2012-11-19 • TDay on Monday
Daviss: hello there Alt
alt: morning Daviss, I heard from Mr. Wilson this AM, haven't responded as yet... I just got home from the eye doctor.
Daviss: great alt, at least you have heard
alt: yep now, is he a DNA cousin of yours on Ancestry?
Daviss: did you get a thumbs up on your eyes
alt: yeah, I can see a 'rat licking lard" LOL LOL LOL
Daviss: yes, he is lol lol alt
alt: what's his user name?.. he should be a cousin of mine
Daviss: let me look real quick
Daviss: he is listed as Gerald Wilson
alt: okay, I don't have a Gerald Wilson... hmmn, wonder why?????
Daviss: Bel Air Maryland is where he is from
alt: hello vkn
Daviss: hi there vkn!
vkn: Hello to you alt and to you Daviss and to you Seventies
alt: I called a common cousin of ours in Silver Spring, MD and he isn't aware of him.
Seventies: Hello alt, Daviss and vkn. Happy Monday!
alt: Hello Seventies
Daviss: Hi there Seventies mabe you have to play with that bar to find him Does this cousin have any name that may be different than you that I can look at to see if that name shows up alt
vkn: HELP! Search engine to mail list is working again. Not as pretty as previous but working. Will need to get it posted all around the place so help us get it out there
Daviss: Hows it going Seventies and vkn?
alt: could be Daviss, but with the one lady being a neice of my grandfather he should be like a 2nd/3rd cousin... we'll get it squared away when I connect with him.... Thanks again for the contact information.
Seventies: Pretty good...
Daviss: no problem alt
Seventies: Better than Saturday... lol
vkn: It never stops daviss in fact we taught the lil Bunny how to keep on going lol
alt: we'll do the best we can to help circulate the mail list infor vkn.
Daviss: I guess seventies
vkn: aka Ever Ready lol I know you will alt
alt: I'm beginning to see some nice photos of Pres Obama with folks here in Springfield on Facebook from his visit here the FRiday before election day.
Daviss: ok back with my fresh cup of java
alt: vkn,there is one photo of him holding a baby that is an Embry descendant... the granddaughter of the lady that introduced him. that one will be a priceless family photo.
vkn: Oh and woe
Daviss: I can imagine the thrill they got
Seventies: alt you know your Springfield community,huh? wow!
Daviss: history has a way of taping in on every generation. Some of us are lucky to get a real first hand glance Its so funny but Taylor and I had a conversation last night
alt: in this case Seventies, my ex-wife's mother was an Embry from Lincoln, AL in Calhoun Co.,
Daviss: The oven went out when we came back from Okla and we really need to get a new stove
alt: very true Daviss, we forget that we are a part of history making times/events.
Daviss: They, meaning her and the kids want to know how we will get thanksgiving dinner donne
alt: oh, oh .. just in time for the holidays .. bummer!!!!
Seventies: You really need to get your bro to hook you up with that military discount Daviss.
Daviss: son Anthony lives in a loft apt and I am not about to walk up all those stairs to cook] but they can go and cook some things
alt: you could use ours' Daviss.. Anita said she ain't doing any cooking this year LOL LOL
Seventies: lol lol alt
Daviss: well, since we have an electric roaster I can cook turkey here
vkn: Just recd an interesting welcome phone call from ??? of the ??? website Thanking me for visiting the site and wondered what resource I might be seeking etc etc etc etc. I recently registered there about 2 months ago etc
Daviss: taylor said what about the dressing
alt: my man is thinking LOL lOL
Daviss: I told here that we could do like we used to do and stuff turkey and put dressing along the side
alt: plan B, huh Daviss
Seventies: OK, is it an AA site??
Daviss: They looked at me with strange light bulb eyes lol and said that i was joking no body ever did that
vkn: A continuing discussion re stuffing or dressing. In my part of the South it is dressing
Seventies: South and in southern/north homes its referred to as dressing. What I really love is Creole dressing! Yummy!!
alt: same here "Up South' vkn.
Daviss: I told them that the only reason I started cooking dressing seperately was because there was never enough left over the next day and what is the day after without a dressing sammich lol
alt: you got it Daviss.... Firday's meals the day after Thanksgivng always were/are 'da bomb'.
vkn: Stuffing will make one sick from inside the bird aka as spoilers, ressing could be eaten for days even without refrigeration
Daviss: yummy for dressing
vkn: or just a cut square cut and laced with giblet gravy daviss
alt: i don't know a lick about the cooking, but I'm and expert on the eating LOL LOL
Daviss: Someone was saying that they did not like fruitcake, but I tell ya my aunt made the best ever in life
vkn: lol @ alt and eating
Daviss: I wish I could have learned from all those people. The only thing I think I learned to cook durn near right is seafood gumbo. I watched my grandmother cook that time and time again because i always wanted the first bowl
vkn: I get my fruitcake from a place in TX Have not ordered any in years Cannot remember name of town
Daviss: the test bowl lol
alt: I watched a session of ASALH on C-Span...AA women in the National Parks Service.. very informtative program, well done.
Daviss: yes alt I watched half of it but had to leave
vkn: ASALH has an excellent marketing/outreach approach
Daviss: vkn do you have an email addy for Bernard Wilson in tucson I am hoping they have a genealogy group and that our group could go down for one of their meetings
alt: Is that Alquire's (sp) last name.?
Daviss: yes alt
alt: is that her husband ?
vkn: Yes I do Daviss
Daviss: I think it is alt
Daviss: Someone was saying look for a Gloria Jackson but I have no clue
vkn: Yes bernard does the heavy lifting for Alguirre
Daviss: Do they have a Gen group vkn?
vkn: yuppers I will connect you with him/her
Daviss: thanks I think it would be a good thing
alt: guess I have my 2013 Conference schedule liined up... OGS in April in Cincy and FGS in Aug in Ft. Wayne.
vkn: Worth considering regional groups Isn't that what ypu have alt
Daviss: ohhhh alt, You are gonna head up to FT Wayne thats great what is that drive time?
alt: yes vkn AAGGMV is a 'regional group' we cover about 9-10 counties in west central Ohio.
