb, of "Ginisology," and I tried to plan some time to spend together on this day as it was the only day she would be attending the Jamboree. Lunch didn't pan out between her and I, but I lunched with the company of Craig Manson and Randy Seaver. We ate outside and it was a wonderful lunch with wonderful people!



I headed to Steve Danko's class "Genealogy and the Changing Map of Eastern Europe." Steve gave me insight to things I didn't think I even wanted to know! I enjoyed his lecture and even heard later he was surprised to see me in his class. I hope I didn't make him to nervous, that wasn't my intention! I was there to support him! Steve an I met a few years ago in an online class and have been in contact with each other since then, a group of us from the class still stay in touch at our class site. Steve did an awesome job, I was so ha…

Those Places Thursday ~ High School

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This is the high school my sisters and I all attended. I won't tell you the year I graduated however!


The last two years of High School, I only attended school two hours a day. The rest of the day I was off to a R.O.P. program (I do not recollect what the initials R.O.P. stood for... ___?____ occupational program), an off-site "occupational" schooling program. Sometimes because of this, I feel I missed a lot of my high school days and memories that could have been made. I just wasn't around much. If you look closely at this picture, you can see I actually included a squirrel posing on the curb, maybe ready to attend school?


This is the entrance of the school as it looks today. It was amazing when I went back to take these photos, how small the school seemed to me. When I was actually attending it seemed larger than life!


This is the gym, where basketball games and dances were held, among other things. You can see we were the "Rebels", and boy, did I ever want …

Another New Header!

Check out my new header from Deez at Graveyard Rabbit of South Alameda County! Now how much more perfect can that header be? I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks again Deez! I see there are a couple people interested in a new header themselves. I am giving Deez a heads up, so don't be surprised if you hear from him!

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Jamboree 2009

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Jamboree, June 27, 2009. Burbank, California. Digital images. Held by Cheryl [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2009








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Genealogy "T.V."

Have you watched genealogy "T.V" interviews? Do you know what they are? Let me introduce a couple to you!

We have blogs, podcasts, Facebook, Twitter, etc. and T.V. interviews! Yes, you can watch "T.V." on the internet. Dick Eastman is very well known for his interviews on Roots Television. The most recent that I have listened to of Dick's interviews, is the interview with DearMyrtle done at the SoCa Genealogy Jamboree. These interviews are very informative plus you get to "see" who is being interviewed, just like TV! Many people interviewed are those who have blogs and or those people involved in the genealogy world we don't tend to see in the spotlight, they are behind the scenes shall we say. Roots Television actually has a program guide too, so be sure to click on the link and check it out!

Lisa Louise Cooke from Genealogy Gems has a "TV" interview site, Genealogy Gems Video. Most recently, she also did interviews from the 2009 SoCa Gen…

Finally, I Have A New Header!

I don't know how many times I have tried to make a new header for my blog, to no avail. I have SO much time you see, to play around with stuff I am so unfamiliar with. It really is unbelievable how much time I can waste trying to do things I have no idea how to do. Finding help aids online didn't seem to help me, nor did any of the sites that share ideas.

Last night I was catching up on reading blogs when I ran across "Flipside's" blog and her new header. Have you seen it? It is MARVELOUS! Upon reading the comments, I found myself jumping into this conversation, as the person who designed her header had offered to help others make a header if anyone needed it. Of course, that would be ME! Now, how fortunate am I to have a marvelous new header??

I met this person, Deez, who made my header, via online connections, as I stated earlier, through Flipside's blog. However, I feel I have known this friend for quite a long time. As a matter of fact, Deez lives in my gen…

SoCa Jamboree 2009 ~ Post 3

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While most of the bloggers who attended the So Ca Jamboree have completed their posts regarding this wonderful adventure, I am lagging behind. I am however, finally posting my third post of the event.

I don't know how many times I picked classes I wanted to attend each day. I think every time I did, I chose a different version of events to attend. Did I tell you there were at least 100 classes offered this weekend? No wonder I couldn't make up my mind! Each morning would come, and my class choices would change again. Saturday morning my intentions were to attend Lisa Alzo's class "Write your Family History Step By Step." Unfortunately, this didn't happen as sleeping seemed to get in the way. Not only did I have a difficult time choosing classes, Saturday morning I had a difficult time attending classes!

One consistent choice I planned on attending was the "Summit 2: Son of a Blogger" event. My roomie (Sheri Fenley) and I, did make it to this event wh…

Happy 4th of July!

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Those Places Thursday

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Rental home. March 25, 2007. Hayward, California. Digital image. Privately held by Cheryl [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2009

Here is another place I have lived. It was a rental home, and the owner lived in the house behind this one. When I lived at this location however, the home in the back was a small one level home. A wall between two bedrooms was knocked out so the master bedroom was hugh!
This is the first place since living on my own, that I owned dog. He was a gift from my boyfriend. My dog was an Eskimo Husky, which I named Levi. There was a park up the hill where I would walk to and play with Levi. I really couldn't let him run in the backyard as it was not fenced in. I will have to do some digging to find a photo of Levi, I must have one somewhere.
I remember painting the kitchen in this house, yellow. This was the first painting in a home outside of my parents house that I ever did. We had big parties here, the backyard was endless! I loved the front porch, wish I…

Wordless Wednesday ~ Jamboree 2009

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Steve Danko. June 27, 2009. SoCa Jamboree Geneabloggers Dinner, Burbank, California. Digital Image. Privately held by Cheryl [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2009