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Keeping up with the Joneses, Part 1: Charles Jones

Oh, those Joneses, with their ubiquitous surname and their tendency to disperse all over the damn place. I’m trying to find out more about Anna Jones’s father Charles Jones (my 3rd great-grandfather) and his sprawl of siblings with whom he exchanged letters in the 1850s and 1860s. 697 more words

Jones-Moore Family

A Tear Falls On The Back Lawn

“I wish those damned kids wouldn’t play on the grass because keeping a nice-looking yard is hard enough not to mention the expense involved.”

Yes, I remember the days when the looks of the lawn and keeping up with the neighbors was more important than Life itself. 432 more words

General Interest

Becky's Husband

Keeping up with the Joneses. Don’t fall into the trap presented by The Hedonic Treadmill.

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Politically Incorrect Comics

OK this one is funny

I think I have related at least one story about how I was accused of “cheating” when I was testing e-assist bikes a while back. Since I was not involved in any kind of competition I said so and asked “Cheating how, and who?” Actually there was a competition, to get the most miles out of a pound of batteries back when most batteries were literally bricks of lead. 170 more words

Daily Feed

Meet the Joneses!

We are not the Joneses. FYI.

But we sure have met them and it’s hard to keep up with them (figuratively speaking at least.)

The expression “trying to keep up with the Joneses” is a funny one. 336 more words

Samuels' Situations

Daily Prompt: Keeping Up With the Jones'

Keeping up with the Jones

“Tell us about the one luxury item you wish you could afford, in as much detail as you can. Paint a picture for us.” 872 more words


Keeping up With the Joneses...Especially When They Are Your Family

It’s a bit of a cliche, this phrase, ‘Keeping up with the Joneses’ especially considering the widely popular spin-off, ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians.’ I would not advice anyone to try either… you simply cannot keep up with someone else’s life or expectations for the simple reason that you have a different life to live from the one you are trying to live. 422 more words