Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Greetings for 2011

This is to wish all my friends, family and acquaintances a blessed, safe Thanksgiving.

Whether your  traveling or staying at home, reach out to some one and wish them a good day also.

So many elderly or singles are left alone and this is not the time for that.

If you have not met your neighbor go say HI.  Thanksgiving is a time for caring and sharing.

Be safe on the roads or in the air and enjoy every minute.  There is good in everyone and it
should be recognized.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Worried Wednesday with Help on Thursday

  I had to cancel the Genealogy Meeting in Lemon Grove due to husbands illness. I apologize to everyone that the notice was late after we returned from the Doctor's.   We will cover Pa Research the first three counties on the first Wed of December if all stays a steady course.

  Wanting to comment on Wordless Wednesday, it is hoped we as genealogists take this to heart
Our Society is selling tickets to the Spring Seminar by William Dollarhide and Leland Meitzler for $35.0
Membership in our Society and most others are due before 1 January.
Magazines and quarterlies or books can be purchased from many places to help your genealogical family friend or member.
Societies wanting to make some funds could even have various people do a specific 2 hour research with a member for a fee to break brick walls or gather more information.
There are many things we can do and keep our money in the United States of America until our economy improves.
Having read that if we bought one less foreign made product every day that we could put our people back to work quicker says the power for the change is in our hands.

Genealogists are you up to this challenge, we can make a difference.

 A friend sent me this yesterday and I thought it was appropriate to share.

"To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did" 

When God takes something from your grasp. He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. 

Concentrate on this sentence. "The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you." 

'God our Father , walk through my house and take away all my worries and illnesses and please watch over and heal my family in your name, Amen.' 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas is Coming Let's support America

If the following -- during these tough financial times for American business and with the coming holiday season -- doesn't make sense, then I don't know what does.  If we were to follow this advice it would make a huge difference and would be one of the most memorable Christmases ever.  I have no idea who wrote this ... Thanks RIck for sharing. SCP

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse ......that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!

It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?
Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?

Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.
Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down the Benjamines on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre.

Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that Asia can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine. 

THIS is the new American Christmas. Spread the Christmas cheer!


Friday, November 11, 2011

11-11-11 Honoring our Veterans 11-12-11 Pennsylvania Research

To honor all our veterans whom have served. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICES.

  Pennsylvania Research tomorrow at the Bonita Library 1-3 pm.

  11-12-11 at  Bonita Road, at Bonita -Sunnyside Library.

 Topic is  Chester, Bucks and Philadelphia Counties.

 Yes I am home and bronchitis almost all gone.