Randy says, “It’s Saturday Night – time for more Genealogy Fun!!”
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
* Tell us about your “other” hobbies or interests outside of genealogy and family history research, writing, speaking, etc.
* Write a blog post of your own, respond with a comment to this post, or add a comment on the Facebook version of this post.
Well.. This translates to the “real me” part of the show, or at least a portion of the real me. Let me see, is there life beyond genealogy? Hmmmm — Yes! And here is a look at mine.
- My family. It is a cliché to say that family is number one, but it is the truth. I spend most of my time these days with my wonderful husband of forty years. We have three beautiful daughters, a fine son-in-law, and five grandchildren. I wish there were still young grandchildren, this is the first year I have not attended Sesame Street Live in many years. I miss those things. In the summer, we visit the Detroit Zoo, Greenfield Village and other child friendly places when our younger grandchildren can visit.
- Hobbies? Well, yes, but genealogy is by far number one on the list. I also enjoy gardening, yard work, sewing, reading, and cleaning house. Well, I don’t enjoy cleaning house, but I do it anyway.
- I like to watch sports on television, especially football and hockey.
- I am a computer geek. A story is often told in this family about a survey I received many years ago when I was a member of something called the Consumer Mail Panel. The survey went into great detail describing a home computer, describing the CPU, the monitor (you could use your TV, remember?) an external tape drive for data, a printer, and so on. I freaked out, and wanted one, although none was available at that time. You can guess from that, we had a C-64 when they became available, and have upgraded many times since. Around here, it a message on your screen says, “Contact your network administrator”, I am your gal.
- Every so often, even old married folks like to have an evening out. or a weekend out, or take a little trip. When my husband and I plan something along those lines, 99% of the time it involves a bluegrass music festival, show or concert. We travel a lot to see our favorite artists, relax in a lawn chair, and get away from it all. We are fortunate that we have family living here to hold down the fort.
That is all, folks! I am looking forward to reading all the posts for this meme. I know you all have lives outside of genealogy.