The topic for the 102nd Carnival of Genealogy, as posted by Creative Gene, is the Annual iGene Awards. Bloggers are to choose their best blog posts in five different categories. Here are the entries from the Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay from 2010.
Best Picture - The angel from the post Fall at Perkins Cemetery in Erie County, Ohio. I like to think that this angel represents angels watching down on us along with my mother Joyce, who passed away in 2010, and is buried here at the Perkins Cemetery.
Best Screen Play - There's One in Every Family. My great grandmother Ada Steen Parker, along with her husband Roy, raised a family of four children during the first quarter of the twentieth century. She knew how to cook, can, sew, help in birthing babies, as well as preparing deceased loved ones for funerals. After the family farm was sold for the War effort in the 1940's, she adapted well to city life. Her life story could be told with Claudette Colbert as the star, and Jimmy Durante playing Grandpa Roy. The children would be portrayed by John Goodman as Glenn, Tony Danza as Steen, Olivia DeHaviland as Janet, and Groucho Marx as Paul Parker.
Best Documentary - Learning More About Joseph Willmann. Details about the life of Joseph Willmann were gleaned from census records, online family trees, vital records, and cemetery and genealogical databases.
Best Biography - Spencer Baird Newberry. A professor of Chemistry who studied in Europe as well as in the U.S., Mr. Newberry was issued several patents related to the manufacturing of portland cement. The company started by Spencer and his brothers provided jobs for many of my ancestors of Hungarian descent.
Best Comedy - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. A smile comes to my face every time I think of my baby brother singing this song in his Kindergarten class.