National Rose Month

Revisiting Rose Month!

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Pink single blossom rose Nearly Wild Rose

June also is National Rose Month (actually it’s a very long list). They mean of course the flower, but I’d like to think of it as Rose Wilder Lane Month. Please read something by or about Rose this month.

If you’d like to have something close to the prairie roses she was named for, look for the Nearly Wild Rose at your local garden center. I’ve had one for about three years now and it blooms more constantly than any other variety of rose that I’ve already had.

UPDATED June 21 2019: I added a photo of the Nearly Wild Roses and my current signature block.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest…

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Genealogy Basics

Revisiting Genealogy Basics.

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Me and the author Me and my great-grandparents

I’ve been accepted to present a session entitled: “Genealogy for the Non-Genealogist Librarian” at the national Association of Rural and Small Libraries conference this fall. It’s going to be based on a beginning genealogy from a librarian viewpoint program that I originally developed for Beyond Rubies, but have done several times at libraries around the area. In preparation for that I’ve updated the pathfinder (a handout to help people who are just beginning a topic know where to look for basic information) that I use in the presentation. It was a major update, probably it’s 70% different now.

Find it here:
http://www.trundlebedtales.com/beginning-genealogy.html

I also took this opportunity to convert it into a LibGuide which is a version of the same thing with lots of formatting bells and whistles and is mobile friendly.

See it here:
http://guides.kirkwood.edu/Genealogy

And if you are interested in more of my pathfinders…

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Top 10 Posts During May 2019

Standing in 19th century outfit in front of a screen showing a project title slide
Packing Up – Courtesy of Sarah Shaw Almond

Here are the blog posts and pages that have had the most views last month. I did skip a couple in the rankings that were about events that took place in April since they’re already over. Take a look maybe there is something there that will interest you too.

I got a late start on this for May. These are the top 10 for the month before June 10, 2019.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Events Around the Country

Oregon Trail Again

Laura Ingalls Wilder Events Around the Country 2019

June 2019 Laura Ingalls Wilder Events

One-Room School Lunch Survey 2018

Plum Creek Park Camping

Schedule of Presentations

Jack Benny in Bloom

TV Show The Big Bang Theory Finale

Trundlebed Tales Rolls Out New Brochure for 2019

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help?  Attend one of her programs,  schedule one  yourself,  watch her videos,  listen to her podcast,  look at her photos, and find her  on  Facebook ,  Twitter ,  LinkedIn ,  SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Get Started on Twitter

Have you joined Twitter yet?

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Twitter Count from June 8 2019

I was initially a reluctant Twitter sign up. I felt I should to keep up with the current media, but I figured it would take a lot of time and the last thing I need is another thing that takes up time. However, I’m now a total convert. In fact I just might be addicted. I like Twitter A LOT more than I do Facebook, but Facebook is based on who you are, while Twitter is more of an ongoing conversation about different topics. Find the ones that are of interest to you and jump in. I get a lot of information and stimulating opinions off Twitter. I think you will enjoy it too.

Watch this step by step video:

Sign up for a free account. You need:

1. To choose a Twitter Name also called a Twitter Handle

2. An e-mail

3. A square photo

https://www.twitter.com

For more basic…

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Trundlebed Tales Rolls Out New Brochure for 2019

I’ve updated on my brochure for 2019. Take a look!

Small View of my Brochure

Remember Trundlebed Tales is more than just in person presentations and a blog, I have a websiteYouTube channel, podcastTwitterFacebook, etc. Find my links all around the web. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at my trading cards.

But I think it’s most important that I speak in person. If you want to hear me, be sure to pass this on to your local library, museum, or event.

Brochure2019a

Brochure2019b

For more in depth descriptions of my program than show in the brochure check out my Program Descriptions page and for more information about booking check out How to Book a Program. 🙂

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast,    look at her photos, and find her on    Facebook ,    Twitter ,  LinkedIn ,  SlideShare,  and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Memorial Day 2017

Thinking of you this Memorial Day.

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It’s once again Memorial Day where we take a weekend and remember those who have passed on both those members of the military who gave their last full measure of devotion, those who passed on later, and our own lost family and friends. I hope to see you at your local services.

The Smithsonian explains where Memorial Day celebrations come from:

http://blog.americanhistory.si.edu/osaycanyousee/2013/05/you-asked-we-answered-why-do-we-celebrate-memorial-day.html

Time explains why Memorial Day became a Three Day Weekend:

http://time.com/4346170/memorial-day-three-day-weekend

Look at past year posts:

Avenue of Flags

UPDATED May 25 2019: I updated it with my current signature block.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring…

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Jack Benny in Bloom

Revisited this earlier this week.

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I became a Jack Benny fan in a strange way. I had heard of Jack Benny before of course, but I’d never seen his show. Then I saw the PBS Special Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom and I was hooked. I’ve been listening to his radio show regularly on Sirius XM Classic Radio ever since. Before I hadn’t bothered because my mother doesn’t like his show, but I don’t understand why not, it’s great. However, I thought maybe an introduction would help other people enjoy it as much as I do. Be sure to read the comments, the one from Old Time Radio is especially important with a few corrections.

Things to know about Jack Benny and his show. Here are 20 things you ought to know, plus 4 links.

1. Jack’s theme song is Love in Bloom. Jack always thought it was stupid that it was, “what does my act have to…

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