Laughing from the grave

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In the course of the ancestry research, I’ve been learning the history of the area and how people lived in the 1800s. Life was different. Aside from the obvious lack of electricity, running water and transportation, there was no Starbucks. … Continue reading

More thoughts on ancestry research

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The title should really be “Help! I’m a prisoner!” This is coming to you from the black hole of ancestor research! It’s a land of stagnant bladders (no time for potty runs) and cookie survival (you can eat that at … Continue reading

Random 5 for February 18 – Time, stress, potholes, gas stations, feeling foolish

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Black holes – Between researching ancestors and the Olympics it’s been hard to find time for anything, even bathroom runs. Take-out, pizzas and mysterious meals in my freezer have been my friends. Both my free subscription to an ancestor research … Continue reading

Going down the rabbit hole!

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When I get excited about something, it takes over my life. I’m not interesting in eating or sleeping. Just want to focus. Jump in with both feet! Full steam ahead! (And for heaven’s sake don’t bother me!) I took my … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 31 – Routines, DNA tests, gym, cold, smells

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It’s over – When I worked, I enjoyed the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I worked it more often than taking off. It was a peaceful week at work with minimal distractions and few people. Now that I’m retired … Continue reading

The hills are alive…..

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Both sets of grandparents immigrated to the US. I thought from Germany but now I think it was from Austria. We’re not sure. There are no family records and anyone who knows for sure is long gone. We have fragments … Continue reading