Saturday, 27 Aug 2011, I had the privilege of attending the Chaparral Genealogical Society 's monthly meeting and presentation. And guess who I sat by and chatted up? Amy Coffin from The We Tree Genealogy Blog. Yeah. We're neighbors ~ sorta ~ here on the sun. [Oops. I mean, here in Texas.] And? I met her son. I think I heard a rumor a while back that perhaps he wasn't real, that perhaps she posted stock images of a boy on her blog and that she had ~ perhaps ~ made this whole "son" thing up. But? I'm here to tell you, folks, that he's real. That's right. And the rumor about his love of trains? And those train blogs? All of it's true.
And since I don't like to do anything half-way, I joined the Chaparral Genealogical Society, even before Maxine Heath's presentation about Sacajawea's son. That's right. They had me at, "Would you like some coffee and donuts?"
Seriously, though, I had a fabulous time. Next month's presentation is "Migration routes...Trails and Roads In Early America, Your Pathway to Early America" by Linda Jameson. And I think I've mentioned before about my crazy outrageous fascination with migrations. No? Well, I have this crazy outrageous fascination with migration routes. [Nodding head.] Therefore, even if they had no coffee [Gasp!] and no donuts [Gasp!], I'd be going back. [And I'd bring the coffee and donuts myself.]
[And just between you, me, and the gatepost? I would've spent a lot more than $12 for membership. They were such a welcoming group of people, and I look forward to getting to know them better. And going to lunch with them next time. Yeah. They also "do" lunch afterwards. Love it.]
8/29/2011 09:41:24 am
Hey Caroline, thanks for sharing. It's always nice when a new member feels so welcomed. And that's great that everyone goes out to lunch afterwards. That would be nice for my group to do except we meet in the evenings and don't get out until 9 pm. And great membership price too!
9/1/2011 06:04:33 am
Wonderful! How nice that you live close enough to Amy that you guys can get together (oh, and report that she does have a son and that he really does love trains).
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