Family Tree Gal

Family Tree Gal
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In every home, frame a family tree to help strengthen your posterity.

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I am committed to acknowledging connections throughout the generations--past, present, and future--and igniting a sense of extraordinary family purpose in individuals in THIS generation. Let me help you discover your "roots" as well as strengthen the "branches" of your family tree. If you have had painful experiences in your family line, then this is the blog for you! In fact, all of us will see that as we strengthen ourselves, we strenthen our entire FAMILY TREE through the power of our positive influence.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Memory Lane Monday: Trouble

I’m using the ’52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History’ series authored by Amy Coffin as an aid in starting my personal history throughout the year.  See the entire challenge on my articleI want to leave my OWN story in my own words so my posterity will be able to know me a little better. Perhaps you’d like to do the same.

Here are some of my memories about TROUBLE.

As a child, I was not inclined to trouble.  My dad and sometimes my mom would be stern with me.  Sometimes I even got a spanking.  In general, however, I did not want to disappoint my parents, and that was motivation for me to behave.

I do have ONE memory that stands out above the others, though.  I was about five and my dad had just finished painting our very large living room.  He distinctly told me not to touch the wet paint, but I did.  Right next to the doorway was MY HANDPRINT.  I had paint all over my hand, but wanted to hide it.  I don’t remember all the specifics now, but I do remember my dad was kind about it, and I was okay.  I was so mortified that I’d done such a thing that seemed so permanent, that I was very grateful to receive a kind and understanding response.
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As founder of Family Tree Quest, here’s my recommendation for keeping your personal history up-to-date.

Personal Historian Software- I love it’s timelines and personal history prompts. 

 Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner  Portable, easy flip-and-scan-technology.  You can even scan pictures in the frame or while they remain in their photo albums!  I sit on the sofa in comfort and scan to my hearts delight.

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As the Phoenix Genealogy Examiner, I create an article about this series each Monday.  Click subscribe (at the top) if you’d like to get my articles automatically delivered to your email inbox, or click the RSS icon to read my posts via a feed reader.  These weekly challenges are authored by Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog and hosted on the GeneaBloggers website.

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