Welcome, my fellow WikiChatterers, to another Weekend Chat! And greetings from Cathey’s Creek, where the sun shown early in the week, but is rainy now. Our temps have dropped to “fallish” ones, which makes it a whole lot easier to work outside… when we feel like it.
On the Home Front: This week, due to the fine weather, we hit one of our weedy areas where we have irises and red-hot pokers planted. The irises we got from my stepdad this summer, and were surprised to see them blooming this fall. Well, they are doubling-blooming irises, after all. After pulling a majority of the weeds, we river-rocked and mulched that area.
Update on last week’s medical report: I finally got to see my GP, and he stated that this was probably not my heart, but another issue. I’ll have a nuclear stress test in a few days, just to make sure, but I came away thrilled from the appointment.
My older brother is moving to Tucson this coming week. While it’s sad he’ll be (much) further away, it will become a new place for me to visit. I’m looking forward to it, especially as there are a couple of WikiTreers living out there I’d love to meet.
Reading: Just finished…. The Forgotten Highlander: An Incredible WWII Story of Survival in the Pacific, by Alistair Urquhart, b. 1911, an Aberdeen native and member of the Gordon Highlanders who was captured at Singapore, was forced to help build Burma-Siam railroad (including the Bridge on the River Kwai), survived a sinking of his prisoner transport ship, only to be recaptured and sent to a prison camp in Japan. He survived and returned to Aberdeen.
On the Genealogy Front: Well! I finally got all the Arkansas and Texas Neals done. I started looking around my Neal family closer to home along the Catawba River. Lo and behold, I came across an gg-aunt that I had done little with and discovered a whole passel of descendants.
I found three Neal descendant brothers, Harold White Huffstetler, Zane Sanford Huffstetler, and Edsel Marion Huffstetler, who all of who served during World War II. Usually, when I have a load of profiles to enter, I source them to the max and put them in the “State Needs Biography” category. However, I have a heart for World War II veterans and created biographies for all three of the brothers.
Also, a “kinda cousin” who responded to me about another Neal who I had very little information. I knew there was some kind of mental disturbance with this fella, and now I know. It was called dementia praecox, a term gradually replaced by schizophrenia. I’ve been given permission to use the photographs from his profile on Ancestry for which I am thrilled!
I plan on working that Carcolse/Carcoles line from Spain/Puerto Rico soon. This is the most difficult line I’ve ever worked. Thanks, Karen Lowe, for a tip on a surname location and other help, and thanks, Chris Ferraiolo, for the assist on a geographic surname frequency for that Italian surname.
Tomorrow’s WikiTree Live Chat is here. The topic this week is Sources!
There will be no Weekend Chat next week as the Source-a-thon will be in full swing.
So, Enjoy THIS Chat!