I have been playing “hooky” much longer than I intended. Sorry.
The reason? I have become enamored of actually doing Genealogy research. It has consumed hours in my days, without me realizing it. It just happened, before I knew it. It has overtaken my life.
First. I know many people gave my blog awards, the last time I counted there were 14. I am going to be a meany and not post about the awards. I was overwhelmed. I do want to thank everyone who gave my blog an award. I am honored, and grateful, to have been thought of in the first place.
Second. I am no longer going to accept awards for my blog. I am sorry if this offends anyone. That is not my intention.
Third. Pictures of Shadow will be forthcoming. He has grown. He is also a GREAT watchdog, ask my sister. Heheheh And only 7 months old too!
Fourth. I did miss everyone. I think I needed a break. As usual, when I start something, I go at it with breakneck speed. Remember, the 37 posts a day? Then I knocked that back after being asked, nicely, about how many posts I make in one day. So I toned it down a bit. I have realized I need to learn to pace myself. If I don’t, I lose steam, or interest, and end up going down another path. My life has kinda been like that. Wish it hadn’t taken me until my 50′s to realize I need to pace myself. Have heard it needs to be done, but hearing it and actually realizing it are two different things. So, I took a break. Need to pace myself with the Genealogy too, find myself doing the same thing. I then end up tired and worn out. I don’t wanna do that.
Today is Monday. I had forgotten today would be Monday; wasn’t thinking, and I didn’t have any “About” pages ready to post. Some will be posting in the next few hours. Sorry I forgot about them. ;(
I am enjoying the research. I love History, always have. My mother use to try to get me to help her with the research. I never wanted to. At the time, I thought it would be nothing but dry old dates and such. It isn’t. Wish she had told me. The people come alive. It isn’t just old dates and names. You can see their stories. Parents dying fairly young, in their 40′s. Mothers at childbirth, fathers in wars. Sometimes you don’t know why they have passed away, that bugs the crap outta me and I will hunt and hunt, online, trying to find the reason. I finally realize I won’t know the reason unless I can travel to their home areas and research the information or unless I am lucky enough that someone else is researching the same family and can afford to do just that and place the information online. It really kinda sucks not knowing. There are a few people in my family that are just driving me nuts. Sometimes, they just disappear. No idea where. I hate that too.
This morning I was looking for Thomas W. Harris, who married Juanita, don’t know her last name, in 1929 or 1930. They were neighbors to Thomas’ parents. They married when Jaunita was 15, and he 23, the census was taken when she was 16. Within a couple of months of their marriage. Height of the depression. Can’t find them anywhere after 1930 and that is the only mention of the two I can find so far. I go bonkers. I GOTTA KNOW. NOW. Sigh….
It isn’t just dates and names.