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I have a non-member LDS account. When I access it from home I cannot see the ancestry records, so was accessing it from the LDS genealogy center. When I did that I could open the documents and view them, then it said I could send them to my email. It didn't send most of them, though, and the email says I have to login to something to view them. That is from ancestry, not family search. Ancestry is greedy SOBs that are buying up every search engine out there so that they can charge even more because they will have a complete monopoly. I had viewed a couple of those census forms on family search before they made an agreement with ancestry, but now all the forms are with ancestry and you have to pay for a subscription if you are not at the genealogy center at LDS or the library.

I signed up for a trial ancestry subscription a few years ago and it started charging me full price from day one instead of giving me the free trial. The only thing I found on there was the name of one greatgrandfather and his wife.

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You can have an LSD account without being on ancestry. DH joined the church when he was in his teens and went for a few years. So he has a member account. I never joined the church so have a non member account. Since he doesn't do genealogy guess who uses both accounts. If you don't join Ancestry, you can only use the LDS records. I think they have some of Ancestery's records but not all.

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Only 2 of the emails I sent when I was at the LDS Genealogy Center got here. I still haven't tried opening them because they say on them something about having to log in to my account to see them and I can't afford an ancestry account. I will go back there sometime soon and keep working on it. I need to take a thumb drive the next time to save those things to.

They have a few more things on there for Hurleys now. Well, at least if you hook into the ancestry.com site from there. I found a census with my ggrandfather on it and that one said he was born in MO, I think. That is one of the places that I have seen him having be born. The other one I had seen was my grandfather's on the census and it said his father was born in England. I never found anything with his name on the English stuff I searched before. The link from the LDS center had England and I think Ireland and Scotland, but can't remember exactly.

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Good Morning, I'm doing some better, at least I have both eyes open today, even if I'm only using one, at least it is my left eye. I'm one of 17% of Americans. Right handed and left eye dominate. Unfortunately I'm so left eye dominate that to correct my right eye to 20/20 the lens would be so much thicker then my left lens that my glasses wouldn't sit straight. Interesting fact, 17% of Americans are right handed left eye dominate, 50% of baseball players are right handed left eye dominate.

I know church is important to many of you, by all means go, but something to think about. People that attend church regularly are more likely to be over weight. They aren't sure if it is because of the hours of sitting or because church and food go together. So watch what you eat at church and go for a walk after church, or before if you go to a late service.

It has been some time since I went to the LDS genealogy center. The last time i was there they found all kinds of stuff that was neat, but we could't prove it was the right Hurley.


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I finally made it to the LDS Genealogy Center today and spent some time looking up my brick walls. I did get some copies of census emailed to my inbox (hoping they open now), and copied some from my great aunt's information on the census also. I don't know if I can get anywhere with that or not. At least I have some references, but still some confusion since the censuses have different birth places and such. One lady had sent me information showing my ggrandfather Heisenstein was born in Texas, but I looked at two census forms that said he was born in Missouri. At least one has his parents born in Germany (Bavaria). I guess I will be trying the Family Search website and see if I can get to Germany from there. Only problem is it doesn't have his parent's names, so I still have to find information on him in the U.S. The LDS link to Ancestry didn't have Germany as one of the links on it.

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Good afternoon, 2 loads of laundry, check, well one on the line and the other in the washer, grocery shopping, check, pet food, check for 2, the third is special and we have to go to the feed store to her his food, play fetch, check time 2. If you try to do anything outside at my house expect to throw a ball while doing it. Once picking up sticks in the yard and once hanging cloths. Guess that means we will play again I have another load to go out. 10,000 steps check, sines headache check.

I hate this ozone alert. Well the alert doesn't bother me. I could have told you without the weather man reminding me it is the fact we have to have one.


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Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.
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And let's not forget The Onion's take on it: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND—World Health Organization officials expressed disappointment Monday at the group's finding that, despite the enormous efforts of doctors, rescue workers and other medical professionals worldwide, the global death rate remains constant at 100 percent.

