alt: hi Seventies Soulchild .. how're you doing today? Hi daviss, guess 70's is busy
daviss: heyyyy alt
alt: How're you doing today daviss?
daviss: doing good
Seventies Soulchild: hi alt and daviss went to get a drink. Its HOT... nearly 70 and humid
alt: okay, watch that 'drinking' on the job
daviss: heyyy seventies
Seventies Soulchild: lol Well it is a Vitamin Water... don't know what kind of vitamins though... lol
alt: okay Seventies Soulchild, that'll work I missed last night's session..anything 'big' happen?
Seventies Soulchild: Me too.
daviss: hows it going seventies
Seventies Soulchild: good and unseasonably hot for late October
daviss: I missed the session also alt
Seventies Soulchild: How are you both? Hello AYWalton
AYWalton: Good afternoon, all.
daviss: alt, did the winds get to you yesterday? Hello AYWalton!!
AYWalton: Hello there Soulchile, alt, daviss.
alt: do y'all do one of those military things with the HVAC systems Seventies Soulchild? 15 Oct for Heat & 15 april for Air
AYWalton: hope you are all doing well.
Seventies Soulchild: alt some places do it and some places don't
alt: Hi AYWalton, I;m doing fine hope the same is true for you.
AYWalton: doing fine, here, alt.
Seventies Soulchild: We've had the air on a few times this month. Our building is totally enclosed. Its an old hospital building.
alt: Yeah daviss, Wind knocked out power in some areas here... Not us tho', we were saved this time.
AYWalton: I have the windows open here, today. We are on the warm side, still with that storm. the cold side will come in later.
Seventies Soulchild: you too?
daviss: boy, some of those pictures showing the damages were terrible alt
Seventies Soulchild: my fro is EXTRA tight today... lol
AYWalton: have had rain most of the morning, though it has stopped for the time.
Seventies Soulchild: same here
AYWalton: just say it is extra moisturized, Soulchile. LOL
Seventies Soulchild: lol
alt: just another day in the midwest daviss
daviss: My front door is open, getting some fresh air in
Seventies Soulchild: Farmer's almanac says you all in the midwest will be having a warmer and wetter winter this year alt
daviss: well next tuesday I hope we can prove doubters wrong
alt: if it ain't wind and rain, it's snow and ice, or thunder and lightning... you name it daviss LOL
daviss: lol @ alt.
3rdthawkins: hello alt Aywalton daviss AND Seventies Souldchild
alt: hello 3rdthawkins
daviss: about two weeks ago we had a record 8 tornados to touch down in Northern Ariz and that was all in one day
daviss: really rare alt
Seventies Soulchild: No one was hurt?
daviss: no one hurt but some area houses were torn up, rr cars overturned
3rdthawkins: oh, I heard about the flood daviss that was there in Glendale, where my grandmother lives
daviss: what flood 3rd
Seventies Soulchild: wow.
3rdthawkins: a few weeks ago, my aunt was talking about it on FB then I saw it on the weather channel daviss
alt: Tornado's can do some serious damage... unbelieveable !!!!
Seventies Soulchild: brb
3rdthawkins: hello yatah
alt: hello yatah
daviss: yep tell me about it. I remember tornado days in Okla
AYWalton: Hello yatah, greetings!
yatah: hi all who here'
daviss: hello yatah and Selma
Selma: Good Wednesday afternoon everyone...hope every pen has survived the weather, wherever you are
daviss: I must have missed that one 3rd
AYWalton: so far, so good, Selma. Rain, but nothing dangerous.
daviss: did you have that wind problem Selma
Selma: It is 83 degrees here and humid...
alt: the weather, it was just another day in the 'office' here Selma LOL
Selma: I wondered about you last night alt...
daviss: sheesh and now its around 62 here
3rdthawkins: no bad rainy weather Selma, there was a weather advisory yesterday, but I guess it didn't hit us. The temp. is going down though
Selma: I don't think it will be bad here, probably going above us from Richmond to DC and up
daviss: selma were you in chat last night?
Selma: Yes, daviss..we closed up shop around 9:50 PM
yatah: here is snow but wont stay on ground
daviss: anything come out of it. I was out of commission at 6pm my time
yatah: and snow on mountain
daviss: melts before it hits the ground huh yatah
Seventies Soulchild: Ok so what's new in the world of genealogy?
