Notes from the past…


Happy Birthday, Mom!

MarSStanley (13) Today would have been my Mom’s 74th birthday:

It’s been almost 11 years, Mom, and I miss you and think of you often.

We’re all doing well. I think Dad is happy and has a lady who loves him and takes good care of him. I think you’d like her.

Sarah and Deb and Stacie are doing great, too, and I know you’d be crazy about your new great-grandson Justin. He’s spoiled rotten already, thanks to me!

Nanny is well, although hardly able to get around anymore, thanks to her knees. Otherwise, she is quite healthy.

If you see a chubby calico cat carrying a little pink ball around, that’s Leaky. Please give her a hug for me and tell her how much I love her and miss her, too. I’m sure she’ll recognize you and will stay with you and Garfie and Silly. Give them a hug, too!

Love you and miss you so much!


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Daily Journal 11 Dec 2009: Isaac in Web 2.0!

Reviewed/updated several small (living relatives) files, also deleted a few folks from my database. These folks were kin of married-into-the-family folks (ex: my uncle’s parents) who really shouldn’t have been in my database to begin with. A couple others got skipped altogether, for now. This numbering system works pretty well for the most part, but occasionally people pop up in an inconvenient place. I’ll pick these folks up later when I get to their parents.

So now I’m up to Ancestor #74, Isaac Turner, my second great-grandfather. Isaac is a very interesting guy, and I actually have quite a lot of data on him, including his Civil War Pension File.

I’d like to do something a little different with Isaac and his pension file. I had previously created a pdf e-book, but I’d like something a little fancier that I can add to a specially-created page here on my blog. Something “Web 2.0″-ish. Something like what footnoteMaven has done with her Shades magazine, which I absolutely love! More to come…