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Yesterday someone asked on a FB group who had ancestors that fought in the Revolutionary War and I got to looking to see if I could find any of the Skidmores that might have. Don't know enough about the other lines back. There is a book on the Skidmores (also Skudamore when they came from England), but I don't have it. I decided to go back to the OK DAR schedule that my cousin had told me about and finally figured out how to get the email to the person who was doing a talk about my ggrandmother. Turns out she is also a ggranddaughter, but from the 1st marriage (her ggrandfather died very young). Mostly we have talked about those who were alive while we have been, but might find out some things. She has had trouble finding her ggrandfather's grave so I tried, but can only find if I pay. Needing new brakes, that just isn't possible. Nice to find a distant cousin, though.

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Sometimes I find things that change peoples thinking. Mom is a first generation American. Her mother was born in England, her father is Sweden . When she and daddy got married his family looked down on her, their relatives had fought in the evolutionary war. When I did her tree as many of her family had been in the war as Daddies. It's just her family kept going back and forth between the US and England. Yes a good number were born in England.

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I like starting on a new persons tree because there is so much info to find.

It's addicting.

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It can be load's of fun. I have to set limits on how much htimei I spend on it or nothing getsdone

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I've spent the past couple of days trying to figure out my girlfriends family tree. Michaels, Pauls and Johns and Josephs all came to Haverstraw NY from Austria the end of the 19th century and then in the beginning of the 20th century they all started having children with the same names, Annie, Mary, Margaret etc. I got the Church records when I was in NY so now I am trying to sort them all out.

I'm having a fun time., how about you?

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"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."
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Good afternoon

When I walked Mutt yesterday it was still daylight because I wanted to get home before the fireworks started, but still, it was light enough i was wearing a cap, I had to ask several people not to shot them off till after the dog and I had passed there house. I know they don't think dogs are anything, but well dogs, but I would have thought they would have stopped when a person was walking by the house. Maybe I'm old fashion.


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Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.
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Good morning and Happy 4th. Fireworks started here about a week ago, but last night they got very noisy. Mutt curled up in the back of his crate, Duke well I don't know if he thinks he is keeping them out of the yard or trying to catch them, but runs like mad around the back yard. Last night I brought him in, big mistake, he about took the door down to make sure the back yard was safe. Then there is Lola, she is an 8 year old kitty and this is the first 4th I've had her. I didn't know what to expect. She sat at attention on the porch all night with that look she gives animals that dare to come to close to the porch.

Remember yes you need to enjoy the 4th and yes we all know you will eat and drink things that aren't on your diet. Just do it in moderation and remember soda and beer take the water out of you. Between that and the heat you need lots and lots of water. Also sometimes taking unruly children for a walk works wonders and lets you get some exercise too, and if it is someones else's children, they will love you for it.

I asked DH if the best way to celebrate the 4th was to find relatives that fought in the revolutionary war. He looked at my tree for that time period and told me he thought I found them all. A friend said she had been told she was related to 3 sighers of the decollation of independence and asked if I would verify it. Yep she is. Looks like some of the children decided to keep it in the family.

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Happy Fourth of July to Everyone!!! Hope you have a great holiday.


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There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.

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Good morning, mother morning when you don't have to work up a sweat, You are sweaty just walking out on the porch.

I forgot to put Mutts joint meds in the upper cabinet I came in the living room and he was finishing them off. I had just opened that bag. I expected to be calling the boss and telling her I was working the second half the day instead of the first half today, but no Mutt raced out the door when i got up and came back 10 min later for his walk. He walked for 55 mins with no problems or signs of discomfort. He did try to empty his water bowl when we got home, but then it is so hot and I downed a big glass of water.

When making your holiday plans, don't forget your fur babies. Most of them don't like fireworks and need a place they feel safe to hide. This will be my first 4th with Lola, so we'll see. Mutt will curl up in the back of his crate and whine if I leave the living room, Duke will race around the backyard trying to catch them. I live out in the country so no show like you have in the city, but everyone will try and out do their neighbor. And yes we not only have the things that make noise, but the ones that go way up and shower bright colors.

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One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.

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Good afternoon, We had a beautiful day today, hot but beautiful. Mutt and I walked under a bright full moon this morning. If the fireworks hold off, we will walk again tonight.

One of my co workers spent here lunch break on Ancestry. She and a cousin had decided to see if they had family they didn't know about. I told her genealogy was great and a lot of fun, but be careful and make sure things make sense. She told me I didn't have anything to worry about. She only downloaded things from family members and they wouldn't do anything to lead her astray. Not intentionally, but if her family is anything like mine things slip in very easy. All I could think, and the bookkeeper in me is showing, I sure hope I don't have to clean up her books.

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Good morning, This morning I checked the weather before Mutt and I left for our walk. There was a storm about 75 miles south of us, so I grabbed my staff and off we went. Someone forgot to tell the weather. There was quite a light show to the east, the west was trying to get in the act, the clouds were so thick I couldn't see the clouds, then the sky started falling. Good thing when I saw the light show I decided we were walking close to home.

There is an old air force base close to us. It is still used when there is need for military fly over and is a life light base. They want to turn it into a commercial site for space launches.

A lady I use to work with was expecting her second when the Dr told her the baby wasn't viable and at best would live long enough to be an organ donor to other babies. The mother had a choice of aborting the baby or seeing if it would live long enough to be an organ donor. She had a rather nasty natural abortion before the baby was big enough to be a donor, but it has started quite a discussion, would you be able to carry a baby knowing it would never live to birth, and the only hope you had was that it lived long enough to be an organ donor and if it didn't you would have a very messy natural abortion most likely without warning so it could be anywhere, in a store, work or city bus.

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Loving hearts shall go on side by side forever

James Freeman Clarke (Unitarian, reformer, clergy) The Hour Which Cometh (1868) p.75

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Good afternoon, Still fighting this headache, but now I'm winning. Yesterday DD brought the boys over. All they wanted to do was play wit trains, but then they started arguing about it. I told them that was it they were going for a walk. They older one said he would get the wagon. I said nope, you guys have too much energy, you are both walking. We heeded out, I didn't hear DD come up behind us. When the boys got to the end of the drive she yelled RUN, and they were off. When we got home again there was no more arguing about trains. Just so you know, I live two house from the end of a deadened road out in the country. There might be 3 cars that past my house a day, but on Sunday evening I'd be surprised to see even one. Next place up is the horse ranch, both sides of the road, and since his daughter was born, everyone knows the best way to get your tires shot out is speed though the ranch. He never has, just said he would and that is enough for people around here.