Selma: You mean anything earth shattering..like a new body of documents uncovered in a trunck.. NO
Seventies Soulchild: I recieved a message from footnote about this new Ancestry Footnote merger.
daviss: lol it comes and goes in spurts I guess
Selma: I have been reading the document posted on the Genealogy and History forum..interesting
yatah: yes hit ground about 3 inch then melt
Selma: I just want to know if I paid for both..do I get a discount
daviss: yes, Selma the one Mel posted
AYWalton: yes the merger was last week. So far no major changes on Footnote, thank goodness.
alt: very interesting Selma.. seems as if some folks have broken the 'code'
Selma: Really..I didn't check this AM. is it on the board
daviss: I think it was Richard and Toni Carrier
3rdthawkins: I got it in email
alt: I saw the code breaking stuff on Facebook Selma
Seventies Soulchild: Well they plan on taking some documents from ancestry to put on footnote. I'm going to have to remove a few docs... lol So what was the letter about?
Selma: Oh breaking news on Facebook... Does this mean I have to sign up.. lOL
3rdthawkins: did they say that Seventies Soulchild?
AYWalton: Ah it was in code! No wonder I would not decipher it! the letter is also on AfriGeneas, but I just see that Toni posted the code.
alt: I guess Selma.. FB seems to be 'where it's at' LOL
Seventies Soulchild: Yes they did in the message I received
yatah: what break news on facebook ?
Seventies Soulchild: lol ah yeah alt! lol
daviss: 1 = a b = 2 etc
3rdthawkins: wow, didnt' know that, they just said it was a merger, man!
AYWalton: that is interesting.
Seventies Soulchild: well yes they will be merging records! lol Footnote is going to be the 'better' site now... lol
daviss: especially how long ago that letter was
Selma: Is this at Afrigeneas FB page
alt: the companies 'mergered', ot footnote was bought by ancestry, but nothing yet happening on the 'information' being 'merged"
daviss: its is also on afrigeneas selma
3rdthawkins: lol ok Seventies
Selma: I don't see the code daviss..
daviss: hold on
AYWalton: Selma are you on FB?
Seventies Soulchild: ok let me check fb. because nothing is transcribed on afrigeneas
3rdthawkins: just keep the SC Estate and Bill of Sales Free, I know that's hard for Ancestry.com t odo
AYWalton: This is from Richard Schaefer on FB: 1=a 2=e 3=i 4=o and 5 = u a lot of the words make sense, seems like 7 = m and 8 = n 9 = r ‚Äé6 = L
daviss: oops wrong again selma lol I must have afrigeneas forums on the brain
AYWalton: Toni Carrier from LCAfricana translated one of the lines:
daviss: I need a break
AYWalton: ..as he cant doe eny thing I told him we had some potatoes and salt...
Seventies Soulchild: me too daviss
AYWalton: I see that the Maya Angelou papers are going to the Schomburg.
Seventies Soulchild: yep
daviss: amazing for 1860 isn't it saw that AYWalton. really nice donation
AYWalton: that is great! and to know that her papers will be cared for at a black institution is also wonderful. even though Schomburg is part of NY Public Library, Schomburg is black focused, so that's a good thing.
Seventies Soulchild: ok I've chatted long enough. I need to get out of this sauna of an office for a few minutes. Talk to y'all later.
alt: yeah, that surprises me AYWalton, doesn't Maya Angelou have some type of emeritus status with some prestigious (sp) "white' university?
daviss: Is she a NY'er
AYWalton: yes, she works (or worked) at Wake Forest. and still lives in No. Carolina.
alt: locally, history & genealogy I posted about an artilce from my hometown on the Afrigeneas Sates Forum .. a little history and a couple of photos.
AYWalton: I think leaving her papers at Schomburg was better than leaving them at Wake Forest--though it is a very good school, mind you.
3rdthawkins: yeah, good article and photos Sonny boy
AYWalton: I shall take a look at your post, alt.
Selma: Good grief I have at least 50 or more folks who want to be my friend
3rdthawkins: wow, famous aren't you Selma
Selma: Apparently I was already a member...
AYWalton: LOL, choose your friends wisely Selma.
3rdthawkins: or are you like my mother and just don't check your friend requests
AYWalton: You don't have to connect with all of them.
Selma: Do I just ignore the folks I want to ignore
AYWalton: half of them probably don't know you, and vice versa. LOL
alt: watch it 3rdthawkins, you gotta be over 65 y/o to call me Sonny-boy LOL
3rdthawkins: lol ok alt rotfl yes you can ignore them Selma, I do anyway, some of them re-request me
Selma: I see you alt what a "cute" picture
AYWalton: alt has anything ever been written about the actual settlement of the Randolph slaves in Ohio? About their lives and how they survived?
alt: Much AYWalton
AYWalton: is there a major book about them? I wonder if the Trents were among them? Not sure exactly where Piqua OH, is located.
