Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Choir Of GeneaAngels

Don't my fellow GeneaAngels look wonderful with their halos on? Don't we wish it could last all Year?

Top Row: L-R, Denise Olson - just off the edge (Moultrie Creek),Terry Snyder (Desktop Genealogist), Dear Myrtle, John Newmark (Transylvania Dutch), Craig Manson (geneablogie), Becky Wiseman (kinexxions), David Bowles (Writing The Westward Sagas), T.K. (Before My Time), Bill West (West In New England), Thomas MacEntee (Destination: Austin Family)

Middle Row: L-R, Jessica Oswalt - running out of the picture (Jessica's Genejournal), Colleen (The Oracle of OMcHodoy), Lee Anders (The I Seek Dead People Blog), Miriam Midkiff (AnceStories), Lisa (Small-leaved Shamrock), footnoteMaven, Jasia (Creative Gene), Chery Kinnick (Nordic Blue), Steve Danko (Steve's Genealogy Blog), Chris Dunham (The Genealogue)

Bottom Row: L-R: Randy Seaver (Genea-Musings), Blaine Bettinger (Dr. DNA - The Genetic Genealogist), Susan Kitchens (Family Oral History), Apple (Apple's Tree), Janice Brown (Cow Hampshire), Terry Thornton (Hill Country), Tim Agazio - Behind Terry's Wing (Genealogy Reviews Online), Nikki-Ann - on the horn, Lori Thornton - with her back to us (Smoky Mountain Family Historian), Amy Crooks (Untangled Family Roots), Lulubelle

Some Of These GeneaAngels Are
log Caroling Now!

Bill West at West In New England - I Saw Three Ships
Chery Kinnick at Nordic Blue - Chestnuts Roasting
Lori Thornton at Smoky Mountain Family Historian - Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Becky Wiseman at kinnexxions - Do You Hear What I Hear
Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings - Angels We Have Heard on High
Terry Thornton at Hill Country - The First Noel
Jessica Oswalt at Jessica's Genejournal - Silent Night
Jasia at CreativeGene - Dzisiaj w Betlejem (In David's City)
Semiquaver is really caroling at Harlow - Wish We Could Hear You!
(I will imagine you as Detective Chief Inspector Endeavour Morse, singing Christmas Carols)
Craig Manson at geneablogie - Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht - Trilingual Caroling!
Lisa at Small-leaved Shamrock - The Wexford Carol
Lisa at Small-leaved Shamrock - Can't forget Killarney...
Lisa at A Light That Shines Again - On French Hens, a Partridge and God Himself
Lisa at 100 Years in America - Heavenly music and "little stars"
Chris Dunham at The Genealogue - Jouluyö, juhlayö!
Colleen at The Oracle of OMcHodoy - The Little Drummer Boy
footnoteMaven - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Thank You All For Participating - You Sound Marvelous!
If you're caroling and I've missed you, leave a note for me.


Blogger Becky Wiseman said...

Wow fM! Way cool, I love it. Sure must have taken some time to put it all together. What a neat gift you have given us. Thank you, and may the angels bless you in the coming year.

December 18, 2007 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

You are so welcome!

Getting your little heads to sit just right on your little necks was the hard part.

And I thought of you when I saw the angel with its hand over its heart.

Merry Christmas, Becky.


December 18, 2007 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Miriam Robbins said...

Hey, thanks, fM, for the lovely blue dress! Hope Lee doesn't poke my eye out with that bow! My horns are holding my halo up! ;-)

P.S. I've got a carol that I'll share with you soon.

December 18, 2007 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


I put you where you always are, in the middle of things.

Does look as if you're worried about that bow and are giving Lee a little shove.

Can't wait to hear you carol.

Merry Christmas fellow Pacific Northwest blogger.


December 18, 2007 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Terry Thornton said...

What fun! Maven, you've outdone yourself. I'll bet "Getting your little heads to sit just right on your little necks was the hard part" --- shucks, that is always the hard part! At least I'm standing close to the only angelic looking one in the entire group --- Apple. And me in that pageant dress! WOW! LOL!
So here is a
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,
"Glory to the newborn King. . ."


December 18, 2007 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Jasia said...

How very clever of you fM! You've done a mighty fine job as choir director... I can hear our GeneaVoices in 30-part harmony. Ahh the heavenly sounds of the season make all things merry and bright. Well done dear girl, well done!

December 18, 2007 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Lisa / Smallest Leaf said...

Dear footnote Maven -

I am honored that you included my Christmas caroling at Small-leaved Shamrock in your "choir". But, oops, you listed the wrong person and photo. I am Lisa, not Jennifer.

Wishing you a beautiful Christmas season filled with song!


December 18, 2007 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


You look rather commanding in that pageant dress, like you're just about to turn around and lead us all in song.

Merry Christmas to you!


December 18, 2007 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


The hard part was turning your head around and removing a really handsome pup-a-doo. But with your head that direction a dog stuck to the side of your face just wasn't working.

Ahh, yes, finally Merry and Bright.

Merry Christmas good friend!


December 18, 2007 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


The mind slips and falls and lands on Lisa. I think the photo might have been Martha Stewart.

The names have been changed to promote the worthy, with my apologies.

If you have a photo, please send it and I will put your lovely face back in place of Martha.

My apologies and Merry Christmas, LISA!


December 18, 2007 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Craig Manson said...


I'm overwhelmed! A great gift! Thanks!

December 18, 2007 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

You are so welcome Craig!

That angel looked like the peacemaker and that I believe is your role.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.


December 18, 2007 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Steve Danko said...


What a beautiful gift! Thank you and Merry Christmas!


December 18, 2007 at 11:43 PM  
Blogger Moultrie Creek said...

Obviously you haven't heard me sing. This is a precious gift for all of us. Thank you.

December 19, 2007 at 2:05 AM  
Blogger Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Wow! That must have been a lot of work, getting us all together like that.

Thanks for making me smile today!

December 19, 2007 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Bill West said...

Thanks,fM, for making me smile after a long day at the bookstore.

Being able to do something like that is, IMHO, a gift. Thanks for using it to give us all one in turn!

December 19, 2007 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger TERRY SNYDER said...

Dear Footnote Maven,

I love it! I can’t imagine how much time and effort this took. Thank you for including me – although I may have been a bit miscast as an angel!

Terry Snyder

December 19, 2007 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Janice said...


This is probably the one and only time I'll be an angel lol. Thanks for the smile!


December 20, 2007 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

You all make me feel so special :). Thanks for the fun! My carol is posted on the December 14, and my December 20 post explains why The Little Drummer Boy holds a special place in my heart.

December 22, 2007 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Chery Kinnick said...


I've always wanted to be part of a choir, but lacked the courage. Thanks for making my fantasy come true (and red is my color, too!)

December 27, 2007 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

Oh my gosh...Would you look at that...And there I am with a fiddle!!!

Miriam, I'd be worried too if my eye was sitting that close to me and a bow on the loose. :-)

fM, as usual, you bring life to the party! Wish I had been here in time for the spiked punch and jello mold. ;-)

January 2, 2008 at 4:50 AM  

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