Susan Peterson of Long Lost Relatives (LongLostRelatives.net) surprised me with the Genea-Angel Award. Please read about it at the above site, as well as her many in-depth articles. Susan is a blogger for all to follow, and was just chosen by Tom MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family, just this past Friday, to be his selection for Follow Friday. Thank you Susan. In addition, she and I learned that we shared the same birthday date last week, so the Award made the day extra special.
Three people chose my blog for their Follow Friday, weekly selection. Dr. Bill Smith of Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories chose my piece about My New Way of Doing Research.
Frances aka Hummer of Branching Out Through The Years named her Follow Friday, Follow Friday Inspirations, and listed three people, because we all share our love of plants, flowers and wildlife. I am happy to share it with Carol at Reflections from the Fence and her Reflection's Flora and Fauna and Linda at Flipside.
I met Jan, at the New England Historic and Genealogical Library (NEHGS), and we struck up a nice conversation. She had just attended the 35th annual Strong Family Reunion in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Nothing unusual about that except for the fact, this line is one of the most well-known in Connecticut and Massachusetts. I had just posted his cemetery memorial the day before, and I know fellow genea-bloggers, T.K. and Becky are also related to Elder John Strong.
So, imagine my surprise when my new cousin Jan told me that only about 40 people attended! Are reunions going out of style? It was held in my own state, and I hadn't heard about it, but then I am not a member of the Strong Family Association either. But, I wouldn't have wanted to travel across the country to attend it with just 40 people there, but kudos to Jan who went alone from California.