Know Your Family

Recently I went to a family reunion, and I reconnected with family, hung out with my cousins, and gained new insights. However what made this particular reunion so different is that it had a bigger theme. This struck me because this was the first time I really learned the importance of knowing about your genealogy. The theme of this reunion was to educate and help to pass on the torch; so that future generations of my family can be knowledgeable of their lineage.

You may be asking yourself “why is he telling me this”?

Well, the answer is simple. I want you to be able to be proud of where you come from and what your family had to do to build your foundation. There could be someone that is famous out there or a potential role model that you could find all from just taking the time to learn about your family history.

So I encourage you to go these websites or ask your parents about their family. You’ll be surprised how much you find out.

(Click the link below for some awesome genealogy sites to get started)

We Are Family!

Enjoy the song with the same title.

Sister Sledge-We Are Family

How To Tie A Tie (Part 2)

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So now that you’ve learned how to tie a normal tie let us move on to bow ties.

Steps:

1. Start with the bowtie lying face up. Adjust the bowtie so that the right side is shorter than the left. The end on the left will be referred to as A and the end on the right will be referred to as B.

2. Move A to the right side, across B.

3. Bring A under B and up through the neck loop.

4. At the joint, fold B towards the right and then towards the left to create a the bow shape.

5. Bring A stra­ight down over the middle of the bow shape that was made with B.

6. Fold A back towards the chest and pinch the fold.

7. Push the pinched end (A) through the loop behind B.

8. Pull on the folded parts of the bow to tighten.

9. Adjust until balanced on both sides.

The visual step-by-step list is below and the video)

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How To A Bow Tie

Sources: http://www.ties.com/how-to-tie-a-tie/bow-tie

Well now you know how to tie a windsor tie and a bow tie!

–If you have any questions about tying a bowtie or tying a tie, contact me at gregorycook14@gmail.com with questions.

 

 

 

 

How to Tie a Tie

There are many that  would think that many highschool/middle school boys and girls know how to a tie. Well you’d be wrong actually. There are very few, and it is a very important thing to know how to do. Kids should learn how to tie a tie as early as middle school. Well I’m going to give a step-by-step tutorial so that you’ll be able to impress your parents and teachers with your tie skills.

Okay, so first we’ll start with a normal tie:

1. Ask your parent(mom or dad) if they have one for you to practice on or buy a cheap one from a thrift store. 

2. Once you have the tie you want to stand in front of a mirror, and start with the wide end of the tie on the right/the small end on the left.

3. Wide end over the small end to the left.

4. Up into the neck loop from underneath.

5. Down to the left.

6. Around the back of the small end to the right.

7.Up to the center, towards neck loop.

8.Across the front to the left.

9.Up into the neck loop from underneath.

10. Down through the loop you’ve just created in the front.

11. Tighten the knot by pulling down on the wide end. Slide the knot up & adjust.

(These steps are specifically on how to tie a windsor knot)

Here’s a visual picture and video below if you get confused:

How to Tie A Tie

Sources: (http://www.ties.com/how-to-tie-a-tie/windsor)

–My next post will be about tying a bow tie, which will be up shortly.