2013-02-25 • Gramps Mississippi House
alt: what's up Daviss?
Daviss: hello there alt
alt: anything new and/or exciting?
Seventies: good afternoon/morning alt and Daviss
alt: 'sup Seventies?
Seventies: nothin' much...
alt: yeah, kinda slow here also.
Seventies: daydreaming about this furlough... can't wait to get some weekdays off to head to the Nat'l archives. I also need to finish my website and pushout the updates...
alt: I'm betting it ain't gonna happen.....
Seventies: well, 1 March is the sequestration start and 27 March is when DoD goes up on the chopping block. The past couple of years the dept of the Army has been making cuts.. so we'll see.
alt: I know, but I'm still betting it won't last for long.
Seventies: I don't think so either alt.
alt: Hello HistoryBuff
Seventies: Hi HistoryBuff.
Daviss: ok back
alt: wb partner
Seventies: Let me tell you though, last year the DoD knew this was going to happen.
HistoryBuff: Hey alt Seventies All
Seventies: They did a RIF analysis in April 0021 lol i meant 2012
Daviss: hello alt, seventies, and Historybuff
HistoryBuff: Hey Daviss
alt: probably did one then too Seventies LOL
Seventies: I'ma run and grab a lunch. BB in 15 mins
alt: HistoryBuff, thanks again for your help on the symbols found on the USCT memorial.
Daviss: whats going on you three
alt: I'm trying to get my printer heads 'unclogged' can't print the color black. bummer. hang on HistoryBuff
HistoryBuff: Sorry thnx.
Daviss: what you trying to print
alt: anything Daviss, right now it doesn't print anything that is the color Black.
Daviss: oh ok
HistoryBuff: No just designing letterhead t-shirt.
Daviss: can you draw Historybuff
alt: for your workplace, or personal letterhead HistoryBuff?
HistoryBuff: I'm using PowerPoint.
Daviss: I see
vkn: Alt Daviss History seventies
Daviss: I need to get Powerpoint one of these days
khathu: Hello everyone
alt: welcome Khathu, good 'seeing' you.
vkn: Alt Daviss History seventies Khathu hope all is well Good response to loose floating query seventies
Daviss: hmmm khathu disappeared I see
vkn: yes he was on a mobile device daviss
Seventies: Ok I'm back with my lunch n' stuff.. :}
Daviss: that takes some getting use to and some good typing skills lol something I don't have
vkn: uh oh lol
Daviss: two fingered woman over here vkn
HistoryBuff: I hear ya!
Seventies: thanks vkn... I was just browsing and thought that having some clarity would help . . .
vkn: way to go daviss and yes seventies our crystal balls are cloudy
Seventies: my crazy co-worker.. *sigh* lol
Daviss: wow seventies
Seventies: yep.. I said it... ok so anything else good going on?
Daviss: been there many yrs ago lol
vkn: Going through old notes and putting SantaBarb pics of children on line
Daviss: did you get that problem taken care of vkn
Seventies: Khathu gave some excellent advice about researching family who moved from GA to TX during slavery...
vkn: Good to see them responding as adults
alt: old notes & photos can be BIG fun vkn
vkn: Yes daviss seventies gave suggestion yesterday. Have not tried as yet I am having a ball alt The quality of the pics questionable
HistoryBuff: Hoping to make a regional Conf trip into a research trip In March.
Seventies: Nice HistoryBuff. Where will it be?
Daviss: and where would that be
alt: you're probably spoiled by the quality oftoday's digital photos vkn
vkn: did you get my query HistoryBuff and tell us about subject of conference
HistoryBuff: Virginia Beach, VA
vkn: I do scan at 300 dpi alt do you use a stylus HistoryBuff I do scan at 300 dpi alt not sure if that makes a quality difference
HistoryBuff: I received your Bell query & it's a sorority regional
vkn: seventies how goes mississippi thankee HistoryBuff
HistoryBuff: No my fingers
vkn: seventies how goes Mississippi research
Seventies: I really need to get to the records offline...
vkn: I see
alt: haven't done much photo taking or scanning lately vkn.. and when I was doing a lot of it I didn't know what I was doing. LOL
vkn: lol that makes us equals alt
Seventies: I also would love to get to the records and photos my aunt Meg has at her house...
Daviss: Meg meaning Margaret Seventies
Seventies: Plus my big payoff will hopefully be breaking into my great grandmother's old house and getting some items... lol Yes daviss. See what genealogy makes people do?? lol breaking and entering! lol
Daviss: flashbacks lol
vkn: not to get arrested in Mississippi seventies results are deadly lol
Seventies: LOL no the house is abandoned and in the country. I'm more worried about the critters who may have taken up residence. lol
alt: no, I don't think you want to get 'busted' in MS Seventies.
Daviss: and the floorboards lol
vkn: snakes rakes wakes
Seventies: lol my co-worker just told me I should get a pistol to go in there.. lol
alt: would there still be anything left in the house Seventies?
vkn: take the historical society who pays property taxes ?
alt: what was the life span of your great-grandmother? born?? died??
vkn: Think items in house might be weathered out
Seventies: 1893 to 1998
alt: okay thanks Seventies .. wow, that's 105 yrs. she was born a year before my father.
Seventies: well she was 104... Born dec 93, died Jan 98
alt: I won't argue over 1 year LOL LOL
Seventies: When did your father pass alt? Now her husband was born in 94
alt: my father passed in 1945, when I was 11 y/o Seventies
Seventies: Oh he was young alt.
alt: yep, he sure was Seventies
Seventies: My great-grandfather passed in 1984, the next year his son Benj named after his father passed.
alt: he was a late baby, his father was born in 1852 ... in slavery. so I'm one of those folks with a grandparent who was born during slavery.
vkn: My father was born 1878 and died 1938 when I was 9
Seventies: that's amazing alt.
Daviss: no grands for me born in slavery but all my great grands
Seventies: Form me gr gr grandparents were born in slavery.
vkn: my Benham grands were born 1845 and 1850
alt: oh my vkn, like me, you barely got to know your father.
vkn: right alt
Daviss: gotta run make a few calls...take care folks
alt: you too
vkn: y'all be good
alt: okay vkn, you too
Seventies: Alright, everyone have a good day.
alt: laters Seventies & HistoryBuff