Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bahamian Boy: Weekly Genealogy Blog Prompt #1

Earlier this week, a brilliant blogger published a list of 52 genealogy blog prompts. The goal was to encourage new and infrequent bloggers to write regularly.

Then, Thomas MacEntee, a blogger who actually is brilliant set each prompt to be a weekly event amongst genea-bloggers. So cool.

I hadn't planned to follow the 52-week prompt because I already have ideas coming out my ears. But how could I not attend the party I helped to start? Emily Post would not approve.

This week's idea: "Update your favorite picture and talk about it on your blog."

I have dozens of favorite pictures. Many I'm holding on to for specific carnivals or other blog events.

The picture I chose for this prompt isn't old, and it's technically off-subject. I like it though, and that's what counts.

This is my son relaxing in the Bahamas. I love this picture because it shows that he can stop and enjoy the moment. We've stayed at this hotel several times. He loves to sit on the deck and just watch the turquiose world go by.

Life is more rewarding when you take time to smell the roses. Genealogy is more rewarding when you take time to pause and reflect. Don't take the picture and leave, but stick around and imagine life during your ancestors' time.

I'm hoping my son's ability to relax and watch the world go by will also allow him to reflect on the past and those who were here before him.


  1. I lovo it that you were able to use a "current" photo instead of an antique and still make the point. This is a great post---we do need to slow down and take more TIME! Thanks!

  2. Glad you enjoyed it, Becky!

  3. I love the photo you have chosen.

    Your photo reminds us that genealogy is not only about the past but also about the present.

    It tells us too that it is important to take time for family, to take time to relax and reflect, to take time to be alone and to take time for special moments. It is great to capture them in a photo.

  4. I don't think it's off-topic at all... family is our genealogy after all :) A beautiful photo.