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More Cleanup

I have to admit it. It has been much to long since I have done any research. It has been so long, I hate to admit how long it has been.

My biggest dilemma is always time. I had such great visions of redoing my tree so it was sourced properly and entered properly. I almost had one line completed when I went and bought a MAC. No regrets there, I am happy with my Mac. I then of course needed to learn and play with the MAC. I also became an officer this year with my genealogy society, which has taken quite a bit of  my spare time. Needless to say, my own research has not been touched. Actually, it wasLONG before all this took place since I had touched research for my personal genealogy.

Ok, no more excuses! I am back at it! This afternoon I spent some time on my tree, and oh boy did it feel good! It wasn't as long as I would have liked, but it was a start. I wanted to make sure I had a couple birthdays and death dates logged in my tree, and it turned out I did. What I ran across that …

Ronald Plants ~ in Loving Memory

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Sadly, today marks the second anniversary of the passing of my brother in law, Ron Plants. He wasn't looking well when he was staying by his brother's hospital bedside. He finally went to the doctor and they wanted to hospitalize him, but he told then no, his brother had passed away and he was going to his funeral. The hospital made him promise to come back immediately after his brother's services. Ron did go back and was soon diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer. 

His time left on this earth was not much longer form that time. Ron's favorite thing that I cooked was lasagne, he absolutely loved it. He hadn't had it in quite awhile, and I felt pleased when I decided I would make it for him within a week or so of his diagnosis. He never ate a bite. He had no appetite and nothing tasted good to him. He knew I made it for him though and that was what mattered.
Ron was a large man at 6ft. 4in. and some may have thought him to be a bit gruff. He was a biker dude, and…

Swedish, Please

Blogging has been on my mind. I miss it. I am still pretty busy, but I am learning to say no and have made some changes. Hopefully I will have a bit more time for the things that are most important to me right now.

One of my newest focuses ~ taking a Swedish language course! I have done a tiny bit of research on it, but am looking forward to finding the "right" class for me. After all, I would like to at least be able to say "hello" and "where is the bathroom" when I go to meet my family, right? 

I truly wish I could just bring one of my family members here to live with me for a year, I think that would be the best way for me to learn to speak, and that family member would be able to see a bit of California! Wouldn't that be nice? If only I could afford...

I am very interested in your experiences with foreign language learning. Have you taken an online course where you can hear the language being spoken? Have you bought the version where you take the cou…