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The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Top Ten -- Sayings

My grandmother collected sayings, she cut them out of magazines and pasted them into a little notebook. I tend to cut them out, or write them on scraps of paper, and save them in several places. A few months ago, I believe Greta wrote some of hers in her Greta's Genealogy Bog (I can't locate the post, Greta, please give me the link), and now I have decided to do it as well. There are now more than ten below, and the list may grow.


If you like, you may write your own favorite sayings in the comments section.


"Don't let the minute spoil the hour."  Ted Joans


"Always tell the truth--it's the easiest thing to remember."  David Mamet


"Things only have the value that you give them." - Moliere


"Some things don't mean anything."  Jeffrey D. Bernhard


"Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out."  Jean-Marie Gustave de Clezio


"Our beginnings never know our ends."  Harold Pinter


"Happiness is the one thing in our lives others cannot bring." Andre Acinan


"Statistics are no substitutes for judgment."  Henry Clay


"No one can afford to assume that someone else will solve their problems."  The Dalai Lama


"The majority prove their worth by keeping busy. A busy life is the nearest thing to a purposeful life."  Eric Hoffer


"The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."  Albert Einstein (via Ivanka Trump / Twitter)


"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library."  Jorge Luis Borges