From: Betty Shelden Knopf, Ed.D.
We are on the countdown to our 2018 SFA Reunion! It is happening September 30 – October 5, 2018. I am looking forward to meeting other SFA members and this research opportunity! I have been trying to get my research items organized and copied (I don’t take originals anywhere). I have put two pesky missing female members as my priority research but I do have other Sheldons and Sheldens to research as time permits.
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More About William Sheldon
Sheldon (born 1898) was a watcher of people who took his observations and formed a theory about them. He published a system of classifying people based on their body types in two documents: The Varieties of Human Physique (1940) and The Varieties of Temperament (1942).
The 2018 SFA Reunion in Salt Lake City was really special! Highlights include meeting several new members; agreeing to hire a website firm; two members volunteering to be SFA Directors-at-Large; passing revised by-laws, and voting that St. Louis will be the site of the 2019 SFA Reunion. The lobby of the Family History Library had fun technology-based activities! Using a magnetic iPad, members enjoyed using their family trees to find related US Presidents and even related famous entertainers.
Dues Alert! August was the month for SFA members to renew yearly memberships. If you are not a Lifetime Member, please use our website Sheldonfamily.org to pay by credit card, or mail a check for $15.00 to Sue Sheldon, Treasurer at PO Box 1575, Shelton, WA 98584.
Betty Shelden Knopf, Ed.D.
I wrote it down. Yes, I did. The date was October 14. My husband and I went to Kohl’s Department Store and there it was. It was a Christmas tree spinning with twinkling lights and playing Christmas music. (Our granddaughter thinks that if you leave your Christmas lights up all year you are always ready for next Christmas.) It seems the Christmas season has started.
I recently found some video cassettes in my father’s estate. Originally taken with 8mm film, these video cassettes are early memories of our son and nieces. Well, my “genealogy” gift this year to my son is going to be a DVD. Technology has changed in his lifetime! I am off to Costco to get this project done. Next year my genealogy gift will be to figure out what to do with the hundreds of my father’s 35mm slides….
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