Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Am I all Blogged Out??

Sorry, I have not had a post since last Wednesday.
Seems I can not think of anything interesting to blog about.

Plus it was a busy weekend, my nephew graduated from HS.
I was able to get a another picture of my MIL with another new great grandchild.
I love these 4 generation pictures.

This might be why
My Grandmother is the baby.
I cherish the picture that has my Great Grandmothers.

Over the next 21 months I am going to be busy...........
I had mentioned this
March 28, 2014 will be the 150th anniversary of the Charleston Riot in Charleston Illinois.
My family was involved and my GGGrandfather was wounded.
The more interesting part is the connection to Abraham Lincoln.
Long story short...I am on the steering committee and they nominated me as the Director.
So today I have sweaty palms.
It is starting to be reality.
I am meeting with the local tourism Director
and WCIA Channel 3 on Monday July 30th.
I don not do TV (can I lose 100 lbs quickly? ha!)
I am a nurse, not an event planner! How did I get myself into this!
Hoping I can bring back my "ole Head Nurse attitude" and experience with the planning of
all the meetings.
It just seems today there was a rush of
"this is going to happen"
Can I pull off a  3 day event in a town of 21,000?
A town I do not live in that is 2 hours away!
It is all in finding the right people that do know how to do it.

This next weekend I am going back to 1515.
The plan is to work on getting ready for the 106th Galbreath Reunion (of course I am the secretary) and work on the Riot planning.
One event I am excited about is they are having a tour of the square to discuss the businesses
that were there 1940-1960's. My Great Grandfather had an appliance store on the square and my Grandfathers gas station was just off the square so it should be fun.
Grandfather and his Shell gas station 1944.
The tour last August about the architecture of the square had a great turn out and 
cousin Fred and I really enjoyed it.

ok...let's see
- keep working OT to pay the bills, check
- planning a success full Galbreath Reunion, check
- work on Charleston Riot celebration, check
-keep the house clean........oooops!
- keep blogging, check

Thanks for being there for me!
But what I see from this post is how important my family and its history is to me.

Have a great Tuesday!



GardenofDaisies said...

That sounds like a really wonderful project to work on! And I'm sure you will be great on tv!
There is nothing wrong with only one post each week. Just do what you can. :-)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Ann,
What fun and how exciting for you. It will be a lot of hard work but so very rewarding.
You can do it! Such wonderful family history you have, you must be so proud. Keep us posted on how things are going.
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

C'est moi Claudette said...

You are going to be a busy little bee Ann.
We all get stuck in the summer time. I'm going to take a break too. Will post the last of my trip and that's it for a while. It's too nice to blog.
Outdoors here I come.
See you in the fall.

Sue McPeak said...

How rich in tradition your Family History is with long roots that reach back to places you know. What a great post with the awesome great grandmother generation photo...priceless. You are certainly going to be busy and I know you are up to the task and every event will turn out great. Key to that is delegate and oversee...best of luck. Thanks for visiting my 'Trimming My Family Tree' post.

sweetvintageofmine said...

Absolutely LOVE the OLD FAMILY PICTURES! You are doing this project because people have FAITH in YOU! They LIKE/LOVE you...and they know you are PERFECT for the PROJECT! NO STRESS...Have FUN!! Take a break if you need to......BLESSINGS and PRAYERS! from one sweetie to another....Roxie

Tete said...

You go girl! They picked the right person to head this up and you can do it. You live there every day in your heart, which is more than most of the people in town.
You know so much about this town and its history, just designate well and get the others to do most of the load instead of trying to do it all yourself. Thats a great leader, so get your RN cap on straight and it will be great.
Love all your old photos and congrats to the nephew on his HS diploma.

Pam said...

I am so excited for you. Director!!! I would be a little freaking out too, but you will do fine. And no you are not all blogged out. Just cut back for a little while. Or just post pictures of 1515. I can never get enough of that house!

Olive Cooper said...

People get nurses to do these things because they get things done. You will be a RIOT on TV. Be yourself. hugs, olive

Carol said...

Sounds like you have a lot going on!
And on your Pyrex post- I'd pick the red every time!

ann said...

Oh you will do well planning the celebration. Be sure to delegate to responsible helpers. I know that your family heritage is important and love reading about it. Good Luck.

NanaDiana said...

Ann- I am glad that you are continuing to blog...even if you just do it as you can. I love how invested you are in your family history. Blessings to you- xo Diana

Curtains in My Tree said...

you are going to be a busy gal, don't worry to much about your weight just always wear solid colors, that's what I do , of course I am trying to downsize my body

you are going to be a busy gal , eat right drink lots of water . I will be cheeering you and your events on

Donna said...

Wow, you sure do have your hands full, Ann! Best of luck with your project, how exciting! I know you will do an awesome job! Love those old photos. Try and get some rest, if you can:)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

You are amazing!
That is so wonderful that you are taking this on and encouraging people in the community to remember the past.
It will be a lot of work but soooo worth it in the end.
It will be great!

Hang in there and keep making those lists. It's all about staying organized~

Gail said...

Ann, what a wonderful project to be working on! You will no doubt do an awesome job!! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Jann Olson said...

Hi Ann, what a great generation picture. I love learning about my heritage also. My sister has been doing lots of research and I've loved hearing all of the stories. We have visited a few cemtaries and found graves of ancesters. Two of which are buried right here in my own Alpine, UT cemtery that I had no idea. I don't doubt for a minute that you won't pull this thing off with flying colors. Wishing you lots of support and help. Darn, too bad I don't live there. I would love to be on your committee.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Very interesting post! I think you will have a lot to blog about when you want to.
I think summer is a time to give blogging a little rest anyhoo!
Sounds like a very busy time for you, enjoy!

Paulette said...

I was not familiar with the Charleston Riot, but did a Google search and read a short snippet about this event. The Cooperheads and Butternuts will surely be remembered when you produce this fabulous event. Congratulations on being named director and for getting on television, you will be marvelous.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Ask a busy person. They know how to get things done! Busy times ahead. I think you are the perfect person for the job!