Notes from the past…

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Tombstone Tuesday

Hallah M Carrico headstone

Hallah M Carrico


Infant daughter of Crist Hayes Carrico & Sallie Hattie Lee Kennedy

Family plot of Dr Nathan Blunt Kennedy

Ridge Park Cemetery

Hillsboro, Texas

(I was unaware of this child’s existence until I went to the cemetery to photograph Dr Kennedy’s headstone!)

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Download Books For Free From Google Books

This from

Some books are available in their entirety, some have limited previews and the others have no previews at all. It so happens that often one needs only a topic or two from a specific book. While the Internet is a good source for finding the information otherwise, I have quite often seen people trying (unsuccessfully of course) to copy-paste, save images or take screen shots of Google Book search results.

If you have been in a similar situation where you badly wanted a page or two of the book, try the Google Books Downloader.

Might be pretty handy, since Google Book Search has a lot of genealogy-related material!

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In memorium

I’m sorry, but my cousin sent this to me, and I just had to share:

“In Memorium
With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.   Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote “The Hokey Pokey”, died peacefully at age 93.   The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin.  They put his left leg in.  And then the trouble started…”