I am thinking of my Mom today and how much I miss her. It’s been 20 years since she has passed. Today is her Birthday. There’s so many things I wish I could ask her. Especially now that I am so involved with genealogy. What a glamorous photo. Where was she going? What year was the photo taken? I may not have all the answers, but I am grateful to have this photo and all the happy memories of my Mom. For all of you whose Mothers and Grandmothers are still alive . . . take out those old photos and have them tell you their stories. And please write it down and put it in a binder along with the photos.
I am sharing this with you today in honor of my Mom’s Birthday (September 23, 1931). This touched my heart when I read it at Within Bookstore. My eyes welled up and I thought about how much I miss my Mom. I decided to buy it for a dear friend who is a young Mother. Thank you Kelly Rae Roberts for creating such a beautiful and soulful piece of art.
PBS announced today that it will add the new series GENEALOGY ROADSHOW to its fall lineup. Part detective story, part emotional journey, GENEALOGY ROADSHOW will combine history and science to uncover the fascinating stories of diverse Americans. Each individual’s past will link to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America. GENEALOGY ROADSHOW will air Mondays, September 23-October 14, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.
I was recently invited to speak at the National League of American Pen Women which is an organization of professional women artists, composers, and writers, who are dedicated to serve their communities through mentoring, encouraging and promoting emerging professional women in the arts.It was a wonderful group of women and to my surprise and delight 2 of them graduated from my college, Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. We each represented a different decade from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. Thank you Cora Lee for inviting me.
This is what happens to glue over the years. It turns brown and stains the surface of the photos, permanently damaging them, so please do not use glue on original photos.
The bottom photo was removed from an album. Unfortunately more damage may be caused by trying to remove photographs from older, historic albums than by leaving them intact.
If important or heirloom photographs must be attached in an album, use paper or plastic photo-corners.
I am so happy to hear that “Who Do You Think You Are?” is returning. This a great genealogy documentary series. Each week a celebrity goes on a journey to trace his or her family tree. You only dream that someday you will have the opportunity to do the same. It truly is inspiring.
“Who Do You Think You Are?” is scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 on TLC.