Thursday, November 22, 2012
Been very happily busy these last few weeks... having fun doing genealogy related things. Just today before enjoying a Thanksgiving feast (so glad when Becky does not have to work on this day at the nursing home!), I judged 3 great essays as one of the judges for the Capt. Jacob Warrick DAR Chapter for Good Citizenship Award. Then right after dinner, I was surprised by a Skype video call from my 2 nephews who are working in Germany. The call was for my great niece to read me her winning essay concerning what she would ask our Founding Father's if she got a chance... she won $500 and moves up to the next level. The contest is sponsored by the VFW. For an 11 year old, I was impressed with her reading of the essay almost as much as the content. The essay was superb... after judging essays by older 4-H kids for over 25 years, I was really impressed with hers! Actually, I was also impressed to be able to talk & see the two families all the way in Germany. They called about 1:30PM Evansville time, it was 8:30 PM their time! Congratulations Lydia West!!!
I hope all of the genealogists, historians, family and friends are having a great Thanksgiving day and a wonderful weekend!
John G. West, TSGS Vice-President