2013-02-13 • Update from FreeAAinNC
vkn: good wednesday
Seventies: good morning good afternoon
vkn: too much news going on
Seventies: indeed. Sad about Christopher Dorner... what a horrible way to die.
vkn: most horrible. only charred remains
Seventies: I'm very unsatisfied with this incident.
vkn: obama in atlanta tomorrow
Daviss: hellooooooo vkn and Seventies!!
Seventies: yeah, hey Daviss...
vkn: it seems dorner and law enforcement outsmarted each other heyyyyyyyyyyyy daviss
Seventies: you know the way they came down on this guy and said that he should be murdered WHILE the police murder people on the street for no good reason is very hypocritical. Rekia Boyd of Chicago comes to mind.
vkn: i have not yet danced with bill payor this month sigh
Seventies: they even denied her medical assistance... Soon enough vkn.
Daviss: sheesh vkn you better hurry before the month is up
Seventies: As a matter of fact, let's drop the subject because I don't think I want to discuss right now. Tuesday night chat was pretty good. Don't you agree?
vkn: not familiar with rekia seventies
Daviss: was I there Seventies :?
vkn: not read log as yet i was with the prez so came late
Seventies: Well Daviss, you can read the transciption.. no worries. hi alt
Daviss: hi alt!
alt: hello Daviss, Daviss & vkn .. hope you ladies are feeling well today.
Seventies: We were discussing CW pension files and other records Daviss Yep. How are you feeling? All well I hope, alt.
vkn: resident of my community who enlisted me to do the genealogy class slept away sometime on sunday. a sad time for all of us in this facility
vkn: howdy alt and dcooke
Daviss: Oh so sorry to hear that vkn!!
vkn: yes a real bummer
alt: my condolences to you & your community vkn.
Seventies: alt, I don't know if I mentioned that I talked to the cousin in Cleveland, OH.. he gave me more insight to his father's family... very interesting convo on that. His family is from VA/OH...
vkn: thanx alt
Daviss: Art, I see that Kathleen sees you as a DNA Cousin Hello Selma!
alt: okay Seventies, you're related to this cousin thru your maternal families?
vkn: howdy selma
Seventies: yes alt.
alt: Hello Selma
Selma: Good Afternoon alt, Daviss (mornin to you) seventies and vkn So sorry to hear that vkn..
alt: yeah Daviss, I just read my email and saw the message form Kathleen... who would have thought it LOL
Seventies: alt, his mother and my great grandfather Will Washington were half-siblings.
vkn: thanx selma
Daviss: hello dcooke
dcooke: Hey gang!
Selma: Afternoon dcooke
alt: Hello dcooke
vkn: hold tight dcooke
Seventies: hi dcooke
Daviss: art I first hooked you two up on her search for someone else. I turned her on to your Tribal page lol
dcooke: I just figured out how to chat on my phone. LOL
Daviss: She was helping a young man
alt: is that right daviss!!!!!!!!!
Selma: Missed the chat last night..
vkn: congrats dcooke
Daviss: yes, it was more than a few months ago.. Then she had her grandson tested lol
alt: you're even MORE dangerous now dcooke LOL LOL ...
Selma: Ummm seventies..I notice you said VA and Ohio.. LOL
Daviss: wb dcooke
Seventies: oh lord... lol yes I did Selma. lol
Selma: Just mentioning.. LOL
Seventies: This is a cousin's father.. not my direct line.. lol
vkn: i was here for less than a minnit last night. overwhelmed by too many events
Selma: To tell you the truth..I fell asleep...and I had my TV and missed the Pres...
Seventies: oh you can watch on C-Span Selma..
Selma: I don't know if I need a longer nap in the day or what.. LOL
dcooke: I'm heading to TX tomorrow, and I'm hoping to see a few relatives and get pictures from my dad.
vkn: alonzo and company were in tuscon last weekend daviss
Seventies: great dcooke have a safe trip!
alt: Selma, the lady I was talking about on the DNA Forum.. turns out SHE is a 4th cousin of mine on 23andme.
Selma: Yes dcooke have a safe trip
Daviss: that's nice vkn, I am sure it was a wonderful show
Selma: See alt..gotta be careful who you talk about.. LOL
Seventies: Here you go Selma.. http://www.c-span.org/SOTU/
vkn: he said they were well recd daviss
Daviss: good to hear vkn
Selma: Thanks seventies..
Seventies: alt... lol
vkn: that cruise ship is a floating disaster wonder why no rescue ship was sent for passengers alt
Seventies: Someone was sent out there...
alt: I guess vkn, but how do you rescue 4,000 people????
Daviss: I have a cousin whose two sisters are on that ship...One of the sisters is slightly disabled
alt: oh my, that must be a nightmare Daviss
Daviss: 6 knots
Seventies: The cruise line has to pay for the rescues...
