|Searching for Your Heritage Online
by Robin Nobles
heritage fascinates most of us. We are interested
in our ancestors, in where they lived, in which
wars they fought, and in how they arrived at
their present location.
More and more people
are working on their family trees and histories.
After all, if we do not capture and organize the
information now, it could be lost for future
generations. A guided tour though some of the
more useful Internet sites should help you begin
or continue the task of unraveling your story.
||Truth & Dare:
Kicking the Habit of the Uppity Victim
by Ellen M. Morrison, Ph.D.
wrong?" I asked.
"No." I only knew
that she responded because I saw her lips move
before she turned away and stared out the window.
"It's obvious that
something is wrong. Would you please tell
me?" I asked, annoyance tightening my jaw.
After two more
attempts to pull the source of her displeasure
out for inspection, she relented. "You're so
mean to people. You don't give them a
|Two Families, Two Matriarchs
by Sarah Sammis
This past holiday
season, two families lost their matriarchs, women
who had been heading their families both
spiritually and emotionally for seven decades.
One family was mine, and our matriarch was Ethel
Mandeville. The other was the Disney family, who
lost Lillian Bounds Disney. My family is one you
have never heard of, and the other has a name
that brings a dozen or more images to mind.
Still, these women ran their families in very
similar ways and faced many of the same trials.
by Tobelah Shapiro
To all my dear sons
and daughters of mothers,
friends give me of my trials in seeking respite
from a house full of two active children are
sometimes amusing to me. Yes, they certainly keep
my hopping. But you know that I love every moment
of them. And as someone once said, "I honor
their every step." You cannot have an
inkling of the joy that your children can give
you until you have gone through the nine months
of labor, borne them, and raised them. (Yes, I
know labor doesn't last nine months, but
pregnancy, especially in my case, was very hard