2011-10-13 • This N That
alt: Hi Seventies Soulchild... how are ya today? Hello daviss, what's going on?
Daviss: hi there alt and seventies! nothing going on this way alt
alt: just noticed. you have a capital "D" today.
Daviss: I am trying everything to stay in here lol
alt: I noticed Seventies signed in, but she hasn't showed up yet.
Seventies Soulchild: hi alt and Daviss
alt: oh, there she is lOL
Seventies Soulchild: Can't be on long today. I have to pull my dress suit out of the back of the closet and freshen it up! lol
Daviss: you gotta do that all the time alt
Seventies Soulchild: How are you two doing today?
Daviss: understanding seventies
alt: condolences on the passing of your Aunt Seventies Soulchild
Seventies Soulchild: Thanks alt. Everyone will be here by early this evening.
alt: good to see family, but funeral's are such a sad occasion.
Seventies Soulchild: So what is good with your research? Is Mariah trying to give you any additional clues, Daviss.
Daviss: thats the way it is alt thats why I like reunions
Seventies Soulchild: I'm hoping that they don't 'cut up
Daviss: no such luck that way for me seventies
Seventies Soulchild: awww... anything else you're working on alt?
alt: if your family is like my family Seventies Soulchild, someone will.
Seventies Soulchild: Yes, but I'm still hoping. . .
Daviss: cut up seventies is ingrained lol
Seventies Soulchild: lol
Daviss: my daughter was a usher and had to attend funerals lol I went with her sometimes I could tell you some stories lol lol
Seventies Soulchild: I remember when my uncle Jerry passed, in a similar fashion as my aunt suddenly at home, people were falling all out over the casket and after the funeral was done they were outside laughing and talking. Daviss, I know you can! LOL I bet some folks were shouting and getting the holy ghost during at least 2 or 3 of those funerals...
Daviss: yep, and I could tell you stories about some "real" cuting up lol
alt: I have a cousin who is a 'professional griever" she really puts on a show at funerals... family or not.
Seventies Soulchild: Lol alt...
Daviss: hehehehee alt me too
Seventies Soulchild: Black folks are something else! lol
Daviss: but I love um
Seventies Soulchild: yes me too!
alt: at least the ones I know are Seventies Soulchild .... all of'em LOL LOL
Seventies Soulchild: lol lol lol
Daviss: lol lol lol
Seventies Soulchild: Geez, we could write a book! lol
alt: present company excluded LOL LOL
Daviss: until I meet you next week alt :o
Seventies Soulchild: lol
Seventies Soulchild: Oh yea, I can tell Daviss is a cut up! WITHOUT the funeral! lol lol lol
VeenGA: Howdy to all
Seventies Soulchild: Hello veenGA
Daviss: who me!! hello VeenGA
Seventies Soulchild: Yes you and your 'stories'.. I bet you have people laughing for HOURS on end! :}
VeenGA: heyyy daviss alt seventies
alt: Daviss, getting ready with Anita for the trip I almost wish it was over.... she'll drive you up a wall in her preparations....like we're going away for a month. LOL
Daviss: lol alt
alt: Hello VeenGA, how be's ya?
VeenGA: Watch it! alt
Seventies Soulchild: lol But you know, usually she's right alt... admit it... lol
alt: you're right Seventies Soulchild... she does think of things I won't have thought of
VeenGA: Understanding DNA gets deeper and deeper NOT
Seventies Soulchild: Ok I really have to go y'all. Hopefully it won't be too long with doing these floors. I may be able to squeeze back in about 1 pm est.
Daviss: ok seventies
VeenGA: and did facebook change yet again?
alt: VeenGA , did yo you get an email from me about Ft. Wayne yesterday?
VeenGA: No alt but got your snail addy
alt: I sent one to you and Daviss, had to re-send to Daviss Okay, I'll re-send to you.
VeenGA: Please resend to me mail is getting wacky
alt: my email is acting squirrely LOL
VeenGA: U must have a blackberry alt lol
alt: or better yet, Daviss could you forward that message to VeenGA?
Daviss: is that mess strraightened out yet with the blackberry
VeenGA: Yes do forward daviss
Daviss: hold on a min let me look
alt: nope VeenGA, don't own a blackberry, barely can operate the 'old' cell phone I have.