Selma: One of them is my daughter in law.. LOL
alt: perhaps not a MAJOR book, but many articles and a couple of books about 30 miles north of Dayton, Ohio & 50 miles west of Columbus, Ohio AYWalton
3rdthawkins: I wonder how long that request been there Selma, she's probably wondering now, gotta show her some love so she don't think you don't want to be her "friend" lol
Selma: One of my son's is there too... LOL Too much communitcation for me...LOL
3rdthawkins: well, they could call Selma lol
alt: AYWalton, the Randolph manumission was among the 3-4 largest in the history of the U.S. rivaled anly by King Carter & Samuel Gist, who freed between 400-500 slaves in one 'Act'.. Randolph had about 380-385.
Selma: There was another person who emancipated a large number of slaves that went to Ohio..his name was GIST I believe
alt: right Selma
AYWalton: Yes, I have often read about the manumission, but a large book about the effects of freedom, and relocation upon their lives would be indeed interesting to read.
Selma: There is a book on the Gist emancipation..at my library...
alt: and many of the King Carter slaves settled in Ohio.
daviss: Gist! my sisters God parents are named Gist.
AYWalton: Ohio was an interesting place, indeed!
alt: is that right daviss
Selma: I made a copy of the intro in the book..it is around here somewhere
daviss: I am not sure where they are from but my stepfather and he were both stationed in Okinawa together but were friends before that
AYWalton: Gist was also Virginia, right?
alt: you have to remember in 1803 when Ohio came into the union slavery, in some form, was still legal in every other State in the Union.
AYWalton: that name is found in early MD, as well.
Selma: Oh, oh...I just got a message that someone posted on my wall on FB, what does that mean
AYWalton: someone sent you a message.
daviss: lol go up to your message and read it selma
alt: hhehehehe @ Selma
3rdthawkins: that someone posted a message on your wall
AYWalton: Your email is sometimes the notation. Lots of FB stuff is silly fluff, like all of the games that folks play.
Selma: I have a Wall...see I told you all it is too much communication
daviss: thats right aywalton
AYWalton: I could not care that you have won $5 million dollars in a fantasy poker game. so ignore the fluff and apply it to the real world you live in.
alt: FB used properly is a GREAT tool Selma
daviss: me either AYWalton or plant a garden
AYWalton: I know, or send out teddy bear hugs.
daviss: but....I do need my soulful songs lol lol lol
3rdthawkins: but I do enjoy seeing photos and vidoes of my grandniece though Aywalton and daviss and keep tabs on my nephew who seems like he's going rogue lol
AYWalton: wb Soulchile.
3rdthawkins: wb SS
Seventies Soulchild: hey
daviss: yatah are you on facebook? wb seventies
yatah: yea but rently sign off
AYWalton: did your office cool off, SoulChile?
alt: an example of the 'misuse' of social networking and the power of FB, Twitter, cell phones, etc. is the massive number of votes being submitted that keeps Sarah Palin's daughter alive as a contestant on 'Dancing With the Stars".
Seventies Soulchild: lol no...
AYWalton: so glad that I don't watch that program, alt.
Seventies Soulchild: me too AYWalton
Selma: I agree alt...
Seventies Soulchild: Well sometimes with the good comes the bad.
3rdthawkins: preach it Seventies lol
alt: Yes 3rdthawkins, in the same manner as the GPO buying up thousands of books that make right-wing nonsense by Bill O'Rielly and others Best Sellers
daviss: thats the way of the world seventies...or the bitter with the sweet
3rdthawkins: alt I thought that misuse was applied to Amer. Idol
Seventies Soulchild: Who watches sorry old American Idol anymore! lol
alt: it's a newer form of 'stuffing the ballot box'
yatah: i better go now bye
Selma: Ok what is the confirm the information you share button
daviss: bye yatah
Seventies Soulchild: I quit after about 1.5 seasons... lol
yatah: bye all
Selma: Bye yatah
3rdthawkins: I never really watched it, unless my mother wanted me to record it, but that's over so I dont' watch it I really hate the audition, because it seems they just want to show the bad singers, I think they should have made it professional and actually show the ones who could sing, but I guess that wouldn't make for good TV
daviss: It was a great tool in 2007 with the get out to vote theme
3rdthawkins: the Hollywood part is better where they actually compete I enjoy that part
alt: you bet daviss, it is and can be a great tool
Seventies Soulchild: ok I turned away for a moment, what just happened? lol
daviss: remain focused seventies
Seventies Soulchild: LOL I can't I'm sweating all over my face.. lol
daviss: lol @ seventies
Seventies Soulchild: My cold drink is sweating AND my hot sandwich is sweating too.. lol
daviss: I am in hopes that the power of the vote will turn on my Gov this tues
Seventies Soulchild: hammercy
daviss: rather Arizona's Gov
Seventies Soulchild: I hope so too. Please encourage the people in your community to get out and vote! The consequences will be TERRIBLE if we don't!