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Good morning. I'm doing better today. It is making all kinds of nose outside and looks like the sky is going to open up. DD's youngest turned 3 last week and her next one up will be 6 on the 4th. She was going to take them to a park close to my house for a little party ,because there will be some relatives in town that didn't make birthday parties. Tony will tell everyone he is a firecracker, but we think he needs his own day. Besides who needs a reason for a party. I'm not sure about this party.

There is a Frank with my fathers last name that. is copying my work on ancestry. Daddy has passed on, so I asked Mom if she had any idea who this person was. She said it was Daddies cousin. Daddies grandfather only had 2 children and one of them didn't have any children so it isn't a cousin. Maybe a relative that had children close to Daddies age that they called cousin or one of his children. Back in the 1850's there was a Hurley that had two children, Charles and Frank. I'm from Charles and Charles is a common name in our family. Frank is a common name in Franks family. Charles had 11 children, Frank had 12. 5 generations later you have a lot of Franks and Charles.

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Good morning, Still fighting with this headache, still hot and muggy, but Mutt and I did get an hour walk in this morning before it got too hot.

DD was on birth control. She went to the DR to see why she was craving carbs and had such bad cramps. Looks like I'll be a grandma by New Years. DD was high risk with her last 2 because of problems with her first, now with her being 40 and getting pregnant on birth control she is really high risk. The figure they baby is due New Years Day, but they have been inducing her a week early which would make it Christmas. She has 3 boys and is really hoping for a girl, but doesn't want to know what it is. She said when it was a surprise, it was like Christmas, what is in the package, when she knew it was ok just get the stuff and be ready.


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Good afternoon, well it is Friday afternoon, but I'm sluggish today and way behind on steps, but then it is hard to breath and feels like there is a knife in your right eye that happens. DH says a nice long walk will make me feel better and he is right, but the temp is in the 90's and the humidity is higher, I'm not walking anywhere. I might try the stationary bike. Maybe if I put on the video of walking over the glacier in Argentina while I pedal it will work.


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The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
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Good morning, another hot muggy one. I talked to Mom this morning, she said the temp in Mountain Home is only 78, but she thinks the humidity is 120 and walking isn't fun. Mom and I have always walked in the morning because it is so relaxing.

Mom is a minister. Daddy passed 3 years ago. Mom had him cremated and just set the ashes on the mantel. When she went to move them, the lid fell of and hut her on the arm, hard enough she had it x rayed to see if it was broken. It wasn't but her are is very swollen and black and blue. Mom says she was the joke at church Sunday, Daddy came back and got her.

Last Dec my daughter asked me about all the books I recommended. I told her I didn't recommend books. She told me I recommended 5 or 6 a day on Facebook. I got off Facebook and didn't even look at it fro several months. Now I don't miss it and only look at it when they tell me one of my sisters has messaged me. I was taking to DD the other day and she said she had posted some pictures of the boys on Facebook. I told her I wasn't on Facebook and she said I'm still recommending books. I just hope they are good books.

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MaryAlice, I'm with you on the genealogy searching. It really gets away from me. I have to do that on Facebook also. I don't really post I only look at the videos and try to help get animals homes by sharing stories. It is the stories that tie me up there.

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"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."
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Good morning, another hot and muggy day.

Lola has always gone running for her room, back bedroom that has a gate so she can get in but not big dogs, when she sees Duke but just watches Mutt with a look of do I run or not. Well today Mutt was lying on the floor and I watched as Lola walked around and around Mutt, getting closer with each round. You could see Mutts brain working, leaver her, let her come close on her own. Finally Lola was close enough she could stretch her paw out and just touch Mutts ear. That was to much for Mutt he turned his head to look at her. That sent her running. Poor Mutt has wanted to be Lola's friend since we got her and he just looked so hurt that she came so close and ran when he looked at her.

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"Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight."
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Good afternoon, It is one of those days. At 5:30 this morning I started sweeting as Mutt and I stepped off the front porch for our walk. The temp isn't that high. It is the humidity. With the heat, sun , we still have standing water and it is always humid this time of year.

Am i the only one that has to set a timer on how long I stay on genealogy. Somehow a couple of mins turns into, Arn't you going to bed tonight.


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Good morning another Hot Muggy morning, looks like thats what it will be for the next 6 months.

Mutt and I went for our morning walk. On the way I could hear a dog barking in the distance, but couldn't figure out which dog it was. Mutt normally walks very nicely beside me, but he was starting to pull and I think every other step I had to remind him to stay beside me. As we got close to the house I realized it was Duke, my lab, and what ever had set Duke off, Mutt thought he had to help. Thinking it was the little dog from down the street running the fence line I went into the neighbors yard to chase the little bugger away. Nope, those beady possum eye looked up at me. The animal stayed close to the fence, even with Duke caring on and didn't look very concerned that I had walked up with another big dog. Possums normally move on rather then confront you. Makes me wonder if she has young in our yard. Last year the dogs brought me 5 or 6 baby possums. No I don't walk Duke much, he doesn't like walks. He wants to play ball. While he is out the donkeys get too close to the fence. the wading birds come in the yard, sometimes a rabbit and then there is those possums. I walk Mutt in the morning and play ball in the evening.


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MaryAlice, my son also tells me Happy Father's Day. His dad disappeared when he was young too. His dad tried to come back into his life when he was old and dying. Dan was friendly but not too involved in the relationship. He died last year, we try to support his latest wife (she is a year younger than Dan, his youngest). I am so proud of my son as a dad He raised a great young man. emoticon

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Doing nothing is very hard to do ... you never know when you're finished.
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Good morning another hot muggy morning hat will be followed by another hot muggy day. DD brought her oldest to me from the hospital. The father had disappeared when she was 3 months pregnant, and she had decided she should go to collage and become an RN so she could support them both. They lived with me till the boy was 3. Well the baby is 17 now and mom is in charge of ICU at the hospital. This morning the boy sent me a text Happy second Mothers day. Since he didn't have a father, I was the second parent. Happy Fathers day to all the fathers and Happy Second Mothers day to the woman that were the second parent.

