Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Your Interests?

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I like to watch sports on television, especially football and hockey.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.


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    • grace on January 23, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Fun reading your interests.

    • Carol on January 24, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Oh my gosh! I was a member of the Consumer Mail Panel too! And, my first computer was also the Commodore 64. Not to mention, I work in IT Support. Small world, huh? LOL
    .-= Carol´s last blog ..Tombstone Tuesday – Genung =-.

  1. Thanks for the comment, Carol, the world is small and shrinking. I never worked in IT, I was making a joke about my role with the computers and other tech related items here at home. I do the set-up and troubleshooting for all computers, all the time. That is because I am the one who is not afraid to try something if it isn’t working. I was actually a inspector, then a quality auditor and project manager. I haven’t worked in several years. But the C-64, that brings back memories. Imagine, all the addresses from our file box on a magnetic tape! Remember how long it too the program to access what you wanted off the tape. Now I can’t wait a few minutes for a page load without getting annoyed. The consumer mail panel was a scream. I got a lot samples, and I remember the kids eating cereal from black and white boxes and giving me the answers for the survey. Of course, I never bought the stuff when it became available, it was all 100% sugar.

  2. Thanks, Grace. I am enjoying reading these, too.

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