Dog Obedience Training Review

I’ve been a dog fan since I got my first one, a miniature poodle named Frisky, back in 1966. Man, that’s a long time ago.
Somewhere along the line, I switched to being a fan of the miniature schnauzer, a fine German breed who is renowned for its fearlessness (sometimes to its detriment, as it is braver than it is wise). But Dugan, who is lying at my feet as I pen this article, would jump into fire to protect me. Who wouldn’t love a dog like that?
Doogie is a pretty well-trained pooch, as well. For instance, I can take his leash off on our nightly walks in open areas and he will respond to my commands to walk, wait, or stay. He’s quite a mutt.

Read more…

Art Deco Needlepoint

My wife and I are rabid fans of anything art deco. The modern style which arose in the 20’s and never really went out of style is manifest in man y of our most familiar structures and objects we encounter daily.
For instance, the Chrysler Building, the Guggenheim Museum, and many classic hotels in Miami and Key West show the classic art deco style. Ever been to Hoover Dam? Pure art deco (and beautiful!) The long,. Flowing cars of the thirties and forties also reflect art deco style. And it can be seen in many of our homes (especially mine!) in the form of smooth chrome and glass objects like lampshades, vases, dishes, etc.

Read more…

RootsWeb.com

rootsweb.gifGot ancestors?
Today�s FamilyFirst site is RootsWeb.com, the oldest and largest FREE genealogy site.
There are a lot of avid genealogists out there. This site is for YOU! You can upload your own hard-earned research (and benefit lots of other folks). You can communicate with fellow ancestry buffs via the mailing list and the message board. You can take advantage of the thousands of hours of research already contributed by performing searches. You can even put up your own genealogy website with free space!

Read more…

Beyond The Stone Wall


I first visited this site several years ago, and was impressed enough by it to feature it as a Family First Site. Not only the subject matter intiguing, but also the way it was presented. It’s rather unique way of conducting an online tour is one that hopefully will become more commonplace in the future. The site has grown in the past year, and now is a great time to revisit it.

Read more…