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Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories - Christmas Parties
Gary and Amy foreground, the Judge and brother-in-law behind us
Probably the best Christmas party we ever threw was our wedding. Gary and I decorated the house, invited about 60 people, and those that came became part of our "surprise" wedding. Our friend who was a Superior Court judge did the honors - well sort of - she couldn't read without her glasses so my brother-in-law stood behind her and read the ceremony into her ear and she repeated what he said. We were made legal next to the Christmas tree in our living room with folks crowed around and overflowing into the dining room. We hired a bartender, had the food catered, and had a riot of a time. We didn't exactly plan for a photographer but we still have a few pictures some of our visitors took and shared with us.
I decided to do a little research on the meaning of the name Skibbe. The only information I have located so far is: North German: from Sorbianskiba‘slice of bread’, perhaps a nickname for a poor person.
I found this information athttp://www.answers.com/topic/skibbe. Please let me know if anyone else can come up with anything. My Skibbe's do hide - maybe because no one knows the origin of their surname.
The Family History Expo in Mesa will open this Friday the 18th and continue through January the 19th. Here a few tips to make the most of your expo experience:
1. Bring address labels! It will speed up entering drawings and your name and address will be easy to read. Just add your email to the form and you are good to go.
2. Pack a snack and a water bottle. The vendor lines get long at times and that snack may just save you from starving.
3. Be patient!
4. Review your book titles and keep track of the books you are on the look out for. I have purchased the same book three times over the last few years until I started keeping my library on Librarything. Now when I go to a conference I can bring a printout or access it on my phone.
5. Bring business cards/calling cards with your email and or blog address for new genealogy friends to stay in touch after the expo.
6. Dress in layers - some rooms are warm and some are cool - be prepared.