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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Give Thanks!

:::::::::Letters to the troops for Thanksgiving:

I got this email today: Something cool that Xerox is doing Let's Say Thanks

"You can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq . You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services.

How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone know to send one!!! This is a great site. Please send a card. It is FREE and it only takes a second.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our guys and gals over there need to know we are behind them...

...It really did just take a few moments to choose a lovely card and sentiment, so please send one if you get a chance!

::::::::::::::An Oldie, but a Goodie::::::
Who Needs 31 Flavors...
When there is VANILLA and chocolate!

Shabby Miss Jenn: Ice Cream Party kit at Shabby Miss Jenn Designs
Darcy Baldwin: DJB KELLI, DJB JULIANA IN A HURRY, Stickbet Alpha, Save The Date at The Digichick
Jenn Patrick: Backward Staples
Kate Hadfield: Wordy Bit Alpha

This layout is using photos taken in 2005. This photo of Noah's face just makes me smile. I, especially, like the ice cream on his face.

:::::::::::::::::::Genealogy Merit Badge::::::

I worked with the Scouts last night on the Genealogy M.B. We talked about relatives, where to look for information and why it is important to learn information from family sources before they pass on. I also cautioned them that two people at the same event can see things and remember things completely different. It was interesting to note that Aaron was unaware of a lot of family information because I take care of all of that for him. Maybe, just maybe, he will pay a little more attention.


I have signed up to transcribe historical documents. Through I have downloaded my first batch of documents from a book of marriage certificates in the 1850's. The handwriting is already stumping me so I need to do some more letter comparisons.

Off to index for a bit!



Amanda said...

Those marriage certificates can be a pain. The easiest ones I think are the 1900 Census. So if you get the chance, choose one of those next. I've almost indexed 10,000 names to date! I love reading your blog and all the fun things you and your family do!

20Birds said...

yoeu totally surprise me... the amazing things you do, I will do the xerox card, and I wnat to do the transcribing thing...

Carol said...

Ooooh I hear ya about the icecream, it aint dessert unless it's chocolate, that's the motto I go by. The card idea is fabulous. Oh and the genealogy, it's so very interesting, I keep getting stuck on branches but it's all very exciting when you get a run on.