Apr 18

Wordless Wednesday – Hob-Knobbing with Abe

Pam, Rick, & Linda at Gettysburg

Apr 17

TV Show – Tracing Your Family Roots

It was about two years ago when I had my first experience on a television “talk show.” In July of 2010, Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, and I drove to Fairfax Public Access broadcasting facility in Fairfax County, Virginia, where each of us recorded a session for Tracing Your Family Roots. Pam was taped discussing the “Social Security Sleuthing” and I discussed “American Indian research, in particular the Cherokee Indians.” It was a very interesting experience.

This past Sunday we made our second appearance, this time in studio A rather than studio C. My topic was “Creating a Genealogical Website” and Pam talked about “GEDcom: Genealogy Data Communication.”  Our recordings will be available online after they have been released to public access channels.

Tracing Your Family Roots is a television series of half hour shows that are produced at Fairfax Public Access (FPA). The shows are hosted by Arline Sachs with co-host Chuck Mason, CG, and produced by Sidney Sachs. The shows are scheduled on a variety of public access stations in several states. After the shows have been aired they are made available online to the general public at Tracing Your Family Roots. As of this date, over 100 broadcasts are available for you to view. There are a large variety of topics including African-American, American Indians, Jewish genealogical research, German research, interpreting DNA results, military records, vital records, and so much more. Many of the national recognized speakers have taped with the Sachs including Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak; John Humphrey, CG; Tom Jones, CG; and Sandra MacLean Clunies, CG.

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Apr 15

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone!

It was a delicious day, perfect temperatures, beautiful skies, and lovely azaleas, red buds and dogwoods as the Sayres and I prepared for a day of adventure. We drove to Gettysburg to tour the battlefield in a way foreign to all three of us—using Segways provided by the Velke’s SegTours of Gettysburg. Following the first intimidating moments when we stepped on our mounts: Fire Fly, Teddy, and Dixie.

We were provided instructions and training for our tour before leaving the premises. Only after the staff was satisfied that we would all navigate well, were we allowed to leave our training cones and ramps behind to tackle the real world.

Are you wondering about Fire Fly, Teddy, and Dixie?  Velke has named each segway for one of the horses associated in some way with the Battle of Gettysburg. Fire Fly was the mount of Confederate  Maj. Gen. Robert E. Rodes; Dixie the horse of Colonel Edward Porter Alexander; and Teddy…well, Teddy is new to the fleet and I don’t know who rode Teddy during the battle.

We road through the edge of town and out onto the county roads.  The ride and day were just wonderful! In fact awesome!

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Apr 11

Wordless Wednesday

Apr 04

Wordless Wednesday

Mar 28

Crested Dwarf Iris

A friend and I stole some time this afternoon to walk a bit of the wildflower trail in Disharoon Valley, here in the North Georgia Mountains. We were rewarded with several treasures, but the most regal were a couple of stands of crested dwarf iris. These precious flowers just love the banks of the creek.

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Mar 28

Wordless Wednesday

Mar 25

Flowering Trees & Shrubs at Gibbs Gardens

A turn around some of the valley gardens of Gibbs Gardens this morning revealed a lot of flowering shrubs and trees. Some I recognized, others I did not.

Sweet Shrub

Sweet Shrub

Pink Dogwood


Time to dig into one of my bookcases to see if I find some photographs or drawings that will help me identify the mystery trees. Better yet, perhaps some of my readers can help me out!

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Mar 21

Wordless Wednesday

Mar 15

Narcissus: Daffodils & Jonquils

What a difference seven days make!  My short visit to Gibbs Gardens this morning was full of surprises. I had no idea there are so many variations of narcissus—amazing! I shot a few as they bloomed here and there and everywhere.

The flowering cherry trees were also delightful!

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