VeenGA: lol I understand that alt
Daviss: ok sent it VeenGa
VeenGA: and I have trouble trying to operate facebook. It changes moment to moment thanx daviss
alt: cell phones & the technology is to me like DNA is to you VeenGA ... I'm lost. LOL
VeenGA: Gotcha alt
alt: thanx Daviss, I owe you a 'ginger ale' LOL LOL
Daviss: lol lol lol I checked RTTF last week and I had 171 cousins
VeenGA: daviss says hold the ginger and send the ale alt
Daviss: last night I had 176 but they were invisible what do you know about ale vkn? lol
alt: okay Daviss, have you sent your 'raw data' to GEDmatch.com or Dr. McDonald yet?
Daviss: yes alt I did
VeenGA: Howdy Selma
alt: Hello Selma
Selma: Good afternoon everyone
Daviss: Hello Selma!
alt: okay Daviss, now you're ready to 'trianglulate' LOL LOL LOL
VeenGA: I am testing the Opera browser. Anyone else using it?
alt: not me VeenGA
Daviss: lol alt not me I see that HistoryBuff has been coming to chat using her phone
alt: Daviss, VeenGA be dangerous, she tells me about her days in Columbus, Ohio and the five-oh-duece (502) nite club.
Selma: I think she is still working on getting comfortable using it daviss I need keys
alt: hehhehehehe .. mention the 502 Club and VeenGA goes silent on us LOL LOL
VeenGA: Oops I wuz been kicked
alt: wb VeenGA
Daviss: I would assume its like texting and viewing a tiny screen I type slow here
Daviss: wb veenga
VeenGA: thankee daviss did 70tees get the boot
Daviss: no, she had to leave
alt: VeenGA... it was great hearing that BJ had some 'good news' to report.
Daviss: Amen to that
VeenGA: Yes it is good for her she is feeling mighty relieved
alt: wishing her the best and sending a prayer go up for her.
Selma: Yes tell her we are thinking about her..it is a lot to handle
VeenGA: She sees the surgeon on the 27th to plot the next steps True Selma it is a lot to handle
alt: Selma, have you watched the History Detective episode on the tin type photo yet?
Selma: No alt...but I will.. LOL
VeenGA: Herman Cain is leading the Republican Pack so what is up with that ?????
Selma: I did get site though..
alt: okay... PBS.com Season 9 Episode 12
Selma: I am going to take the high road and say obviously Republicans think he is the best man for the job
alt: dunno VeenGA bout brother Cain.... guess he is this years Alan Keyes... GOP's gotta have one brother to throw out there LOL
VeenGA: I be toggling self tween puters and Noontime news
alt: Selma and the 'high road' hmmmmmmm LOL LOL question... what did y'all do to 3rd? I see he posts to the Forums, but doesn't come to Chat. Hello HistoryBuff
Daviss: Hello HistoryBuff
Selma: Afternoon Historybuff...
VeenGA: HistoryBuff howdy doody
Selma: Don't have a clue alt..figured it was you and daviss
alt: guess I'll say Hello to him... Hi 3rdthawkins... cause I'd bet he reads the chat logs LOL LOL
Daviss: I am innocent Selma!
HistoryBuff: Hey 3rd, What's shakin'?
VeenGA: Funny bout his last post. Preaching to an expert Crystal Simmons
Selma: Alt..are you researching War of 1812...Prologue Magazine has an article..
alt: okay Selma wrote that down... thanks for the heads-up
VeenGA: HistoryBuff I did not see 3rd
alt: I'll try and google the article
HistoryBuff: I didn't either I was just greeting him in absentia. Have you all ever heard of an ex-slave badge or association?
Selma: Not sure what you mean Historybuff? There were Ex Slave Associations which formed trying to get reparations..
HistoryBuff: Yes, Selma that's it. I just encountered this information today on a humble while searching for Dr. Mary Frances Berry's history publications.
Selma: Yes, her book My Face is Black its True..is very good
alt: the former Randolph Slave group formed an association for their descendants HistoryBuff... for trying to get the land back that was stolen from them in Ohio. only slave assoc. I've heard of.
Selma: Walter Hill (now deceased) who was at the National Archives did a presentation in the 1990's at an AAHGS Conference I tried to see if I could locate some organizations here in VA..but couldn't..then about 5 or 6 years ago
HistoryBuff: I plan to read it. Yes I just printed out his article. I encountered this link: http://tinyurl.com/3wqlyx4
Selma: the Library of VA found a Charter for one group that was in Isle of Wight VA..named the officers.. There were groups all over..had different names..some ended up as scams I posted somewhere on Afrigeneas
alt: and it was said our folks were 'docile' ain't true they fought long and hard for their 'props' from their/our early history in this country.
Selma: There have been at least 2 articles in Prologue about these groups..one was done by Walter Hill many years ago..and one more recently They started in the late 1800's There are suppose to be letters at the National Archives written by folks who joined these groups..and were looking for their money
alt: I guess the fight for reparations, in some form, ain't too new.
