Guess what Lorraine is going to do

Answer: Find a cave and hide from the few friends and acquaintances in my small circle. To my knowledge, I have never made a 200% error. I always strive for 200% accuracy!! I spent days climbing that tree (for a friend). I believe every individual is correct and the sources are accurate. It was the wrong tree!!!! I’m physically sick!! When the error was brought to my attention, I believed I’d find the two men named Garland Edgar Tiner Sr. are cousins. Several hours of searching, and documentation, and I haven’t found the slightest family connection. It is difficult for me to understand two men with the same name, living in Arkansas, and Texas, and not related. ~~~ “The old gray mare she ain’t what she used  to be, ain’t what she used to be, ain’t what she used ta be, many long years ago, many long years ago.”

Guess what Lorraine is doing

CORRECTION: Within a few hours, I was advised I climbed the wrong tree!!! I suspect the families are related so I was on the wrong branch of the tree!!! (No sleep tonight; I have to correct my errors.)

This database has more than six-hundred individuals and hundreds of sources. Lorraine is “climbing the family tree” for a friend.

Almost “scammed” ?!

Eleven o’clock and I hasten to write this blog and report an unusual event in my life. An hour ago I received a phone call telling me I am the newest winner of Publisher’s Clearing House and the Prize Patrol will be at my door later today. It was a twenty-minute conversation and I repeatedly laughed and said “This is a joke.”  I was assured it wasn’t a joke and I would receive 2.5 million dollars, $7,000.00 a week for life, and a new Mercedes. He wanted my name and I replied “Why do I have to give you my name, you have it?”  He wanted to know what I would do with all that money. “I would spread it all over Texas to all the hurting people affected by the recent bad weather that froze water pipes and shut down the electricity.”  The man had identified himself as “Jerry” and said he’s a Christian and he admires that I would share the money with fellow-Texans. It was actually a pleasant conversation but I was skeptical. The “scam” (in my humble opinion) came when he said I need to write a check for $3,500.00 and put it in the mailbox. It is the “Registration Fee” and needs to be paid before The Prize Patrol comes to my door. As I said, I kept up “pleasant conversation” and told him I’m an old lady on a fixed income “and we have gone through a year of the Coronavirus pandemic.”  I suggested they bring the money and I could pay the “Registration Fee” from the winnings. Next: Jerry was going to make an exception and I only needed to write a check for $1,000.00. I told Jerry I’m not lucky and I didn’t believe I was a Publisher’s Clearing House winner and I was going to hang up. I hung up!!!!! The phone rang a dozen timesa dozen separate callsbut I did not answer. ~~~~ I find this amusingfor mebut I feel pain for the individual who believes the story and writes out a check. ~~~~ Actually, I am very “lucky” I did not fall victim to a scam!!

P.S. I reported my experience to the Waco, Texas, Better Business Bureau. On their website, they have “Scam Tracker” and it was very simple to provide my information.

Remarkable television programs

Before I go to bed, I have to share with my readers that I’ve just experienced remarkable television programs on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). First, at 7:30 PM (Central time) number three of the ongoing series titled The Chosen. It is on the life of Christ in a “remarkable” (there’s that word again) format that is very inspirational. That one-and-one-half-hour program was followed by the life and ministry of Billy Graham. I’ve checked for the Internet links to these programs or you can search for them. RECOMMENDED VIEWING!!

Heart aching !!

As an avid genealogist, I love geography and history, too. There are many stories of brothers who were on opposite sides in the Civil War. I’m heart-broken because a family member has rejected me because I’m a conservative Republican who voted for President Donald Trump. Remembering Rush Limbaugh was unacceptable according to my family member. ~~ Praise God, we are “individuals” and not a cookie-cutter replication of one another.

New woman !!

I took a shower for the first time in two weeks. It felt wonderful; I feel extremely good!! Everything is copasetic at my residence: Propane tank is full and I have running water (and did not suffer broken water pipes). Yesterday afternoon, I was shoveling ice and snow. This afternoon the door is open to the seventy-degrees pleasant afternoon. Next projects: (1) Wash the dirty dishes, and (2) clean sheets on the bed. I’m singing: “Hallelu, hallelu, praise ye the Lord; Praise ye the Lord, hallelujah, praise ye the Lord!”  However, I am mindful of all the misery experienced by other residents in the state of Texas. The cost of repairs may be in the trillions of dollars and we will experience higher taxes, higher costs for produce, andfranklyunforeseen expenses. Did you hear: The oranges and grapefruit crops are a total loss; baby chicks died; cattle had frozen ears (just to name a few…). All this while we are still suffering from the Coronavirus pandemic.


Postscript: “Millions still in need of water.” Also, at 5:25, the TV news said “30,000 people without electricity.”  That’s the sad commentary about the situation in Texas.

I want to cry !!

Yes, it is almost one in the morning and I’m still  “climbing a family tree.” I’m documenting for the owners of this RV Park. Remember (?) they were my host and hostess the other night when we didn’t have electricity. They had/have a propane heater that doesn’t need an electric fan to expel the heat.

One of the ancestors is documented as born in Tennessee. When I searched for her parents, everything seemed directed to a family livingand dyingin Rhode Island. That doesn’t “compute” with me because I believe in the Real Estate mantra: “Location, location, location”!! As is my nature, I kept digging and I found the parents well-documentedliving and dyingin Tennessee. “Well-documented” in Federal Census records. There are one-hundred-thirteen Ancestry Member Family Trees with, either, the Rhode Island parents or no parents. Not one single Member Family Tree with accurate parents.

There’s an old saying: “If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.”  I don’t understand why people “look” for their ancestry and then copy from other trees. “Sources” are available. But we live in a world of “instant gratification”: smartphones, microwaves, drive-thru fast food, etc., etc.

“Fourteen million without water.”

The opening comment on the TV evening news. Yes, I’m one of the Texas residents without water (but I have emergency containers). Please forgive me for a fuzzy picture but rejoice with me that this little gizmo is a valuable item. It allows me to transfer pictures from my camera to the desktop computer.



I spent some timeand energyoutdoors. I shoveled snow and ice, and swept the sidewalk. I walked to and from the Clubhouse to fill gallon containers with water for “spit bath” and flush the toilet.

Phew !!

Phew, I can’t stand myself!!!! It has been two weeks since I’ve had a shower!! First: It was “too cold” to undress and take a shower. Second: No heat and no water!! Third: “The old lady” was extremely stubborn and refused to go to another home to take a shower!!! “I don’t want to be a bother.” ~~ Something else stinks: My old. old laptop is being stubborn and refuses to cooperate!! A week ago, I was trying to transfer information from “old” to “new” (one-year-old desktop computer) and that failed. LapLink “support” was ready to help but I didn’t have reliable WiFi and Internet to attempt the task.  ~~ Until computer problems are resolved, this may be the last message with pictures. I started this message on the laptop and I’m publishing it from the desktop computer (without picture albums).

I bet the reader is delighted with the absence of indoor-outdoor temperature pictures and “clipart.”  🙂  🙂  🙂