August 28, 2016

Voting Ends For Your Favorite Genealogy Blog and Advent Calendar Begins

 

 

 

Nominate A Blog

Just a little reminder that the voting is ending today for your favorite genealogy blog for Family Tree Magazine’s 40 Best Genealogy Blogs for 2011.  (Yes, I am nominated! 🙂 ) As you can see in the sidebar to the immediate right I have a quick and easy link to the nomination page, or you can use the link above.

 

Tell Us Your Christmas Memories

And, starting tomorrow is the fun of the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories.  I have my first post done and ready to go. Come join us and tell us all about your Christmas memories, won’t you?

Our Ancestor’s Moving Experiences

While we were on our vacation to California we stopped in Oroville to visit my aunt and uncle and do a little sight-seeing. We did the former, but not the latter. One of the places I would have liked to have seen was the Pioneer History Museum but we ran out of time in the two days we were there.

We really wanted to see the museum because Jim’s great-great grandfather

Joshua Wilkerson

was one of the 1849 miners who came to that area and found gold.  We really always wish we could find a picture of him as a young man, but finding that would be like finding gold wouldn’t it? 🙂

Even though we missed that destination, as we rode along those thousands of miles I began thinking of just how our ancestors moved all their things for those same distances.  I know, we all think of those pioneers on the Oregon Trail and how they had to dump some of their precious belongings along the trail, but what about later, before moving boxes and supplies in our present era?

I know people had trunks and probably wooden boxes to safeguard their treasures, but it might surprise you to know that cardboard boxes came into their own as early as 1874, when G. Smyth built the first single sided corrugated board-making machine. Also in 1874, Oliver Long improved upon the Jones patent and invented a lined corrugated cardboard.

While it may have been some time before cardboard boxes were widely used, it’s intriguing that the invention has been around for that long, isn’t it? Do you own any old trunks or boxes from earlier times?

Source:

History of Papermaking

The invention of paper and the history of papermaking machinery.

By , About.com Guide

iPentimento’s Friday Feast 28 September 2007




Friday’s Feast

Appetizer
How are you today?

Feeling a bit groggy. I stayed up too late messing with my blog. I had planned to sleep until I woke up, but the phone rang. Dang the luck! :sad:

Soup
Name 3 television shows you watch on a regular basis.

CSI (Miami and Las Vegas; can’t stand the NY one); Cold Case and Without A Trace. :grin:

Salad
What’s the scariest weather situation you’ve experienced?

Many. The Columbus Day storm of 1963; a near miss by a tornado in 1972; evacuating Amelia Island, FL when Hugo was headed our way. :shock:

Main Course
If you could wake up tomorrow morning in another country, where would you want to be?

I would love to be in Scotland. I hear the pipes calling me! :wink:

Dessert
What do you usually wear to sleep?

A sleep shirt, or nothing at all. :cool:

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Situps for Cats?

Olivia warms up

What is this cat doing, you ask? 😯 This was all part of the early morning exercise regime as practiced by Olivia (above) and Natasha (below) of Idaho Cats On Parade. OK, I made that title up, but the names have not been changed because these felines only look innocent in these poses.

Sweet little Natasha

Truthfully, they are the sweetest bundles of fur to come down the pike in many a long while. I just thought you animal lovers would enjoy seeing them. These girls are both about 18 pounds, and not because they are overfed. They ARE on a diet! 🙄

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