If you compare the photos side by side, you'll spot differences between those first 4-H winners back in 1905 and those of today.
Traffic came to a screeching halt in downtown Atlanta Saturday morning as a group of oddly dressed heroes took to the streets. No, this was not a scene from the latest "Avengers" movie. Instead, it was the annual Dragon*Con costume parade, the pinnacle event for the ever popular pop culture convention.
Why don't we forget how much money they make and ask how much they give?
One of my 4-H'ers said that she has attended school with the same people for 12 years.
What are brick walls in the genealogy world? Are you at one today? As family researchers we all hit a brick wall at one time or another. Brick walls are when we come to a point in our research where we are stuck, can't go any further, having tried everything. What do we do about breaking through that brick wall?
Let's explore a few options:
Continued from last Wednesday's, Aug. 22 edition "From Ga. Tech to bombing Germany."
Columnist and veteran Pete Mecca attended the funeral of World War II veteran Gerald Hipps and wrote some thoughts about the service and the man he interviewed in-depth previously.
Mother: "It's been three months now. I think you should go on The Match."
I love news. I particularly love following breaking news. And thanks to the Internet, getting my breaking news fix is fairly easy. With a few programs and a few websites up on your computer, you have your own personal breaking news battlestation. You're now ready to not only consume news, but also help share and disseminate news.
Are you sitting down, dear reader? House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has announced that he will propose a full ban on gifts from lizard-loafered lobbyists in the next session.
It's August, as you've noticed, and there are a couple of birthdays at our house, mine and our Border collie Sonny who'll be five years old (35 in dog years) on Aug. 17. It's not necessary for the purpose of this column to divulge my age, but I've got plenty of high school classmates in town who will. I'm not at the point yet when I want to stop acknowledging birthdays, but many people, and I know some, ultimately reach that conclusion. I respect their decision and may do the same one day, but ...
Now that you know the basics for starting your genealogy search, let's learn what resources are available to you and whether you checked everything.
I have a nomination for Georgia Public Radio's "Atlanta Sounds" segment: the sound of new 4-H'ers reciting the 4-H pledge for the first time.
Conyers resident Mike Morris fought house to house in the Chinese Cholon District of Saigon during the infamous Tet Offensive of '68. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry (Mechanized), 25th Infantry Division as a rifleman, Morris' normal operational area was Cu Chi, also known as "Hells Half Acre." Yet all he could think about was playing second base.
My middle child Eli, is the theatrical one in the family. You know the type - always telling jokes, crafting dramatic stories, reacting passionately to everything. He cracks me up and has quite the reputation among our friends as being a real ham.