Hometown

What makes your hometown unique?  Does it tug at you to return?  Or where did an ancestor call home?  Would you want to explore their stomping grounds?  Remember to describe in detail.  What did it look like, sound like, smell like?  How did it make you feel?  What were some of the local eateries?  Reminisce and don’t forget to share your stories. Continue reading “Hometown”

The Adventures in Leadership

Here’s another great tale from Gary A. Wilson.  Check out his latest, “My Penngrove Pivot.”

I dug my fingers and sneaker toe tips into the rock face and hoped that no wind would kick up to threaten my grip on this wet rocky wall. I paused just long enough to wonder what I was thinking when I slipped over the edge and began a free climb down this cliff.

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A New Beginning

A new beginning and starting over can refresh and invigorate our lives.  Sometimes these moments transpire out of nowhere and can leave us feeling frustrated, frightened or alone.  Good or bad, change occurs often in our lives.  Share a time when your life changed, or share a time when an ancestor’s life went through a transition. Continue reading “A New Beginning”

Summer Traditions

During the lazy days of summer, what were your favorite summer traditions?  Did you head for the beach or take a family vacation?  Did you laze by the pool?  Maybe you would head to your favorite fishing spot or camp in the great outdoors.  Whatever your summer quest may have been, do not forget to share your stories.  Just upload in the comments section.  Happy writing!

August Themes

As the hot days of summer begin to fade, don’t forget to share your tales.  Now is the perfect time to to take an extra moment and write those stories.  Find a shady spot, grab a cool drink, and snuggle up in a favorite chair.  Remember to share your tales, so others may enjoy them too. Continue reading “August Themes”

In Honor of Father’s Day

“Grandpas bring a little wisdom, happiness, warmth, and love to every life they touch”

Today I wanted to honor my father and grandfathers through a collection of photographs.  These men came from different cities and even different countries. They came from small towns, farms and ranches, each unique in their own way.  Meet the men in my life! Continue reading “In Honor of Father’s Day”

What’s For Supper?

What’s for Supper?

On the days mom would make my favorite dinner, I knew immediately what we were having for supper. The mixture of flour and herbs filled the air. The sound of the butter crackling in the oven caught my attention. Flour dusted the countertops, and potatoes boiled on the stove. When mom fixed my favorite meal, she would fix fried chicken, potato salad, and corn on the cob. Sometimes she would add macaroni salad to the mix and often she included a large leafy green side salad too. But when she made her fried chicken, everyone came running. It was the perfect summertime meal. Continue reading “What’s For Supper?”

Reminiscing with Family Recipes

KTC from Princes, Paupers, Pilgrims & Pioneers: Our Predecessors & Me  continues to share her creative spin about her family tales.  This time she weaves her magic as she reminisces about grandma’s cooking.  Take a peek as she shares about favorite memories in grandma’s kitchen.  Continue reading “Reminiscing with Family Recipes”