Have you ever tickled a tiger? Have you ever poked a penguin? Have you ever nudged a hedgehog?
These are all lines from the book Have You Ever Tickled a Tiger by Betsy E. Snyder. My son loves this cute and colorful touch and feel book. He’s even figuring out how to use his little fingers to turn the pages, and we’ve read many times. I’m sure there are lots of other moms that can quote a book just from reading it over and over.
My preteen son has been begging to take guitar lessons, but with all the other activities he’s involved in, I could not imagine adding one more evening scramble to our week. Not to mention, lessons are pretty expensive, and our family’s budget is maxed out. Recently, I learned the Library offers the perfect solution. Guitar lessons he can take from home, for free!
Make Family Memories With the Summer Reading Program!
I am helping with the Summer Reading Program this year. As I was unpacking all of the wonderful book titles we give away as prizes, it brought back memories of the Summer Reading Program with my own children.
Leave No Stone Unturned is the first book in the Lexie Starr Mystery Series. The author resides in Bonner Springs, Kansas and begins the story in her home state. It isn’t long, however, before Alexandria Marie Starr (known as Lexie) travels to New York to learn more about her newly acquired son-in-law, Clay. It seems he is hiding a past that could potentially be fatal to her only daughter.
Every spring, ordinary people become hardcore hunters. The hunt is not for animals but for the morel mushroom. I am guilty of turning into one of those intense and serious mushroom hunters. The # 1 rule of mushroom hunting is that you never disclose your hunting ground. Your personal mushroom, hunting spots are sacred. The #2 rule is to never poach on someone else’s hunting ground. If ever a manual is written about this most serious activity, this rule would be at the top of the list.
Celebrating 100 Years of the North Kansas City Schools
The North Kansas City School District is celebrating its centennial this year. Part of the celebration was held on Saturday, May 4th with a parade of schools, a 5K run, various musical groups from the schools, and a talk by Bob Hiatt about the history of the schools. The North Kansas City School's Facebook page has pictures of the events.
If your ancestor was born in Ireland before 1864, Irish church records should be searched. In most cases, you will need to know the name of the civil parish and the ecclesiastical parish. See A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland by Brian Mitchell for more on this.
Ecclesiastical parishes in Ireland include Church of Ireland, Roman Catholic, and Presbyterian. They are organized as follows: