Thursday, December 15, 2005

And the Winner Is...

Congratulations to Pam Hamburg-Robbins from Westminster, Maryland!

She guessed Dalmatian and that's the name of our kitty!

Pam writes...

"Oh. My. Goodness!!!!!! I really won?!? That's wonderful! I had gone to the 101 Dalmations movie site and started goofing around there early this am. It just popped in my head. Such a big name for such a bitty kitty;) But it makes sense, really, since she's a b/w cali cat. This is so cooooool...I rarely win anything!"

"Yes, I enjoyed that contest very much! I love stuff like that. Word games, guessing games, puzzles, etc. Plus I am a three-kitty owner: Natasha (Tashi), Mr. Coale (or King Coale, if you please!), and Ravyn (aka "Squeaky")."

The clues explanation:
Hint #1: Disney Movie: Disney Movie. 101 Dalmatians or 102 Dalmatians.
Hint #2: The vet was surprised when we brought our cat in for the first time. We think he believed we were bring in a dalmatian dog.
Hint #3: Boots and hoses. Dalmatians used to be used to guard, or keep watch over the firehouse equipment.
Who is watching the horses? Dalmatians were used to keep the horses, that pulled the fire wagons calm during fires.
Hint #4: Greater than a 100. From 101 or 102 dalmatians.
Hint #5: Firehouse dog. A dalmatian was a firehouse watch dog.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

White House Conference on Aging

I'm back from the White House Conference on Aging. Here there were over 1,000 people passionately working to make life better for our nation's elders. Amazing conference. I worked with our partner SeniorNet. They provide computer labs in 240 locations around the U.S.

Interestingly, SeniorNet ( offers an amazing online "book club" discussion group. These are well established groups that read books together and comment on things and ask questions. It looks like fun!

Also, you can link to the White House Conference on Aging blog to see other people's observations on what's needed next to make life better for older Americans.


Monday, December 12, 2005

What's your favorite memory of Christmas?

Is it caroling, baking cookies, Christmas Eve, or opening your stocking? How did you count down the days when you were a child? Share with us and the rest of the LifeBio community. We would like to know what city or town you grew up in too.

Just click on the small "comments" word right below or Email me at

Lisbeth "Beth" Sanders

Friday, December 09, 2005

LifeBio's "Name That Cat Contest" Guesses - Updated 12/10/2005

Great guesses so far, but not correct. Keep trying!

Lion King
Puss 'n Boots
Tinker Bell

LifeBio's - Name That Cat Contest - Hints

Hint #1: Disney Movie
Hint #2: The vet was surprised when we brought our cat in for the first time.
Bonus Hint: It is not one of the seven dwarfs. Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy. We have had a couple of people guess "one of dwarfs".
On a side note, someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the dwarfs, from the original Brothers Grimm, did not receive names until the story was "re-done" by Disney in 1937.

Hint #3: Boots and hoses
Bonus Hint: Who is watching the horses?
Hint #4: Greater than a 100
Hint #5: Firehouse dog's "Name That Cat Contest" - Win a Memory Journal

Lisbeth "Beth" Sanders here...

If you've visited lately, you may have noticed a picture of LifeBio's "unofficial" Christmas mascot, our cat, enjoying our Christmas tree. Yes, she is a real cat, not an ornament.

So, just for fun, we're kicking off a "Name That Cat Contest." Guess the correct, real name of the LifeBio cat in the Christmas tree and win LifeBio's hardcover Memory Journal (a $24.95 value)!
Here's how it works:

1. The contest ends Saturday, December 17, 2005, at 6 p.m. ET.
2. Every day or two, we'll post hints about the cat's name on the LifeBio blog web site. Visit to see these hints in the message titled "Name That Cat Contest".
3. Read the hints in the blog and then Email us at with your guess. We'll post the guesses on our blog as well.
4. The first person to correctly guess the name of this cute kitty wins a free Memory Journal--a great book for you or someone you love to tell and share life stories! We'll announce the winner and ship the Memory Journal just in time for Christmas! Good luck!

Autobiographically Yours,

Lisbeth "Beth" Sanders
Founder & President
866-543-3246 (866-LIFEBIO)
LifeBio WeBlog

p.s. If you would like to purchase a LifeBio Memory Journal, please call, or visit LifeBio's secure purchase web site.
p.p.s. To see all of the LifeBio products and gift certificates, please visit LifeBio's product description.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Christmas Day Memory

I was working on my life story and thought this memory was really funny and worth sharing.

When I was young, cleaning was often put off until the last minute. Because of this, we often spent some time cleaning on Christmas day before all of the extended family came over. One year my sister, two brothers, and I were cleaning the living room. One of the chores was to empty the extra ashes out of the wood-burning fireplace and take them way out in the back yard to dump them. Being children who didn't want to clean any longer than we had to, we took a short cut. We dumped the ashes into the metal garbage can sitting on the ground next to the back porch. We thought we were pretty smart putting the ashes in the metal can on the ground. What could happen? Then we went back to work around the house.

You could imagine our parents' surprise when there was a large fire coming out of the garbage can. We learned it wasn't too smart to put the ashes on top of the other garbage!

Nothing catastrophic happened from the fire, but it definitely gave a new meaning to "chestnuts roasting on an open fire"and a great laugh for the family.

Its amazing, as I have grown to an adult, how different memories stand out in my mind. I makes me grateful for the wonderful memories I have of my family. Who knew one of my life stories would be about cleaning on Christmas!

Is that a real cat in the tree?

This is a great product! Exactly what I was looking for a Christmas present for my parents. I have been wanting to record their life stories and history.

By the way, is that a real cat/kitten in the tree? If it is, how did you get him/her to "pose" in the tree?


Sunday, December 04, 2005

LifeBio Live Support will be introducing and testing new online live support and chat during the week of December 4, 2005.
The link can be found by clicking on the following:

If help is not available at the time, just send an email with your question.
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