Seventies: OK I'm back... :}
vkn: and what about MAGGI you two in StLoMo
alt: 1 hr to Cincy & 2 hr to Ft. Wayne.
Daviss: I would love to go vkn but not so sure.. Our family reunion is in July in Atlanta and MAGGI is in June
alt: St Louis and Chicago are a little too far for me vkn... there is a group in Indianapolis and one in Cleveland.
Seventies: Oh I was talking to my mom last night and she said that my great grandmother used to make sweet potato pie with white potatoes. Anyone ever heard of or had that??
Daviss: now if the karma is right and I hit the lotto its On!!!
Seventies: LOL Daviss, that lotto is MINE! LOL
Daviss: I have had that Seventies
alt: good luck Daviss & Seventies
Daviss: lol thanks I need it, Seventies is in that 1%
Seventies: How in the world does that taste?? Seems like acorn squash would be better in Sweet potato pie...
alt: I see where Tony Burroughs & Debborah Abbott are going to present at a workshop together in Milwaukee.
Daviss: folks back in the day made something out of everything Seventies and it always worked
Seventies: That's what I was thinking Daviss.
Daviss: What conference is that alt I have heard Burroughs but not Abbott
Seventies: I was watching Food Network and someone's grandmother made squash pie with yellow squash.
alt: not a Conference Daviss, but a 1 day workshop.... Deborah Abbott was the co-chair of IBGS and has been on the staff at Samford for several years Daviss.
Daviss: yes alt, I just have never been to one of her sessions... In Ft Wayne was when I took Burroughs class lol It was the tech session which I should not have been in at all. LOL But I wanted to hear him so I sacrificed my bumbling knowledge to hear the man everyone seemed to admire admire lol
Seventies: Hey I understand that Daviss.
alt: She's quite good Daviss, knowledgeable and gives a very personable presentation... she knows how to 'speak to the people'.
Daviss: so that tells me alt that the next time I am at a conference and she is on I will surely sigh up for her class
alt: you won't be disappointed Daviss
Seventies: I am really wishing we could have some additional conferences here on the East Coast in NY...
Daviss: I hear ya Seventies
Seventies: I need to contact AAGHS NY But I know that they are still suffering from Sandy and Athena...
Daviss: oh wow Seventies
alt: how far are you from Buffalo and/or Rochester Seventies .. I think they have groups.
Seventies: Yes POTUS Obama was just here in NY earlier last week. For me alt, that would be like driving to Ohio.. I'm just an hour outside NYC That was the chapter I'm interested in in Harlem. I think I would have something to share with the group.
alt: sounds like a project for you & Jennifer Stokes to get sumpin' started ar fired up with the NYC group Seventies
vkn: and what about the guy at that college with USCT alt
Seventies: Jennifer called me last night... she's so good at following up. And I stink at it lol
vkn: cannot recall his name at the moment
alt: is it Bradshaw, or sumpin like that vkn?
vkn: Yes Matthew
alt: ah so!!!!! maybe you could even get Denise Oliver-Velez invovled Seventies
Seventies: She's about an hour upstate from me alt...
vkn: Alt you are getting the stuff to Debby Cuffey
Seventies: Up at New Paltz.
alt: Debbie Cuffey to or from vkn ?????
vkn: bi directional alt
Seventies: Yea, I could but she won't accept my friend request on Facebook... lol That's the way the cookie crumbles.. lol
alt: Seventies, our group AAGGM encompasses about a 75 mile circle...... up to an hour to an hour & 1/2 drivng time .. it can be done.
vkn: She is not on facebook seventies She is on the Daily Kos
Seventies: oh okay Some things I only read... :}
vkn: Someone else is automating her on facebook
alt: and the AAGGKY group in Kentucky has about 75-100 mile area they cover.
vkn: o she is not getting your friend requests
alt: it would be work Seventies, but it can be done.
Daviss: who is that Denise?
vkn: yes daviss
Daviss: she may have so many that she has not looked up at her msgs
Seventies: alt, I'm gonna try the NYC group. No need in reinventing the wheel.. lol I was told that the MS folk could use help
alt: I can understand that Seventies
vkn: we denise and I talk about once monthly
alt: and appreciate it too LOL LOL
vkn: All the goats are gone daviss
Seventies: If they have a Dec meeting I plan on attending. I'll be in NYC anyways
Daviss: lol Charleston is in a happy home I spect
Seventies: or in a pot of curry goat! lol
Daviss: nawwww not the main man lol he is to old
Seventies: oh lawd! Forgive me... lol
Daviss: yeah you need a spankin.. i'am gonna tell Denise
alt: probably has him 'stuffed' or his head mounted on a wall LOL
Seventies: lol run tell dat! lol
vkn: wupps lol
Daviss: gonna tell her on you too alt
alt: Oops LOL
Daviss: lol lol lol
alt: Denise, would appreciate those comments, might not like them, but she would appreciate them LOL
Daviss: yep alt shde sure would.. i do miss her shde = sure
alt: all in jest
Daviss: sheesh meaning she
Seventies: Hey y'all I gotta get back to work.. see you on the flipside. FB
Daviss: later and I will head out also
alt: hang tough Seventies
Daviss: see yall later
Seventies: If y'all don't hear from me just know I hit the lotto... lol
alt: lights & chairs... I got'em
Daviss: yeah right!!! ok alt bye and take care
Daviss: bye vkn