Selma: Wow free..long time no see
Seventies: Hey freeaainnc!
vkn: free howdy so glad to see ya long time
alt: well... HELLO freeaainnc !!!!!!!
Daviss: they are towing it
freeaainnc: I usually can't get in so glad I could today
Selma: Good to see you...
vkn: wassup free
freeaainnc: yes, it has been too long
Daviss: hello free!
vkn: yes java causes probs free
Seventies: Are you going to see the film Wilmington On Fire freeaainnc??
Selma: So what's up in the great state of North Carolina
freeaainnc: gave a talk with a coworker the other week about my research
alt: I've been 'seeing' you on Facebook freeaainnc
Seventies: oh great!
freeaainnc: have not heard of that seventies
Seventies: Its on facebook...
freeaainnc: I talked about how knowing the laws that regulated free blacks in antebellum NC can help lead to a better understanding of the the records that were left
Selma: That applies to all states free
freeaainnc: oh, the FILM Seventies, I thought you asked if I was going to Wilmington on fire and had no clue about that
Seventies: oh lol
freeaainnc: Yeah, I've heard of the film, but will have to wait until on DVD
vkn: yes delores williams posted info on freed slaves in nc records free and alt was glad
freeaainnc: yes it does Selma that is great
alt: for some reading similar to the FB records check out this link posted by Delores Williams... it is about NC blacks free & ensllaved ca 1862 http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/item.aspx?id=cob
Selma: Obama in NC now.. Think in AShville
Seventies: Did I miss his announcement of a 50 state tour?
alt: thanks vkn .. great minds ...... LOL LOL
freeaainnc: alt - can you post the part of the address after .edu?
alt: freeaainnc, it's at the Eastern NC Digital Library
freeaainnc: alt, I got that, but I can't click on links here so I only understood that part about ECU.edu not the rest
alt: services rendered to free Blacks by the US Army
vkn: daviss thanx for the mention of the us slave blog it is quite good
Selma: Free just read her posting on the Genealogy and History Forum..the link is there
alt: thank you Selma LOL
Selma: Your welcome.. LOL
freeaainnc: ok, thanks
Selma: So anything new in NC records free that we should know about
vkn: how is work free many researchers
freeaainnc: oh yes, we have that book were I work
alt: Daviss, I see some looong conversations with Kathleen coming up in the future.
vkn: wupps and lol
alt: I didn't realizes she is a PhD in Anthropology and is located at Rutgers.
freeaainnc: not a lot. so busy at work I haven't had much time to myself and my own research. I am working on a book though - tax records of Wake County 1802 which has a number of free blacks in the lists. I was hoping to finish by the end of this month, but we are short staffed and I can't take time off so I hope to finish now by the end of summer yeah, quite a few researchers. I'm glad it a way it's not as busy as last year around this time. gives me time to work on other things
vkn: ga voting on bill to arm school employees who are agreeable to such
alt: not me vkn ... too many 'unintended consequences' with that type of response.
vkn: alt is hanging with rutgers heavies lol
alt: just puttin my 'toe in the water' vkn..... they ain't gonna hang me LOL LOL
alt: she is trying to get me back to Tipperay & a Tribe of Galway ... along with Skip Gates LOL LOL LOL
Selma: Oh jeez
alt: yeah Selma,, oh jeez moving on LOL
vkn: i will follow at a far distance alt
alt: don't dessert me now vkn, I need ya!!
Seventies: Anyone write to Dr. Gates lately to help resolve their brick walls?? meh.
Seventies: I heard this is what his page on The Root was doing... poor readers...
vkn: not i said lil red hen
Selma: you mean "for readers?"
Seventies: The Root is not one of my favorite sites... eh. Well let me get going. Have a good afternoon.
alt: so what else you doing besides speaking freeaainnc & and how was your trip back home for your vacation?
Selma: Sorry folks..time for me to run..good to see you Free
vkn: y'all be good
alt: Oops folks skipping out on us LOL
freeaainnc: lol sorry, I'm here
vkn: will talk at yall later
alt: okay vkn
freeaainnc: trip was good. I got to see my brother and SIL new house they are renting with lots of room, it was nice
alt: wonderful freeaainnc
freeaainnc: but they are moving again so I get to see a new place next year lol. The owner of the house decided to sell and they don't want to buy so got to go. been working a lot on the blog at work, trying to come up with new topics. working on a 3 part series right now. last installment is monday. this time is about apprentice bonds and since it really affects free blacks thought this was a good month to do it
alt: I saw where there is a 'new' book coming out here in Ohio about Solomon Day
freeaainnc: oh! what is the book?
alt: dunno, saw the news on a family website
freeaainnc: and then of course I'm also working on the book. it's slow going right now ok, cool well I should get going too. Lunch is just about over and unlike my last position I need to get back to work when lunch is over
alt: okay bye & good seeing you
freeaainnc: good seeing you oo