Root Digger Daily Journal: Friday, October 5, 2012

Today was one of those days where everything was in slow motion.  Had a lot on my plate and still do.

This morning after my friend and I dropped my daughter off to school, we went to a little cafe in Lemon Grove, CA.  I can’t even remember the name.  They gave big servings for the breakfast meals, and I was so hungry and ate all except the pancakes.  Then I purchased some items at the medical supply place that would help me take care of my uncle when he comes home.  Now you know that I could not leave Lemon Grove without visiting the antique store.  I bought a few more photos that had names on the back as they were a part of the collection I already had at home, and I gather that they will give some meaning to the research at hand.

Today I presented the artwork portrait of my father to the elementary school librarian and met with some of the students in a 4th grade class.They were so happy to meet me and I was happy to meet them.

I didn’t do much with genealogy today, but I did participate on an online chat with Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project.  This project is so intriguing…I would like to participate maybe next year.

I  started to go through College Board to order SAT reports for the twelve schools my daughter is interested in.  I am really starting to get pumped up for the College process with her.

Well it is late, my grandson is here and still awake at 10:30pm…It is time to wind down and maybe play a game of Words with Friends.

See you all tomorrow.

Good Night!

 

Root Digger Daily Journal: Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Today, I had a slow start.  My phone had died, and I had to buy a new one.  I turned in my Blackberry for an I-phone.  I should receive it via UPS soon.

After spending two to three hours on the phone this morning, I went straight to the computer to do some blogging. I posted a blog on Thomas B. Reid, an individual whose photo collection is in my possession.  I am really enjoying looking through his photos and investigating more about the background of them and his family.

I posted on the Hairston Blog about Shober Hairston: Part #2.  I am so pleased that Pat likes the way I am presenting the documents for her.  It is great practice for me and it is very helpful for her.

I also posted the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery pictures I took when I went to Lake Village  Chicot County, Arkansas in April 2012.  Can’t believe it took me so long to post.  I need to post the other photos I took on my visit.

I received my DNA results back from Ancestry. I was somewhat surprised by some of the results and pleased by some of my ancestry.  I have hopes that I will fully understand the results.  There will be an upcoming post regarding my DNA.

I have been thinking about my Birth Mother lately.  I have no online communication with her right now,and I am hoping that we will talk soon.

I did not write today as I had planned.  When I say that, I mean that I needed to write at least an hour on one of the books that needs to be published in the New Year of 2013.  I hope that I will get to that tomorrow.

I almost forgot..I wrote and posted a photo of my Cousin Richard C. Cully, who was the first African American Deputy Fire Chief in New England for Wordless Wednesday. I am amazed that he was an African American First, and then I am also amazed that he also is a product of his ancestry.  I am not sure that he knew but a generation or two before him, his Uncle’s had been dedicated to the Service occupations.

Well this is all for now…See ya all tomorrow.