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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Suddenly Sunday!

I had every intention of posting yesterday...I opened up my laptop, logged on and then life got crazy around the house. Working full time, my weekends are attempting to catch up and getting ready for the new work week! My daughter and two grandchildren are living with us temporarily and along with that are two cats, at the moment two dogs (she is babysitting a friends dog). Our dog Koda was sick and ended up at the vet and our grandson Ethan wasn't feeling well so he was at the Dr.'s! We were all running around like crazy people, laundry, grocery shopping and on and on! Needless to say there just is not enough time to get it all done.

My original post was going to be about our Neighborhood. We had dinner with our dear friends and neighbors Claire and Brian last night After dinner we watched a movie just hung out... which brings me to my point: We live in a cul-de-sac and have a wonderful neighborhood. We have been living in our home now close to 21 years. My daughter grew up here and now my grandchildren are growing up here. In the past we have tried to get together regularly with all the neighbors (about 7 or 8 families). We will all put our chairs in the center, pull out the BBQ's and hang out, catch up and have a great time. The kids can run around the neighborhood, play and be safe. We watch out for each other and help each other out. When someone needs something, one of us is their to help. When we had the Cedar Fires, we all really pulled together and stuck together at our local Wal-Mart parking lot in our Motor homes. It's a great neighborhood to live in and to have all of our kids grow up in.

When one of our descendants decide to pursue and continue our family history (I am pretty sure I have my granddaughter hooked, I am getting her started!), census reports will reflect all our great neighbors and they will remember our good times and wonderful memories. Now I understand why its a good idea to check into the neighbors on census reports to learn more about our Ancestors.

2 comments:

Becky Jamison said...

That's a good point. Neighbors used to have to depend on each other a lot, so the neighbors may yield clues for our research! I enjoyed your post! I can relate because I work full time. There's just not enough time for genealogy sometimes.

Terri said...

Hi Gini,
Welcome to the world of genealogy. The more you research the more you will become addicted. I'm new to the world of blogging too and it's a little addicting too - I love reading everyone's blogs. Not everyone is in to genealogy so I know I bore them with my stories - so it's fun to find a place where other people are as obssessed by their roots as I am....... Good luck on your searches - and if you ever need a hand finding something just leave me a note on my blog "The Ties That Bind". I enjoy a good mystery. Terri