16 January 2010

Final Post

So I am making this my final post. It's been harder and harder to do any posting on either of my blogs, and it has become painful to do a post. It's not fun anymore and I have nothing to post about any longer. The memories are here of when times were better and it just makes it harder and harder as time goes on.

I enjoyed the time I did it. Sometimes it was frustrating, mostly in the beginning, but now more than ever. I've enjoyed even meeting some bloggers in person, again in better times.

Things in my life have changed, and not for the better, so, I just feel it's time to say goodbye.

I won't close the blog completely, I'll keep it up, I just won't post anything to it from this day forward.

I appreciate all your comments over the last few years. And may check in from time to time. Over the next few months. My home is now in foreclosure so, I will probably after a few months no longer be able to do that. My car was repossessed, so I won't be living in that, who knows where I'll be in a few months.

So, farewell dear bloggers.



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13 January 2010

Agencies For Haiti's Relief

http://www.womensconference.org/haiti-earthquake-relief-how-you-can-help/

Here you'll find a list of Agencies that are helping in the relief effort for Haiti. Such devastation, it's hard to realize. As you Californian's know all to well, Earthquakes can change your life in only a few seconds.

And for anyone else's that's ever been through a natural disaster it's hard to come back from it without some type of trauma. Can you imagine in a Third World  extremely poor country just how much harder it well be ? We are still trying to recover from Hurricane Katrina, it will be even harder for them.





If you can help, go to the list on this link.



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08 January 2010

Ancestry

I've been keeping myself busy. I started doing my Family Tree in 2003, the year my mother died. I was always asking her questions and she was always telling me information about our family, I'm sure in hopes that I would retain this information for future use. Stored somewhere in the Ancestry file in my brain. Well for the most part I do remember a lot of what she told me. I use, Ancestry.com for my information. I just can't believe what a genuine amount of information I get from it.

What I was not prepared for, was the amount of marriages, and re-marriages, and even more re-marriages. I got to thinking why so many ?. Then it dawned on me. Those were tough times, and people did not live as long as today. Women died in childbirth, men died of heart attacks, etc....

The majority of my family were farmers. And as with many, had a LOT of children to help with the farming. My mother was born to a farmer and I remember her saying she was worked like a boy. She and her twin sister were the first born of her family, so not only was she worked in the fields, she was also expected to take care of the younger children when they came along. To help raise them as well, because mothers in those day's worked long hours as well in the fields and barns.

My father was born to a Well Driller. Now I understood how he knew to drill the well we had. He drilled it around the late 70's and it amazed me just how long it took and that he knew what he was doing.

The other information I get from looking into my Genealogy is, I have cousins and distant cousins I never knew about, and were there all along.

I've even discovered, I have some pretty famous relatives as well, although they are mostly distant cousins, 4th, 5th, and even 8th cousins.

My heritage goes, back to as early as the 1600's. Coming from France, England, Ireland, Scotland, and possibly Germany. We also, have Indian thrown there from somewhere. But can't remember if it's Cherokee or Apache , or ???.

But it can keep me busy, in between emailing I don't know how many Resume's by now, so to not get to crazy. Looking through family picture's discovering the Uncle you never knew you had, but was grateful for the person who wrote on the back of it, just who he was, and not a former boyfriend of your mothers.  

So, that's what I've been up to.

Still need your thoughts and prayers.



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