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Posted by Melissa
May 25, 2011, 11:40 AM
A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.
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The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.
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Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen
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I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.
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Aloha! ’)

Work lurk. ;)

Posted by Deanie on March 29, 2013, 08:32 AM report to moderator
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Richard Griffiths has passed on. A sad day…

Posted by Won_Two on March 29, 2013, 09:57 AM report to moderator
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WON, yes, I saw that just a bit ago and was going to come and post about his death. BUT I became distracted with preparations to go over and start moving my parent’s today. I am not looking forward to it.

I hate he has passed away but I’m so glad he finished the series of movies. It is remarkable with a series of movies spanning ten years and eight films there was only one major character replacement. Obviously, that is a purely selfish observation and reaction.

I watched enough of the engineering video to know the point SALLY was making. I can just imagine it.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 29, 2013, 11:32 AM report to moderator
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Afternoon all! R.I.P. Richard Griffiths. Did his series Pie in the Sky ever reach TV screens in the US? It was a clever blend of weary cop/enthusiastic chef story, where he worked part-time as a detective in the police force but he set up a small restaurant which he ran with his wife, an accountant, and a young chef and a couple of waiting staff. It was a quality programme and I have watched re-runs at least twice.

Lady Hawke Thinking of you!

Posted by Graymayne on March 29, 2013, 01:53 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

We are happily settled into our accommodation, and I have found an internet connection……..in the bar, so here I am absolutely forcing myself to have a few drinks so I can enjoy your company!

The British seaside at the end of the coldest March for 60 odd years is a bracing place to be, but fun!

We are about to watch an ABBA tribute band…….. Wish me luck!

That is very sad news about Richard Griffiths.

Posted by asti on March 29, 2013, 04:00 PM report to moderator
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Sad to here of Richard Griffiths passing.

Stopped at the Family History section at the Joseph Smith building. asked for help (finally).
Seems I have been wrong in what I thought I knew. On my fathers side I have found that
my Great Grandmother was born in Scotland and her Mother was born in Ireland. Great
Grandfather was born in Scotland but had moved to the U.S. when he married her. Am
a little confused but it looks like the wedding tool place in Scotland. At the time of the
1920 census he was 74 and she was 49. interesting. My grandfather was born
in 1902 and my father was born in 1922. My grandfather was out of the house by 1920
so I have a lot more searching to do. I think my 4xgrandfather was born in Penn. in 1805.
I am on a quest to find out what’s what.

Posted by ironsos on March 29, 2013, 04:48 PM report to moderator
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Asti: Enjoy the band.

Posted by ironsos on March 29, 2013, 04:49 PM report to moderator
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as usual I got things messed up. My Great- Grandmother was born in Scotland. Her mother was born
in Ireland. Her father was born in Scotland.

My great-grandfather was born in Maryland and his father was born in Penn.

My Grandfather was born in Ohio as was my father.

I think.

Just bought a printer/scanner/copier so I can keep hard copies.

Posted by ironsos on March 29, 2013, 06:21 PM report to moderator
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I stopped on the way home and purchased myself a six pack of Samuel Adam’s Alpine Spring beer. I don’t often purchase beer but I was very tired and did not feel like fighting a cork in a bottle of wine.

I picked my mother up this morning and packed three lawn chairs and a card table into the car along with various cleaning products and utensils. My mother had her roll of shelf paper and I gathered the yard stick, marking pens and scissors so she could cut her shelf paper and drawer paper today.

I took her and my daughter to the new apartment and unpacked everything and left them to it. I asked my daughter to clean the bathrooms and wipe down the kitchen counters while I was gone. Then, I went back to their house and loaded the kitchen boxes to be unpacked into the cabinets and the Christmas boxes into the closet in the guest bedroom.

Of course, since I packed the, it had to be unpacked. My daughter helped me unpack but by the time I was finished I was very tired.

Tomorrow and each day forward I will take some boxes to the apartment. I don’t know I will take as many boxes as I did today. I have over a week to take the boxes over.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 29, 2013, 06:34 PM report to moderator
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ASTI, I hope you have a great weekend break.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 29, 2013, 06:35 PM report to moderator
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IRONSOS, it is easy to get confused about generations. As much time as I spend on this sort of thing I can still become twisted on who was born when and where. I would suggest you find a multigeneration pedigree chart online and start filling in the blanks with yourself as Person #1. Your father would be Person #2 and your mother would be Person #3. The men are always equal numbers and their wives are always the next odd number. It helps to see everyone arranged in generational columns.

