Month: September 2010

How John Harris Learned About His Past

John William Harris always wanted to know more about his family. His father passed away when John was only 5. He heard that his father had been murdered, but didn’t know for sure. For 62 years Harris often wondered about the family he never knew. While watching a PBS special called “African American Lives” he Read More…

World Gratitude Day – What Are You Grateful For?

We all have so many things that we should be grateful for every day. Unfortunately, our schedules can get so hectic that most of us don’t have time to stop and think about the moments that make us smile. That’s why we’re grateful for World Gratitude Day. Origin In 1965, a group of dignitaries from Read More…

Introducing Reverse Email

How many social profiles do your friends and family have online? You may not even know; people have accounts on so many sites these days it’s almost impossible to keep up. Of course you could spend hours searching through dozens of websites to find them all, but our lives are far too busy. We don’t Read More…

Happy StepFamily Day!

Families have many wonderful attributes. One of our favorites is the fact that a family can grow at any time. New people can be added to your biological or extended family throughout your life. The largest and fastest growth spurts often come from the addition of a stepparent. Family life can be a little difficult Read More…

Remembering September 11th: Patriot Day

Some events are so powerful that every detail becomes permanently etched into the minds of people who experienced them. Their stories are re-told to every generation, because they must never be forgotten. One of the most cataclysmic and unforgettable moments in American history began on the quiet morning of September 11, 2001. People across the Read More…

New York Nurse Wanda Rodriguez Meets A New Patient: Her Long-Lost Father

As Assistant Head Nurse at Calvary Hospital in New York, Wanda Rodriguez meets thousands of people. One recent patient stands out above the rest. On August 25, 2010, Victor Peraza was admitted into Calvary. Victor is Wanda’s long-lost father. 41 years had passed since Wanda last saw her dad. She was only an infant at Read More…

September Is National Courtesy Month

Welcome to National Courtesy Month. We’re glad you’re here. Courtesy. Consideration. Civility. Sometimes it seems these traits just aren’t that prominent in modern society. The basic definition of courtesy is displaying good manners and polite behavior. It’s about showing respect to others and getting along with people … even when we’re in a bad mood. Read More…