Time for a new update! I sometimes wonder if I should continue to do this as it seems like overkill sometimes. However, since I seem to get a few comments on these posts sometimes, I guess I will keep on posting them!
First off, happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mother’s out there!
It’s really been a slow week. I’ve had lots on my mind but haven’t really taken a lot of time to do much as I have been pondering certain situations. I think I have pretty much put a lot of things behind me, gotten a few monkeys off my back and I am ready to move forward now.
I only published 5 new posts this week but they were good posts, at least to me. Late Sunday, after my update, I published a post asking the question, “Is It Possible To Reboot My Blog?” I think I have found the answer to that. On Monday I posted my daughter’s solo from her Encore concert, Tuesday was “A Listing Of My Stevenson Posts“, Saturday was a slideshow to honor my mother on Mother’s Day and earlier today I posted about “Taking On A New Challenge“.
Things are looking up for my little blog. No, it’s not published on the Hot 100 list or anything but I am proud of what it is becoming. It’s starting to look like what I perceived many years ago. It’s useful, it’s written with readers in mind and, most of all, it’s beginning to look and feel like ME!
I hope you will continue to check in. I see some exciting things in my blog’s future. I always enjoy having someone to share my victories with!
Have a great week,
Tags: news, updates, victory
Today I am excited to announce that I have decided to take on a new challenge in my research. I am ready to start trying to chronicle my wife’s ancestors!
I know this won’t be easy as I don’t really know a lot about them and my wife doesn’t know that much either. I’ve been looking up a few things on Ancestry today and I see I have a pretty tough challenge ahead of me!
The exciting thing about it is that it almost feels like it did 13 years ago, when I first started researching. I didn’t know anything at all back then and it took me almost 6 months of poking and probing every little bit of info out of my aunts and uncles before I was finally able to make a breakthrough and discover my great-grandparents!
Why the change? Because I am just now realizing that even though I said I wanted to leave a legacy for my children and grandchildren, I’m actually only leaving them half of a legacy. They would know a lot about their dad (or grandpa’s) heritage but nothing about their mother (or MiMi). I think it is high time that I changed that!
I’ll still continue to do research on my side but I am now going to be including my wife’s side also. The only question now is whether to do it on this domain or at Blogger. I am looking in to whether I can have a dual install of WordPress on my domain, with the second install being under a sub-domain or something similar. The good thing is that I still have a bit to think about it as I am just starting to try to discover all these new folks, or should I say Foulks! Who knows, I may just implement it all into this blog! After all, it is still MY research!
I’ll update yo more on this in the next few days. For now, I’m off to try to teach myself some new tricks!
Tags: new direction, research, wife
This is the first Mother’s Day that our Mom won’t be here with us. She’s in a lot better place now but we all still miss her so much!
I made this slideshow to honor her memory this Mother’s Day. I hope you enjoy it.
Have a great weekend,
Tags: 2013, mother, mother's day
Earlier this week I started posting about my Stevenson Research. Instead of making a bunch of re-posts, I think it would be better to share with you the posts I published in September and October of 2010:
September 12, 2010 – My Stevenson Research Gets Its Start
September 13, 2010 – Stevenson Research Beginnings, Step 1: Verify Information
September 15, 2010 – Stevenson Research Beginnings, Step 2: Find Additional Information
September 17, 2010 – Stevenson Research Beginnings, Step 3: Ancestry.com
September 18, 2010 – Stevenson Research: Elbert Jackson Stevenson
September 23, 2010 – Stevenson Research: Foster Lee Stevenson
September 27, 2010 – Stevenson Research: Charlie Stevenson
October 1, 2010 – Stevenson Research: Raymond M. Stevenson
I think I was really on to something here. I was really enjoying writing about how I was finding information and then writing about each individual and including everything I knew at that time. Unfortunately, this series ended and never started back up. I need to get it going again. There were still 6 more children to talk about, one of them being my grandmother.
Why did the posts stop? Shortly after the post for Raymond M. Stevenson, I posted that it was moving week. We were moving from Havelock to New Bern to be closer to my job. My next post was over two weeks later to say that I was back on-line. On October 25 I posted that I was “checking in”. My next post was over a month later and it was about an event that has changed our lives forever! I think this was when my blogging took a very deep dive! I was writing about my grandson’s diagnosis of brain cancer!
It’s understandable that I never got back to my Stevenson postings. For quite a while all I posted was about Isaiah and his battle. I also need to update everyone on his progress, almost 3 years later!
I’ll cut this short for today as this is bringing up a lot of memories and mixed emotions.
I’ll write again soon,