Here is a six generation pedigree chart it appears you can print.

Notice, if you go back further than your great great grandparents you can daisy chain the charts. The person on the far right of the chart can become Person #1 on another chart. Here are a couple of similar charts that are set up slightly differently. I think you can print them.

http://www.googleyourfamilytree.com/gyft_pedigree_chart.pdf

http://jurupafhc.com/docs/4gen_pedigree_chart.pdf

http://share.ehs.uen.org/system/files/pedigree_chart.pdf

I’ve never seen a chart like the last one where Person #1 is a child of Person #2 and Person #2 is the primary person on the chart. This means you would have a chart in which your father is Person #2 on one chart and your wife is Person #2 on another chart.

I have a sixteen generation chart I am trying to fill in. I’ve gone further than generation 16 on one line and I can’t get further than generation 5 in other lines.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 29, 2013, 09:43 PM report to moderator
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LadyHawke: Thanks for the links. I will save them. As a start I am going to use the chart at" family search.org. "
I have not seen it yet so I may half to switch. I am going to do my fathers side first since I know basically
nothing. Already names are ringing a bell. My brother has exact same name as his grandfather on his/our
fathers side as an example. /

Posted by ironsos on March 29, 2013, 10:08 PM report to moderator
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Morning

Ironsos I just realized that you don’t talk about your family much. I think you mentioned a sister and now a brother. The rest of us talk about our extended families often. At least often enough we know who they are referring to.

We are having our Easter dinner at my youngest daughter again. Someone usually comes and picks me up because she doesn’t have room to park my truck. Her two boys have graduated high school and now have jobs. The oldest graduated mid term. The youngest took an online class and graduated early. My middle daughter has a nice house now but she goes out of town every weekend to visit her boyfriend. He is a policeman who has his police car but his regular car is not running. So he can not drive out of the county. He is a big man so doesn’t think he would be comfortable in my daughter’s small car. So he won’t be at the Easter dinner. Too bad.

I need to wash my hair. I will not have time tomorrow. It takes me awhile to blow dry it. My arm gets tired of holding the hair dryer. Then I have to use the hair styler to style my hair. I know now why a lot of women my age have their hair cut short and get a perm. I tried that but found I did not like how my hair looked. Lol It has really grown since I last had it cut. That was only two months ago. Thank goodness it is a Bob so it looks good as it grows. I only need to cut my bangs.

Posted by Cool G on March 30, 2013, 08:17 AM report to moderator
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My DS is going to help me carry boxes to my parent’s apartment today. He is also going to put up curtain rods in the living room and two bedrooms. I hope my mother has managed to cut all the shelving paper so we can load the kitchen shelves and counters. We need to get the boxes unloaded and out of the way so we can stack more boxes in the corner of the kitchen. We don’t want a huge pile anywhere else because we don’t want it in the way of incoming furniture when the moving van comes.

Most of the boxes can’t be unloaded until the furniture arrives into which the contents must go. We have many boxes full of china, glass, crystal, silver service pieces and figurines which have to be unloaded into the display cabinets.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 30, 2013, 11:42 AM report to moderator
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Cool G: I admit that I do rarely talk of my family. My older brother and younger sister are deceased. My
older sister and my mother are living together in Ohio. The reason I am interested in my dads family is
that he died during WWII in March 1945. I was born in July of that year. My mother did not speak of
him much as she soon remarried.

Posted by ironsos on March 30, 2013, 01:06 PM report to moderator
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La Traviata live from the Met. Going to be a good day. Playing the overture as I type.

Posted by ironsos on March 30, 2013, 01:11 PM report to moderator
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More of an intro as opposed to an overture.

Posted by ironsos on March 30, 2013, 01:12 PM report to moderator
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IRONSOS, I would imagine familysearch.org is using a standard form of the charts. I think I have some of their versions somewhere that I have used. The charts are all quite similar, some just have extra spaces to write the places as well as the dates without cramming it all in on the date lines.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 30, 2013, 01:38 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke: The Church gave me a two page hand out with quit a few sites that should help me in my quest.
When I get my printer I will put them up. I am hold till I get the printer. I need hard copies to help me.