I get post from several places. The Ones that say Alice thinks and from my favorite minister, Mom. Alice thinks is the thought for the day she sends to her congregation. I don't think this is the place for religion, so don't post her religious one. I only post the ones he sends because we shouldn't take like too seriously.

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MaryAlice, Every time you post I get an email. I read all posts, but if I have nothing sensible to add, I don't. I especially like your quotes.

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"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
– Marcel Proust

Good Morning It is a hot muggy day, but at least it isn't raining. Mutt and I went for a long walk early. Before the heat. So 7:30 have 71 mins of exercise and almost 8,000 steps now for breakfast.

Linda glad to hear from you. I thought I was taking to myself.


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MaryAlice, you have a sharp eye. Now I will be looking for the years. My cousin was doing a report on the family and I had to point out that he had an older brother listed as a father.

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"Rate the task above the prize; will not the mind be raised? Fight thine own faults, not the faults of others; will not evil be mended?"
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Good evening. It hasn't stopped raining for 3 days. At least we are some of the lucky ones. The way the storm was tracking a good bit of yesterday we just had a missy rain, nothing hard. Even last night we must not have had that much rain, there was no water in the ditch in front of the house she I walked the dog this morning. Today we had more rain, but the water is just starting to pool in the yard and the ditches aren't full yet. Dog walking is a big part of my exercise and that isn't happening.

Remember to watch your dates. I had what looked like good parents till I saw that the father died 10 years before his son was born. I checked Ancestry to see if I had a date wrong. They showed 10 people that had that person and everyone had the same dates and father not one of them looked like they noticed that the father died 10 years before the son was born.


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"It may be those who do most, dream most."
– Stephen Leacock

Good morning, I got a text from my boss that because of the storm not to come to work today or tomorrow.

I spent most of my time yesterday that I had set aside for my genealogy, studying history. Yes learning history is a big part of genealogy. Sometimes you learn things can't be the way the reports try to tell you. Like the other day when they had the same man coming on the Mayflower and in the Revolutionary War. New things are always coming to light and many times, if you are my age often, you learn what you learned in school isn't right and what you thought couldn't be did happen.




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"In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted."
– Bertrand Russell

Good morning, I've bee for my first dog walk today. The sun is shining now, but I can tell we had a good bit of rain last night and the weather man says that we are in for a day of popcorn showers, so I'm grabbing the sun when I can. Our first tropical storm is making noise. There is a good chance it won't hit us, but it will make for a wet week.

I had to stop doing the stationary bike for several months after my operation. Boy has it taken me a long time to build back up and I'm still not where I was. I like to listen to my body, yesterday it wanted to do short sprints. I was pedaling along like normal when my legs took off. For 40 sec my legs were a blear. Then I was back to pedaling normal. This happened 4 times in 10 mins. then I just pedaled for 5 mins and my body said done. I did this twice once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Today I don't want anything to do with the bike an will use the rowing machine.

I was working on my moms family. Everything was going along great I wasn't having any problems the I met stupid and couldn't get rid of him. If someone was born in England, can over on the Mayflower. is 28 in the censes of Plymouth Colony in 1621. He wasn't a captain in the Revolutionary war. Why that file kept coming up for me to check is beyond me. Then I started getting files that his wife collected widows pension from the Revolutionary War. His wife died in Plymouth Colony in 1627. OK chances are he got remarried, but the file was in the first wife's name, and I don't think his second wife got a pension from the war either.


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Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good morning, Happy Friday. Friday for me is the day when I know I'm doing payroll, but not when or if I'll be doing anything else. Yesterday I was told to come in at noon to do payroll but weather I'll be doing accounts payable to I have no idea.

I drove my little car to work yesterday and loved it. For the next 3 months my car is a hot spot. It has internet. They have sent me e mails to get it for the next year, I would have to pay for that. On star uses AT&T. AT&T keeps saying they can't find my car and I have to get it out of the tunnel. Sorry my car is in an open field between the horse pasture and the donkey pasture. Some of the smaller carriers don't cover us, but all the big ones do. I'm only 30 miles from Houston. DH is griping about it. It doesn't have bluetooth so I can't answer the phone while I'm driving and I don't have automatic doors, so I can't use my Onstar app to open my doors. If I lock my keys in the app will only unlock the hatchback and I would have to crawl in and unlock one of the doors. Seams like pretty minor things to me and as I told him. I'M the one one driving it.

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Is he reading my family tree. My grandfather is Charles Webster 111 Charles Webster 1 father is Charles William111. The all wrote their name C W.

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Thought this was kinda cute & there is a lot of truth in it.

THE THIRTEEN COMMANDMENTS FOR NAMES
From George Horton

A "Tongue-In-Cheek" viewpoint of a family researcher.

(1) Thou shalt name your male children: James, John, Joseph, Josiah, Abel, Richard, Thomas, William.

(2) Thou shalt name your female children: Elizabeth, Mary, Martha, Maria, Sarah, Ida, Virginia, May.

(3) Thou shalt leave No trace of your female children.

(4) Thou shalt, after naming your children from the above lists, call them by strange nicknames such as: Ike, Eli, Polly, Dolly, Sukey, --- making them difficult to trace.

(5) Thou shalt Not use any middle names on any legal documents or census reports, and only where necessary, you may use only initials on legal documents.

(6) Thou shalt learn to sign all documents illegibly so that your surname can be spelled, or mis-spelled, in various ways: Hicks, Hick, Hix, Hixe, Hucks, Kicks, or Robinson, Robertson, Robison, Roberson, Robuson, Robson, Dobson.

(7) Thou shalt, after no more than 3 generations, make sure that all family records are lost, misplace, burned in a courthouse fire, or buried so that No future trace of them can be found.

(8) Thou shalt propagate misleading legends, rumors, and vague innuendo regarding your place of origin:
(A) You may have come from: England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales...or Iran.
(B) You may have American Indian ancestry of the _____ tribe...
(C) You may have descended from one of three brothers that came over from ____.

(9) Thou shalt leave No cemetery records, or headstones with legible names.

(10) Thou shalt leave No family Bible with records of birth, marriages, or deaths.

(11) Thou shalt Always flip thy name around. If born James Albert, thou must make all the rest of thy records in the names of Albert, AJ, JA, AL, Bert, Bart, or Alfred.

