Showing posts with label Quotes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quotes. Show all posts

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Paradox of our Time in History by Bob Moorehead

"The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but 
shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, 
but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and 
smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees 
but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more 
problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, 
drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too 
little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our 
possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and 
hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to 
life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but 
have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer 
space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, 
but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but 
accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more 
computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we 
communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small 
character, steep profits and shallow relationships.

These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but 
broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway 
morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything 
from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the 
showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can 
bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share 
this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember, to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not 
going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks 
up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave 
your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the 
only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most 
of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from 
deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person might  not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to  share the precious thoughts in your mind." 
-Bob Moorehead

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

“Let Us Not Only Remember The Past And It’s Required Sacrifice..." -Thomas S. Monson

“Let us not only remember the past and its required sacrifice, let us also remember  that we are responsible to build a legacy for the generations which follow us.”  -Thomas S. Monson

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I Saw Behind Me Those Who Had Gone...

"I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are to come. I looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, and in front to see my son, and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond. And their eyes were my eyes." -Richard Llewellyn

Thursday, January 22, 2015

"Remember Me In The Family Tree; My Name, My Days, My Strife..."

"Remember me in the family tree;
my name, my days, my strife.
Then I'll ride upon the wings of time
and live an endless life."
-Linda Goetsch

About this photo: This is a photograph of my father, Ron (2nd from the left, white shirt, blonde hair), and his 2 cousins, Bobby & Berry Burnes. Grandma told me they had just gotten back from deep sea fishing. The little girl is unknown, but with a little more research, this mystery can be solved. I will remember this girl in our family tree.
Date: 1949
Place: Napa, Napa, California, USA

Keep connecting the dots! -Sarah :)

Every so often your loved ones will open the door from Heaven, and visit you in a Dream...

"Every so often your loved ones will open the door from Heaven, and visit you in a Dream. Just to say "Hello" and to remind you they are still with you, just in a different way... "
-Matt Fraser

Look closely! Do you see her?
She's my beautiful ancestor; Lillian Burnes Ziegler.

Keep connection the dots! -Sarah :)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

A House is Made Of Bricks And Beams. A Home Is Made Of Love And Dreams

"A house is made of bricks and beams.
A home is made of love and dreams."

In this photo: 
My great grand uncle; James Jay Burnes Jr. (left)
My great grand aunt; Lena Jane McGowan Burnes (right)
My 1st cousin, twice removed; Florence Elna Burnes (middle, left)
My 1st cousin, twice removed; Benton Byron Burnes (middle, right)
This was their first home. Built around 1910 in Fruitdale, Washington, Alabama.

Keep connecting the dots! -Sarah  :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

You Never Said Goodbye: A Poem About Losing a Loved One

Author Unknown

You never said I'm leaving
You never said goodbye.
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why.

A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place,
That no one could ever fill.

It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone
For part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.

We Are The Children Of Many Sires

"We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor."  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

-Sarah :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I Wish I Had Realized That Family History is a Perishable Commodity

"I wish I had realized that family history is a perishable commodity. It disappears with time, as memories fade, and as loved ones pass on. I wish I had known that the most important aspect of family history is preserving a record of the present for the future." -Guy Black

So true! Start preserving YOUR life history... right now!

-Sarah :)

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

If You Would Not Be Forgotten, As Soon As You Are Dead And Rotten

"If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten; either write things worthy of reading, or do things worthy of writing." -Benjamin Franklin

Keep connecting the dots! -Sarah :)

Monday, July 14, 2014

"What I Like About Photographs is That They Capture a Moment That's Gone Forever, Impossible to Reproduce."

"What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that's gone forever, impossible to reproduce." -Karl Lagerfeld

About this photo: This beautiful couple (in the background) are my grand aunt Jessie Christy and grand uncle Harry Christy and their sweet baby.
Date: 1944
Place: Jefferson County, Iowa

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

We Don't Remember Days; We Remember Moments

"We don't remember days' we remember moments." -Cesare Pavese

About this photo: This is my father (and his dog) and grandfather in Napa, California. 1952.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Your Favorite Genealogy Design. You voted. We Delivered. Here Are The Winners!

On Facebook and Instagram, we asked for your vote on these four different genealogy designs...
...within only 24 hours, hundreds of votes came pouring in and your votes determined the winner!!

THE WINNER!! You voted #4 as your favorite genealogy design. (Photo below)

THE RUNNER UP: You voted #1 as your 2nd favorite genealogy design. (Photo below)

THE NEW AND IMPROVED #2: Many of you asked me if I would flip the border on #2, so it was on the top instead of the bottom. So of course I recreated it... just for you. What do you think?

Thanks for all your votes. 

Here are the  final creations.  We couldn't have created these without you. Feel free to share it, pin it, tweet it, like it or save it...

 ...and remember to keep connecting the dots!

P.S. These beautiful family members are my ancestors:  John Eli Burns (father), Anna McCloud Burns (mother), and their four children; (L-R) Grover, Jessie, Floyd, Grace.

-Sarah :)

  "We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise." - Edward Sellner

Friday, June 06, 2014

"Cherish All Your Happy Moments; They Make A Fine Cushion For Old Age."

"Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age."
-Booth Tarkington

About this photo: This is my great grandmother, Maude Ethel Adams (left) and my grandmother Ruth Imogene Adams Burnes (right) standing in front of grandmas home in Napa, California in 1961.  Grandma told me her most treasured moments were spending time with her mother. They had a great bond and were very close. Grandma always spoke so highly of her. 

What are your happiest moments in life?

Keep connecting the dots! -Sarah :)