Thursday, January 8, 2015

Sharon's (Pandora's) Box and loose ends.

Something I never thought of when I signed up for Ancestry.com... It gets them off the boat - kind of. As near as I can tell it costs more to search where they came from to get on a boat. My family pretty much came to a screeching halt at the dock in the 1800's.

My husband's family is really messed up. Tennessee had hired people with the worst penmanship to fill out the thin lines on those census forms and obviously never asked for a spelling. It all has to be taken with a grain of salt. (And a good guess) Had all sorts of spellings for the same names on different census years.

It was 7 degrees this morning. I dripped the water all night. Irritating drip, drip, drip, all night long. Dollie did Jack's stinky dip on Tuesday, he still stinks. I have my lavender giraffe laying on him so I can stand having him in my womb. He's cold - he want's my bed.

My brother or someone from his household sent me a stollen in the mail. Have been eating on it. I like it with butter, so I am still packing on those Christmas pounds.

Dollie may not be here for a while, something wrong with her car. She will need a shovel by the time she comes back. Haha.

The price list on those pictures are prohibitive... cost me a medium sized fortune. Not sure what I am going to do about it. Can't blow up the ones on the monitor... pixel problem.

Oh! My son has ordered me an original G. Boese figurine. Not as intricate as when my brother began helping him, but truly his work. I would know that signature anywhere!


All for now... PS the birds hate it on this side of the house or something. No visitors YET.

Have a good, day, night, whatever! 

5 comments:

  1. I need to sign up for Ancestry.com. My daughter gave me one of their DNA tests so one can find out where their ancestors came from. Need to have and account to get the results.

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    1. I got the first two weeks free and six months for $99. I really don't want to pay any more... Would like to do the DNA thing, but afraid this thing could snowball on me.

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  2. very cool figurine!!! love it and love that it's your dad's work!

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  3. The figurine is wonderful and so special being works of your Dad. Seems to always be that way when you start something they always have a way of trying to get more money out of you.

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  4. It can get pretty expensive finding our ancestors! I was lucky and found a few distant cousins on bulletin boards who had a ton of info I was looking for. Still can't find where a gg-grandfather is buried here in Halifax.
    Nice work by your father, Sharon.

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