Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
I had a Lunch 'n' Learn awhile back with my local genealogical society (Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society) and we talked about many different social media avenues online. As I spoke, I thought about those that I use and realized that I have a huge advantage in that I do not need to use all of them. I am not in this genealogy “thing” as a business. So I can pick and choose. Try and delete.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Today you are seven years old. Seven. Seven years ago right now I was looking down at your adorable little baby man face, thinking how lucky I was. Today, seven years later, I look over at you playing Minecraft with Signa, and I think the same thing. I am so very lucky. You are cute, smart, funny, sweet, and wonderful. Every day, I get comments and acknowledgement of how great you are. But I don't need other people to tell me that.
This year you have taken up swimming and piano, doing an amazing job at both. I'm very proud of and how well you do at everything you try. And even more proud of you for just trying in the first place.
It's been a tough year for me, Bubba, but having you in my life has made it a little less tough and a little more fun. You bring joy to everything, including your momma.
I love you, Big Stink.
Friday, March 29, 2013
They have an online catalog, but also a card catalog (!) that is not online. That's where most of my treasures came from. You find what you want and then fill out a slip of paper and turn it in. I did a bunch at a time.
The librarian takes your slip down underneath the building and pulls your requests. She brings them to you and then stands there waiting for a hug because she knows you are going to cry when she brings you this giant poster:
The sadish part is that while I'm currently completely engrossed in "my" Mariani family, I'm not actually related to them. Long story, but old family friends. For generations.
The other wonderful thing about the Historical Society is that it is small and helpful. They have a gallery out front and a bookstore. Seriously highly recommend for any researcher. Becoming a member is only $30 annually and these treasures as well as all they do to preserve history and share it, make it more than worth giving up a few lattes.
Thank you, CGS for another remarkable awakening to the wonderful resources available.
California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Gallery/Store Hours: Tues-Sun, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Library Hours: Wednesday-Fri, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
- Mealtime in America,
- Heating and Air Conditioning,
- Presidential Inaugurations,
- Holiday Season,