What Do You Think?

I’m writing this today as a plea for your opinion!  I have been toying with the idea of attending a writing conference for some time now, and I’m going to take the plunge!  Yesterday I came across an opportunity that is too good to pass up and I’m going to get the chance to have a piece of my writing critiqued by a professional writer.  I am really excited about this, and yes…  very nervous as well!  Here is were you can help! I would appreciate your feedback on what your favorite entry on this blog has been.  You all have been so supportive of this adventure and that has really meant so much to me!   Please just take a second today and drop a comment in the comment section below, with the title of your favorite post, because here is the kicker… I have to submit my selection by tomorrow for critique!   Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  Ready or not, HERE I GO!!!

My Genealogy and The Search For Bono’s Hairbrush

Sorry I haven’t been writing lately.

I’ve been hanging out with the likes of these folks…


Nealy Pierce and Maybelle Mahalah

Nealy Pierce and Maybelle Mahalah Thompson

and this guy, who I found today…

John "Hunter" McHenry

Sorry his picture is so small, I’ll have to look for a better one!


And we can’t forget this character…

James "J.T" Thomas Thompson

Did you hear that?  I could have sworn I just heard the tune to ‘The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly’?

Yep!  You guessed right, I have found Ancestry.com and I can’t stop the genealogy search!  It has been so fun!

Unfortunately, the whole reason I started this search was so that I could gather information on my mother’s Irish family roots, and so far, I have come to dead ends on all fronts.  I’m so sad!  When I started this search for my genealogical roots my kids would tease me that I was searching to find out if I was related to Bono.  Hahaha!  This was just a joke!  I know my people were Irish ‘travelers’ and I am gonna guess Bono’s are not!   However, I have to confess, every night when I log off the Ancestry.com website, I see that enticing little button that reads ‘DNA’ and I often wonder if it would be an easier assignment to go Mission Impossible on Bono’s hairbrush than it will be to find the O’Gormans!

Wish me luck!  This Irish girl needs it!