My apologies to footnoteMaven for not highlighting her brand new "I Smile for the Camera" Carnival when it first was published last Sunday, May 11th. If you haven't heard, the Maven has a new blog, Shades of the Departed, in which she merges her love of genealogy, history and photography. In the "Smile" carnival, she invites other bloggers to share their personal photos centered around a specific theme. In honor of Mother's Day, her first edition of the carnival had the theme "Mother Love" or "Love of Mother." My submission is here.
The 2nd edition will feature "Belles and Beaus":
The 2nd Edition of Smile For The Camera takes its word prompts from the romance and weddings of the month of June. So, show us your belles and beaus. Choose a photograph of an ancestor, relative, yourself, or an orphan photograph that shows a memorable wedding, courting/dating, or a photograph depicting young/old love.
Your submission may include as many or as few words as you feel are necessary to describe your treasured photograph. Those words may be in the form of an expressive comment, a quote, a journal entry, a poem (your own or a favorite), a scrapbook page, or a heartfelt article. The choice is yours!
Deadline for the submission is midnight, 10 June 2008. You can submit your post here.
Yesterday, Jasia of Creative Gene published the 48th Carnival of Genealogy, whose topic was "Mom, How'd You Get So Smart?" In honor of Mother's Day and National Teacher Month, bloggers explored their mother's education, whether formal or informal. Twenty-three bloggers wrote 25 posts about their mothers, mothers-in-law, or as in my case, I invited my mother to write her own educational memories.
The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: Swimsuit Edition! Why should Sports Illustrated have all the fun? This is your chance to show off the bathing beauties in your family. Pull out the old photos of Grandma Moses in her seaside bloomers, Auntie Mae in her pin-up girl suit from the 1940s or 50s, cousin Paula in her psychedelic bikini from the 1970s, or even yourself in your Speedo! Let's have some fun here! Memorial Weekend is knocking on the door and that means the start of the summer sun, sand, and seaside season so let's get in the mood with summer fun photos. What? You don't have any swimsuit photos you dare to share? No problem! Tell us your best family beach stories instead! The deadline for submissions is June 1st.
Thanks to the members of the ScanFest crew who suggested the Swimsuit Edition topic!