The chart, and interesting information, arrived before Thanksgiving. Before I forget…, today I prepared the collage and saved it with my personal information in Ancestry. I work with so many surnames, I easily forget “whom” I documented a week ago.
This “taste” of history prompted me to review a booklet I prepared thirty years ago. It is titled 1992 Coffin Family Reunion & Our Island Ancestors. Reading it… held my attention all afternoon. Now this lament: I found an error. I am obsessive-compulsive about accuracy. I “proof” time and time again so mistakes don’t find their way into print.
…but torrential rain in Waco, Texas (8:30 AM).
I’ll watch the parade and hope the rain stops before the potluck Thanksgiving dinner here in the RV Park. I don’t know how I’d juggle the crock pot with green beans (seasoned with bacon and onion), a pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and chocolate brownie pie.
Postscript @ 12 noon: I confess to being “an old fogie.” The parade was a big disappointment to me. I didn’t enjoy the music–or the dancing. ~~~~ When the rain stopped, briefly, I took the pies to the clubhouse. Later, I’ll take the crock pot with green beans (and the RediWhip). Dinner is scheduled for 2:00 PM and twenty-five residents have expressed their intention to be there. (Only approximately half of the residents.)
Trivia: “Macy” is a family in my family tree. I’ve visited that store. I’ve also visited Nantucket (twice) where the President is spending the holiday. Macy, Folgers, Sears, and other familiar surnames all had a beginning on Nantucket—and I’m related to all of them.
…received from a cousin.
A long detailed email message that required four screenprints “patched” into a collage. Ina Bird Smith Showalter is my maternal grandmother.
Information is documented in each dot but I was unable to read it—or enlarge it. I include it because “cousin” sent it. Hint: Click on the chart (with dots) several times and it will enlarge the image. Perhaps you can read the information too small for this senior citizen’s eyes. ~~~ Oops, “enlarge” worked one time but failed (me) thereafter. ~~~ Maybe this link will work?
|Autogenerated-Vandiver-John Alden 14.pdf
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“Grumpy” because I planned to go grocery shopping but it was a cold, rainy day. Yesterday, I made my plans but today I abandoned them. I alternated between the easy chair—wrapped in the Slanket—and the computer. I’m composing stories and creating images, in an effort to steer folks toward the correct information. (Exercise in futility?)