(12) Thou must also flip thy parents' names when making reference to them, although "Unknown" or a blank line is an acceptable alternative.

(13) Thou shalt name at least 5 generations of males and dozens of their cousins with identical names in order to totally confuse researchers.



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"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone."
– Orison Swett Marden

Good morning, Well as expected they totaled my car. DH had asked me earlier in the year if I wanted a new car and I told him when I got to 200,000 I would think about it. I was at 177,000. AI had to go be the dealer where the car was to sign the paper work so the insurance co could pick it up. Also as expected the car dealership called a sales rep. I said I wasn't going to buy anything right away, but would look. I looked at several I thought I would like, even test drove them they were OK, but the dashboard. There was so much stuff on it I would have to pull off the road just to adjust the AC. The sales lady said You want a basic car, is a used are OK. I said as long as it wasn't over 3 years and low milage. She showed me a boxy little car. but didn't feel like you were sitting on the ground when I got in and didn't drive like a small car as for low milage it had 30 miles on it and there weren't but 3 knobs on the dashboard. It was last years demo so was considered a used car and because this is Texas where everyone wants a big truck or SUV, it was there deal of the week. So I got a little car for what I paid for my car 11 years ago. The manager agreed with me about the dash. He said the fed said the dash had become so crowded that it was a safety hazard and if car companies couldn't do something about it, the government was going to limit the number if things your car can do. This was Chevys striped down car to see how people liked it. Except a few older folks like me, they didn't. Yes I could have gotten the same car with all the bells and whistles for twice as much.

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The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws.
Ernest Holmes

Good morning. About the time I say Great the clouds are gone I can breath again we are under an ozone warning. At least with ozone I normally can great in the morning

On the way home from work Friday I was rear ended. I was driving a small car and he was driving a large SUV. Her bumper met my trunk. No one was hurt, . Her car didn't even have a scratch. t called the insurance agent ad they said since it was the other persons fault I needed to file with the other insurance company. Her insurance company said that they needed to call the police because she didn't file a report. Well it was Friday evening so nothing could be done till this morning. DH is a big worry wort and all weekend it was they are just trying to say they won't do anything. Well they called this morning about 9 and said yes their driver was at fault and an adjuster would look at it Wen. My gut says they will total it. Not because it is damaged that bad, but how much damage does it take for an 11 year old car with 177,000 on it, and I know the trunk, and all the rear lights need to be replaced and as I told the insurance company, when I drove it to the repair shop the brakes where mushy. I was stopped at a light with my foot on the brake and the car lurched forward. At least no one was hurt.

What really got me is the police officer said he wasn't filling any charges unless I wanted to press charges. I asked why. He asked if I thought she was mad at my or had a grudge and did it on purpose. I told him I was sure it was only an accident. I have never heard of being asked that. I guess between road rage and the way some people handle anger it is a ligament question.

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I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.
Mark Twain, Wearing White Clothes speech, 1907
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)

Ozone has me under the weather. Exercise is a very low intensity since I can't breath.

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MaryAlice, Love that quote!

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If you have one foot in tomorrow and one foot in yesterday, you're bound to find yourself pissing on today.

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Good morning, I got home yesterday and discovered the dogs water bowl was dry. Not good, and since they have a steel tub and I had filled it before work really not good. DH asked if i thought Duke had tried to climb in it and tipped it over, but it was sitting up right where I left it. I refilled the bowl and then last night brought the dogs in, checking the tub, it was half full. This morning when I let the dogs out the tub had maybe an inch of wear. I was at the hardware store at 7 this morning. They were out of the size I wanted so I got the next size they had. It is about 3X what they had, but it is crawfish season and it appears everyone needs a steel tub for their crawfish. Duke might be in this tub. Good thing I don't have to be at work till 11 today.

Reminds me, my son had a go business going, OK it was in the 80's and he was in middle school, but for 50 cents a week he would go by your house in the middle of the afternoon the days you worked and make sure your dog had water. He didn't go in houses, just the dogs in the back yard.

Be real careful with Jamaica Church of England. They came up last night with hints on a relative that lived in England. I couldn't figure out why Jamaica and thought maybe they had traveled there. No they had a birth and baptism certificate. The birth was right but the Baptism was exactly 100 years after their death and the parents names wrong first names and mis spelt last names. They came up several more times during the night and I would check them to see is all their information was that crazy and it was.

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"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."
– Colette

Good morning, It is a nice hot morning, worked up a sweet walking off the porch at 5:30 this morning. Oh well it was a full moon and Mutt and I had a good walk.

We live near a decommissioned air force base, but any time someone near here needs a military fly over the planes come from the base. The runway must be pointing at our house because the planes all yea for our house and turn the direction they are going. About 6 last night I was walking and the saw he planes. They turned and headed south, I wondered about that since they almost always go North to Houston. Then I saw they were in the missing man formation.

My boss and I talked about my job or jobs as it will be. She said right now between the two of them they can only promise me 20 hours a week till they get things worked out and I'll be spending most of my time at the other office. Having worked at Wal-Mart, my bills are at that level. 15 hours a week will be what I made working 40 hours a week at Wal-Mart. I measured it yesterday, the two offices are .7 miles apart and my church is between them. I could walk it if it weren't for the 6 lane highway I would have to cross. Yes there is a light with a cross walk, but I still don't like the idea of walking across it,

I'm going to have to set some rules on how much I can work on my genealogy. I started working on mom and the more I did the more leaves I got. I now have more leaves they I have people. I know most of them are junk, but they have t be looked into. It also seams that being a minister is in Mom's blood. She has one heck of a lot of ministers and it seams Ancestry has to send me a picture of their church from every one that posted it on their site. I only need one copy thank you. Makes me wonder, Mom didn't become a minister till she was 62. I turned 62 two weeks ago.

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"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
– T.S. Eliot

Good morning, It isn't raining, in fact they say we might not get any rain this week. Maybe things will dry out enough to mow.

I had the boys the other day. Tony, 5, built a house out of legos and told Alex, 2, to be careful there was a snake in the house. Now I think he thought that would keep Alex away from the house, but no, Alex grabbed an emergence vehicle and with all the right noises raced across the living room and crashed into the house. Proudly announcing "Snake all gone" Tony was so mad, me I couldn't stop laughing. I told Tony he told Alex there was a snake and Alex took care of the problem.

