So Ca Jamboree 2009 ~ Post 5

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 funnies from Thomas. Why wasn't I tape recording, or video recording this one, huh?

Elizabeth O'Neal and Dick Eastman sat immediately to my left during dinner. I will never forget Dick's picture he shared with our table that was on his phone. I tried to take a photo of it, but the picture came out blurry. Photos on phones at Jamboree, stay photos on phones at Jamboree! Maybe one day Dick will tell!

Here is Elyse Doerflinger, Gini Webb and her husband Steve. Steve was wonderful as he drove Elyse back and forth from where she was staying. I am sure Gini and Elyse were able to get to know each other much better in "transportation" mode. A grand applause to Steve for doing this, and to Gini for making it happen for Elyse!

Here is Illya D'Addezio as he was getting up from the table and leaving, two rows behind my table.

From left around the table, here we have, Amy Coffin, Elyse Doerflinger, Gini Webb, Steve Webb, a hidden "new" blogger, Schelley Talalay Dardashti, and Lisa Cooke. This was the table behind mine.

And, at a most important table to the left of mine, was none other than Randy Seaver and his wife, Linda. My apologies here, as I don't know who the gentleman on the right is? I KNOW I am going to be so very embarrassed when I find out who this is...Would someone please fill me in?

Also, at the table behind me was Susan Kitchens and "Mr. Genea-Blogger" himself, Thomas MacEntee.

And, last but not least, Gini Webb and myself. We were looking forward to meeting each other, we have so much in common!

These are just a few of the photos I took (or as in the last case-someone else, maybe Steve, I think?) at the dinner. I have more photos that I will see if I can get into a post maybe next time. Can you tell by these pictures how much fun we were having??????

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!


  1. Wow what great photos Cheryl! I was just thinking the other day about how much fun that dinner was and how quickly the time passed. I can't wait for next year.

    Thomas MacEntee

  2. Cheryl,

    The gentleman at the table with Linda and I is Dean Richardson, who writes the Genlighten - Genealogy Documented blog. Dean is a delightful guy - we had fun talking about family and genealogy.

    We were the last ones in the door and ended up at the "Kids Table." Avctually, Linda needed a softer chair and that's why the table ended up "over there" - I know I missed a lot of the action. first I've heard about the Eastman picture. Was it of your roommate?

    Cheers -- Randy

  3. Looks like lots of fun-and how neat that you all got to get together.

  4. Great photos Cheryl and I especially love the one of you and I! Next time we will plan on more time to chat and get together but it was a great weekend, we all really had fun and getting to meet each other in person was very special. We do have so much in common and I still can't thank you enough for giving me the support I needed to get there.

  5. Great photos, Cheryl! Looks like a good time was has by all.

  6. Hi Thomas, I think about Jamboree still myself. It all happened WAY to fast! Glad you enjoyed the photos!

    Hi Randy, You are the man! thanks for reminding me of Dean, I am off to associate myself better with his blog!I definetely know it, but need to get the face together with it. I also think you had a lot of your "own action" at your table! No, the picture wasn't of my roommate, sorry to disappoint! It was of something that Dick owns!

    Hi Tipper,Yes, it was so special that we were able to all get together. I hope there are more functions across the country where bloggers have the opportunity to do as we did!

    Hi Gini, glad you like the picture of us, I do too! And, we FINALLY got to meet!

    Hi Dru, glad you enjoyed the photos. I have enjoyed sharing them.

    Thank you all for leaving comments! I LOVE comments!

  7. Great photos, Cheryl! It was so much fun meeting you in person!

  8. Hi Elizabeth, great having met you also! Glad you enjoyed the photos! "Great memory keepers!"


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