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.
- 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!