jhonora: Evening alt
alt: hello jhonora, want some company?
jhonora: I'm glad you showed up, I thought I had missed a memo lol
alt: nope, they're on CP time tihis evening... have you been following the thread on Afrigeneas .. royalty?
jhonora: No, what royalty?
alt: there iis a thread dealing with the Royal Family of England.. and the fellow La Tour has interjected his 'royal' linegae. and also his SCV status as the first AA from Okla in an SCV chapter.
jhonora: Harrison LaTour is crazy!
alt: WAs the unit he speaks of from LA the one that became the Corpe De' Afrique (sp) ?
jhonora: He and I exchanged at least a dozen emails, because he had incorrect information on some of my LeBlanc folks. I doubt it, his people are from southwest La.
jhonora: Evening ryan
ryan: Hello all
alt: hello ryan, how are ya? is your family in Memphis okay? Hello Ms Selma, how you doing?
ryan: boy, its been a long time.
Selma: Good eveningalt, jhonora and ryan
jhonora: Evening Selma
ryan: I've been so busy at work, I've just not had time these last few months Alt, thanks for asking. Not sure about Memphis yet I was going to send something out to them on Facebook
Selma: Saw the pictures on TV today about Memphis..it looks bad and the water hasn't crested yet
ryan: (We have a private family group we communicate there_
alt: Selma, I went to a great CW150 symposium today..... dealt with the period leading up to the Cw from a 'northern' anti-slavery perspective.
Selma: Thats sounds great alt...
alt: bout 150-250 folks in attendence, sorry to say only myself and 1 other AA.
Selma: Sons of the Confederacy...lordy, lordy
ryan: I needed to try to get back here to my passion while I can... (diversion)
alt: yes, we were speaking of La tour & his posts on AfriGeneas.
Selma: Well ryan..you can usually find us here..we obviously have no other life.. LOL Who was the speaker or speakers alt? Evening Ingrid
jhonora: Evening Ingrid
alt: Selma, there were four, I can send you the flyer if you like.
ryan: Hi Ingrid
Ingrid_Doweary: Hey Alt, Jhonora, Ryan and Selma
alt: Hello Ingrid_Doweary
Selma: Did he correct the info on your LeBlanc folks jhonora
jhonora: No, he refused to accept what I presented. He linked them to some of his LeBlancs.
jhonora: I think he claims descent from Charlemagne or connection to Napoleon, something crazy like that.
alt: Wasn't one of the guys in the O.J. Simpson trial a LaBlanc?
Selma: Who is the Creole Network person...that Lisa responded too
alt: that's him Selma
Selma: Oh... Thats goes to show..it went right over my head.. LOL
alt: he's 'royalty' & a SCV member, the 1st AA member from Okla.
jhonora: The sad thing is that many folks link up with crackpots like LaTour before real Creole researchers, the end up confused and with a bad taste.
alt: jhonora, I'm wondering, is his surname really La Tour? or is that the name he choses as a 'noted genealogist'.... his words
Selma: Noted by who?
jhonora: I think he is really LaTour, I think. I know he has ties to the Creole community in Okmulgee, Ok.
alt: that's the way he described himself when he identified who the Creole Network is .. as asked by Lisa. okay jhonora, thanks
Selma: Well as we all know..on the internet "you" can declare yourself and expert and noted.. LOL
alt: seems he has done exactly that Selma
Selma: Well he wouldn't be the only one..
Selma: Somehow..calling yourself "creole" and living in Oklahoma..doesn't quite have the same ring..as being in NO
alt: jhonora, his CW connection must be from another family line.... I don't think royalty goes into a war as a 'private'. perhaps I'm wrong in that regard
Selma: As my sister in law once said...claiming royalty..and not being able to say "off with his head"..don't amount to much
jhonora: Selma, they have a pretty nice sized community in and around Okmulgee and Muskogee. They made their own parish after they arrived, Ugandan Martyrs. They give zydecos and still maintain ties to in and around Mallet, La.
alt: and his royal lineage would be of the 'illegitimate' variety, or that of lacking wedlock, right?
jhonora: Yes, alt, he is the product of several relationship that were not marriages.