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"A mistake is simply another way of doing things."
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Good morning, The other day I was driving down a 6 lane highway. According to my onboard temp gage it was 96 outside. Running in the bike lane was a guy wearing nothing but a spedo and a heart rate monitor around his chest. Don't get me wrong I have nothing against running, but there is a time and a place for everything and I don't think a six lane highway is the place and you won't catch me running in the noon day sun when it is in the mid 90's. Use some cation folks.

On a lighter note. DH and I went to a mall we don't normally go to to mall walk before they opened. I counted 5 Ti Chi groups inside the mall, several under the trees outside the mall lots of one on one instructors and more people then I could count doing their own thing. No we weren't the only people walking, but close to it.. 5 Min before the mall opened they all disappeared.

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Minnie, I like that quote!!

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Ooh I like the Katherine Mansfield quote! I came across another nice one about failure yesterday,
"Curious fact that those who never fail are also those who never truly succeed." - Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Be sure to take care of yourself in the heat.

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Good afternoon, It is just plain hot. I've been sick with heat exhaustion once this year, first time in many years. Between that and the fact the heat pulls the energy out of me, I'm not exercising like I was.

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"Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish."
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Good evening. I know I haven't been on much. Work went from 17 hours a week at a laid back pace to 40 hours a week of utter craziness with one text on a Monday night. Oh well as my boss says it won't last and it is what I enjoy. Taking a box of paperwork, a general ledger that either has to many account or not enough and an income statement and balance sheet that would make any accountant shedder and turing them into something that makes sense. I have 4 sets of books, I'm doing one at a time. They came in for my boss to do taxes. Normally I look over the books, and an hour later give them back to her because everything is ready for her. I gave her back the first set of books this morning. It was the easy one, and only took me 22 hours.

It is hot and muggy here. At the house we haven't had any rain or clouds even to cool things off so are under a heat adversary. Where I work 20 miles from here it was over cast all day and it rained most of the afternoon.

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Hello all,

I am still scanning the photos. I am glad we have them but I will never get done.
I went into another box in the garage and found so many of our trips. I will not scan many of them because they are of cruise rooms and of the ship. I needed them when I sold cruises and tours. I keep the ones with a family member.

Darlene talked about a man who wrote a book. Have any of you attempted or plan to write a family book?

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Good morning today is my late day. I'll most likely work late to miss the evening traffic.

I ave brick walls that won't come down and I have some I gave up on then I run into someone that says something that would mean nothing to someone else and that line is running away with me.

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I only know of my cousin being adopted in my family, though with the things I have read about my ggrandfather he might have been. I don't think so, though. He kept his birth name as far as I know. My cousin's daughter has done some research on the family and does both his birth father and my uncle, so anything I find on the family will get shared with them. He knows his birth father though it took a long time before he knew he was adopted by my uncle after he married my cousin's mom. Kinda wonder sometimes how a person would look for birth parents after an adoption.

I wish I could break through the brick walls I have run into, but that will take me more time than I have put in. I get so excited when I find something, though. My mother and her sisters all thought that it was stupid to look for information on ancestors. I have a couple cousins on that side that have looked for something, but don't have any contact with them so can't ask where they found any information. I did see who my ggrandfather was because of one old ancestry account and was able to verify through census, but nothing else. Even wrote to them but got no answer back.

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"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience."
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Good afternoon, Today was the day I worked both companies, well the next 2 days too. Glad they are 1/2 mid apart. The weather lady said that tomorrow will be lots of sunshine, plenty of heat and more then enough humidity. In other words the temp will be in the mid 90's with a feel like of 105. She said yesterday we broke the record for the hottest day this early in the year and today we broke the record for the hottest week. Hottest week and it is Tuesday?

About a year ago right after I got up my tracker said I had gone several hundred steps. That couldn't be right. Well I looked into it and I had walked about 250 steps at 12:30A. I didn't notice if anything was amiss the rest of the year. I got a new tracker, It tracks sleep, I thought something was wrong with it this morning. It said I didn't go to bed till almost 1A. I know I stayed up late but thought it was about 9:30. I got on line and checked the graft. I walked 100 steps at 12:30 last night. DH said when he came to bed at 10:00 I was sound asleep and he and he normally knows if I get up to pee and doesn't think I got up at all last night. I wear my tracker on my ankle, now I'm wondering if I'm getting restless leg, but why did it happen a year apart. I thought about wearing my tracker on my wrist at night, but if this is a once a year thing, what difference would it make. I guess we wait and see.

