REELRADIO

Let me state right up front that if you want to take full advantage of today’s FamilyFirst site, it’ll cost you twelve bucks. That will buy you a year of unlimited access.
When I found that out, I almost left then and there. After all, most sites that offer content for pay will let you try them out on a trial basis. Not this one.
But here’s why I ponied up: It’s run by a not-for-profit. The twelve bucks is tax-deductible. And what they have to offer is something that is priceless to me.

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Giant Pandas (with PandaCam)


It has been said that that major historic events are often triggered by small seemingly acts that have far reaching affects. One example was in the early 1970’s when President Nixon visited mainland China for the first time. Today, that may not seem like such a big deal. But back then, it was a major historic event. One of the outcomes of that visit was a gift from the Chinese government to the United States of an animal that was very rare. That gift is the subject of today’s Family First Site.

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The Exhibit Hall

One of the most fascinating portions of my grandparent’s house was the attic. There they kept artifacts and momentos of their life together, which was the history of our family. It was great to visit and learn about distant relatives and stories about where we came from. Our country has such an attic. It is … Read more…

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

The Family Site of the Day tour of presidential libraries continues with a stop at the museum and library of the only President that was not elected to the office. Can you guess which one it is? The Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum is the repository for the papers and memorabilia of the Ford … Read more…

Richard M. Nixon Presidential Materials

One of the most influential presidents of the 20th century was Richard M. Nixon. For over 20 years, between 1953 and 1974, he was either the Vice-President or President of the United States. Today we continue our tour of presidential libraries by looking at his. During his administration, great strides were made in our international … Read more…