Posts filed under: Give

Are you lucky enough to have really old family photos floating around?  These treasures of your family story, or family history, are priceless.  If they aren’t already dated, there are a few clues and tips you can use to approximate...
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If that box of photos you have includes some old family photos, you may run into challenges identifying who is in those precious old photos.  One of my grandmothers consistently wrote on the back of photos–names, dates, places–so that they...
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Photographs.  Negatives.  Slides.  Digital Files.  Duplicates.  Some you’ve taken.  Some from Grandma’s boxes.  Some from… well, we’re not sure.  In the 1800s, photos were unique.  Even in the 1980s when photos were not unusual any more, they were manageable.  In...
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There’s a story inside every family keepsake.  If you’re searching for a good way to find family stories to tell your kids to provide them a sense of belonging, heirlooms and keepsakes are a great and easy place to start. ...
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Family stories in general have an amazing effect on self-esteem.  They provide a sense of belonging and purpose.  In addition, stories and messages given specifically to one person can be a sweet boost of confidence and a dose of self-assurance...
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We celebrate lots of little and big things in life:  birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, vacations, reunions, new babies, new jobs, and old friends.  Celebrations are often milestones, and they are as much a part of your family story as they are...
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Today’s post was written for Lori Jackson’s blog Choosing Wisdom. Learning and Teaching is One of the Greatest Services We Can Give There are few things more impactful than a teacher. And not just any teacher, a great teacher. Great...
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How often do you hear the word “connectivity” these days?  There are certainly some advantages of being connected to the world wide web and being connected to friends and family through technology.  But being “connected” nowadays seems to result in...
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Welcome to episode eleven of the Real Life, Real Passion podcast. Today our guest is the cheerful and talented music and reading teacher Mrs. Barbara Shidler. Mrs. Shidler is known to every student that attends Canyon Elementary School. She is fun...
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In the last couple of weeks on #familyhistoryfriday, we’ve talked about both the WHY and the HOW of getting our photos out of digital form.  Bringing our photos to life in this way allows us to see, hold, and actually...
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