24 April 2011

Happy Church Memories

I was in church this morning for Easter mass and was flooded with memories of going to church as a child.  Growing up we attended St. Procop Church and school in Cleveland, Ohio and Fr. Vesley was my favorite priest.  While in school he would come out on the playground and watch us playing duck duck goose and ring around the rosy.  Of course, he would tease everyone and get us all laughing.  When mom took us to Saturday evening mass and Fr. Vesley was the priest saying mass, we would always plead with her to go into the sacrestry and visit with Father.  He was fun and great with kids.

One of my favorite memories of Fr. Vesley is his blessings with holy water.  He would walk down the aisle sprinkling everyone with holy water and pause with a little twinkle in his eyes when he saw us, he would then dunk the wand in the holy water and give a really good flick and drench us.  It was great!  We looked forward to it and would chuckle when he did it ... and so did everyone around us seeing us girls get so wet.  It's such a good memory and I have to laugh even now thinking about it.

Just a little memory I wanted to share.  I hope everyone has a very nice Easter!!!

20 April 2011

Have you Heard About the Pocket Tree?

The Pocket Tree is a portable ancestor chart to take with you wherever you go. 

Pocket Tree is a 9+ ancestor chart that when folded is the size of a large index card (6-3/4 x 4-1/2).  It unfolds first to reveal vintage photos and unfolds again with wonderful reminders when interviewing your family and a sampling of recommended questions.  The next opening reveals a 9-generation ancestor chart.  How handy is that?

I had read about the Pocket Tree online, but was skeptical.  Would it work?  Can you really fit all that information into something that small?  Is it sturdy?  Well, the answers are yes, yes, and yes.

I purchased my Pocket Tree while at the 2011 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference.  I have it completed up to the 7th generation on my dad's side.  It's very sturdy and fits in my purse and goes with me everywhere.  After all, you never know when you'll come across a library or repository and just want to "stop in for a minute."

Check it out for yourself.  Just click on the Pocket Tree badge located on the right-side of this blog to purchase and let me know what you think of the Pocket Tree.


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