What is Your Legacy?

I recently discovered that a great-aunt I had not seen in decades died weeks before turning 100 years old.  I had so many family history questions I wish she’d answered but numerous request over the years went unanswered. I was saddened but not surprised to discover she was not only been mean, but nasty to all of those close to […]

Read more

The Joy of Family

Today we will have the Christmas party for our residents.  The day will be full of good food, music, presents and a visit from Santa. However, the best part of the party isn’t just for our residents, but also for their family members. After all, Christmas is all about family. Sometimes it isn’t easy spending time with family, whether it […]

Read more

Will You Accept September’s One-on-One Challenge? by Gail Goolsby

Gail Goolsby is with us today and she is discussing one of my pet peeves.  In our modern age of instant communication we have often lost the ability to interact with others.  I hope you will accept her challenge.  Gail, welcome to Where the Winds Blow. Will You Accept September’s One-on-One Challenge? by Gail Goolsby Everyone wants to know and […]

Read more

15 Ideas for Family Togetherness by Robin Steinweg

Today I’m excited to welcome Robin Steinweg, who is sharing with us ideas for family togetherness.  As a genealogist, daughter, granddaughter, sister and aunt family time is very important to me and I am excited to share this post with you, dear readers. 15 Ideas for Family Togetherness by Robin Steinweg Time with our families. How hard can that be? […]

Read more

A Mother’s Day Poem

Mama, If I’ve not told you…. …thank you for giving me life …thank you for loving me {even when I don’t deserve it} …thank you for laughter …thank you for training me in the way I should go …thank you for teaching me right from wrong …thank you for making sure I saw ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ …thank you for […]

Read more

Reconnecting with Old Friends

Old Friends Together Again

When I began researching my family history, I interviewed my grandparents in-depth to learn more about their life and experiences. My Papa told me about his years in the Army. There were many stories about one friend he had. With the invention of the internet I decided to search for this old military buddy. We called and after fifty years […]

Read more

Do You Ignore Your Loved Ones

Do you care?

I was reminded this week of just how short life can be. It’s important to cherish the ones we are with and let them know how much we love and appreciate them while we’re with them. We never know when we might not have those little moments together again. Death can come like a thief in the night and leave […]

Read more