Willow: It feels like we're going around in circles. Xander: Our circles are going around in circles. We got dizzy circles here.

'Sleeper'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


sj - Jan 25, 2023 9:16:14 am PST #20224 of 20375
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Papa was a step great-great grandfather when he passed but he was 10 years younger than my grandmother when he married her and she had my aunt young. So, that helped.


-t - Jan 25, 2023 9:35:06 am PST #20225 of 20375
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

I barely know the names of my great great grandparents. In fact, I don't know all their names but I think they are written down somewhere. And what I know of their lives seems very remote.


Jesse - Jan 25, 2023 10:00:05 am PST #20226 of 20375
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

I barely know the names of my great great grandparents. In fact, I don't know all their names but I think they are written down somewhere.

Yeah, I definitely don't. I barely know my great-grandparents' names! But my uncle and aunt are active great-grandparents in their mid-70s.

So my big brother had an editorial in the NYT today. Wild!

Wow!

I just wanted to let y'all know that I printed the Army Corps of Engineers cat calendar and it is adorable. I'm very pleased.

Same and same.

We have an admission date for Mr. S to go into residential placement.

I'm glad you're moving forward Sheryl, and hope this works out great for all of you.


dcp - Jan 25, 2023 10:26:18 am PST #20227 of 20375
Lo que será, será.

I've been actively researching my family genealogies for 25 years now. I have at least basic information on 30 of my 32 3-greats-grandparents, and 38 of my 62 4-greats-grandparents.

Finding out (and getting confirmation of) why I have only a maximum of 62 in that generation, and not 64, was...an awkward endeavor.


Toddson - Jan 25, 2023 10:39:08 am PST #20228 of 20375
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

My mother got interested in genealogy and did some research on her family ... not my father's. My father was the youngest of six; his two oldest brothers died young, his parents both died when I was two or so. I knew his mother's name but I'm unsure of his father's (his family was ... odd ... in regard to names ... his surviving older brother used his middle name with their family, his wife used his first name and her family his last name ... my father had a weird name, so in the Air Force they called him "Jim"). My mother's mother died when I was 15, her father when I was 21, my father died when I was 25 and my mother died eight years ago. So ... I'm pretty much unmoored family-wise.


-t - Jan 25, 2023 10:52:37 am PST #20229 of 20375
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

My mom has been working on our genealogy for a long time and has been telling me bits and pieces as she goes which is really the only reason I know anything at all about anyone I didn't actually meet. I keep thinking I should get her to show me all her research or results or whatever because it's interesting but we haven't gotten around to it. My dad's side of the family is much more piecemeal - I'm not sure, for example, exactly how I'm related to everyone who is called Uncle Somebody - they might be my dad's uncles or older cousins or friends of the family or great uncles, who knows?


Jesse - Jan 25, 2023 11:02:27 am PST #20230 of 20375
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

We have done genealogy on the fanciest branch of my family (the Cartiers), but not the regular ones!


meara - Jan 25, 2023 11:48:25 am PST #20231 of 20375

I have a guy on my dads side of the family (…first cousin once removed? Second cousin once removed? Guy who is related to two sides of the family but only sorta because my grandmother’s parents died when she was an adult but still had kid siblings and they got taken in by a family who had kids and one of them married my grandpas brother? I think?) anyway he did it for one side.

My moms moms side, my greats came over from Denmark, and I found them but didn’t go farther. Her dads side my grandpa was named something extremely common and generic, as was his dad, and they lived in Chicago. I THINK I found them on the census but…oh well.


Calli - Jan 25, 2023 11:59:21 am PST #20232 of 20375
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

I got a scanner for Christmas and scanned some older photos for the family Nixplay photo players. That's a system where people have frames that show a series of photos from shared google photo folders. It's pretty neat. So we all see [adorable 4 year old] [adorable 1.5 year old] [adorable 1 year old] [grim-looking Victorian era great grandmother] [adorable pet]. No one has told me to stop yet, so I'm assuming the grand tapestry of life is OK by them.


-t - Jan 25, 2023 12:03:32 pm PST #20233 of 20375
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

THat's very cool, Calli