Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year

Well the year is nearly over, and a new one will soon be beginning. So I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. May the New Year bring you much happiness.
Do you have a goal you want to achieve in the new year? If you don't have any, why don't you start a new project . For example, now would be the time to ask your relatives ,aunts,uncles,grandparents, mothers and fathers for little stories for you to write down and enter in your family history notes.If you have not started your family tree, this is a good time to do so. Before your relatives are all gone. Don't delay with this, you never know what tomorrow brings. Or start a journal , you don't have to be brainy to do this, just sit down when all is quite and jot down the events of your day, jot down something special that has happened, your son won something at school, your daughter is a cheerleader , your children got married, write down something about these things. I am telling you, someone later on will enjoy reading all of the stuff we write. My grandaughter has a book I wrote about the days of my Mother's youth, she cherishes the book, my grandson has one on his Papa (grandfather). Papa is gone but he has a book about him. Write stories about your pets, and their names and what they did , were they smart? Write about the birth of your grandchildren. Ask your grandparents for stories about their school days, what kind of car did they have, what did they do in the winter time, how did they spend their Christmas long ago. You will be amazed at the information you can gather. I have done this with my mother, and I am still asking questions, and writing them down. A few days ago, she told me when she went to school in a one room school house, her brother and cousin used to get to school first and light the stove, I never knew this and it was exciting to know. And sometimes when you ask aunts and uncles things and your parents, sometimes the same story gets bigger by everyone's views.
I would love to make a video of my Mom next year, she is going on 92 and has a great memory and I would love to have her share them on a video with me. We shall see.
So until next time Happy New Year everyone, and please stop by my store check out my stuff, I have Acadian,Cajun,Irish things and much more. You can see the flash images at the bottom of this blog or go to*
Have a great day


Kathryn Lake Hogan said...

Happy New Year, Aline! I wish you continued success with your family history projects in 2010.


alineskee said...

Thank you Kathryn, same to you and yours.

maryjane said...

I thought you might be interested in a new Genealogy TV series called The Generations Project. Its on Monday nights at 8pm Mtn Time on BYU Television.

If you don't have the channel, you can watch in online at

It's really cool, you should check it out.

alineskee said...

Thank you MaryJane, not sure if I can watch it here but will check it out online.