We have had to postpone the next recording session, hence the lack of a podcast posting last night. We expect to get that next one up this coming weekend so be prepared! It's a good one! In recognition of Grandparents' Day (OK, the 10th), we will be talking about the sad aspect of our elderly parents and grandparents: the time they have to give up the family home and leave you with the clean-out process. We will have some experiences to share as well as some tips about how to approach the task. So keep an eye on this blog for that, and other, podcasts just around the corner.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Health trumps Recording
I am a native of Illinois and grew up in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago. I have one sibling, an older brother. After dropping out of college, I moved to California in 1973 with my first husband. I married my present husband, Butch, in 1977 and got 4 children in the deal. They have gone on to make me a grandmother 25 times over and a great-grandmother of 19. Three years after I married Butch I returned to school. I got my bachelors and masters degrees in speech communication and was a professor in that field for 13 years. I retired in 2001 to return to school and get my doctorate in folklore. Now I meld my two interests - folklore and genealogy - and add my teaching background, resulting in my current profession: speaker/entertainer of genealogically-related topics. I play a number of folk instruments, but my preference is guitar, which I have been playing since 1963. I work in partnership with Gena Philibert-Ortega with Genealogy Journeys where we focus on educating folks about Social History. More about that can be found at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com and more about my own business projects is on my Circlemending website.