A Musing On Old Age

Very few people of my age express themselves about such things and I will not purport to speak for them, but only for myself. Old age from day to day, sometimes hour by hour, is a kaleidoscope of feelings. These sentiments may be common to us, or they may be uniquely...
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2017 President's message and welcome

Greetings, SCCAPG Members. Thank you for renewing your membership in one of the various ways. We are looking forward to our next gathering at the SCCAPG mini-PMC on 25 February 2017 at the So. Calif. Genealogical Society Library, 417 Irving, Burbank, 9:00am-3:00pm. The last portion of our program that day will...
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consent

Photo and Promotional Release Form I hereby consent to be interviewed, recorded, photographed, videotaped or filmed by representatives of For Papa’s Sake Home Care For Families for purposes of publication, display or broadcast (print, web, digital display and all other forms of media). I agree that such interviews, recordings, articles, quotes,...
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Deborah Lynne King 1948-2014

Deborah Lynne King 1948-2014
Deborah Lynne King, 65, passed away January 29, 2014, in Lynchburg, Virginia. Debbie, as she was known to her friends and family, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, June 11, 1948, to Albert Wesley King, Sr., and Barbara Muriel Dannals King.    She graduate d from West Springfield High School in 1966...
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My Life Story

My Life Story Chapter 1: Looking Back My life has been something like a card game. I did the best with the cards I was dealt. While married, I worked as an Electrician. My department manager inspired me to pursue an Engineering Degree. Knowing that college and my job would keep...
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Embarrassing Moments

Embarrassing Moments
Add a Story, Photo or Pict-Oral Memory about an embarrassing moment  to your Legacy Portfolio Have you ever seen the Youtube footage of former President Gerald Ford as he tripped and fell down the steps of Air Force One?  My mother-in-law calls those moments "hummers," and when we see or hear of...
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I Did It!

A few months ago, I took a short course called Writing Your Life Story at the University of North Florida OLLI (Oshner Lifelong Learning Institute) program. Our wonderful teacher gave us an assignment (one of several) to write a brief story about the topic "What no one knows about me". This...
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I still need to add audios

My microphone seems to be broken... :-(. I'll have to figure out how to add some audios eventually.
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My Mom

My Mom hated cooking.  One night she was draining the water off the spaghetti. The lid slipped and the spaghetti went down the drain.  Another time she was cooking pancakes.  The pancake stuck to the pan.  Mom opened the door to the trailer and threw it out, pan and all.  Mom...
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Preserving Stories with Life Review Recordings

  As a Hospice Chaplain I have the honor of being able to listen to a lot of life stories. I am touched by all of them. There was a patient that I went to visit not long ago that agreed to let me record our conversation. We sat at her...
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Anne Grant's poetry

Anne Grant's poetry
( (Hal Melanson, Anne Grant, Harold "Mickey" and Eleanor "Dusty" Melanson)   If I had no problem with time, talent or money... I would gather all the children the world cast aside And shower them with Love and help build up their pride. I would buy a big farm With animals,...
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True Stories of Curtis C. Chambers, My Father

True Stories of Curtis C. Chambers, My Father
  “True Stories of Curtis C. Chambers, My Father” Relayed to and Compiled by His Daughter Anita A. Chambers   Story #1 When Curtis was a teenager back in the 1920’s, he had a friend with a nervous disorder that made the young man bald.  The Chambers household at that time...
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The Human Experience of the 20th Century All Caught on Tape

  Using 21 st century technology it is now possible to archive and share the living history of the 20 th century before it is lost forever. The Living Legacy Project makes it all possible. While more baby boomers are using 21 st century technology to share today’s photos with iPhones...
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RSL #3: Aunt Gert

RSL #3: Aunt Gert
Before I realized that I was going to embark on a journey as a Personal History Consultant and start my own business, I would interview my great-aunt Gert to learn about our family history.  When she passed away, I offered to give a eulogy at her funeral.  My only regret was...
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RSL #2 Mom

RSL #2 Mom
How do you know how to care for a child when you are practically a baby yourself?  I know that at twenty-one years of age, I didn't know myself or anything else well enough to care for a child.  When I was twenty-one, I could barely make Oodles of Noodles and...
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RSL #1: Jeannie

RSL #1:  Jeannie
When I was in elementary school, a new couple moved in next door to us in Foxboro.  This couple was the first set of adults I ever called by their first name.  My story today is about my friend, Jeannie, the wife in the couple we affectionately called Jeannie and Mike,...
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Founding of the SAR

The Origins of the SAR Posted Sat, 2009-04-11 22:47 Last updated: Tue, 2009-06-23 14:06 In 1876 there were many celebrations to commemorate the centennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. As part of this patriotic fervor, a group of men in the San Francisco, California,...
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Serendipity: Finding a Birth Mother

Serendipity: Finding a Birth Mother
It is a chilly summer evening in San Francisco, California. It is the evening of my husband's birthday. We had just returned from dinner and are sitting on our back porch, talking. "Do you think your birth mother is thinking about you today?" My husband, Paul, was adopted, back in Pittsburgh,...
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Pets

As a child and growing up, because we lived in the busy city and times were difficult through the Great Depression, I never had a pet of my own.  But my brother, Hank, was very fond of cats.  In fact, Hank was in to cats.  He had one that had a...
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Make at least one prediction for the future

I think we won't have to carry a phone or computer around with us, that we will be able to simply "call up" a phone or computer in the air and be able to see it and interact with it in whatever way suits us best:  voice, touch, or eye movements.  Automobiles,...
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