lucinda's blog

My thoughts on many things, especially family history and the search for my roots.

Location: Missouri, United States

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I did it!!

I have posted twice in a month instead of waiting a year!  WOO HOO!!  I also was able to spend some time working on my family history web site.  I actually posted my grandmother's funeral announcement (the one that was handed out in town in 1946) and I also posted my Uncle John's marriage certificate (his first wife back in 1937).  I hadn't worked on my website in almost a year as well.  I have accomplished much this month, even while taking a law class and working full time.  I also spent several hours this evening going through a file I found in my filing cabinet.  I had saved letters and cards over a span of about 20 years from my aunts, uncles, my great aunt Isabelle, and my cousins by placing them in a hanging file and apparently I forgot about them.  I read through each one and it was like they were still with me.  I had a few happy moments recalling events mentioned in the letters and several teary ones as I read about the passing of family members.  Looking at the dates on a couple of letters I realized they were written within a few months of the passing of the person that wrote them or the person being spoken of.  It really makes you think about keeping in closer touch with those family members that are still living.  Family history is not only about those now gone but  also about  making new history and memories with those that are living.  Share your family history with your children and grandchildren by telling stories, sharing photos, recording your memories on paper, by using technology that is now available to digitally record or by writing notes in cards and using the old way of "snail mail". Happy memory making!!


Friday, July 06, 2012

A Recurring Theme.....

I have noticed that during the school year I have very little time for my hobbies of weaving, sewing, reading and most importantly my genealogy.  I realized today that I have not posted to this blog in two years.  REALLY!!??  Doesn't seem like it has been that long.  I was recently elected the historian of my DAR chapter in Saint Charles, MO.  I really HAVE to get back to my genealogy.  I have 8 or 9 more Revolutionary War patriots in my family history and I would like to finish the process of documenting the family trees for them.  I hope I don't get too busy again!  With my job, the Historian postion with the DAR and my new grandson I have a feeling I'm going to need to learn more time management skills!  Wish me luck!!  Happy hot, hot summer out there to all the teachers and genealogy buffs!  Hope I get back to enjoying my hobbies now that I got my head out of the sand!  Check out my family history web site at

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Summer is almost over

A lot has happened since May! I finished my Master's degree in Educational Administration and was able to get the promotion I was hoping for where I teach. I am very proud about that. I am excited to start this new chapter in my career! My dream of taking the summer off went out the window when I was promoted, however. It was a good thing, though. I was able to train for two weeks with the woman that was leaving the position. She was very kind and helpful in giving me good tips and information that will help me do my job and do it well. THANKS, KARI!!! I am looking forward to the new school year with an anticipation I have not felt for a while now. Wish me luck! Happy rest of the summer to all the teachers and students out there! School will be starting again really soon!
See ya!


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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I HAVE been working too hard!

I noticed tonight that I only get the chance to post to my blog once a year. As I said a year ago that means I am working too hard. I am taking the summer off after finishing my Master's degree this year. Maybe I will have some time to do the things I really enjoy in my free time. I may actually HAVE some free time for a change. I have a whole list of things I want to accomplish this summer. Hopefully I will get at least part of the list done. Happy summer to all teachers out there!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It's been waaay too long!

I've been too busy lately to blog, can you believe it? My daughter got married and moved out/bought a house/moved in-that took about 8 months of our time. My son bought a house/moved out. That was at the same time my daughter was doing all that. We have done a lot of work on the kids houses as well as ours-that kept us REALLY busy. Fun with home improvements-yeah. Now I'm teaching summer school again. I swore after last summer I wouldn't do it again. I am doing it again. I haven't done much in the way of genealogy research lately. I've done some small things but nothing that was really on my "to do" list. Maybe I'll get a chance soon. I will be finishing up my Master's Degree this year finally. I've only been trying for about ten years. I will be done in May. Yahoo. Well, gotta go. Hope it isn't a year until I do this again. That means I am working tooooooo hard. See ya.


Monday, June 23, 2008

What was I thinking!!??

Well, it is summer break again and I have chosen several projects to do while I'm off work. Oh, wait. For the first time in 30 years I have agreed to teach summer school. What was I thinking!!?? I have stripped the wallpaper from two bathrooms and repainted one of them. I have been trying out the spong painting technique using 3 shades of paint and a sea sponge. It looks really nice. I also added a nice decorative shelf in the bathroom as well. It will be my guest bathroom when the kids finish moving out this summer. I am starting the painting process on the second bathroom today. I have to work really quickly and get it done because I have agreed to teach the last half of summer school. I finally feeel like doing something inside the house (NOT cleaning technically) and I don't have my whole summer break to do it. Oh well. It'll be FUN to go to work for three weeks. It will get me out of the house. It will probably save me from stripping the wallpaper in the family room!! YEAH! That is going to be an awful job when I get to it. Maybe next summer? Who knows. Well, gotta get to work. I'm doing this instead of my favorite hobbies. It has really surprised my family I think. Always need to keep them on their toes LOL. See ya!


Friday, March 21, 2008

Time Flies Again!!

Well, here it is...Spring Break 2008 already. I haven't blogged in 8 months. It's been a pretty bad year, though. Job is great, kids are great, but family deaths and illnesses have been rough this year. Hopefully things will get better. I'm going to rest, clean (the dreaded C word-oh no!!) and maybe later in the week I'll have something happy and or nice to say. In reference to my last post about the DAR-I have been accepted as a member. YAHOO! I have located another 4 or 5 ancestors that served in the Revolutionary War and will be checking those men out in the near future. It would really be great if I could find a woman ancestor that helped out during the war. I would be especially excited about that find! Well-gotta get going. I'm still in my jammies the first day of break and it's getting a bit late in the day for that. HAPPY AND SAFE EASTER TO ALL!!

See ya!