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What's in a name?

I recently read a joke in which there were two brothers, who had the same name ‘John’. One brother was a tourist bus operator, while the other was an undertaker. 405 more words

Everyday Moments

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #39 - William Strait

Relationship: 3rd Great-grandfather

As I get towards the end of this project, #39 of 52, I find that I’m starting to run into the people I have scarce information on. 631 more words


Self-(h)-Armed is Pre-“Warned”

no music or


to chew on



but not


my noose



like shoestrings


on a


not trying to… 12 more words


52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #38 - Daniel Bonser

Relationship: 3rd Great-grandfather

This post begins with some of my great-grandmother Anna (Karthaeuser) Repsher’s family records.

According to this handwritten sheet, Daniel (I will discuss the fact that I have Daniel as his name where this has James a bit later) was the second husband of Emmaline whose first husband was John Heckman. 699 more words


52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #36 - Ward Beecher Strait

Relationship: 2nd Great uncle

Ward Beecher Strait was the 8th of nine children born to Sarah Matilda Kimble (https://wp.me/p4WHi0-4U) and Ira W. Strait ( 549 more words


10 Things To Love About Men.

Women as a gender get an awful lot of love from men and women alike. But rarely do men get to hear the voice of appreciation. 758 more words


52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #35 - Ebenezer Hunt

Relationship: 4th Great-grandfather

My 4th great-grandfather, Ebenezer Hunt, passed away on 11 May 1814 in Byram, Sussex County, New Jersey.[1] He didn’t leave a will but there is an inventory of his estate. 1,625 more words