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Ways to pass your legacy to the next generation

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Here are several great resources to help you start with your family history and also teach your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren about family history. 10 Tips to Start Your Family History JourneyHow to Trace Your Family TreeBond Between Grandparents and Grandkids Benefits BothThe Grandparent's Guide to Sharing Your Love of Classic Cars with Your Grandchild The Best Legacy You Can Leave for Your Grandchildren   Thanks to Jenny Wise for these great resources!

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Ken Yoder Reed ’66 brings his third historical novel to Writers Read

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Historical novelist Ken Yoder Reed ’66 will return to Eastern Mennonite University Thursday, Feb. 16, for a Writers Read event at Common Grounds coffeehouse at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. A freewill donation will be taken. Reed, who lives in San Jose, California, recently published his third novel, Both My Sons (Masthof Press, 2016). He has also written Mennonite Soldier and He Flew Too High. All My Sons tells the story of Klaus Greenywalt, a Swiss-German immigrant to Lebanon County, around the year 1755. Faced with a number of personal struggles, his issues become magnified by...

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Book review: ‘Both My Sons’ in the Mennonite World Review

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by Melanie Springer Mock I’m not one of those folks who reads historical fiction and longs for the past, for a more bucolic way of life and the wonder that might accompany the discovery of new frontiers. Indeed, I know a work of historical fiction has succeeded when its details make me exceedingly grateful for the present and the relative ease with which I can navigate my days. READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.

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Bookscover2cover review of Rabbit Warrior

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Goodreads Book Giveaway Rabbit Warrior by Janet Brady Calhoun Giveaway ends March 31, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway In an era of tell-all books and reality TV, it’s still unnerving for the average person to reveal too much about themselves, their dreams and dramas. The translucent nature of living in a world that thinks it knows you simply because it has a few data points results in an exhausting and inauthentic existence. While revealing your deepest secrets along with the attendant emotions you’ve been harboring for the better part of forever is a rough and rickety...

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'Berks County Time Train' host Mike Reinert becomes author

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Many in Berks County know him, and many have heard his voice as a journalist. Now, you can call him an author. Read the full interview below. Click here to watch the interview!

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