Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

… does his brother become your great-uncle? My great-grandfather John Thomas Stanley was adopted. Does that make his brother, Henry Thomas Fair, my great-uncle? Henry Thomas Fair was adopted by the sister and brother-in-law of John Thomas Stanley’s adoptive mother. According to my RootsMagic program, that makes him my first cousin 3 times removed!

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you’ve probably figured out that I’m a big Abraham Lincoln fan. Anything “Abe” is simply fascinating to me! I read everything I can find about the man, including several blogs. Perhaps my favorite blog is 21st Century Abe: Lincoln was born two hundred years ago. …

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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 …

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Remember Wordle, the neat little program for generating “word clouds” that we all played with a few months ago? Well, here is the Gettysburg Address, Wordle-style! From Lincoln was born two hundred years ago. Happy birthday Abe! But why are we in the 21st century still obsessed with this 19th-century man? We find Abe …

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In November, I posted the wonderful news about a soon-to-be new leaf on my family tree. Everything is going very well. Debbie still carries her little blue bucket (around-the-clock morning sickness!), but otherwise she’s doing great. My new grandchild is due July 18th. Last week she was to have a sonogram done to find out …

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