Posted by ironsos on March 30, 2013, 01:51 PM report to moderator
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I’m certain they suggested www.genforum.com which is a free genealogy forum. You go to your family surname pages and put in search words, read and post questions.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 30, 2013, 02:37 PM report to moderator
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I finally went to town and got my meds. I think I was out of one yesterday so I need to take it right away. Ok I did that why I was thinking about it. It was warmer than I thought. I could have worn a lighter jacket while I was out. It is suppose to be warm tomorrow but rain. Now do I wear my boots or flats? I guess it will depend on how much it is raining. If it is a light rain, I may wear flats but if it is storming, I will wear my boots.

Ironsos I thought you were born in 1946. This makes you two years older than me instead of just one year. Shoot how old did MR. Deanie say he was? I want to say 69 but that seems older than he is. I might be thinking of my brother who is 69. When I first started coming here only *Graymayne * was in her 60’s. Now there is more.

My daughter has made her daily phone call to make sure I am all right. She will not be visiting me today. I saw pictures posted of my great grandchildren on an Easter Egg hunt. I am ready for some deviled eggs. Too bad I didn’t stop at the grocery while I was out.

Posted by Cool G on March 30, 2013, 03:00 PM report to moderator
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I LOVE deviled eggs. I make a very good somewhat tart (lemon juice,mustard) version. Make your normal
version and add a little of each.

Posted by ironsos on March 30, 2013, 03:43 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

Here I am in the bar again…..sigh.!! The ABBA tribute last night was dreadful, lol.

Today we went to see the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which was a lot more interesting than it might sound, and the scenery was beautiful. We’re relaxing nicely, and enjoying our treat.

Ironsos, I wish you all the best in finding out more about your Dad.

Posted by asti on March 30, 2013, 04:47 PM report to moderator
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Asti: I think it is going to be an interesting hunt.

I looked up the bridge. Looks modern in design.

Posted by ironsos on March 30, 2013, 05:02 PM report to moderator
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I watched Part One of Labyrinth tonight and discovered that the actress who played one of the sisters in Downton Abbey was in it, together with two HB actors, John Hurt and Tom Felton. I must admit that I didn’t recognise Tom until I was checking out IMDb after the show. I gather that it is based on the book of the same name by Kate Mosse which had quite scathing comments in the readers’ reviews on Amazon. The storyline is enough to give one restless nights, so be warned.

Posted by Graymayne on March 30, 2013, 08:05 PM report to moderator
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The DS and I are hooked on “Downton Abby” we are on the second season. :)

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 30, 2013, 08:34 PM report to moderator
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I went shopping for our Eater dinner. I bought a ham and a turkey breast. It will be a nice day.
Dessert will be a cherry pie and fruit.

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 30, 2013, 08:36 PM report to moderator
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Easter Dinner. – ugh!

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 30, 2013, 08:40 PM report to moderator
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We moved most of the heavy boxes today. My mother and I cut all the shelf and drawer paper and I put it in place. Then, I unloaded the kitchen boxes into the shelves, drawers and cabinets. Of course, she still has to pack what they use on a daily basis but the kitchen is close to finished.

All the boxes filled with the fragile items from the china cabinet, curio cabinet and the buffet are stored in closets until the furniture is brought in and put in place. I decided to put them in the closets because I couldn’t decide where to put them in the rooms that they wouldn’t interfere with the furniture being moved into the rooms and set up.

I have lots more boxes to move but they are lighter boxes with oddly shaped items that don’t allow the tops to close. So, I can take those a bit at a time. I will have to have my DS move the boxes of records and slides/photos. Those are too heavy for me to move.

Today, my DS did put up the curtain rods so tomorrow I can hang the curtains. My mother has dark red corduroy drapes for the living room. The couch and my father’s chair are shades of brown. They have a secretary desk which is antiqued red. She is covering some throw pillows for the couch in shades of green. There is a chair upholstered in blue tapestry which has faded to powder blue. The walls have been painted white so the room will not be dark.

The bedrooms will just have sheers in the windows to cover the blinds. The master will have greens sheers and the guest room will have eggshell sheers.

I’m afraid we are going to have to put off the family celebration/Easter Dinner until after the move.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 30, 2013, 11:16 PM report to moderator
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HAPPY EASTER to those who celebrate it! Our clocks have sprung forward.

Posted by Graymayne on March 31, 2013, 03:51 AM report to moderator
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