Saturday, December 30, 2017

The New Year is Coming...... coming....... and almost here.

  The New Year is Coming... coming... and almost here.

  Tis time for a turn over and a roll up and move on is upon us.

  Looking forward to many new faces at our events this year.

  Blessed Happy New Year to everyone, Everywhere.

 We even have a New Moon coming on it's heels to greet us.

  Jan 6, Bonita - Sunnyside Library

  1 to 4 pm  

  More Libraries
  What they can offer you?
  Where you will find them?

  Come share with new faces and help us all find new places.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas and May Your Day Excite

  May Your Day be Exciting, Peaceful, Joyful and Happy.

   Wishing you all the very best to start the New Year.  


      Jan 6 Bonita Sunnyside Library, We will talk about Libraries.

        1 to 4 pm.  

Monday, December 18, 2017


GREETINGS, to all.

 I hope you did a Xmas letter and shared especially with the younger generations.
Surely you have many younger kin that really do not know much about their families
past or know of their extended relatives.

We live so far apart any more even if we live next door almost compared to a 100 years ago.

Ever so often people post these games to play on Facebook.  They are quizzes about your life.

I save them because they remind me of so many things that we never think to talk about with our grandchildren. Others also for that matter.

Our cultures are more diverse and some are melding some are strictly apart.

My neighbor said to me : "it never snowed here."  Wrong I say, we made a mini snow man put him in the freezer for when DAD got  home to see it." He had shrunk down a couple inches from when we put him in freezer but Dad got to see it.  Yes since 1970 we have had snow here.

Even more fun on the 15th floor looking down on the rim around the building I worked in it had a lace collar of snow. The street had water below the 13 floor.  Streets to warm it melded on contact.

So share the memories to broaden their horizons for the future and about the past.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Xmas Event Now Past.

Xmas Event Now Past

 We had about  30 members in attendance.  We learned several are down with a bug? also.

 We had a nice presentation by our members on what was their favorite Xmas gift.  Many brought
 the item and some had Gary show pictures.

 Amazed at how many wished for a horse.  I got my horse for birthday. I got my doll for Xmas right after the War.  Another member got their horse for a Xmas gift. Two of us shared our first Xmas with a critical ill child and with excellent Dr's and God's Blessings they are both a live today.

Many have been in the military community almost all their life.  More than I was aware of. Love when they open up and talk about their past. It helps to get to know them better.

I think it helped members to understand other members more than before.

We need more time to bound and chat to cement our society into a good working group again.

 We are having a special event in February at our monthly meeting to help bring this about.
 Feb 28. CV Main Library 4th and F St.  

The film clips Gary Brock showed were terrific to get people to relax.  Thanks Gary very much.  We missed Wanda being there.

Many went home with Poinsetta's.  Shirley got the Santa. I forgot to buy the Angel.  Brother had surgery and sorta preoccupied.   Sorry.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Party South Branch Library Wed 13 DEC.

 Party is at 11

 Bring gift for child

Bring food for family

Bring self and item you last name designates.

Mostly bring self to share and have fun.

If you want to do Gift Exchange bring gift to swap.

Child and family food is for Salvation Army which we have always done.

Do not wrap gift for child. No perishable food for family.  Dry goods, canned goods, etc.

See you there.

Bringing Coffee, and D-Caf and Water for tea.

Saturday, December 9, 2017


 Today was the start of the weekend  Conference for DNA in Mission Valley at the Sheraton Hotel.

 Great speakers and topics and interesting fellow attendees.

 It is sold out. I want to renew for next year now. I only got part of a day last year and both days this year.

 If tomorrow is half as good as today was we need to be prepared for next year.

CeCe Moore. It was great to see you doing so well.  Enjoyed meeting your Mom.

I spoke with a potential cousin speaker this year and hope he can see if we are kin like my data is implying.

Wow, and people  thought that the Seven Daughters of Eve was hard to follow. The new terms being used in DNA is almost an over load.  So glad I had 4-H and did this with animals in the 50's.

Sorta sad we did not jump on the wagon way back then.

I am already renaming a couple of terms to separate them from the companion term used.  Once I can keep them separate will use right term.

Wish I had jumped on the band wagon a few years back since I have been so into Medical History and DNA.

Will have lots to share in the coming weeks.  Lemon Grove Library attendees and Bonita-Sunnyside Library attendees. Remember it is always free.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Possessions, Evacuations and Planning

Possessions, Evacuations and Planning

 We got a violent message on our TV and phones in regards to the extreme high winds and the worry of fire.

  Feeling very bad for those who lost all in Montana and Idaho and Washington and Northern California earlier this year.  Some of our family members lost their homes and all their possessions, fortunately we did not loose them.

  Now dear friends and more family are in danger in  Lower California.  Various regions of Los Angeles area, areas east and near and on the border. I suspect near Tecate from the smoke we are seeing.  It seems we are being reminded we are not here forever and we are probably to involved in
personal things than in others needs.

  It is Christmas and Hannakuh.  Are we busy getting gifts for each other or reaching out to those that have no home, clothes (very Minimal) or trinkets.  Hoping everyone is at least saying a prayer that they will get the help and care from others that is so needed.  

  What about all the genealogy, pictures and family possessions that they no longer have?  Have you thought of reaching out and offering pictures and sharing your data with them to replace some of what they lost.  Grandma or Grandpa's picture,  a deceased siblings photo.

   Are  you ready in case you have to evacuate? I know I would never be able to get all my inherited data out of this house because family made me keeper of the keys. Photos help to preserve the pictures of things. Our personal things are together ready to grab and go.

   These fires remind me it is way past time to pass much of this on to the younger keeper of the keys.

    When we looked at this home it was clean and new. When we moved in we had 3 "s of ash through out this house and it was over a year before I think we got it all out.   When my parents burned we found ash 7 years later in the weirdest of places.

  So please take a few minutes and pick up and put together some of the nonreplaceable items, such as photos, and certificates and Medals of Honor from Wars,  Ribbons, etc.

  This applies for floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes.  Today we felt at 4.1 quake.
I feel we are so over due for a major shaker.

  Have a great holiday season but give the season serious thoughts of what it truly about and respond in kind.   Blessings on all.