December 18, 2014

6th Edition Smile For The Camera – Funny Bone

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I can’t say this picture necessarily makes me laugh, but it does make me smile :). The man on the left is my Great Grand Uncle James Eli Penecost who was born 28 Jan 1867 in Celina, Clay, TN and died 04 Feb 1941 in Koshkonong, Oregon, MO. The man on the right is my Great Grandfather James William Milburn Yates who was born 27 Sep 1862 in Roane County, TN and died 11 August 1938 in Olympia, Thurston, WA. The two men were brother-in-laws, being married to sisters Laura Breedlove (Jim P’s second wife) and Cerilda Breedlove (Jim Yates’ first wife).

There is no explanation in any of our family documents that would give us a clue why these two men had this picture taken, but just that it exists makes me think the coats they are wearing must have been very important to them. They both were living in Missouri at the time this photo was taken, and it can get mighty cold there in the winter. If I didn’t know for sure who these men were, I would take them for some Russian immigrants, wouldn’t you? Do you think that’s a beaver coat that Jim Pentecost is wearing?

I hope you have enjoyed this submission for 6th Edition Smile For The Camera – “Funny Bone”.  If you would like to participate by blogging about your own picture that makes you smile or laugh, you can do so here’s how:

Deadline for submission is midnight (PT)
10 October, 2008.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

There are two options:

1. Send an email to the host, Becky (kinexxions@gmail.com). Include the title and permalink URL of the post you are submitting, and the name of your blog. Put ‘Smile For The Camera’ clearly in the title of your email!

2. Use the handy submission form (http://blogcarnival.com/bc/submit_4058.html) provided by Blog Carnival.

See you at the Carnival!

Geneabloggers Suggests a Code of Conduct

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Adhering to a Code of Conduct

Geneabloggers Code of Conduct

Tom MacEntee, who writes the blog Geneabloggers, has addressed a problem that another genealogy blogger has encountered.  As sad as it is, we do have to have a code of conduct for most instances where we interact with the public.  Tom has made a list of his views on what is important to maintain good geneablogger conduct.

After you read Tom’s list, please think about coming back here and leaving your view on the points he suggests.  Do you have any suggestions on what to include?  Or, do we need to keep it simple and concise as Tom has done?

1909 Home Friend – The Eggs And I

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It’s 1909 again, and the Leahy Manufacturing Company wants to send you “The Favorite” incubator to try for 60 days free. UPS won’t be bringing it though…It’ll be delivered to your station. Of course, if your station is in the next county, that might be a bit of a trek.  Harness up the horses Pa, we’re going to get something so we can have a chicken in every pot and eggs for  your breakfast!

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With the economy in the dumpster in 2009, it might be time to look into buying one of these now. Or, maybe you can talk a neighboring farmer into buying one with you and some friends?

My father-in-law raised chickens all last summer and has been supplying his neighbors with eggs to boot. Seems like everyone is going “back to the land”, huh?

My friend Lidian has some equally interesting ads on her blogs The Virtual Dime Museum and Kitchen Retro that you will really enjoy too. She’s funnier than I am. Sorry!

My Heritage.com Names Top 100 Genealogy Sites

 

It’s always wonderful when you see someone’s hard work and dedication rewarded with recognition.  I’m not on this list (yet), but if I work harder I might be someday.  In the mean time, I hope you will visit the MyHeritage site and visit some of the honored genealogy sites. Good for you guys!

MyHeritage.com’s Top 100 Genealogy Sites

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