daviss: been doing that for years seventies
AYWalton: Been getting TONS of get out the vote messages everywhere. Problem is---everyone whom I know, and with whom I associate, are voters.
alt: the 'danger' of the Internet.. yo see where the person who wrote the book on Confederate Black Soldier's stated that ALL of her supporting documentation for the book came from the Internet.
3rdthawkins: One of my nephews on FB said he got in a heated political debate with his professor, apparently about Obama since the prof made comments
daviss: sad isn't it alt!
AYWalton: so glad that book is being pulled, alt.
Seventies Soulchild: I saw that too alt. Melvin posted it.
AYWalton: and the myth is being exposed for what it is---an SCV creation. thank goodness!
Seventies Soulchild: What doesn't surprise me though is that slaves were sent out to the battlefield to be SLAVES.
Selma: Think I got lost in FB
daviss: wonder how many rogue books are out there that the school already distributed AYWalton
AYWalton: probably tons.
Seventies Soulchild: That's why you have to teach it at home.
alt: LOL @ Selma... that's not hard to do.. get lost in FB LOL
3rdthawkins: happens to us all Selma at one point or another
Seventies Soulchild: I never get lost in FB.... lol
AYWalton: but the woman's credibility as an author and "researcher" was been outed as well, thank goodness!
alt: yes AYWalton
daviss: agree AYWalton
Selma: I want to know who was on the committee who approved the book in the first place
alt: your fellow Virginian's Selma LOL
Seventies Soulchild: A couple of elementary school teachers.. lol
alt: and it ain't funny
AYWalton: 3 school teachers, they said. and probably good ole gal Virginians.
daviss: probably the same ones that changed the Texas school books to suit themselves lol
Selma: Yes, I have a spy out looking for them for me
daviss: I dont think they said the names on that CNN article Selma
AYWalton: all on the same, team.
alt: it's like Selma said about the Governor and his apology... you can't 'unring the bell' once it's out ther it is out there
Seventies Soulchild: yep.. I swear I don't ever want to live in the times like my parents and grandparents lived....
daviss: but seventies don't you know thats where they want to take us back :?
alt: watch it Seventies Soulchild, you're talking about my growing up years.. LOL
AYWalton: well folks I have to leave. Have a great day everyone.
Seventies Soulchild: sorry alt! :}
Selma: Yep..I gotta run too folks...have a great day
Seventies Soulchild: But I get mad now if people see me walking down the sidewalk and stay right in the middle of it... They get a bit of that NY attitude
alt: no problem Seventies Soulchild, but if you youngsters aren't vigilant.. its back to that.
daviss: talks about the 14th amendment, the Texas Gov and his wanting get out ceceed can I spell
alt: you can spell LOL
Seventies Soulchild: Exactly. Did you hear about the AL state senator who is campaigning that whites want to see us back in the cotton fields? lol I was like, hey, that's my man! 23rd cong dist. of AL
alt: well, I gotta run too. laters y'all
Seventies Soulchild: bye alt geez... what did you do daviss??? lol
daviss: yep and Rand Paul wants to Un ring his bell like McCain
Seventies Soulchild: And Rand Paul supporters beat up a woman too.. let me see if I can find the link
daviss: oh I saw that seventies
3rdthawkins: a good post by Jari on passing on the Creole Board
daviss: It was terrible
Seventies Soulchild: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhjg2W7vlMc
daviss: not only did the guy stomp on her, the first guy that threw her to the ground should be charged
Seventies Soulchild: where did 3rd go??? Right
daviss: With his "Don't Tread on Me" shirt on button rather
Seventies Soulchild: I'm looking up the link to that article.
daviss: I listened to the lady on MSNBC last night and she may sue
Seventies Soulchild: Yes they have those stupid signs up all over town here. I think that the mayor made them take them down in the city parking lot I hope so. Great opportunity for propaganda...
daviss: and the sad part is some of these creeps may get elected
Seventies Soulchild: I hope not. . .
daviss: me too
Seventies Soulchild: Goodbye all
daviss: talk to you later seventies