Have returned from trip. Back to research and blogging!
Back to work on the Sudie Norman family.
What do you in your genealogy program do when a divorced couple has remarried? I cannot find an option for this on Reunion so I just put it in the “Memo” field next to the first marriage. (This must be “Genealogy Program Marriage Entry Workaround Week” – see Geder.Genealogy and Elyse’s Genealogy Blog).
Sandy of Cemetery Divas is out having ankle surgery. Prayers and best wishes for as speedy and painless a recovery as possible.
At T.K.’s Before My Time I found a reference to Dana Huff’s blog, Our Family History. It has a Texas connection, so I have added it to the Texas Team.
This has been mentioned on other recaps, but you must read Chery’s story of her search for her father at Nordic Blue.
Read Tipper’s interview of Appalachian author Peggy Poe Stern and then link to the excerpt from Peggy’s book Heaven High and Hell Deep over at Blind Pig and the Acorn. You’ll be hooked!
Nest Pic Challenge – Can You Tell We Can’t Wait for Spring?
Over at Linda’s Flipside and Carol’s Reflections from the Fence. They have some great pictures of nests in trees. Well, ladies, here’s my contribution.
OK, it’s not very spectacular. But notice the home décor, i.e., the plastic ribbons hanging down. I have seen chickadees hovering near this nest, but I don’t think it is a chickadees’ nest. Speaking of which, here is what I hope to lure the chickadees to nest in this spring (it was a Christmas present):
Off-Topic: Beware of Crash Blossoms!
First there were Phantonyms, now there are Crash Blossoms! "Crash Blossoms" is the name now given to a phenomenon that owes its existence to the practice of compressing headlines into the fewst number of words possible, so that the little words that could prevent ambiguities are eliminated. In his latest “On Language” column for the NY Times, Ben Zimmer describes the evolution of the neologism for this phenomenon and how this name caught on. The original headline was “Violinist Linked to JAL Crash Blossoms.” I’ll cite one more such headline – “British Left Waffles on Falklands” – to whet your appetite for more and recommend that you read the full article here.
Meanwhile, here in Northern Virginia, it is snowing. And snowing. And snowing….