Remember good ole’ Tom and Jerry?
I had trouble sleeping. The wind is blowing, it is a different wind, don’t know how to explain it, but this one keeps me awake. It is a “stuffy” wind. Does that make sense? So, I ended up falling asleep at 4am this morning instead of about 3pm yesterday. I didn’t wake until about 1pm today. All the about pages are LATE, but are posting.
While I could not sleep, I did some looking in the genealogy area, found some good “leads” for a lady by the name of Johannah Jackson. My gggggg-grandmother. I think it is that many g’s. I found what I hope are some good leads for her parents. Not much else other than that. Good tho.
Now, my family, has a “scandal” in it from the 1940′s. Trying to make up my mind if I should post it cuz some of my family that lived during those times are still alive. Don’t want to upset anyone if word got out that I “FOUND” something. My sister knows, of course, she and I tried to find stuff a few years ago, however we had the wrong surname. I was being “nosey” about it again last night. Was shocked when I found something within a few seconds of starting my search. Newspaper articles. I found them because I am named after the person I was doing the search on. I did find a couple of things about myself, one had me dumbfounded, as I didn’t remember it at all. Not ONE BIT! My sister remembered, even though she is 10 years younger than I am, because I used the incident to teach her about crossing the street. That and another incident, which also made the papers, my brother being hit by a car too! Here is the first article I stumbled upon, about me, not my aunt. (How could I forget something like this??? It is the article in the red box.)
I wasn’t hurt, it was a friend. Below is the second article, this one about my brother being hit by a car. I DO remember this happening. I had met a friend of mine at the corner near our house. My brother was going to his friend’s house and he walked with me. We parted ways at the corner, his friend lived one block north. My friend and I started walking toward her house, my back to my brother. I heard the car hit him. It was the most awful sound I have ever heard. My brother was ok. He was dragged into the bar on the corner and laid on the pool table until paramedics got there. Believe it or not, that was one of MANY accidents to happen to my brother. We tease him unmercifully. He was hit not long afterward by another car, near his friend’s house, because he flew out of the alley on his bike, never even stopped to look. He was ok. Should I tell you about the time, while he was at work, when he fell through the roof of a restaurant upon the patrons? He was in air conditioning then. Love my brother, glad he is ok, even if somewhat of a klutz.
I also found my wants ads advertising my babysitting services. They must have let kids place them for free back then. I found one for each month during the summer months. Kinda neat. I also found an article about my dad, who was running for office back then. Here is a copy:
A friend of my dad’s, who has been an advocate for those who are handicapped for years, been arrested a few times in his long life, told me once that my dad, himself and a few others had “considered” doing some things that I guess were unconventional. Not sure what they were, still need to find out. In a way I was surprised to hear this about my dad, on the other hand, you can always be surprised by things you never knew about your parents.
Some year or two here huh? They were all about the same period of time. I am glad I found these pieces of history tho, especially about my dad, who passed in 2001. Nice to hang on to.
Now, I still gotta make up my mind about the other. Might be awhile before I post that one. My aunt was good to me, thinkin’ it might be not so nice to post it about her. Even though not a single bit of it was her fault and she was never considered part of the incident. Looking back on things I know about her, it explains a lot. VERY MUCH! I also think that the things that happened changed her irrevocably. Forever.