I'm loving the comments! It makes me glad to see that people are reading the blog, for what it's worth! Thanks to all who e-mail, comment, Facebook. I'll try to make it worthy of your time to continue reading my blog.
Today we will see our eldest son, Derek, Vickie and some of their children. They are staying at Barview Jetty Park. Some will go out fishing on Saturday and Zach, our youngest son, will join them on the fishing trip but stay here with us at Humble Abode #2. I can't describe how it feels to spend time with our children and grandchildren. (But you probably already know, having children and perhaps grandchildren of your own.)
It's a beautiful day here at the beach - lots of blue - blue ocean, blue sky! The sun is shining. A "Chamber of Commerce" day!
I worked on the book stuff yesterday. I'm still having trouble finding info on some of our ancestors and by-gosh-and-by-golly I will leave no stone unturned! (Why do I use these old-fashioned sayings all the time now? Is it an indication of my age?) It is a bit frustrating but I must remind myself to have patience, after all, they didn't keep records "back then" like we do now. Everything had to be recorded by hand to begin with and now, people have to decipher that handwriting to digitize it. Some of the handwriting is atrocious.
Right now I'm looking for my great-grandmother, Duffie, in the 1910 US Federal Census. I've scoured hundreds of records to no avail. I KNOW she was alive, I KNOW where she lived. Why isn't she in the Census for that year? Maybe she was traveling and missed the census taker at both ends. She spent a lot of her life in Georgia, but also in Alabama. I haven't reached the point where I will "give up" on finding the little bit of info connected to her 2nd marriage. Her first husband is my great-grandfather who died young. And that's all I''m gonna say - you'll have to read my book when I get it finished!
I have been in touch with a woman, my age, who I went to Upward Bound with during my high school years. I looked for her and found her several months ago. Her name is Josie. She was from Portland and I was from Cherry Grove and attended Gaston High School. I enjoy keeping in touch with people from my past who we lost touch with due to moves, family, life in general. It doesn't mean we don't want to keep in touch with old friends, it's just that life gets busy and full with our families, our jobs, etc., and friends come and go along the way. But I welcome new "old" friends!
Time to get busy - and find that elusive bit of info I'm chasing. Funny thing is, I have another elusive ancestor waiting to be found after I discover Duffie's second husband. And then another. They are women - it is easier to find the men, believe me. And I know why but I won't go into that here and now.
Ta ta for now,
"So if we say we have fellowship with God, but we continue living in darkness, we are liars and do not follow the truth...If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us."
1 John 1: 6,8