2011-12-18 Xmas Means What?
alt: hello vkn, how are you doing today?
vkn: Mawnin dis Mawnin mister Alt
alt: what's keeping you busy? today?
vkn: No major complaints in fact doing rather well Mustering out of military is an interesting discussion
alt: good, I'm in the process of renewing memberships to genealogy & historical societies for nest year.
alt: Yes it is.. more to it (mustering) than I thought. Ouc$ is right lol
vkn: Well we sure don't know everything about anything
alt: and that's the truth
vkn: Just spent morning reading research of bben grrrrrreat work
alt: BTW, how old is "snaggles' now? that's the cutest picture I've seen in quite some time.
vkn: and beautifully presented
alt: bben research? is there a link(s)
vkn: He is 5 and holds up a spreaded hand for verification
vkn: His football team were champs he got a trophy but says he did not like all those guys piling on top of him
alt: what's your take on the FPOC forum and the 'criticism' of Paul Heinegg?
vkn: he is personality plus
alt: that's great... the football story..
vkn: Well I am both sides of that thread with the stitch from Tim. All info is valuable. It is the analysis and the threading that makes the difference if there is a difference
alt: you gotta love'em at that age, especailly when they are so outgoing. yeah, I was gonna respond to Tim's posting about all documents matter and 'community' research.
vkn: I recall my Genealogy society in Alabama requiring one to register a five generation pedigree chart for membership. Well where was the Black applicant in such an environment
alt: yes, a 5 genearion chart was a 'standard' requirement for most gen societies.. however much one had filled out.
vkn: So standards are guides and no more than that
alt: they do let the organization know 'where you are' and where you might need some help on your genealogy journey. and it is a 'record' of what you have done to a certain point in time.
vkn: Talking with a relative this morning who is determined that 1st cousins are actually half siblings
alt: that's interesting...
vkn: [ as in crazy] but why not ??? I not fighting with the lady. It is her call
alt: children of siblings being 1/2 siblings... Hmmn LOL
Selma: Good morning vkn and alt.. Is she claiming that they are both first cousins & half siblings..good grief how would that work
vkn: Her basis is common fathers different mothers where brothers have children
Selma: Oh OK... Do they know that..or is it a family secret?
vkn: It takes all notions I reckon
alt: I can see where that might be a scenario, but that is not what is thought of as siblings, whole or 1/2, & 1st cousins.
vkn: and this lady is an attorney
alt: no wonder she might think that way LOL LOL LOL I gotta stop clicking buttons lOL
vkn: oops welcome back
alt: ty do you have the Lil Darlin's ready for Santa Ms. Selma?
vkn: u must know these buttons by now. I will send you the bbenn documenrs
alt: okay thanks
vkn: She does interesting work coming from slavery period to the present
alt: Tims' post on documents matter.... I was gonna post my TP page with 100+ plus documents collected over time, but thought better of it.
vkn: Using wills and probate records intermingled with the slaveholder history
Selma: Just have one more that I have to pick something else up for...when you ask her she wants "Dora the Explorer Lip Gloss"...I bought her one a couple of months ago and she lost
alt: that's great.. intermingled they do tell a story. Oops, what do you expect grandma LOL
vkn: lol dora the explorer lol
Selma: Lip Gloss only costs $1.00..the others want more expensives stuff.. LOL
vkn: like ipads huh
alt: Oops... Ipads
Selma: they are now sitting down watching the Barney Christmas movie..we went to breakfast with some friends..they were well behaved..they know Santa is watching.. LOL
alt: better watch out, Santa is coming to town LOL LOL
vkn: lol lol lol stop abusing the darlings selma
Selma: I am not abusing them... LOL
alt: oh yeah... holding Santa over their heads is not 'abusing' LOL lOL
vkn: dangling santa to get good behavior lol
Selma: I think one of the teachers at daycare told her when kids weren't "good"..they got "sticks"...she has been on her best behavior for the past 2 weeks
vkn: lol lol lol
alt: that's great Selma... I wonder bout today's folks.... How can you take Christmas away from the youngsters, if you had Santa & christmas in your life?
Selma: They will know about the "real life" soon enough
vkn: Well guess a bit of hokey pokey never hurt anybody?
alt: yep, give them 'something' to believe in and learn from during the Holiday Season. IMHO LOL
vkn: when they start putting xpensive gadgets on the list then one can say without pause heyyyyyy the santa game is ended
alt: you got that right vkn and tell'em it's the season for 'giving' and not receiving
Selma: One Xmas I had my 2 oldest volunteer at the Salvation Army..they were in either HS or College..
alt: wonderful message there Selma
Selma: I thought they would be distributing gifts to kids..but in fact they were distributing gifts to adults who couldn't afford gifts for their kids..it was a real eye opener for them
vkn: great giving back lessons selma
alt: truly folks must be gtting into the 'spirit' today
Selma: Or going crazy.. LOL
alt: that too Selma
Selma: I am trying to pull out my Xmas decoration..I am so overwhelmed with genealogy stuff... Like my son said a couple of years ago..my your stuff has tumbled out of your office room Ma..your stuff
alt: I hear you bout being overwhelmed Selma... I can't seem to keep up with the things that matter because of all of the genealogy stuff & so cail media happenings.... New Years resolution.... slow down LOL lOL
Selma: Alt got my brother in law about book on History of Blacks in Golf.. Will tell you what he thought about it..
alt: I'll bet that makes for an interesting read Selma I never Golfed, but sure do 'member toting those bags LOL LOL
Selma: I usually get his "Redskins stuff", but he mentioned to my sister that it was enough Redskin stuff..I started to get him a Cowboy Sweatshirt
alt: aw shame on you LOL
Selma: He is a big golfer...think the Q's have a tournament in Florida
alt: I hear once you get the Golf 'bug' it's on ya... just like genealogy.
Selma: Oh yes it is addictive..there is a public golf course, up the street from their house.. ?
alt: don't think Anita would have gone for Golf AND Genealogy LOL LOL
Selma: Agreed alt..that would have just been TOO TOO Much...
alt: well guess it's time to 'cruise' the Forums and do some Surfin' later's y'all.