October 2018 Pointers from Papa

Last month, I wrote about how I created my personal history by writing the “stories of my life.” This month my topic is the life …

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September 2018 Pointers from Papa

I have done a lot of family history research. In almost all cases, I only know this much about my ancestors: Name Birth date and …

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Happy Birthday, Papa Rich

GoodGrandma℠ has reason to celebrate! We are excited to highlight our one and only, Papa Rich. He is a very remarkable man! We would like …

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August 2018 Pointers from Papa

I think I can safely say that older people like family history a lot more than younger people do. So, as a grandparent, you may …

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July 2018 Pointers from Papa

When I was young, I was mildly amused at how “old people” were interested in genealogy—i.e., information about their ancestors. Today, genealogy is euphemistically called …

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Family Vacation Preparations Continued

GoodGrandma℠ Family Vacation Preparations Continued… Here are a few of the things we have planned for the grandkids while we are all together enjoying the …

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Family Vacation Preparations

Two years ago Richard and I took our combined family to play at the beach in California. We affectionately call our combined families The McRife’s …

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Happy Anniversary!

Four years ago today Rich and I were married! At that time, Rich had six children and nine grandchildren and I had my five children …

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June 2018 Pointers from Papa

Visiting the Graves on Memorial Day. When I was a boy, I always went with my parents to visit the graves of our deceased relatives on …

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