I'm working most on Mom's side of the family right now. Mom is 1st generation American and Dad's side of the family looked down on her for it. Their side came over on the mayflower and fought in the revaluation. I told Mom as much of her family can over on the Mayflower and fought in the revaluation. Mom is a UU minister, a liberal minister is Arkansas with a church across the street from a Baptist church. I told Mom being a minister is in her blood, being liberal, not so much. I think she is related to every Puritan minister with a large church.

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"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle."
– George Orwell

Good morning, I had big plans to at least get the grass close to the house mowed. It has been so long since we could mow that the grass is waist high. Because of the drought then flooding, all our grass that you know died and we have native grass, Mowed it looks almost the same, tolerates the drought, but when the rains come grows like crazy. Well the rains came again last night and it will be several days before we can mow. When the grass is too high it chokes the mower.

Who ever thought it was a good idea to put a pop up add where it was next to imposable to scroll down without rolling over it needs to think again.

So many of my lines have dead ended, I seldom get any new leaves on ancestry, but I check every day. LDS has a vast amount of research material, but it was not organized. Several years ago they made an agreement with Ancestry where Ancestry would organize their information in exchange for some info. Well Ancestry must have hit what I was looking for. I looked though dads side of the family nothing new. Then I went to mom's a total dead end. Checked 3 lines, had added parents to 2 of the lines. Thats 4 sets of parents and 150 laves popped up. I have 4 more lines to check, can already see that most of them have leaves. And I checked 30 min before I had to get ready for bed. Not real sure how much is getting done today


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No summer ever came back, and no two summers ever were alike. Times change, and people change; and if our hearts do not change as readily, so much the worse for us.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Blithedale Romance (Unitarian, Transcendentalist, author)

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Good morning, I woke up with one whopper of a sinus headache, and it had been draining to my stomach all night. I felt like crap, nothing seemed to help, then my daughter called and before she could say a thing, a little voice said "Grandma, I have a car and it has wheels like McQueen" Suddenly I was tired and a little woozy, but my headache was gone. Amazing what a car with wheels like McQueen can do.

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"Map out your future, but do it in pencil."
– Jon Bon Jovi

Good Afternoon, Well my job problems might be over before they began. A business owner asked if I would come by for a couple of hours to help her with a new payroll software program. I did. As I was getting ready to leave she asked if I would come by every Friday and do her payroll. yes I can do that , business is growing so fast, I have been doing all the bookkeeping and now am going to have to be out of the office. Do you think you could stay longer on Fridays and do Accounts Payable, it might turn into a full time job. Yes I can stay longer to do Accounts Payable and, I didn't say it, but would love helping you a couple hours turn into a full time job.


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"It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."
– Alfred Adler

Good evening, Well things aren't going well at work. I was working for a start up company. Years ago I wouldn't even think of doing that, but decided to take a chance. The company hasn't been doing well, in fact it never really got off the ground. Both the owners have other companies, one of them tried to get me in her company but as the start up company fell off apart and she was having to pay my whole salary it became evident I was a drain on her other company. This morning she told me she couldn't afford to give me more the 15 hours week and then this afternoon she told me she wasn't sure how long she could keep it up. Looks like soon I'll be looking for work again.

When I got my MAC I wanted to put my family tree maker on it, but it cost twice as much as for a PC and I would have to enter every thing from the PC to the MAC manually since the 2 can't talk to each other. Well the new family tree maker is the some price for both the MAC and PC and it will sync with my PC. This is good news since I have this feeling that Ancestry will drop windows 7, there is no way I'm getting another computer and sure has heck wasn't looking forward to put 2,000 people in a new system.

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Hello all,

It is foggy today so I think I will stay home and do some paperwork.

Take care.
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"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses."
– Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

Happy Memorial Day, emoticon emoticon

I woke up this morning thinking a Mack truck hit me sometime in the night. The sun is out and there are patches of blue sky, so I go out off and on. If the clouds would just brake a little more. I can't stay outside too long. It was 78 at 6 this morning and the weather person was saying how nice it would be if it wasn't for the humidity, but we better enjoy it because it was going to get hot and muggy.

Nasal rinse, saline solution and eucalyptus oil are good friends of mine. That and an herbal tea I crave. I said something at the tea store about craving it. They said that 4 of the 5 ingredients in the tea were high in antitoxins, I was prone to sines infections, and my body knew where to get help.

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Mary Alice - I have started using a nasal rinse to help with the allergy and sinus problems.

Good work on the genealogy.

Animals are expensive but they are family and we love them. emoticon

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It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854
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Good afternoon, I'm still fighting with this sines thing. The cloud cover holds the pollution in and pollution is what makes me sick. Hopefully we will get a brake in the clouds soon. I broke down and got some sines medicine, but I don't like the side effects so don't take it as often as maybe I should.

There was a strange SUV in the ditch catty corner from my house at 5:30 in the morning when I went to walk the dog. There is nothing strange about a car in the ditch around here, except this one was at a strange angle and all you have to do around here if you go in the ditch is go to the ranch and they will pull you out, but maybe it was late and he didn't want to wake them. I couldn't see how he could have driven in that way. I had to go out and just before I left a policeman was beating on the window asking a very disheveled man if he was OK. Later a neighbor came by and asked me about what happened. I told him all I knew. He said that before it was all said and done there where 4 police cars, an ambulance and wrecker. I told him I'm sure the police had to call a wrecker and the man wasn't alright, but what was with 4 police cars I have no idea. That is a lot of excitement for this neck of the woods, well field around here.

DH is laughing at me. I have both the MAC and PC open, and am on Ancestry, Family Tree Maker and 2 free sites and for some strange reason 3 of them kept coming up that they had a fatal error and had to close, and one of them is ancestry. Different sights find different things and I compare notes. DH got mad because of viruses, so got us MACS. I learned I can't send out resumes with a MAC and had to get my PC out of retirement, and it sure makes comparing sights easier if you can see them side by side.

