For those of you who weren’t aware, October is Family History Month here. First approved by the United States Senate in 2001, Family History Month has helped to encourage genealogy to become the second-most popular hobby activity in America. However, it’s important to realize that there’s more to family’s story than just genealogy.
Dearest Reader, I hope this post finds you and your family well. I am writing to you today to remind you of one of the most enjoyable pastimes that has been lost, an unexpected victim of the inevitable onward march of technology: the art of letter writing. While I can’t pretend to be a master …
One of the best things about the internet is the power that it has to bring people together. Not only have services such as email and social media allowed friends and families to stay in touch, but they’ve also helped simplify the exchange of photos, videos and other memorabilia, both from the distant past and the immediate present.
One of the greatest joys of family is the sense of continuation from one generation to the next. This is never more apparent than during Family Reunions.
Labor Day is a classic holiday in the United States. Thought of as a wonderful time in September to share family cookouts, college football, and the end of summer, the origins of Labor Day are not well-known to most people. It began in a time when the U.S. was competing fiercely with England and other European countries to increase manufacturing, and honored the men and women that labored every day to put their nation on top of the world economically.