Dear good people,
Usually, on the 2nd and 4th Sundays we present new podcasts dealing with a variety of Social History topics. While we have recorded the next two podcasts, they have yet to be edited (believe me, you want us to do that task), and that is primarily because my husband and our audio tech, Butch, has been dealing with some health issues and we don't trust him just yet to handle the editing equipment (after all, we neither want us to sound like chipmunks, nor do we want you to be subjected to our unrehearsed bursts of laughter, coughing, or other inappropriate noises). So we are postponing this next podcast for at least a week.
Just to encourage you to check back, our next 2 posts are linked in subject matter: Illegal alcohol. Part 1: Moonshining; Part 2: Bootlegging. Both of these activities make up part of the history of America (and other countries, in one way or another), so you don't want to miss our stories, recipes (recipes? yes, recipes!), and language education. Meanwhile, check the next post about another one of our esteemed Genealogy Journeys sponsors.
Have a happy 4th of July!!
Monday, June 25, 2018
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.