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Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty- five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

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Good noon, I took Mutt to the vet $400 to give him his shots and tell me he is healthy. After the vet I took Mutt for a walk along one of the bayous near the house we walked till Mutt was panting and I took him to the dog park next to the trail to get a drink. There is a small dog area and a large dog area. The small dog area was packed. A man that takes toy dogs when toy dog rescue has one that has been hanging around was there with 10 little dogs. Blind, deaf, missing limbs that kind of thing. The little dog area is small, so many people will come over to the big dog area when the little dog area is crowded, when their dog likes to run or their other dog is a big dog. Today my 50 pound Mutt was the smallest dog in the big dog area. even the puppies were over 90 pounds. Mutt didn't want to play with the other dogs, but didn't snap or anything when they greeted him, he just walked around till the rain said it was time to go. Instead of sitting on the bench I walked around watching the dogs. My tracker says we spent 90 min between the trail and the dog park.

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Good evening, somewhere there should be a law against a sines headache on your birthday.

My great grandmother did a family tree then destroyed it. She found some unsavory folks, but she did tell me I couldn't be prejudice a against anyone one for any reason because it is in there. Maybe she should have listened to herself, they are in there.


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My aunt wrote the family tree for me years ago and she put names that I cannot find anywhere. Titian Vecellio is in my family tree and before that there was a "Q" and not a "V" for the beginning of the name. We come down from the brother of Titian.

I need to get busy again. Yesterday, I did not scan any pictures and so need to really get some done. The same aunt who wrote the family tree also wrote dates and names on most of the photos for the family.

I do tell her thank you a lot. She also saved many papers and clipping of the history of Colorado and took loads of pictures of when they built the Trinidad Dam in Colorado. The family town of Sopris was one town torn down for the dam project.

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Ladies, sometimes I get the idea that people come up with family facts and religious facts that suit their agenda/ideas. I could only go back a couple of generations and am delighted to find that I am a Heinz 57 variety that more matches my once feral cat than a princess, but it serves me well to know where I got my tenacity from. emoticon

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Yeah, there sure are a variety of beliefs out there. When I read the post about having traced his family back to King David, I went to look at his tree. He actually had it filled out way beyond that. I have no idea where the names came from. Maybe I should ask him to help on a couple of my brick walls.

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Good morningI wore this morning to an e mail from SP that I'm a motivator. Thanks everyone, I thought I was gabby.

I'm off today, but had big plans, wash the dogs, shopping, things like that. Now it is thundering and lightning and radar can't decide if a big storm is going to hit us, or if like yesterday, just threaten us and go clabber Houston.

Sandy I worked with someone that said their church wanted everyone to trace their genealogy back to Noah. He said he had done it on 3 branches of his family. I put this in with the group that says they can trace their blood line back to Jesus and only marry people that can because they want to keep the blood line clean. They believe Jesus got married and that 12 year that is mentioned in the bible as trying to keep the soldiers away from Jesus at the the last supper was Jesus' son.

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MaryAlice, I recently saw a post from someone who claimed to have traced their family back to King David, so far. Just shook my head & went on.

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God Afternoon, You get two quotes for the price of one today. Yesterday I went to the San Antonio Boardwalk. DD had gotten us the motel. It was .5 miles from the boardwalk. Well maybe the motel was close, but it didn't look like a good place to walk. I asked at the desk about the best way to get to the boardwalk and was told to go out the back door take a right and it would be on my left. What I knew of the boardwalk was where all the shops were and it was .5 of a mile, but 3 steps out the back of the motel was another part of the boardwalk. A walking path along the river. No shops, some joggers, but not crowed.

DH and I walked that path. DH has CP, walks slow, has to rest often and used a cane. DH said he was sorry he had to stop, he knew I wanted to go on. I told him I was ready to turn around when he was and although I hadn't walked as fast as I would have I felt like we got a good walk in. When we got back to the motel I was looking at a map of the path we had walked. DH asked how far we had walked. I told him I wasn't real sure where we turned around, but thought it was about 4.5 miles, maybe closer to 5. He said no way he could walk anywhere near that far. When my tracker unloaded after we got home it said we walked 4.25 miles. and it took us 200 mins, not counting rest stops. We were going to go to the boardwalk everyone talks about today, but mother nature had other ideas.

Over the years I have found that most people that do genealogy want to work together. I've come across a few that were doing genealogy for the wrong reason, that were so full of themselves that they forgot that we all befit from helping each other. By wrong reason, they are out to prove that they are something and aren't taking no for an answer. As you know genealogy is full of surprises. And we have all found a little of just about everything in our family.

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Sandy- I put this in the Over 70 team as some there do genealogy.

I have still been scanning those pictures. Today, I need to make contact by email to some relatives. I failed to do that yesterday.
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I try to pass along some of the free research sources that I run across. I am one of those genealogists who believing in sharing.

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Did everyone see this from Sandy ? From Free Genealogy Research Sites

Genealogy on Facebook List
http://socialmediagenealogy.com/genealog
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Facebook for Canadian Genealogy
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Thanks, Sandy.

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Hello all,

Phyllis- Great job you are doing. Every step helps. emoticon
Thanks for the comments.

I need to send some emails to some family to keep the connections going. Love the emails and facebook to keep track of family. Anyone else do this?

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Good morning friends.

Hope we can all get some kind of activity in today. I purchased a Sparkpeople Activity Tracker and have used it the last 4 days. I am having a ball with it! Reasons for the great time? For one thing I find that I am aware of my movement literally all day long. I will head to the further bathroom instead of the one close by. I will walk around in big loops instead of stopping and waiting for my dog who has been distracted by a great forest smell. I park waaaay away from the grocery store to build up the step count. In short,,, it has helped me burn more calories.😊
If any of you are putting off purchasing one, I already find that it was well worth purchasing mine.

To Love to Cruise,,, happy to hear that you are attending your meetings. We all go through tough times and I found that going to meetings helped me significantly when I was going through a tough time. Scanning picturess at this time in your life is a most wonderful way to get your mind on something else for sure. Our love of genealogy has a way of doing that, doesn't it.

Have a great day everyone!

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Hello all,

Good for all the walking. My home is very small and so I do not walk much here and since we are on a back road, I do not walk there. I need to get back on the treadmill but have not. emoticon

I have now gone to 3 support group meetings for the loss of a spouse and it has helped in the fact you are not alone. We had a new lady who lost her husband a month after I lost mine and she also has 4 sons and 1 daughter. We both tell everyone, our son-in-law is our favorite son-in-law. Laughing is one of the hardest things to do, I find.

I have been scanning so many pictures. emoticon I am hoping it will help with the genealogy records. It really takes time but worth it.

