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2011-03-08 LunchBunch

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*LunchBunch

Start: 12:00:21
End: 13:10:05
Chatters: 3rdthawkins, alt, AYWalton, daviss, ProfDru, Selma, Seventies Soulchild

3rdthawkins: hey alt

alt: hey 3rdthawkins , was reading what is left of yesterday's log... how yoy doing? you

3rdthawkins: doing good man trying to enjoy life hey daviss

daviss: hello alt and 3rd!

alt: hello daviss, how you doing? reading bout all of your ailments in the log from yesterday LOL

daviss: lol I figured that something must have been amiss since everyone scattered at once alt and it was real early in the game lol lol

alt: I need to have my brain checked and my butt kicked... went to the Casino yesterday... and it was not a pleasant experience LOL

3rdthawkins: ouch!

daviss: That I have dexperienced on many an occasion alt a new word lol

alt: as usual mised 10k by ..... that much LOL

daviss: hmmm did you get up and someone else got on

alt: not yesterday .. that I know of

daviss: oh....I find that I am relaxed when I go not that I like to lose but I enjoy myself

Seventies Soulchild: hi alt, daviss & 3rd

3rdthawkins: hello Seventies, just about to read the thread you have started

daviss: hello there Missy

Seventies Soulchild: lol Missy? lol

daviss: lol

Seventies Soulchild: what did I do THIS time?? lol

alt: on the way to the Casino I started to reread 'Finding A Place Called Home'..... that's is really a "GREAT" book written in 1999 and it still is the standard IMHO

daviss: nada nada I just love that you are all over the Forums Oh yes alt it sure is a good one

alt: ain't she... Seventies Soulchild is all ovah da place LOL

Seventies Soulchild: I try to keep up, but the kids and these papers are driving me to almost want to drink! Its like I just took a break from high school and its starting again.... lol Well I like the food forum... :)

daviss: I see and I love me some okra also lol

Seventies Soulchild: I'm going to add another piece to discuss about that anti-abortion group. They are really under my skin with this last campaign. And no one has called them on the carpet about it... but I'll leave that for discuss. I love breakfast too. My fav meal of the day! :)

daviss: I took my grand to track practice yesterday and sat in the car and read a book also alt. It was A Southern Community in Crisis

Seventies Soulchild: Funny story... my sis-in-law is Irish and so she's never had okra before. So they were visiting with my folks on New Year's and she now enjoys Okra... she didn't even know what it was... lol I'm working on The Warmth of Other Suns... Im

alt: how is track going this year & where is the Community in Crisis located?

Seventies Soulchild: Hi Selma

3rdthawkins: I'm thinking fried Okra, not boiled....yock

alt: Hello Selma

3rdthawkins: yuck.............hello Selma

Selma: Afternoon everyone

daviss: track is good alt. those kids are sooo cute.. they rande from 3 to 16

Seventies Soulchild: Okra acts as a thickener when used in beans or gumbo type dishes. very delicious!

3rdthawkins: yeah, I'm reading The Bible

Selma: Love okra

Seventies Soulchild: Hi ProfDru

3rdthawkins: My mother boiled it, trying it looked like saliva, couldn't eat it

Selma: When i make shrimp gumbo I put in okra

ProfDru: hey gang

alt: Hello ProfDru

Seventies Soulchild: And Okra helps keep your blood pressure in check too....

3rdthawkins: hello ProDru

daviss: and what is amazing is that they do everything from the 1200 on down, relays sprints field events etc

Seventies Soulchild: I like the sauteed too vs. the cornmeal fried... yuck...

3rdthawkins: you know, the Bible has a lot of genealogical information in it, a few family tree listings

Seventies Soulchild: and baby boy is so little daviss... its amazing that he can even keep up lol

alt: I see he is running the 100, 200 & 400... that's a 'load'

daviss: he ran the 400, 200 and 100 on sat

Selma: Is this your grandson daviss

daviss: they go to Tucson next sat yes Selma

alt: is this indoors, or are they runningoutdoors in AZ at this time of the year daviss?

Selma: My oldest played soccer and then last year in high school he was on track team..they landed up going to the Penn Relays for the 4X4..they didn't win..but is was great

daviss: outdoors alt. They only have one indoor meet and that is in Flagstaff

3rdthawkins: speaking of Penn Relays, one of my older brothers ran in the Penn Relays in 1988 for Virginia State

alt: okay daviss. Penn Relays, that's BIG TIME here in the East Selma

3rdthawkins: he broke his foot/ankle, so couldn't pursue a professional career

daviss: The Southern Community in Crisis is in harrison Country texas alt

Seventies Soulchild: Have a good time up there with the grands, daviss.

alt: okay daviss.. one of yoru 'main' counties in TX

Seventies Soulchild: alt I saw that there was flooding out there in central Ohio. Is everything ok with you and Anita?

daviss: yes alt and it spanns from 1850 to 1880

alt: Yes Seventies Soulchild, we're fine, flooding hasn't hit our area ...yet LOL

3rdthawkins: hmm, that is interesting daviss

Seventies Soulchild: oh no! :o lol

daviss: that was alt after he left the Casino seventies the tears lol

Seventies Soulchild: lol

3rdthawkins: ol lol

alt: you bet daviss,

Seventies Soulchild: ProfDru I'm going to try that powerpoint slide you added to your blog to see how I like it.

daviss: hello ProDru

ProfDru: you will love it soul chile

Seventies Soulchild: And I've been working on my website so I'm hoping to roll out a new and improved site sometime in the next month... then I'm off to take a break! lol

alt: Selma I was talking about rereading 'Finding A Place Called Home' two (2) terms and their meaning really hit home this time.... Collective Memory & Confronting Your Family History.

