The old rabbit hole…again

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Some people are doing puzzles. I’m doing ancestry research. I lot of what I do is figure out who is who, verify important dates and post high school yearbook pictures (yes it’s good for a laugh!). This has been a … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 5, 2020 – gene pool, deliveries, non-holidays, beachy, summer

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Who me? – I received an email from one of the ancestry research groups telling me I have more Neanderthal genes than 56% of their other customers. OK then. Excuse me while I pick my knuckles off the ground! That … Continue reading

Random 5 for June 21 – Raccoons, empty nest, ancestry research, names, summer

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Another mystery of life – I have a large housing unit for my birdseed can. It takes up a lot of space so for the summer I tried a smaller galvanized can tucked in the shrubs. On Friday, the lid … Continue reading

Just thinking about family

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I was recently at a family function. It was a celebration for an in-law. As I looked around I could tell (mostly) which side of the family people belonged to. The beloved husband was looking at the pictures posted at … Continue reading

Down the rabbit hole she goes

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Two years ago I got involved in researching my ancestors. It took over my life. I didn’t have a lot of information. Our family didn’t take many photos. I had nothing for my paternal grandmother and my material grandfather. For … Continue reading

Random 5 for January 12 – Security, flu, obits, research, weather

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Security – I logged into my on-line tax software program. They have upgraded their security. It took me a while to get in. They asked questions that are hard to answer like the maiden name of my neanderthal grandmother from … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 2 – Ancestry research, calm, learning, recipes, summer

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Going back down that rabbit hole – With the weather still unsettling (that means humid, rainy and generally yucky) I’ve decided to go back to my ancestry research. I took the summer off, only updating as I came across information. … Continue reading

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

Random 5 for April 8 – Tomato plants, avoiding exercise, phone calls, busy, research

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Requiem for tomato plants – I did the same thing I did last year. I used the heating pad for germination and a sun lamp to help them grow. I planted 4 varieties of tomatoes (multiple plants) and only one … Continue reading

Politically correct or not – days of old

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I’ve been researching old records. Oh my! Talk about being offensive at least by current standards. European birth records from the 1800s list whether a child is legitimate or illegitimate. Yep, it has its own column. Whoa! Seriously? Was the … Continue reading