Leave Your Legacy with a Blog

Leave Your Legacy with a Blog

If you have been following me for a while, then you know that I literally have hundreds of pictures, not only in my living room but also in large plastic totes in the basement.  As a matter of fact, I have pictures that I need to send to family members as I can no longer store them.

This is what my living room looks like and this is not even half of the photo albums!  How about you, do you have baskets and boxes full of old photos, photo albums filled with Wedding pictures, graduations, vacations and baby books?  Pictures with your parents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, grandparents, old classmates and maybe even strangers? 

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If you have a Gen Z or millennial son or daughter with a Smartphone then you know it seems as if it’s growing out of their hands!

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Have you thought about the fate of all those pictures when you have passed on? Do you think your kids or grandkids will safely keep and store all those photos just as you did?

Nope!

However, with a blog, you can leave a legacy, a digital footprint for your family in the future.

All those Instagram pics and Pinterest pins are ways in which your kids, grandkids and great grandkids will remember you. Your Facebook posts, tweets, and blog posts can be stored in the Cloud for generations to come! No more saving snapshots with Snapfish, no need for VHS and DVD tapes and discs when you have Periscope, Livestream, YouTube, and Vine.

Could you have ever imagined that the tripod would be replaced by a selfie stick monopod?  The time capsules of yesteryear are being replaced by touchscreen watches of this year…that’s if you care to wait in line for one!

So snap away with your iPhone and Android, ignore the stare of strangers as you take selfies in the middle of the street (safely) because with Social Media you are leaving behind a legacy.  A legacy to be stored in the Cloud for your loved ones to enjoy long after you have passed through the clouds on your way to Glory!

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Here is a PDF Step by Step Guide to get you started.

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Setting Goals Not Making Resolutions ~ My Top 5

 

Happy New Year – Happy 2018!

 

Today Begins a New Year and A Chance to Set New Goals – What Are Yours?

 

I have decided to list my 5 top goals for the first quarter of 2018, which is much better than setting resolutions for the entire year. 

 

#1

Eat Cleaner – less meat and more fruits and veggies

 

#2

Get more uninterrupted sleep – Head to bed at a decent hour

 

 

#3

 

Read more hardbound books and less online news

 

 

#4

 

Reach out and talk live with family and friends more, less texting and online messaging

 

 

 

#5

Listen to more music and motivational Podcasts and watch less local news and television

 

 

Okay, what are you five goals for the first quarter of 2018?

 

5 Favorite Christmas Movies

Christmas Movies

Now that my sons are older and they no longer want to sit with me watching Christmas movies, I have to watch them alone…just me and a glass of Moscato!  Anywho, there are a few movies that I still look forward to watching each Christmas leading up to the Twilight Zone Marathon on SyFy on New Year’s Eve, and these are my 5 favorites – what are yours?

 

This Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At holiday time, family matriarch Ma’Dere Whitfield (Loretta Devine) assembles her large brood for their first reunion in four years. However, family ties show signs of strain when various secrets come to light, especially concerning Marine Claude’s (Columbus Short) true military status, Quentin’s (Idris Elba) debts and teenage Baby’s (Chris Brown) secret plans to become a singer.

 

The Preacher’s Wife

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A cleric begins to doubt himself and is visited by an angel. The heavenly emissary is supposed to help the good reverend over his midlife crisis, but he is distracted by the cleric’s lovely young wife. A remake with gospel music of the “The Bishop’s Wife”.

The Kid Who Loved Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A family is torn apart at Christmas when to the wife of a couple, trying to adopt a son, is killed in a car accident and the husband, a musician, is deemed unfit to raise a child.

A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

It’s A Wonderful Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

 

What are your 5 favorite Christmas movies?

 

 

Can A Landline Save Lives During a Disaster?


A few weeks ago I posted a pic of the hard-wired landline telephone in my home office and asked if anyone still had one.  I got several comments of “yes” but many more “nos” which surprised me considering all of the natural disasters occurring these days, more specifically the hurricanes.  I get it, it’s cheaper just to have one phone and that is a Smartphone, but what happens when the grids go down?

 

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I am not ashamed to admit that in addition to our family’s four Smartphones, we still have hard-wired phones installed at home and two different telephone numbers.  The “house phone” number is one that we’ve had for over 25 years, however, only solicitors and my aunt from Virginia calls on that line.  I also have a landline telephone with my business number in the library -aka- mommy’s office which was installed years ago when I was employed by IBM and worked from home.

 

To save money, I have been thinking about deleting the telephone number for the house phone but it’s still attached to our security system with Slomin, besides, if there ever were a Zombie Apocalypse and the telephone poles went down and we lost electricity for hours, how would we be able to connect to the outside world?  

 

I am joking, of course, however, during Hurricane Harvey, there were a few people with landlines who were able to assist others during this natural disaster and they probably helped save lives and prevent major losses for many.

 

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Although it’s not hard-wired, the landline is making sort of a comeback and with IoT you can now use Google Home and Alexa on Amazon Echo and the Dot to make phone calls.  Unfortunately, these devices won’t have their own telephone number nor will they support 911 calls, however, you will still be able to use it in the home as if it were a landline.  

 

Adding more features to these devices including Facetime is providing more options to be connected to our family and friends eliminating the need to use our Smartphone or keep a hardwired landline, however, because there won’t be a number associated with it caller id will show as “unknown”.


I can’t wait for the kids to learn how to prank call using Alexa or Google Home, remember when dialing and hanging up was weekend fun…just wait until the younger generation asks Alexa to call Sears and says  “is your refrigerator running?”

 

Let’s Chat: Do you still have a hardwired landline or are you a mobile phone only family?

 

 

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