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Good morning. I'm fine. I live west of the hardest hit flooded area and I would have to drive though it to get to work. I only work 4 hours today and had planned on them being this morning. I texted my boss and told her I was giving the water time to dean off and was changing it to this afternoon. She came back with just plan on 8 hours tomorrow. I want you safe.

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There must be a limit to the mistakes one person can make, and when I get to the end of them, then I'll be through with them. That's a very comforting thought.
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Good morning, Mutt and I didn't walk this morning, raining.

I don't normally say anything about my steps, to many of you are trying to just make the minimum recommended. Since I slipped and said something and so many have commented on it. 23,000 is about what I expect in a day. I work hard to keep me steps below 25,000. My ankle complains bitterly the next day if I go over by much. SP says my high was when I waking the floors at wal-mart, I got 31,000. I'm not bragging, thats the way I am. I have always been a walker. Mom says I would open the back gate and go for a walk. She would look out and a neighbor would be walking me home like you would return a dog that got out of the yard. Even 50 pounds ago I would go for a walk before fixing breakfast. hen I heard that you should get 10,000 steps a day to stay healthy, I got a pedometer. I had 10,000 steps before lunch. I'm a bookkeeper and days I work I'll only get about 18,000 steps. O got 18,500 yesterday. So how do I do it. 100 steps at a time.

There is a long way, 70 steps to the bathroom at work and a short waym 10 steps. I take the long way coming and going.

I park as far from the door of a store as is practical. This can be 100 steps each way. Also it is easier to find a parking space.

I'm told that for your health you should get up once an hour and move for 2 min. That is about 100 steps.

My boss sits at her desk in the room next to mine for hours on end texting me if she needs anything. I get my fanny out of the chair and go into her office. Ok that isn't 100 steps, but I got up and moved.

The big thing 2 dogs that think a walk is 3 miles. that is 7,000 steps

Playing with the boys I never thought I was exercising

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Isn't it a lot more fun doing exercise that way?

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Good morning, I'm dragging today, but I guess I have a good reason, a reason anyway. Yesterday the church DH goes to had service early because they were hosting the Greek Festival. After service we went to the festival. The SPAT tracks 10 min continual movement as exercise. I kept stoping and stating as I visited the different booths. Then I went over to DD for a Mothers day BBQ. I knew my exercises would be limited there, Well it wasn't the boys wanted Grandma to play games that involved chasing them, again I didn't think I went 10 min between stops. After dinner the boys wanted a walk. We walked 30 min. I was sure hoping that put me over my goal, I was beat. I got home and uploaded my info. only had 23,000 steps, but 263 mins of exercise. Believe me my goal is nowhere near 4 hours.

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Good morning, I woke up with big plans starting with bathing the dogs. My ankle said it had plans. Exercise today is in short spirits and off my feet. My biggest problem is this thing called I can't take pain meds and my head firmly believes that pastries will stop the pain, and DH decided we should go to the bread store for breakfast. They have the coffee I like, yes, but they also have bread fixed every way but good for you.

I'm finding things in odd places in the family. The son of my uncles 2ed wife by her fist husbands son has the family tree my great grandmother said she distorted because she found an unsavory person.

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Hello all,

I have not been on the message boards for a long time.

I found family on Facebook. I knew where my grandparents lived in Italy and my grandfather's surname.

I have not done the DNA.

I am scanning pictures and writing the names, dates and places as much as I can. I have lost of pictures from family that are old and black and white.

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Oooh! Great tip with the DNA! Thank you. You all are so great with sharing😊

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You might want to upload your DNA matches to Gedmatch.com. It's free & has DNA testers from all three major companies to compare yours to - Ancestry, ftDNA & 23&Me. You'll find lots more matches.

The problem with looking for matches in other countries is that the companies here weren't allowed to sell overseas. That is beginning to open up, so it should change soon.

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I haven't geard from any first cousins, but then the only one I know that was into genealogy, did in a car ace dent before Ancestry was doing the DNA test.

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When I did mine, I've come up with 2 first cousins which I heard from back then, not much now. Lots of later cousins, not contact. I"d love to find a relative from another country like Ireland or Scotland.

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Good afternoon, I'm sitting for my grandsons. They are easy to watch. I have trains. There is just something about lithe boys and wooden trains. When DD asked me to watch them I asked what they eat. She told me they weren't into veggies, but wanted oranges, and apples with their dinner and grapes with their snack. Before DD left the house the boys told her they would be fine, Grandma had trains and took good walks. Think our afternoon is planned out.

Last year I took the DNA test, They only person I heard from was a second cousin I already talked with. Well today 3 people, all 6th cousins, contacted me and I saw another second cousin. I saw that the cousin was related to mom and called her. The person just signed his name a botch of letters. Mom got all excited. That is Brian Google. I use to spend summers with him. I have a feeling it is Brian Googles son, but didn't tell her that. I really don't think that is anyones name.

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I remember when Family Tree Maker came out, it wasn't connected to anything, it couldn't help you with research, but it organized all that paper that never seemed organized right no matter what I did and since several lines over lap and met and merge I was never sur where to file things.

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MaryAlice, that's how I started too. The internet is great for ease of locating records, but I do kinda miss the books, cards & paper documents.

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History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
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Happy Mayday. emoticon emoticon emoticon When I was young, we would pick wild flowers and run up to peoples houses, ring their door bell, leave the flower on there steps and try to get away before they saw us. When I got older I would get to work early and leave one on each persons desk, I was the one with the key and open the office up everyday. Then I'd sit back and listen as the people came in. About 2/3 would think they had a secret admirer. The rest wanted to know who the commie was. I can't leave flower on your door step so virtual flowers it is. 'm home early, not much going on on Fridays, so the boss just kicks us out.

I have Ancestry now, but didn't for many years. When I started, I went down to the library and looked at books and sometimes microfiche. Sometimes I miss those days, there where people I almost always saw at the Genealogy library. We knew what each other was looking for and if we found it made a big deal of showing them. We also did people watching, a preacher discovered his grand daddy several generations back was the executioner during the French Revaluation. he fainted, pulled a whole stack of books down on top of himself when he did. One lady discovered Billy the Kid was her Uncle several generations back and squealed so loud the Liberian thought there was a mouse in the library, and went running back there to find the lady doing a happy dance.There is a Genealogy Library in Houston, but I do my best to never go to Houston. I can't breath in the city.

