Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Book of Me, Part 1

The Book of Me, Written by You is a series of weekly blog prompts, created by Julie Goucher of Anglers Rest and organized by Thomas MacEntee of GeneaBloggers, focusing on the ”journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.” The flyer is available to download from Julie's main Anglers Rest website: 

20 answers to the question, who am I?

1. I am Linda.
2. I am the wife of a wonderful man.
3. I am mother to an amazing daughter.
4. I am sister to a loving brother.
5. I am a budding genealogist.
6. I am an ex-computer programmer.
7. I am a native of Chicago.
8. I am sensitive.
9. I am a person of great faith in God.
10. I believe in being kind to others.
11. I am chronically ill.
12. I am a music lover.
13. I am loyal.
14. I am nuts about the Chicago Bears.
15. I am the product of a very dysfunctional upbringing.
16. I am a survivor.
17. I love all things techie.
18. I am moral.
19. I am an animal lover.
20. I am blessed.


  1. Right well you've got my vote! Animal and music lover has to be great right? I've always wanted to see Chicago. Now I have to look up the Bears and see what sport they play.

  2. Alex! You're too funny. I was brought up in a household that loved the Bears (NFL) and Blackhawks (hockey). It was dad's way or the highway. Many of those things stuck with me. Chicago is a fantastic city, but the winters are brutal. The culture, food, and the lakefront are things to be experienced. I would recommend a June or October visit. See the Art Institute, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and one of the zoos (Brookfield or Lincoln Park). The Water Tower and Hancock Tower are pretty cool, too. Hope you get to see it. I'm sure Thomas MacEntee could offer some sightseeing recommendations as well. I miss the city, but not the weather!