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The short version:
Pamela D. Lloyd was born to a witchy alien fortuneteller and a mad scientist. A sock salesman once tried to buy her in exchange for two suitcases of socks and they were later offered an entire house, but her parents, not knowing when to cut their losses, held out for more, only to get stuck with her. It’s no wonder she turned to writing fantasy and science fiction. It was either that, or take over the universe, and the keys to the spaceship had fallen down a rabbit hole.
Comments about the short version:
As strange as it may seem, this bio is actually pretty accurate. My mother suffered terribly from allergies and often claimed that these were due to her being from another planet. She also, for friends and family only, read tea leaves, earning her the nickname Madame Luigi, and my father printed up a certificate for her that identified her as our family's official resident witch. My father, on the other hand, is an organic chemist. He's also quite a character, very eccentric in his own way, and so has earned, to my mind at least, the approbation mad scientist.
A sock salesman really did approach my parents, on the streets of Chicago, with a suitcase full of socks and offer to buy me; when my parents turned him down, he said he had a second suitcase (the two making up his entire inventory) and would give them both. Needless to say, they turned down this offer, as well. While my parents thought this a funny story, I find it quite intriguing, and often wonder if he ever found a child whose parents were willing to take him up on the offer.
When I was two months old, we moved to Lake City, Florida, where, while house shopping, they were offered a house. My father has commented that it was a very nice house, far better than they could otherwise afford. But, once more, they turned this offer down.
I, now, among a variety of other occupations (genealogy being only one of several interests) write speculative fiction. Taking over the universe doesn't really hold much appeal for me—too much work! But, I wouldn't mind taking a ride on a spaceship or falling down a rabbit hole!
Global Family Reunion (GFR)
On August 7, 2014, WikiTree reported that I was 28 steps away from AJ. On October 1, 2014, the number of steps had dropped to 26.
Here's the path, as reported by WikiTree's Connection to AJ tool on August 7, 2014:
Notice how the path has shifted by October 1, 2014, with the connection on his end now being through AJ's mother's brother's wife, instead of his mother's sister's husband, and the connection on my end shifting from my father's mother to his father. What this means is that I'm related to AJ through multiple lines—which is true of all of us, by the way:
According to Geni.com, I am only 23 steps away from AJ (just count the arrows in the following path). Here's the path, based on Geni's calculations (which haven't shifted at all between August 7 and October 1):
You'll have noticed that the two connection finders start from different directions. WikiTree's starts with AJ and works it's way to me, while Geni's starts with me and works it's way to AJ. One thing I find interesting is that one path goes through my mother's father, and the the other through his mother. Looking from AJ's direction, I see that both paths connect to AJ through his mother's sister's ex-husband's father before diverging.
As an aside, almost all my connections to random people (that is, people with any fame or notoriety) are through my father. I simply haven't got enough information about my mother's family.
Today, I learned that my connection to AJ is now two degrees closer, with only 26 steps. Lloyd-391 22:47, 1 October 2014 (EDT)
- First-hand information. Entered by Pamela Lloyd at registration.
- First-hand information. Entered by Pamela Lloyd during editing (see Changes for details).
- Geni.com's GFR connection finder. Entered by Pamela Lloyd, Lloyd-391 17:07, 7 August 2014 (EDT); Lloyd-391 22:47, 1 October 2014 (EDT).
- WikiTree's Connection to AJ finder. Entered by Pamela Lloyd, Lloyd-391 17:07, 7 August 2014 (EDT); Lloyd-391 22:47, 1 October 2014 (EDT).
I've created a Free Space To-Do list, Pamela Lloyd's To-Do List, using the new To-Do list creator. This was my first Free Space page.
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On November 1, 2014 at 00:03GMT Alison Andrus wrote:
That's great you started a Lloyd Project! There are so many projects I need to get started in the One Name Studies and the One Place Studies... just not enough time in the day! I haven't even uploaded all my ancestral lines yet, so I have huge branches of my family still missing. I'm a little OCD about getting pictures and sources up. If a profile has my name on it, I want to make sure it's as complete as I can make it before moving on, but it takes time! ;-)
On October 31, 2014 at 13:27GMT Alison Andrus wrote:
With Walter Hungerford as our common ancestor, we are 17th cousins, once removed. ;-)
On October 9, 2014 at 12:29GMT Owen Phillips wrote:
Thank you for your continued good work on the Lloyd name :-) Owen ps re: Lloyd-460, Montgomery is in Wales, not England!
On August 8, 2014 at 15:50GMT Bob Scrivens wrote:
On June 23, 2014 at 11:16GMT Chris Whitten wrote:
On May 11, 2014 at 22:31GMT Pamela Lloyd wrote:
Does this change anything? Will other users still be able to find me? Hopefully, all links on WikiTree that pointed to or from me still do!
On April 22, 2014 at 15:37GMT Les Sloan wrote:
On March 29, 2014 at 15:18GMT Philip Smith wrote:
On February 8, 2014 at 10:56GMT Sasha Meyer wrote:
On January 21, 2014 at 20:47GMT Pamela Lloyd wrote:
He was my father's older brother and last living sibling. My father and I traveled together to Florida for the funeral. My Uncle Bruce was a sweet, gentle man and I will miss him, as will all of his family.