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Movie Movie Movie
A feel good happy movie
Our children and my wife used to watch Shirley Temple when the kids were young. My wife had hair curly black hair when she was young like Shirley Temple's hair. Now to find the picture and post it or not!
So many questions ! Listen to the song
One of the stars of the movie pick had a song written about him and one of the All-time greatest entertainment giants sings it
Louis Armstrong, one of my favourite musicians. Louis Armstrong jazz trumpet solo - When the Saints go Marching in
Dutch tullips for a fast recovery Dale.
And take your time. You re a very valuable WikiTreer. Of course I hope you will stay, but sometimes we just need a break........
This German-American heritage holiday commemorates the 13 German Mennonite families from Krefeld who landed in Philadelphia. These families founded Germantown, Pennsylvania on October 6, 1683. The settlement was the first German establishment in the original thirteen American colonies.
Both in Germany and the United States we celebrate Oktoberfest!!!
Share your photos if you been to or live in Germany, or celebrated Oktoberfest!!!! Share some of your ancestors if they fit in with the 13 German Mennonite families from Krefeld who landed in Philadelphia.
This was last years Oktoberfest in Munich, and Bad Tolz, Germany!! Not much has changed since I was stationed near there from 1978-1981.
My families' favorite memories of Bad Tolz, Germany!! Didn't have to e Oktoberfest to have tables and people gathered out in the streets. I always ordered Pommes frittes with my burgers! Workers always had a beer for their noon hour break. Shop owners constantly sweeping up outside of their store front. One of the most cleanest countries in the land.
How did Oktoberfest get started. Oktoberfest traditionally starts in the third weekend in September and ends the first sunday of October. It began with the Royal Wedding on 12 October 1810. Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on 12 October 1810.
This weekend we have 3 events that fit our Black Sheep Project.
Oct 6 1866 is the anniversary of the 1st US train robbery. It was by the Reno Brothers and they took $13,000. Oct 7 is the anniversary of the PLO Terrorist hijacking of the Achilles Lauro. Finally, Oct 8 is the anniversary of the sentencing in NYC of the Soviet Spy Jack Sobel to 7 years in prison.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rqo8mt2eobujwgd/AAAzB3IGNHqNKXBfdE985NBZa?dl=0 link to dropbox docx and pdf versions of the puzzle.
Black Sheep https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Black_Sheep
A project focused on those ancestors and family members we sometimes wish...weren't. The outcasts, outlaws, and outlandish folks in our family trees. You don't have to be related to a Black Sheep to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome!
G2G Tag: BLACK_SHEEP
Leaders: Leigh Murrin and a co-leader is needed here! If you're interested, contact Leigh
· Bootleggers and Moonshiners led by Reg Shrader
· Gangsters led by Carrie Quackenbush
· The Hatfields and McCoys led by Mary Richardson
· Outlaws led by Carrie Quackenbush
· Pirates This Project needs a coordinator. Please contact Leigh Murrin if you're interested.
· Spies and Traitors Spies and Traitors led by Dean Anderson https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Anderson-27686
· Witch Trials coordinated by Kyle Dane
Break the code to find out more about the Black Sheep Project and their infamous profiles! There are 35 categories of black sheep candidates.
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Laura and all--Last week I found a video story about a man who was sent the head of Joaquin Murietta in a jar and dedicated a few months to finding a place to bury it. My ancestors are from SW Texas, and I live in Arizona where there's history after history of Mexicanos who were "bad men" to Anglos and heroes to other Mexicans.
Does Wikitree have many/any with Spanish/Mexican histories? Even the recording of their surnames is far more complex than ours--I have one family tree in my computer for the husband of one of my children. It makes my head spin.
In any case, those men (rarely women) who make a dent in the history of the Southwest seem to be absent (I could be mistaken here) in our tree, and yet they must be recognized to be being here and having families here. Many of them were instrumental, for instance in settling the SWestern states, were governors, etc.
I have to get this family out of my "to-do" box. Can someone help supply the means?
Answers to this weeks puzzle are in the Answers folder at
To go along with German American Day we also are celebrating Nathional Noode Day. The word noodle derives from the German word nudel.
Noodles are made by rolling unleavened dough out and cutting into a variety of shapes. While long, flat noodles may seem to be the most common, they come in a variety of forms, names, and textures. Each kind of noodle will pair differently with different kinds of sauces and meals. Please share your favorite German dishes!!
MMMMMMmmmm! Good! I like my noodles/spaghetti with meat sauce or Shrimp Linguini Alfredo.
Wish I had more time to spend on sourcing during the Source-a-Thon. Need to find the time to try and connect some profiles from Anne Arundel County, Maryland area to my southern Texas ancestors.
We live in Costa Rica, Bob, and Wednesday afternoon and All Day yesterday, we were on the edges of Tropical Storm Nate, which is headed your way. Coastal Costa Rica had many severe floods. We live in the mountains, and although we had 7 inches of rain yesterday, it percolated nicely through the volcanic soil and we didn't have a single puddle this morning.
I hope Nate treats you as nicely!
What I have so far: Christian Friedrich Martin.
Good morning WikiTree (read in the form of Good Morning Vietnam..) Its currently 8:42am and have a full on day so I won't be on here or lurking in the general hangout until later this afternoon
Happy Birthday Richard!
Hi Taylor, for me it was the Robin Williams film which stuck with me, and each weekend when I type the greeting, all I hear is that
Laura, Robynne, Star and Linda; thank you!
Mabey the Weekend Chat is not the right place, But as the theme of this weekend is "Let your personality shine", as many here: I like to find help for others. Last time I asked for help here for the Tennessee Team for Source A Thon. And all was solved perfectly! :D
Now I like to share another G2G post of last week that stays on my mind and I like to bring it to the attention of you all at the Chat. We Dutch have an old saying: "You never know how a cow catches a here". In English: "A blind man may sometimes hit the crow". :D So who knows mabey a here is catched or the crow is hit.
Owwww!! YEH!!............. at finding back the post at G2G: Wow! Wow! Wow!!! I see it is solved!!! :D
Well this post here is now worhtless! :D But the solution is priceless!!!!
I L O V E it!
Thank you Keith!
All Happy Weekend Treeers!
Kind regards from The Netherlands,
It's Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, USA. A memorable vacation stop.