Seventies Soulchild: how so alt? I haven't read the book yet...

alt: can't exactly explain in a limited chat Seventies Soulchild and it really isn't a book you just read, but rather one you read & reread and use for reference points

Seventies Soulchild: ah ok. I've been reading Barbara howell's book as a guide

alt: but.. Collective Memory is as a family, community, nation, ethnic group all in one.

Seventies Soulchild: ok. I understand. Some refer to it also as cellular memory.

3rdthawkins: I feel the same way about the Bible alt

Selma: Sorry folks...on the phone..

3rdthawkins: who you talking to?

alt: Confronting Your Family History is looking at all aspects of from present family back to it's origins wherever, 'warts & all'.

Seventies Soulchild: I just hate 'warts' lol

3rdthawkins: sounds good alt

Seventies Soulchild: Oh Selma must be in deep conversation... lol

alt: and she ask... what are you doing with your Collective Memory & Confronting Your Families History?

daviss: I thought I had the book in front of me alt but I must have taken it to my house

Selma: Yes alt her book is very good...

Seventies Soulchild: That's an excellent question

Selma: She spoke to our group I forget the year..I invited her, she was going to be in our area

alt: Just the first 50 pages or so will really reach out and grab you.

3rdthawkins: like Diana Ross, huh?

Selma: I tell folks you need to be prepared for what you find..it may or may not be what you expect..it is not always easy for folks

alt: yes Selma and I was saying this is published in 1999

3rdthawkins: true Selma

daviss: thats for sure Selma

Selma: Is your's soft back..cause I think the hard back was a reprint

daviss: folks also need to realize that they can't go back and change history

alt: mine is a hardback 1st edition

Selma: OK

alt: January 1999

3rdthawkins: sure can't daviss you have to accept it and move on

daviss: 'I have a hardback also. I told you that a cousin of mines father owned a black bookstore in La

3rdthawkins: but that begs the question, is family research for everyone? as far as maturity and emotional level?

alt: IMHO,,, only if you are big enough to accept the 'facts' 3rdthawkins

Selma: I have A Place Called Down Home...published in 1996

daviss: He got sick and had not opened it in yrs. all the books was just sitting there. I finally conviced daughter to look for Finding A Place and they had 3 copies left

Seventies Soulchild: I think if you are grown, you should be able to accept whatever you find out.

daviss: after about two yrs of begging, cousin sent me one

Seventies Soulchild: The information may not always be pleasant, but it is what it is.

3rdthawkins: you will definitely need to think that way 79s 70s

alt: she (Woodtor) quicky speaks to time, place & perspective.

Selma: Some folks have a "vested interest" in their oral tradition...and come "h*%ll or high water, will cling to it no matter what they find

ProfDru: Selma, Veronica's cemetery project sounds interesting. just watched her interview with Don Roberts.

Selma: Well glad you got the book daviss..

Seventies Soulchild: Besides what I find is that there are times when people as families need to confront some of the ugliness and generational hurts.

Selma: haven't had a chance to look at yet Dru..will watch later on this afternoon

daviss: me to! Selma. I wish they would do something with all those books though.

3rdthawkins: having oral tradition is one thing, but hanging on to it and not wanting to let go is the problem

alt: exactly Selma... she makes extra effort in placing a 'value' on evaluating oral histories from the time, place & perspective and who it is that is relating the oral history.

ProfDru: she said she is funding project herself through her book proceeds and donations

Selma: Ummm

daviss: he*ll or high water like Gates cousin Selma lol

Seventies Soulchild: You know I was thinking about Isabel Wilkerson's book. It would be great if she released her interviews on a CD. Like the Jim Crow project done with Public Radio about 10 yrs ago. Very compelling narratives.

Selma: I actually watched one of those BYU videos yesterday...and a young woman named Danielle it was interesting. Family originally coming out of Surry County, VA..father purchased his freedom in 1812..then bought his wife and 12 children.. They migrated to Xenia, Ohio..started the Brown colony

daviss: Where are you in Warmth Seventies

alt: wow!!!! what was his 'trade/skill' ? to earn that much money?

daviss: I am on George Starling. I cant get away from reading two or three books at a time lol

Selma: He was a shoemaker..took him another 10 years to raise money to buy the wife and children

Seventies Soulchild: Chapter/section one Where she introduces the people. I'm reading into Ida Gladney's life right now. Its all so very very good!

alt: Oh yeah Godfrey Brown!!!!!!!! he is extended family

Selma: Its a wonderful book seventies and she is a treamendous speaker..sorry I missed her in Richmond

Seventies Soulchild: Reading it reminds me of how my dad's mother and all but one sibling left Alabama in the 1940's and 1950's

alt: Selma, Godfrey Brown is the great-great grnadfather of the Aunt Thelma I always talk about who will be 104 y/o in April.

daviss: thats amazing alt

Selma: Oh...

