Oh happy day !!

A friend called “to check on me.”  It must have been telepathy because I was thinking of her and curious about her, and her travels. She is in “cool and comfortable”  mountains of Pennsylvania.  ~~ While preparing this message, I’m enjoying “comfort food.”  With wholesome food, I might live to be one-hundred? Did you hear that the oldest person died? She was one-hundred-seventeen years old.


Absence of birds !!

However, mid-day, I briefly saw a Hummingbird on this feeder. I cleaned…, and filled with fresh nectar. I seldom see birds in my yard. I think they flew North to escape the horrible heat and humidity. Picture of Hummer taken forty months ago. “Absence of birds” prompted me to clean the other feeders before Fall and Winter.


MyHeritage genealogy in a SCAM !!

“Madder than a wet hen.”  Somebody pushed my buttons!! Very few of my readers will find this of interest but someone doing an Internet search might find my complaint of interest about MyHeritage. First: I sent two email messages, two days apart, saying I did not want to subscribe to MyHeritage. They charged my credit card  used to do a “free” search. No response to my emails so I checked their website for a phone number. I received a recorded message that said the number cannot be reached from my area code. I was calling a United States number from a United States area code!! I’m not a fan of Facebook but I went to MyHeritage page and left a comment/complaint. “They” must monitor their messages closely because they answered in five minutes. My message wasn’t published and I didn’t know how to answer the answer. I sent a second message and received a second message saying I’d receive a phone call. OK, (this makes me madder than a wet hen) my messages never appeared before other MyHeritage Facebook followers. That’s sneaky of them!! As I said, I’m not a fan of Facebook but it is my understanding that the writer is the only one to delete a message. Sneaky, sneaky of MyHeritage to scrutinize messages prior to publication.  On the phone call, I was advised I would see a refund in ten to fifteen days–and the phone call was coming from the very number I was unable to reach (1-800-997-9000). Curiosity prompts me to ask this question: “How often does MyHeritage charge $119.40 to an unsuspecting visitor?”

I’m not finished: Here was my (a few days) earlier experience on their website. I did a search for Letitia Frantz and MyHeritage brought up the woman and directed me–via a hot link–to the 100% free FamilySearch website.  

Am I just “overly sensitive” regarding all things genealogy? Before clicking the “publish”  button, I did an Internet search and immediately found this site declaring MyHeritage is a scam. Read what others are saying. ~~  A second website.

I’ll make this my closing remark: We have a hobby; we’re passionate about documenting our family history. It should be a punishable crime for a business to take advantage of us.



Makes my blood boil !!

I just have to share with my readers that I seriously got very angry while writing the previous blog message–and reading complaints. about MyHeritage. My body temperature rose and I thought my air-conditioner had quit. I was perspiring; I was miserably hot. Yes, it has been extremely hot today but the A/C is working just fine. ~~ I take family history seriously!! As a Texas resident, it made me angry when I heard of the theft of Texas historic treasure. Read about Texas Governor James Stephen Hogg and see a picture of Ima. (IMHO: How dare he saddle his daughter with the name Ima Hogg?!)

Brain drain ??

Did the fall affect my brain?? Today I did three loads of laundry. During third… I was “doing” miscellaneous in the yard. When I came indoors, I saw the thermometer indicating 101 degrees. I had to “hang out” near the laundry room so I could be available when washing machine was draining. I’m cleaning bird feeders. ~~ Have you seen the TV commercials for “ugly house people”? Well, I’m an ugly planter person. Eventually, I plan to sand and spray paint. ~~ Tarps are clean and put away.