It’s Friday, so it must be time for another Weekend Chat! Welcome, my fellow WikiChatterers, and greetings from a sunny Cathey’s Creek. Sunshine means outdoor chores, but at my age it’s more difficult to spend the hours working like I used to just five years ago. Still, progress is being made in areas where the monsoon season prevented us from accomplishing anything. It’s HOT (for us, but not Arizona hot). Still we are enjoying not being cooped up.
I missed you folks last weekend!! I tried to start commenting on your posts but the weekend was just too busy (see below). I kept wanting to take a peek, but there was so much going on. I’m really looking forward to catching with y’all.
On the Home Front: What a great time we had with our kids last weekend. We stayed four nights, eating out twice. The two restaurantss we visited in Charleston were Magnolias and Burwells. Oh, my gosh! The food was fabulous, and since they were on my daughter’s hit list of restaurants to go to, it was even better. Our youngest gave us some choices each night, depending on what we wanted, and I got the kudos for picking such good places. Of course, the company couldn’t be beat either. We hadn’t seen our kids since last January 4th, so this was a real treat.
Last Monday, our daughter drove us into downtown, and we hit the art galleries. We found some beautiful paintings, and our daughter came home with some lovely artwork to put on the bare places on her walls. Most were beach or marsh scenes, and since she is such a Lowcountry gal, my daughter loved them.
We came home with several pieces of Mexican pottery that we can’t find up here. We have several succulents that really need larger pots, and these were right on time. My wife will be transferring them over to the new pots to enhance our front porch. The birdbath was perfect in our front flower and shrub island with river rocks all around. Such vibrant colors!
On the Genealogy Front: During our visit, I had my son-in-law call his mom (while I was sitting there) to ask her some genealogy-related questions. GOLD MINE! I had been stuck on this family (my son-in-law’s maternal line), and boy oh boy did his mom come through. I’ve been busy since we got home on Tuesday working on this family and racked some 400+ contributions on just them.
Most of this family is located in Horry County, South Carolina (Myrtle Beach anyone?), and they lived in places with names like Aynor, Dog Bluff, and neighboring Galavants’ Ferry where US 501 crosses the Little Pee Dee River. I Google Mapped Dog Bluff, and there is nothing there! Well, there is a graveyard there, Rehobeth Cemetery, that is full of my son-in-law’s family, so I’m populating that cemetery category on WikiTree. I’ve created a few cemetery categories also, but I have to admit that I’ve been getting help from Natalie and Isabelle with the parent categories. Thanks, ladies!
I hope all of you are doing what you must to stay safe.
Enjoy the Chat!