Friday, August 25, 2017

52 questions in 52 weeks - Week 9

What are the names of your brothers and sisters? Describe things that stand out
in your mind about each of your siblings.

My sister is the oldest, Leatta Jean.
Things that stand out:
* Kind
* Strong
* Reminds me of my maternal grandmother, as she is always concerned about others and how they are doing.

My brother is the 2nd child, Larry Dean
Things that stand out:
* Strong
* Soft-hearted, though he'd never admit it
* Generous
* Hard working
* Reminds me of my Dad more and more



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I ran across this challenge about a year ago and thought it was a marvelous idea...

The whole idea is to tell your own story by answering one question a week. People that love ancestry love finding diaries, journals, and letters, because they tell about everyday life. Not just the big stuff, but the every day little stuff.

Friday, August 18, 2017

52 questions in 52 weeks - Week 8

Are there any obvious or unusual genetic traits that run in your family line?

I have one tooth on the left upper side that never came through the gum. My Dad and his Mom both had the same thing. That's a little odd.

My brother and I also have really bad knees, as did my Dad.

Other than that... I can't think of anything.


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I ran across this challenge about a year ago and thought it was a marvelous idea...

The whole idea is to tell your own story by answering one question a week. People that love ancestry love finding diaries, journals, and letters, because they tell about everyday life. Not just the big stuff, but the every day little stuff.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

August through January Activity Plan

One of the hardest things as a leader is figuring out what to do and how to pull it off. I remember struggling to figure out things the group wanted to do. I know... girl-led... but, they don't know what they want to do either OR they come up with things to drain the account faster than you can blink. So... let's just say they need your guidance and help.

Let's face it... it's also fun to plan activities for them they will be sure to enjoy. No one wants to hang around a bunch of bored people that are only there to do what they have to do in order to muddle through and leave. Now that my Seniors are planning their own things, I remind them they must entertain me or else I won't want to be there either. It's all in jest, sort of, but it's a reminder that it should be fun!!

So... I'm here to help you out. No matter what age you have... patch programs can supplement and provide a lot of great memories and add on more thrills to the other activities you are already doing.

Here's a quick simple 6 month plan to get you started off right this year. :)

August
Photo shoot day for a great back-to-troop activity. Quick and easy program resulting in a great photo memoir. Complete the Shutterbug program.

September
Host a party with a super hero theme! Complete Super Hero Strong

October
Have a Fall Campout or Fall Cookout Day. Use Campfire Cookin' patch program

November
Thankful for all our loved ones, but that isn't just 2-legged creatures. Show the love for our 4-legged friends. Complete Fur Babies

December
Share the spirit of the season by sharing with others. Complete Share the Season or Helping Hands

January
Those cold winter months keep us inside. It's a great time to explore handmade crafts. Complete Handmade Treasures

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fall Camping - Let's talk FOOD!

With the release of Campfire Cookin' this month, I'm finding it hard not to keep searching for more and more recipes to try over the open flame.

Whether you take your group camping or have a  backyard fire pit cookout, you can earn this super cute patch. Whoooo wouldn't want a patch with an owl roasting a hot dog?

Patches are available at BCGPatches.com They are for a limited time and guaranteed through January 15, 2018 (did I just type 2018?!).

You can download the free guide and order the patch for your group today. Patches are in-stock and ship within 48 hours Monday-Friday.

Did you know you can cook a brownie in an orange? How about a cinnamon roll on a stick? There are so many super fun ideas pinned to the Campfire Cookin' Pinterest board... take a gander.

3 easy steps!

Download the free guide

Check out the recipes on Pinterest

Order the patches

Friday, August 11, 2017

52 questions in 52 weeks - Week 7

What kind of hardships or tragedies did your family experience while you were
growing up?

I had a pretty awesome childhood... I can't really think of any hardships or tragedies while growing up.


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I ran across this challenge about a year ago and thought it was a marvelous idea...

The whole idea is to tell your own story by answering one question a week. People that love ancestry love finding diaries, journals, and letters, because they tell about everyday life. Not just the big stuff, but the every day little stuff.

Friday, August 4, 2017

52 Questions in 52 weeks - Week 6

Week 6: Have any of your family members died? If so, explain what they died from and
what you remember of their death; the circumstances of their death.

Wow... many...

The first person I remember dying was my Aunt Ruby Fredrich. She had breast cancer and it spread, I think... I was little... I don't remember it all.

Grandma Mary Elizabeth Love Pearon passed away when I was 14. She had pancreatic cancer.

Grandma Alice Augusta Baker Fredrich passed away when I was 15. She had diabetes.

Grandpa Leo John Pearon passed away when I was 18.

My niece, Tracie Lea Nichols, was murdered in Durham, NC. She was 19. I was 24. She was my little sister more than a niece. This one event changed so much in my world.

My Dad, Clyde Winford Fredrich passed away in 2015. He had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

I have had several uncles and aunts that have passed away, too. It's weird to me when people have never had anyone pass away. I have been to more funerals than I care to count.


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I ran across this challenge about a year ago and thought it was a marvelous idea...

The whole idea is to tell your own story by answering one question a week. People that love ancestry love finding diaries, journals, and letters, because they tell about everyday life. Not just the big stuff, but the every day little stuff.