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Jan
15

Help for Haiti

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Just a quick note… with a link to Laura’s HeavenlyHomemakers blog.  She has posted about offering Help to Haiti, and is doing a “giving challenge“.  You can help just by visiting the site and commenting on her blog!  And if you have written a post about helping Haiti, you can link up on her post and help even more!

Blessings to you…

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Dec
15

Born To Blog

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Remember the song “Born to be Wild?” Well, take out the “be wild” and substitute the word “blog” and you’ve got a musical description of this nana. Some nanas were born to knit. Some were born to cook. Still others, like me, got plugged in, logged on and launched into cyber space.

Perhaps I’m born to blog because I love writing so much. From the time I wrote my first poem (6th grade) until I graduated from high school, my desire to write kept growing. About the only thing I didn’t like writing was term papers during my college years.

Writing connects generations in a way that other methods of communication can’t. Pictures are great but if you don’t know who the pictures are of they don’t mean much. When I was eighteen years old I went away to college and suffered a huge dose of homesickness. This was 1974, long before computers were used for instant messaging and email. My mom and I talked on the phone frequently but she wrote me long letters. When she died in 1990 of colon cancer (she was only 51) those letters became one of my most prized possessions. If I want to hear her voice all I have to do is read them.

I also have some old letters that my grandfather wrote to my grandmother when they were courting back during the Great Depression. From them I got a glimpse of my grandparents that allowed me to see them like they were as young adults.

Blogging is not the same as letter writing. There’s something about a person’s personal handwriting that warms the heart in a way that typing can’t accomplish. But words are words and whether they are printed or handwritten, if they are recorded in some way they can be kept and treasured.

I encourage you to write. Whether you blog or not, that’s up to you, but write your children and grandchildren. Someday they will be glad you did.

Teresa Bell Kindred writes regularly over at NanaHood.com

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Dec
14

Featured Blogger… Nonnie

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It’s always so much fun to read the blogs posts of new Nana Bloggers, and today’s featured blogger is Nonnie.  She has jumped right into things with her new blog, and over the weekend, she wrote a great post about loom knitting.

I had never heard of loom knitting until just a few weeks ago.  I have to admit, it is my new passion now!!  I have had so much fun learning how to knit hats, scarves, and now my latest project, a car seat blanket!

It all started when a friend of mine, who works at Hobby Lobby, told me about the kits they had on sale.  Here is a link to what I am talking about:   KNIFTY KNITTERS

I started out by watching YouTube tutorials and within one or two video’s, I was making my first hat!!  Then I got hungry and decided I wanted to learn how to make scarves; so I searched a little more on YouTube, and viola’ SCARF VIDEOS!! :) I was in heaven!!”

You can read more about Loom Knitting and see some pictures of items she has created over on Nonnie’s Blog.

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