Tag Archives: genealogy

The dream

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” –  Martin Luther King, Jr. I am a big fan of the PBS series Finding Your Roots hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr. As the program is … Continue reading

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Family traditions

My father has three brothers and these four siblings had ten kids. My grandmother remarried before I was born to a man I called my grandfather. He had two daughters who had three kids. This was a big blended family. … Continue reading

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The math of living and dying

I think about life in terms of generations rather than individual lives. My interest in Genealogy is probably the reason for this. So in terms of generations, within my family, I am creeping up to the top, next inline for … Continue reading

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Gifts from our ancestors

“You are the fairy tale told by your ancestors.” – Toba Beta My mother has a very pronounced hand tremor which she has graciously shared with me. Fortunately mine is still in its infant stages of development but I can watch … Continue reading

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Building sandcastles

“Like a sandcastle, all is temporary. Build it, tend it, enjoy it. And when the time comes, let it go.” – Jack Kornfield In 1807, in a small farming community in Anson County, North Carolina a girl was born that would … Continue reading

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Building a family brick by brick

I think I have mentioned before that I enjoy spending time working on my families genealogy using Ancestry.com. The oldest relative I have been able to document to date is a 13th great-grandfather named John Bodley born in 1518 in an … Continue reading

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A fool on a hill

Lou Holtz speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Republican National Coalition for Life on Tuesday said the high number of immigrants coming to the U.S. constitutes an “invasion.” And he said new immigrants need to assimilate better. Holtz added that … Continue reading

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