Khathu: good evening everyone
alt: hello Khathu...
Ingrid_Doweary: I have a question regarding conference ettiquette and behavior. Hey Khathu.
Selma: Good evening Khathu Well ask Ingrid...was someone throwing tomatoes?
alt: e is anything wrong with those relationships ... you can't chose your ancestry, or your legitimacy... I know, I'm an out-of-wedlock child.
Selma: Nope alt
alt: but I don't think you 'flaunt' you connection thru the 'accident of birth'.
Ingrid_Doweary: I was in a workshop listening to the presenter and someone behinding was doing something that interfered with my ability to hear the presenter. What is the appropriate behavior to politely encourage the other attendee to stop the disruption?
Selma: What did you do Ingrid?
Khathu: you should turned around and asked to be quiet because you can not hear the presenter
Ingrid_Doweary: When I slightly turned my head, the person began chatting "patience is a virtue." When I turned back to the front, she repeated the chant saying yes you. I turned around and told her I couldn't hear. She interrupted by continuing to chant along with the disruptive activity she was performing.
Selma: Why was she even in the room?
jhonora: Sounds like the person had bad understanding
Khathu: then you should have gotten loud and embarrassed (sp) her/him that was the time for you to pull out your clown suit
alt: not that it matters, but was this in a large or a small setting?
Ingrid_Doweary: My observation is that she didn't care and was attempt to draw me into a confrontation. As this occurred at the Family History Center in Kensington, MD, it appeared to me that this individual was trying to draw attend to me to present me as the problem. It was small room in a genealogy workshop.
alt: and what was the 'composition' of the audience, racially?
Ingrid_Doweary: Most anglo with about 4-5 folks of african descent during a native american genealogy workshop.
jhonora: Was this person one of us?
Ingrid_Doweary: Yes Jhonora.
jhonora: You should have used a few chosen words my grandfather used to say.
Selma: Did she do this through the whole presentation?
jhonora: "J'ai pitie' de ta mere parce qu'elle fait un negre betasse." "I pity your mamma 'cause she made a foolish n*gger"
Ingrid_Doweary: She stopped after about 2 mins. I decided to focus harder to listen to the presenter and not say anything else to her since she called me out before I even started to say anything to her. In my opinion, she was behaving quite n*g**rish. It was unnecessary.
Selma: Some folks are just rude Ingrid
Ingrid_Doweary: When the presentation was over I didn't acknowledge her presence. And they don't see any problem with it, either Selma.
Selma: Was the presentation any good Ingrid? Who was the presenter?
Ingrid_Doweary: On a lighter note, Robyn Smith's presentation on Court Records and Bernice Bennett's presentation on Federal Land Records were excellent. Margo Lee Williams presented the Native American Genealogy workshop. I thought it was quite informative. Would have liked to heard what I missed though. Hey Vkn, how are you?
jhonora: Evening vkn
vkn: howdy yall
Selma: Evening vkn
vkn: doing good lots a company whew
Selma: LOL I am suprised you are here vkn..thought you were acting as the Hostess with the Mostest
vkn: that has gotten tired selma lol lol
Selma: I have had a housefull off and on for the past 3 weeks..so I understand.. LOL
vkn: lol Fun and enjoyable none the less
Selma: Well this Hostess..is going to bed..see you all tomorrow..LOL
Khathu: good night Selma
vkn: Just wanted to say hello before hitting the sack
Khathu: i am heading to bed as well good night everyone
Ingrid_Doweary: Take care Khathu.
vkn: okies yall talk soon ingrid and jhonora
Ingrid_Doweary: Good nite. Vkn
jhonora: Well I'm headed out too
Ingrid_Doweary: Good nite, Jhonora