My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Just Saying Sayings

As with my other lists, this list was created because these sayings often guide me. I feel most can be applied to my life when I get stressed, especially  when related to genealogy.



  • "We should do what we're supposed to."  Mark Knopfler

  • "Great breakthroughs come from people doing it for the first time."  Bill Warner

  • "It is only when we make mistakes that we can begin to notice what needs attention."  Benjamin Zander

  • "Don't Let the Minutes spoil the Hour."  Ted Jones

  • "Learning is a treasure no thief can touch."  Indian proverb

  • "If you learn to worry or fret less, you may add time to your life."  Daniel Mroczek

  • "Be in Love with your life."  Jack Kerouac

  • "If you're riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there." -- Will Rogers

  •  "The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." -- Albert Einstein




8 comments:

Nolichucky Roots said...

I'm thinking Einstein must not have been a genealogist! Didn't he have some other area of expertise?

Seriously, a great list, Barb. Just the thing to get me back on the path.

Carol said...

Words to live by, thanks for sharing.

Michelle Goodrum said...

Good list. I particularly like the Will Rogers quote!

Susan Petersen said...

Great list, Barb. My personal favorite is Snoopy: We aren't playing a game of should'ves. :-)

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you all for your comments, always a joy to hear what you have to say.

Heather Rojo said...

I love them all, especially the last one. Makes you think, doesn't it!

Barbara Poole said...

Heather, yes. That saying came via Ivanka Trump, she often tweets sayings!

T.K. said...

Holy cow, I may have to get back on coffee again. It took me way too long to get that Bill Warner quote!!