HistoryBuff: You are referring to the National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief Bounty and Pension Association of the U.S.A.?
HistoryBuff: Okay. I knew there were other Relief Associations for Slave refugees, contraband and freedman. Didn't know about reparations prior to the Marcus Garvey movement. Selma, I did see the Walter Hill article printed in the Negro History Bulletin(1996)
Selma: I am pretty sure that he did one for Prologue..the more recent one was done by a woman
HistoryBuff: I guess I was linked to it in reference to compensation for former slaves of Confederate territory.
Selma: Read Dr. Berry's book will give you the details and good overview of the movement.
HistoryBuff: Sounds good Selma. I'm going to have to step away. If I don't return, everyone have a great day.
Daviss: U2 history
Daviss: I see I am learning also
alt: me too Daviss
Daviss: I wont complain about what I coulda shouda done but I sure missed out on a lot
alt: me too Daviss
Daviss: focus was somewhere else I guess
alt: me too Daviss
Daviss: now i love history lol'
alt: me too Daviss
Daviss: selma did you start out liking this at a young age
alt: me too Daviss
Selma: I always like history...
alt: me too Selma
Selma: But didn't see how I/we fit in the whole picture...now I understand
Daviss: History at all my schools consisted of Davy Crockett, Clara Barton and those characters I know now that it should have been up to me to venture out further
Selma: Hey..you were to busy wearing your "poodle skirt"
Daviss: lol lol lol
alt: well y'all. let me skedaddle someone wants to go to the Casino this afternoon. LOL LOL
Daviss: have fun alt and win win win
Selma: wow.. Yes, win, win, win Think I will go nap, nap,nap
alt: I wish y'all... can't learn any history there, but sho can have fun LOL LOL
Daviss: lol ok go nap nap and I will cut the lights out here selma
Selma: It is warm and muggy here..I wish the cooler weather would return
Daviss: 99 here for the next 3 days
Selma: We have the low 80's...enough already You back seventies..I was going to take nap
Seventies Soulchild: Hey I'm back....
Daviss: did you get the floors done
Seventies Soulchild: LOL Selma!
VeenGA: lottsa napping selma
Selma: 2 chores I need to do too seventies...I need a maid
VeenGA: Y'all be good
Daviss: so now you should be glad you took the xtra day off seventies
Seventies Soulchild: I knew that this would happen.
Selma: Time for me to run folks..have a great day
Seventies Soulchild: Just enough time not to be annoyed by my family... lol I don't think they like me anymore... lol
Daviss: lol seventies
Seventies Soulchild: I try to keep in balanced. :}
Daviss: they "lubs" you seventies
Seventies Soulchild: Sometimes TOO much! LOL
Seventies Soulchild: I forgot I needed to get my eyebrows done... shoot
Seventies Soulchild: Maybe I can sneak out and back in after the boys come home from school.
Daviss: why cant you go before they come home
Seventies Soulchild: I got a good giggle. I was looking at a photo of myself from 1992. I could see my chest bone! lol lol lol
Seventies Soulchild: THey'll be home in about 45 mins
Daviss: dang what time is school out?
Seventies Soulchild: By the time I get down there and back here who knows how long it'll be. I may have to wait. 1:50 I wish that it were over at 3:00 like when they were in middle school
Seventies Soulchild: These kids need all the school day they can get.
Daviss: HS here is over around 3 30
Seventies Soulchild: I'm moving to Phoenix! lol
Daviss: middle school 3: 08
Seventies Soulchild: But see this is when the kids can get in trouble. between 2 and 3 when parent's aren't home. I don't get in until almost 5
Seventies Soulchild: So I got them cell phones to check on them anytime I want to. But of course they think otherwise. lol
Daviss: Does their dad live in the same city
Seventies Soulchild: No he lives in Baltimore, MD
Daviss: so no checking there lol
Seventies Soulchild: H3ll their dad probl He needs more checking on than they do...
Daviss: but I am sure they are good boys... I went through that with mine
Seventies Soulchild: Yes they are good, but I want them to be super. :}
Daviss: they will be
Seventies Soulchild: I'm sending them far away from here for schooling. Non-negotiable.
Seventies Soulchild: yes Wish I could send them now.
Daviss: lol good luck with that
Seventies Soulchild: Every mama's got to have a hustle to get what they want... lol OK I think the toilet is sufficently marinated with lysol toilet bowl cleaner.. :} Talk to you later Ms Vicky.
Daviss: lol ok now go do what you gotta do' later