Seventies Soulchild: When I was younger, my grandmother relayed the story of how her first husband was murdered leaving her alone with my uncle thurman. She had a photo of him and everything. This happened in the early 1910's

Selma: The moderator of the show was getting on my nerves...

Seventies Soulchild: lol Selma

alt: by 1850 Godfrey Brown owned over 2,500 acres of land in 3 counties here in this area. he was truly one amazing man Selma, is that show online for repeat viewing.?

ProfDru: gotta run

Selma: I am going to watch again..I was taking notes, I know folks who live in that part of Surry..and I have met Rev. Harrison that she spoke with What happened to the colony alt..there is nothing left now

daviss: Selma where is Chincoteague Island, Va

Selma: I also know one or two folks who were interpreters at Colonial Williamsburg,who probably know that guy too Eastern Shore...where the ponies are

daviss: Ponies?

Selma: Oh there is a famous book..about the ponies from that island..

alt: Colony? there was a sizable AA settlement in the area Selma.. Xenia & where Godfrey Brown was located is near present day Wilberforce, Ohio.... and he gave the land for Middle Run Church and Massie Creek Cemetery.

Selma: Sorry not colony...meant settlement..couldn't think of the word

daviss: interesting...

Seventies Soulchild: So Mr. Brown had it going on... ;)

3rdthawkins: Pony Express SMU

alt: indeed he did Seventies Soulchild

daviss: SMU?

3rdthawkins: Southern Methodist University :}

daviss: my brother works there

Selma: Why do you ask about the island daviss?

3rdthawkins: sorry, Pony reminded me of SMU football team scandal in the 1980s

alt: Selma, Godfrey Brown is on my TP website with his wife Chaney & their 12 children.

AYWalton: Good afternoon all.

Selma: http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/horses/chincoteague/index.htm About the ponies daviss Afternoon AY

daviss: here is the email I got this morning from my cousin selma Good morn'g cuz: Is there any connection to our history regarding Chincoteague Island, Va.? Moreover, do we have family presently living on that island? Why? Because, on various occasions I have received an eMail notice from Ancestry.com regarding someone from that island looking for me. However, when I clicked on the link it required a fee. Maybe it was just a fishing expedition for a customer by Ancestry.com. So, I guess my question is: have you encounter Chincoteague Island, Va during your research? Have a great week, Michael.

3rdthawkins: hello AYwalton

alt: my copy & paste still ain't working darn it!!!!!

Selma: Um...

daviss: I told him it just might be a fishing email

alt: Hello AYWalton

Selma: I wouldn't pay money

AYWalton: hello 3rd

daviss: he wont lol

AYWalton: howdy alt, daviss, Ms. Selma, SoulChile!

daviss: but now I am curious about that Island hello AYWalton

Selma: Once a year there is a big tourist thing..where people go to watch the ponies swim across the ? http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/horses/chincoteague/index.htm

daviss: oh how pretty

Selma: The legend was that these wild ponies were descendant of ponies left by Spanish in 1500's Or something like that..the info at the site.

daviss: alt do you have your block on

Selma: There is a famous children's book..

Seventies Soulchild: hi AYWalton

alt: block? splain that daviss please LOL

Selma: Misty of Chincoteauge ..is the name of the book

daviss: lol mabe your popup blocker is keeping you from copy and paste

alt: okay daviss

daviss: just saying lol you know I am not techie

Selma: Folks I have to run...have a great day...hopefully see you tonight.

daviss: bye How have you been AYWalton?

alt: I'm gonna try anything daviss, this is irritating

AYWalton: Fighting a cold, daviss.

daviss: it is strange better take care of yourself.. Aren't you headed for Va soon?

AYWalton: early April.

daviss: go get you some of that old folks stugg like castor oil stuff

AYWalton: now I know I am not taking anybody's nasty castor oil. that would make me so ill.

daviss: these colds are running for weeks now instead of days well I dont want you more ill so you better stay away from that lol

Seventies Soulchild: lol you 'old folks' take care of yourselves... lol See you all tomorrow

daviss: HA! she called us old and ran

AYWalton: one good thing about being grown you don't have to take stuff you don't want to and I wont take any castor oil.

daviss: too much when you were a youngster

AYWalton: my grandmother used to have some nasty stuff she used for everything. Black Draught.

daviss: turpentine and sugar

AYWalton: and Carter's Little Liver Pills. I have no idea what that was for. coal oil and sugar was supposed to be a cough remedy.

daviss: yep I had that too mineral oil Its a wonder folks had any insides left

AYWalton: some died I bet from those remedies.

alt: laters y'all goona find out what my problem is with copy & paste.

AYWalton: the one's who didn't probably built up an immunity.

daviss: k alt

AYWalton: well I need to take my stuffy nose outta here. You all have a great day.

daviss: ok 3rd later


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