I haven't worked on anyone else's tree in a long while.

There are several adoptions in my family. I just make a note and tell which tree I'm following. One of my DIL's was adopted. When my grand daughter asked about her mothers family I asked her mother for some info to get started. MY DIL had a fit. Her children didn't need to know about her family. Turns out her family was addicts and when my DIL was 20 she went to meet her "real" mom. During the night her "mom" stole her car and sold it for drugs. I told her the children wanted to know and for them it wouldn't matter which family, So her family is her adopted family with a note that she didn't want her her children to know anything about her biological family. To be honest I haven't worked very hard on it, just enough so the children are happy.

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Working on my friends tree today and going to visit another to get her started on Ancestry.

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Leona, your statement on the biological father, stepfather, and other relative made me think of my cousin. She met her current husband because her son was dating his daughter, I think. So she is MIL of her step-daughter and he is FIL of his step-son.

I have never gone on a cruise, either. The closest was the big ferry crossing Lake Michigan. I just am too fearful of going out where there is that much water underneath me. I am the same way about flying.

Last night I got a reply to an email I sent about a CD on the Skidmore family. They are going to start a website that I will be able to go to and he is going to send me a CD. I think it is his father who wrote a book on the family. I had also found a website that another man did on the family and they are both pretty much the same. At one point I read a different name for one man in the line, but now they apparently have the same name on both according to what Sarah (in OK DAR) had read. I know that the web site that I had seen before has listed his references. Somehow now I just have to find the information on the other lines. I have the Kohlmeier and Skidmore lines down now.

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It's wonderful that the misfit is motivating your DH! The senior walkabout is very inspiring too :)

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Every year Americans eat an estimated seven billion hot dogs!
Laid end to end they would encircle the earth 27 times.
Two billion of them are eaten in July.
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Good morning, My profile picture is the tee shirt mom got last year when she went on her senior walk about. Just a reminder, if 25 people over 65 can go for a 10 mile hike everyday for 2 weeks, we can get off the couch too.

Mutt and I have been for our before dawn morning walk and i have grocery shopping done, now time to hide from the heat. I still have a load of cloths on the line I hung out last night and aren't quite dry, but that will only take about 10 min in the heat.

I have a Misfit tracker and the other day DH saw that it tracked my sleep and said that if he wore one it would be all white, he was awake. I told him like I have a million times. he sleeps more then he thinks. Well I got him a Misfit Flash to wear to bed. DH has CP and can't lift his feet. He shuffles and uses a cane. He keeps saying he hears over and over how he should get 10,000 steps a day and has tried pedometers to see if he is and they can't count his steps. He decided to try the Misfit. Yes it counted his steps. He asked if it would count when he was on the bike, I said yes, so he tried my stationary bike. After a few min he checked and the Misfit said he had taken 2000 steps. he said he was riding not walking. I told him it had taken his riding and turned it into steps. He is so excited now he has a chance at 10,000 steps a day. Yes the tracker did prove he sleeps more then he thought. Neither of us can wear anything on our wrist, I made bands so that we can wear them on our ankle.

Genealogy can be very exciting. Many people start to find out something, name, member of a group, and end up falling in love.

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I got my friend Lauratta started on Ancestry and she is already loving it. The first one that

she found was her husbands grandfather in the WWI draft and it gave the name of his

mother which is what they were looking for.

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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
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Good morning, relaxing at the computer with the sound of waves. Sometimes I miss the beach, well most of the time. In Oct I'll be walking the beach with Mom.

I've thought about trying a cruse. Just to see if there is someplace where i can walk enjoy the ocean and the people are all some place else. The cruse i want I don't thing they even have anymore. A cruse to no where.

