26 October 2012

The Art of Writing Letters

Boy, that makes it sound so grand, doesn't it?  No wonder it's like pulling teeth to get our children to sit down and write anything, much less a letter.

I don't usually endorse or do reviews on products, but I was approached by Pamela Lohman who is the owner of a company called "GrandConnect" and her product was created to try and close the generational gap between grandparents and grandchildren with a clever monthly writing program.

This is how it works:  The kit comes with 2 identical folders that include colorful stationary, suggested writing topics and a pledge for each person to sign promising to write letters every month.

I don't have grandchildren yet so I am going to use the kit with my mother.  It is only a 2 hour drive to my mother's home and I don't make that trip often enough.  Promising to write her every month and having the fun stationary to do it with should be a grand adventure.  

Disclosure:  I was provided with a GrandConnect kit to use and write a review.

24 October 2012

What's In A Name?

Everything!  Absolutely everything.  While browsing around the internet highways and byways I came across a favorite blog of mine -  Looking4Ancestors.  Now Kathryn Lake Hogan is not a stranger to me.  Well at least I didn't think so until I saw the  genealogy super hero name she is AKA  -  "The Honey Badger of Genealogy"  Now how cool of a name is that?  I am positively fluorescent green with envy.

Yeah, yeah - I know that I am "The Educated Genealogist" however let's get real people, that name is no where near as exciting as "The Honey Badger of Genealogy."

So while I am off on a mission to find a cool genealogy super-hero name for myself, why don't you click on over and visit with the Honey Badger.  Kathryn specializes in Canadian and English research as well as United Empire Loyalist lineages.  Oh and to add more envy to the pot - Kathryn has published a book this year called "Digging Your Canadian Roots."