Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

August 23, 2013
Like many of you, I enjoy genealogy and am always delighted to establish another patriot or prove a new child of a patriot. However, for the last few years I’ve encountered far more brick walls than successes. If you, too, dabble in genealogy, you know exactly what I mean! I was at our Headquarters recently for several days and popped into the Library to greet a National Chairman who had come...
August 16, 2013
It was a pleasure to begin my official state visits with the Vermont Daughters in the Green Mountain State. Greeted at the Burlington airport by State Regent, Liz Bicknell and others, we spent the evening in Burlington and drove the next morning to Addison to the John Strong Mansion , a historic property for which the Vermont daughters have lovingly...
August 13, 2013
Greetings to everyone who might be seeing the Today’s DAR Blog for the first time! If you have just discovered the blog recently as a result of our email blast, you join more than 50,000 viewers who have visited the blog since I began writing it June 30, 2013 . I have been so pleased by the positive reception to this blog that I wanted to make...
August 7, 2013
When meeting Daughters in my travels, I love to ask why they joined DAR. For many, it was a family tradition and they enjoy sharing our organization with several generations of their family. One of my favorite aspects, which draws many women to DAR, is that there is a variety of committees to meet the different interests of members. When my children were young, I was involved in the Children of...
August 2, 2013
The symbol of the Young Administration is an eagle and it seems as though they are following me around Headquarters lately. Each time I am at the building working I spot another eagle somewhere, either in our architecture, a museum piece or elsewhere. I hope you enjoy this slideshow of these beautiful eagles located around DAR Headquarters.
July 29, 2013
Our back yard has a massive live oak tree in the center. Although we love watching the birds and squirrels play on it, the shade of the tree kept grass from growing. A few years ago we turned the entire back yard into a garden with a path along the azaleas, impatiens, hydrangeas and caladiums. It was time to trim the Jasmine vines which grow on a fence adjacent to our driveway. I started very...
July 26, 2013
The 122 nd Continental Congress was a tremendous success with the largest attendance in recent years with registration in excess of 3,800. Opening night featured Leigh Keno of Antiques Roadshow who discussed the value of some of the objects in our DAR Museum. The entire audience chuckled when Merry Ann Wright mentioned being outbid by Leigh at an auction in New York when Leigh was only six years...
July 22, 2013
I hope you all are enjoying the Today’s DAR Blog so far. We have been making some tweaks and enhancement as we go to help make the user experience streamlined and enjoyable for everyone. I have been writing quite a bit and I feel as though I am starting to get into the swing of things! We hope to make this blog a place where we can share important Society news and updates but also the amazing...
July 17, 2013
Today I’d like to share with you my favorite place – our ranch. My husband’s family had lived on a ranch in central Texas for several generations, and although I was raised in one of the largest cities in the country, this city girl has learned to work cattle, build fence, drive tractors and adapt to the pleasures and challenges of country life. We spend most of our time at our home in Houston...
July 15, 2013
It was an honor to be a guest of the Sons of the American Revolution for their 123 rd Congress held in Kansas City, Missouri last week. Under the leadership of Steve Leishman, President General 2012-2013, the SAR has grown to over 30,000 members. Both the SAR and the DAR have a strong emphasis on youth and many members of both organizations have served as Senior leaders of the Children of the...

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