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Yesterday, I went to the library and went into ancestry.com. I had some messages and I was able to see those. I sent myself the post using my mail. Now, that I know how I am going to do this more often.

I used to have clients walk into my Travel Agency office and she wanted a cruise and he did not. When they returned he wanted another cruise. We have seen the world on a cruise, eaten wonderful food, learned new things and met friends. Try a 4 day cruise and see if it works for you. Do not go during hurricane season just in case of bad weather (June -September). February is a great month as the water is calmer and not too hot.

I will try going through some more photos today.

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"We cannot swing up on a rope that is attached only to our own belt."
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Good morning, Mom post Alice thinks, you have seen them from time to time, when she wants us to know she is ok, but has nothing to write. Yesterday I got an Alice thinks and again today. Guess she just took off some place. Parents, well listening to you guys, I'm lucky, my mom is healthy enough to take off. My families thinking is that the life expectancy of woman in our family is 101. 25 years longer then the national average, so we are 25 years younger then our years. That would make mom 58. If you ask her how old she is she will tell you 28 and some months, pressed she will tell you how many months, but it is up to you to figure it out from there.

My MAC is dyeing. The internal battery is going. The MAC can't work without the battery, even plugged in. I'm told I have somewhere between 1 month and a year and will have no notice I will just go to turn it on and it won't turn on. DH figures with our tablets it isn't worth firing the MAC. The tracker I had has to be connected to a computer to get the information. So I got a new tracker that connects by blue tooth to my phone.

I got a Misfit. The old tracker gave you credit for steps and time. I did great. The Misfit gives you credit for steps and time, but extra credit for intensity. The slower you walk the longer it takes you and the more steps you take. The hour long walk I use to take was 6000 steps. Now the walk takes me 50 min and is 5500 steps, but I get extra credit for walking fast, so my points are higher. I noticed today my skin looks like it does just before I have a weight lose. I know this is silly, but it is working for me.

DD say the cruse ship is like a city only it goes up and not across, so there are plenty of places to go.

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I've never been on a cruise but I don't think I'd like to be tied down to one place that I couldn't leave if I wanted to. I have two sisters who love cruises.

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"Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use."
– Ruth Gordon

Good Afternoon, I'm a bookkeeper for a public Accountant. I do clean up. That means when someone has had someone that didn't know what they were doing keeping their books and they soddenly discover they can't do taxes, I clean the books up so the accountant can do taxes.During the off season, when it is quite, I keep an eye on 4 sets of books and make fix mess ups as they happen. I was working 2 jobs, 15 hours a week for one and 10 hours a week for the other. I had my live planed accordingly. Then Monday after I left work, the boss I work 15 hours for and the one I had worked for that day sent me a text, that is how she communicates with people, she got a couple clean us and needs me 35 hours a week. I told her no can do, she gets me 30 hours a week, but it still means I loose 18 hours a week doing things around the house.

I haven't heard from Mom in several days. The way Mom is about just up and going some place it isn't that unusual. Most of the time she lets us know if we won't hear from her for several days, but sometimes sounds so good just droops everything and goes. I don't think she is going on walk about till OCT. It is just too hot right now. Beside she seldom goes on more then one a year and she has already planned this years. She will be close enough to me that I'll be able to join her for one weekend.

I've never been on a cruise. I HATE crowds and cruises sounds like another word for crowd. DD loves to cruise and has said she will take my, but I can't get up the nerve.


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I have not posted much lately. Hope all are doing fine.

Today, I am sending some photos by email to someone who connected with me from Ancestry. My biological father was his grandfather. My real father did stay married to the woman when he left my mother. I found these photos when scanning old photos.

My step-father did have family in the Revolutionary War. His name was Joplin and I do have a large family tree poster from his side. I am also on the chart because my step-father's sister married my real father's brother. Confusing. Good thing I knew of the names because my kids would not know that.

By the way, I chaneged my name from ILOVETOCRUISE to mnleona. It was hard to keep since I will probably not cruise in the future. My kids have said they will take me and I will see.

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Think I'll work on my own tree today. I've been working on everyone else's

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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."
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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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– 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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