Terrific Thursday ???

If “terrific,”  I’ll have to apply significant determination. I’m tired beyond tired!!


Today’s topic is “tree talk.” Many hours spent documenting this man’s family (above). That’s the finished display in Ancestry. “The other guys” (a bunch of nuts) had an illogical combination of information. I “hung in there” (on that branch of the tree) until details were accurate. Below see one of his four marriages. I find a surprise around every corner!! Her mother was a “Frantz.” Note how our relationship changed after I merged her parents into my database. No picture but the fourth wife (Laura Miller) is my third-cousin two-times-removed. (Click the images to enlarge for better viewing.)


Terrible turn of events. After all the hours spent “researching” I “stumbled” on an Internet publication with the entire family listed. Rhetorical question: “Why wasn’t that source listed with family members?”  (Well, it is NOW!!)

Tawdry Tuesday

It is extremely difficult to stay away from Ancestry.com. Yesterday was relaxing and a small measure of projects accomplished. Many things still begging for my attention. Today: Tired, tawdry. trivia. Last night, went to bed at ten and awake until three; asleep between three-plus and five-twenty-five; awake until seven-twenty-five. Eager for my first sip of coffee.

Mundane Monday

“Chores” are shouting at me because they demand attention! **If** I could clone myself, I’d have “the other me” clean, cook, market, and work at downsizing.

Believe it or not: I pour a lot of energy into scrutiny and documentation of sources for individuals in my family tree. Today I’m exhausted and plan on “effortless” activities like wash dishes, make ice tea, prepare a salad, tidy my living room, yadda yadda yadda.

On Saturday afternoon, I went grocery shopping so I’m stocked up for a couple of weeks. I got drenched in a sudden rainstorm (that lasted five minutes and then the sun came out). I don’t plan to water plants; I pray they got sufficient from our occasional sprinkles. “Hurricane Barry” provided some rain in our area but no damage.

It takes an hour to prepare the salad and an hour to eat it!! Yes, I devour every item in that big bowl!! (Organic greens, bell pepper, boiled egg [free range], cucumber, homegrown tomatoes, raisins, best quality olive oil, and best quality vinegar.)

Same-o, same-o !!

On Ancestry, a green leaf represents a “hint.” Lately, I have so many hints I can’t walk away from the computers. The “hints” are just begging me to attach them to my tree!! Same old story: No stopping point.

I did digress and write an email message to a “cousin” and share some hopefully helpful information.