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Court, you don't have to have Ancestry. There are plenty of free research sites. Lots of genealogy FB groups to that are great about helping you find the specific records you need.

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"We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality."
– Iris Murdoch

I think I stay confused as to which branch of the tree I'm in. I think what I enjoy the most is the grandchildren coming to me. I'm studying ___ Where any of my relatives there. It all started when Beka wanted my to prove she was a princess, she is, had to go back to 950 for that one. then 2 days later the guy at the train museums told Christian he understood trains so well there must be trains in his blood. Yes that new exhibit they just put in is his great grandfather 5 generations back. Davin liked the Great Grandfather that ran the blockade around FL during the civil war. He is the same person that owned a railroad. Since the boys were 3 then and are 17 now. They have asked for plenty of info. We all live in TX and I am a daughter of the republic, so there is lots of history for them

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Court, I promise you once you get back into it, you will remember lots. I am researching so many legs of my family tree that I sometimes get them mixed up, so I have to go back and look at the records, etc. It's all fun and relaxing and sometimes delightfully surprising for me.

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Judy, As they say, it's a small world.

I haven't gotten back to doing my family tree since I'm not a paid member to Ancestry.com. I keep waiting for a 6-month deal for the world. I had a $99 last time. I've forgotten what the family is all about now.

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Good luck to your Mom in her change she is making in life. I pray that she is satisfied in her apartment. It sounds like it is a good move for her.

I went to a funeral this morning of someone I used to make home visits to for our church. She had Ahlzeimers and was quite advanced in her disease during the times I made bimonthly visits. She was living with her daughter and family and eventually it became necessary to place her in a nursing home. Bless her heart, she died last Sat. I am not related to her or her family.....I thought.

So, while at the funeral, I notice my mother's first cousin who is a little older than I am and was surprised to learn that her husband was the brother of the person who the funeral was for. That surprised me, for sure. So, I met my mother's cousins two grown children who were there and also saw another of my mother's cousins who happens to be a brother to the one who is a sister-in-law to the one who died....you still following me? lol

What I want to say is that meeting these cousins of my mother there, I am energized again to continue on the family history again. We agreed to get together and do some note comparing and picture sharing, etc. next week. That's all it takes for me to gain back my enthusiasm for getting back into the research again. I forgot to ask her if she has wifi as it would be great to take my tablet along and enter the information she has directly into my genealogy program. Pictures I may have to bring home with me to scan...unless she brings them to my house...that's a thought, too. I guess we'll see what next week brings.

Wishing everyone a great week this week. I am going to be going to my daughter's house to help my son-in-law with the kids while my daughter goes to Florida for almost a week. So, I will be seeing how the dieting goes from that house. They do eat differently than we do at our house, so it could be a challenge nutritiously speaking. I am excited about going, though. I love spending time with the grandkids.

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What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream? Or what's worse, what if only that fat guy in the third row exists?
Woody Allen, "Without Feathers"
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Good evening, It's only Monday and I stopped and picked something up on my way home. Nothing hard, no nasty people. A 14 page bank statement and the person that entered checks in the computer, I know she just made up check numbers and if she couldn't remember if she had put a check in or not she ut it in again with a different number.

I got an E-mail from Mom. She sends out Alice thinks everyday so we know she is OK. Well she sent out an email Friday she wasn't thinking this weekend. She had decided that she couldn't take care of a 4 bedroom house on and acre and half, so got an apt in town. The told her it wouldn't be ready till the first of May, but Wednesday told her it was ready. She was so happy. She had a meeting in town Friday that would last long enough so she would have to drive the 40 miles in the mountains in the dark, Then go back Sunday for church, drive home after a long day and drive back on Monday for a DR appt. She decided to take the first car load to the apt Friday morning and part of it would be an air mattress and camp chair She said no electric, no phone and no internet, but so peaceful.

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"Despise not small things, either for evil or good, for a look may work thy ruin, or a word create thy wealth. A spark is a little thing, yet it may kindle the world."
– Martin Farquhar Tupper

Good morning. We had one heck of the t storm this morning, but most of it went north of us, folks in North Houston hope you are all fine, But I did get my shopping done. For some reason about an hour ago I developed this headache.

I know most of you are way too young for this to mean anything, but it was so funny. I was eating lunch with my boss. We were just talking about this and that, when she told me she didn't know anything about my FIL, but while she was building her business her husband would constantly tell her She was Driving Nails in his Coffin. One of Floyd's songs "Your Diving Nails in my Coffin".


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"It's not what you are, but what you don't become that hurts."
– Oscar Levant

To show labels can confuse you, I have been on a low salt diet for going on 40 years now. DH joined me a year ago. He saw that I got some lightly salted rice cakes. He said something about me eating something that was salted. I had him read the label, my rice cake that said it was lightly salted had half the salt of his piece of toast that said nothing about salt.

For all these gadgets that we are told tell how healthy we are. DS took her youngest to a new DR. The Dr checked him, gave him a real good physical. Then looked at my sister, well his BMI says he is border line obese and I need to put him on a weight lose diet and exercise routine, his pinch test says he is under weight and malnourished and I need to start him on meal replacement snacks, all his labs show him to be fine, whatever your doing keep doing it. Her son is on the high school swim team.

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On another team this week we have a walking challenge and they gave a couple sites for walking youtube.

Sometimes our transformers blow when a squirrel gets to curious. Hate that. I like the little tykes.

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MaryAlice, I can't imagine the mess you are in. I'm so sorry that you are having to go through all of this. I pray that you will get things up and runny again. It sounds like you had a really bad storm.

Linda, thank you. I am so looking forward to this little jaunt to your city. Again, I pray for a safe flight to and fro and a good time in DC with my girls and their boys and my hubby.

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"It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him."
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If you haven't noticed, we are playing a card game as a challenge. I post the exercises everyday. Many people say that when your brain doesn't know what you are dining next you burn more calories. I don't understand it either, but it does make exercise more fun. You will need a deck of cards and somedays weights, but the weights can be anything or nothing. Everyday I'll post the 4 exercises, as you turn over the cards you do the number of exercises for that suit. All exercises can be modified or changed to something different if needed. I ned low impart and don't like getting up and down off the floor, and since I'm post the exercises. Today is legs, lying on the floor.

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