Saturday, June 1, 2013

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Create an Ancestral Name Acrostic

From Randy over at Genea-Musings: 

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 
time for some more Genealogy Fun!!
 Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  Visit Beverly's Reeves, Reaves and More Rives blog post titled John A. and Nancy Reves Remembered.  Note the acrostic poem made from the letters of their names.  Isn't that cool?

2)  Select one of your ancestors, and make a Name Acrostic for them. If you can write poems like these, please do it.  If you're non-creative like me, then just list the letters of their name and write one word for each letter in the name that describes your selected person.

3)  Show us your Name Acrostic on your own blog post, on a comment to this post, in a Facebook Status or a Google+ Stream post. 

Some help:  I found a good list of positive words at  I also used a thesaurus! 
Here's mine, for my grandmother, Nealie Drake Tapley:
Nomadic life
Excellent cook
Always a prim and proper Southern lady
Loved Coca-Cola!
Immeasurable influence
Elephant memory
Kept her family together
Exceedingly dignified
Always working
Piano Player
Loved the Lord
Embraced her grandchildren
Young widow