Marching Into March

March is here and as I type this post and look outside, I see rain-snow mix—the first snow we’ve had this year. It’s a month of promises for warmer weather and gardening, which is quite interesting since March was named after the Roman God of War, Mars. Militaries resumed their crusades after the interruption of [...]

Simple Observations

In this post, you’ll find a book phrase, a lyric, a picture, and my own thoughts and interpretations of them and life. Followed by a joke, which I hope makes you laugh or at least puts a smile on your face. A Book – Darkness “The day was gray, the color of Europe.” —The Book [...]

I’M WHAT?

I received my DNA test results from Ancestry, and boy, what a shocker! As I’ve stated before, I grew up thinking I was half German and half Lithuanian. Turns out, I’m a different person. LOL! It’s an eye opener, to say the least, and the results prove that, a) I’m not a Native American or [...]

Much To Learn About Our Ancestors

"In 1806, the Roman Empire was dissolved. The territories of southern and western Germany, most of them greatly enlarged by Napoleon, joined the CONFEDERATION OF THE RHINE in 1806." I’ve really been getting into genealogy and history. While looking into my own ancestors, I’ve also been watching a few shows regarding genealogy, history, and travel. [...]

Banned Books Week

From September 23 to 29, it’s Banned Books Week, which raises public awareness of challenged and banned books—in support of freedom to seek and express ideas. Challenges to books are mainly in schools, bookstores, and libraries. I actually forgot about this week, until a blogger, Jeri Walker, posted about it on her blog. U.S. Book [...]