Also, thanks to La Rue Denning Poe for the picture on the front page of her Pops as a little fella. What a cutie. You can see Evit Washington Denning and his mother, Ida Mae Williams Denning by clicking here.
Archive for April, 2009
Found a really cool site and wanted to share with my fellow BoneCollectors. Check out Roots Television. It is Internet based television and, well, how about if I let them tell you…
“Roots Television™ is by and for avid genealogists and family history lovers of all stripes. Whether you’re an archives hound, a scrapbooker, a cousin collector, a roots-travel enthusiast, a Civil War re-enactor, a DNA fan, a reunion instigator, a sepia-toned photos zealot, an Internet-junkie, a history buff, an old country traditions follower, a cemetery devotee, a story-teller, a multicultural food aficionado, a flea market and antiques fanatic, a family documentarian, a nostalgia nut, or a mystery-solver, Roots Television™ has something for you — and that “something” is quality programming.”
They have 21 channels and tons of info that should be able to peak the interest of any genealogist anywhere. I only dabbled a couple of minutes and was greatly impressed. Perhaps you can tell by that great ol’ long banner I now have running down the sidebar of this blog!
We made it!! The file should be up to par now (fingers crossed). Check the GEDCOM for yourself. Lee rocks!
Well, not only did the nuclear meltdown of the Family Tree Maker divorce and remarry a gajillion people, it also took piles and piles of notes and shuffled them all around so that they landed on pages of people they had nothing to do with AT ALL. Joy.
Thanks to Lee Stewart, we have been tirelessly working to find and correct all of the mistakes (not an easy task). Lee volunteered to help me. Bless him.
Hopefully, we will be able to get it all taken care of in a few more days so please bear with us when you find things that are not what they’re supposed to be. I am updating the GEDCOM nightly so check it often and do let us know if we missed anything.
Let’s be very, very quiet here…it seems as if I have finally beaten my gavel into an extremely frayed toothpick and gotten everybody in the wemightbekin database back to where they’re supposed to be…I hope. The mistakenly divorced of 1987 and remarried of 1992 have been un-divorced and un-remarried…in that order precisely…ugh.
It has been checked, rechecked, and checked again. Still, I would like for each and every one of you to take some time and peruse the GEDCOM to be certain your folks are who, where, and when they’re supposed to be. If you find problems, do let me know…but please be most gentle about it as I’m not sure my fragile psyche can take too much more right about now.
Since before the beginning of time, my path in life has been laid out for me…the plans set. Of course, God also knew all along I wouldn’t stick to the plan. He knew I’d get off the path. He knew all of us would…that whole “free will” thing you know. Kind of makes it all inevitable really. The good part is that He made allowances for that…a sort of failsafe if you will.
When I’m toodling down the road going wherever it is I’m going, sometimes my little GPS (Sylvia) dings at me and says, “A better route is available”. Now, I have a decision to make. I can either ignore Sylvia…which happens more often than not…or I can take her advice and check out just where it is she wants to take me…go a way I’ve never been before…try a different way…take a leap of faith into the unknown.
I think God does that with us when we are toodling down the pathways of life too. Of course we get off the path He meant for us to be on…that’s no surprise. He recalculates, dings, and offers us a better route. Being the arrogant, “we know what’s best for us” beings He made us to be, we usually ignore the first few dings and keep going our merry little way getting further and further from where we really ought to be. Good ole free will. Luckily, God still goes with us even if it isn’t His choice for us.
After a while of making a mess of things and making the same mistakes over and over again, we finally get to the point where we are actually waiting and listening for the ding because this time we’re gonna take it no matter what! We are tired of the turmoil, the strife, the stress, there has to be a better way. Okay God, I’m ready now. Where are you? Come on now. Tell me what to do. Hello?
Oh. Forgot all about that whole “Patience is a virtue” thing, huh? Yep. God is not an “On Demand” kind of Supreme Being. Not so much. It’s not all about who screams the loudest or talks the prettiest. We are still in free will mode. Yippee Yahoo. But hey, He is listening…and He is watching…and He won’t leave us. He’s made that promise and he’s proven it more than once.
So, all we have to do is keep on keeping on…just keep doing the best we can. Listen for wisdom and peace. Be kind and generous. Love each other. God is still speaking and no matter how far off the path and into the woods we may find ourselves, there will be a ding and God will say, “A better route is available”. Will you hear Him? Will you listen? I surely hope and pray that I will. I would hate to miss all that He has laid out and waiting for me just because I was too stubborn to go.
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