September 30, 2011

Getting Off the Fence

Taking a cue from DearMyrtle, I decided to finally "get off the fence" and order a copy of The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy so I can better participate in the Just Genealogy Second Life book club.  So now I'm fervently checking my email for the download link.  I'm hoping to carve out some time this weekend to delve into it!

I couldn't make the last discussion, but the first one in August was outstanding!  I'm really beginning to enjoy collaborating online to discuss, consider, and explore ways to improve my research.  Many times my genealogy research has been kind of solitary, but between blogs, Facebook, Google+, webinars, and now Second Life, connecting with others has never been easier, or more fun!

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September 20, 2011

Fall is in the air, and on a stick!

Fall must finally be approaching in central Arkansas as the Faulkner County Fair opens today!  I used to avoid the parade and midway at all costs, but now that I have nieces and nephews, the fair is something I look forward to.

Not only will I be able to wave at the kids as they ride on a float past my hours-ago-staked-out parade viewing spot, but I'll get to see the excitement and thrill in their eyes while they pilot a bumper car, see a sheep up close, and snack on cotton candy!

Just one corn dog won't hurt, right?

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