Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Monday, October 27, 2014

What a Trip?

DH and I returned late last week from our only trip this year. We visited Memphis - Graceland - and did some shopping there for Christmas, then visited Paducah, Kentucky, Bardstown, Louisville and Lexington all before returning home. It was fun, it was tiring. Neither DH or I are particularly good travelers these days, so the trip to Memphis, the last half hour in pouring rain was kind of stressful. The rest of the trip was okay except for the lack of cell phone signal in Bardstown. Apparently even AT&T users had no cell signal there either. Blah. Therefore, we moved on to Louisville.

Our only foray into Louisville itself, rather than the eastern 'burbs was to Cave Hill Cemetery where I have a few people buried. That was an extremely frustrating time, since their app would time out before I could locate graves. Mostly it was helpful in determining that a lot of these people did not have markers on their graves.

The most interesting thing about Cave Hill, was their niches for cremains. Looking for friend Karen, I discovered an older building that had been converted. Her request was easily located but I found some1 that really were different. You see, you have the option to have your cremains put in a niche and then a stone marker on it. OR you can opt to leave it glassed in and having your cremains placed in a nice urn or a plain box with your photo in it. Unfortunately, they don't photograph well.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Little This, A Little That!

DH and I are still planning our vacation. We plan on going next month, but where is still up in the air. How exciting?

I am irritated lately by Charter's announcements of being all digital. Every time I turn on my TV it defaults to their announcement channel. Give me a break!

My cousin wrote a book about Vikings. Recently, I referred him to Blogger for his blog idea.  Hint: It's in regards to Vikings, mostly in regard to their pre-Columbus settlement in the New World. Which is what his book, Vikings of Vinland by John F. Meyer, is about. It's available on Amazon.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Moaning Monday

I am really ready for summer to be over. It does get hot here in Mid-TN and the weather here has been pretty hot, rainy followed by a couple days of slightly cooler weather - mid 80s as opposed to mid 90s. In fact, I expect it to start raining any minute.

Older daughter has had issues with rain keeping her from completely cutting her grass, which she seems to be enjoying. It's also kept her from completing some indoor projects. This week, however, she is taking a couple days off and we are going to see if we can accomplish a couple of tasks.

I am still working on my office. It is going slowly. Very slowly. Honestly, I'd rather search for info than file info. But I'm going to try. The pile on the right side of my desk is over three inches high. Some of that is filing, data entry and evaluation. the piles on the left side is stuff to put away. Or find places for. Shudder.

And I am still learning Legacy Family tree. I like it. But there are a couple things that bug me, one of which is the inability to get to the Name List without using the mouse. I still try Ctrl-F frequently, because that is how I accessed the name index from RootsMagic. Maybe someday LFT will get it together!

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