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Future Challenge – So What’s the Plan?

Challenge #26 Everyone has a horror story of an estate (big or small) that wasn’t settled smoothly.  Usually it’s because there was no will (or no updated will), or because the contents of the will came as an unhappy surprise … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Remembrances

A few weeks ago, my Future Challenge asked what your legacy will be. I started blogging long after my Dad passed away, and so he hasn’t been featured much in my posts. Still, he was a big influence in my … Continue reading

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Future Challenge – What’s Your Legacy So Far?

Challenge #22 I’m pretty much the family archivist for my own family, and for my husband’s. I’m what I (almost kidding) call a digital packrat. I have three kinds of family tree software and a portable hard drive full of … Continue reading

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Sharing My Scots Gaelic Heritage

One of my grandsons is a cub scout. His pack is working on a “Heritage” project to earn a belt loop and a pin. The gist is that each scout must learn about where his family came from, choose a … Continue reading

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The Grass (or the Sweater) is Always Greener Away from Home

Somehow when we travel, everything seems brighter, landscapes more spectacular, and foliage greener. St. Patrick’s Day is the “greenest” day of the year, so in honor of the day, here are some green images from our travels… “The Mound” and … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law and Why Everybody Needs a Plan – Part 1

If anything can go wrong, it will – Murphy’s Law My Scottish grandparents had lots of favorite sayings. Two that often come to mind are, “Hope for the best, but plan for the worst,” and “Murphy may have been an Irishman, … Continue reading

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