Category Archives: Holidays

Happy Easter!

Easter 1915

Easter Symbols

Lamb – Jesus and his sacrifice
Easter Bread – Jesus, the bread of life
Hot Cross Buns – cross represents Jesus; buns are eaten on Good Friday
Easter Lily – joy and peace
The Easter Bunny – fertility
Easter Basket – fertility and new life
Easter Chicks – new life
Easter Candle – marked with Greek letters alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, to share the light of Jesus
Easter Eggs- new life and rebirth
Easter Ham – prosperity
Dogwood Tree – said to be used to build Jesus’s cross
Palm Branches – represent Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem

Happy Easter to All!

Irish Education Tips for St. Patrick’s Day 2024

These presentations are all viewable for free on YouTube:

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors Back to the Homeland by Kyle J. Betit

Irish Genealogy Expert Research with Lisa Louise Cooke

How to Research Your Irish Genealogy on Genealogy TV

Irish Family History Is Easy on Find My Past

John Grenham’s Talks

10 Essential Websites for Irish Genealogy by Lisa E. Dougherty

Gaelic Clans and Their Battle Cries on Brehon Academy

Location of Irish Family Names by Kevin Slean

Irish Genealogy with David Ryan

Irish Dance Group – Irish Step Dancing (Riverdance) 2009

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Presidents Day 2024

Although today is now officially Presidents Day, it was chosen because it is the birthday of our first President, George Washington.

Have you ever visited Mount Vernon, the beloved home of George Washington? I’ve been lucky enough to visit it several times and it’s beautiful.

Even before the Civil War, Mount Vernon was in a serious state of disrepair, but the Mount Vernon Ladies Association raised $200,000 to begin renovations and has cared for the estate ever since.

If you live too far away to visit in person, take the virtual tour and learn all about this magnificent estate. In addition to the mansion, visit the historic education area, the farm, the distillery and grill and the tombs of George and Martha Washington. It’s a very moving experience standing just feet away from their remains.

Learn more about George Washington and his life by clicking on the link above.

Today, Presidents Day seems to be little more than a three day weekend from work and school, but it’s a great time to learn about colonial life in America and the life of our first President, George Washington.