Greetings to all my fellow WikiChatterers from a rainy Cathey’s Creek, North Carolina!!
This is the first weekend in a while that it is raining here in Rainsylvania (Transylvania) County, North Carolina. The warm weather is bringing flowers in abundance and folks out of their homes for yard work and projects.
On the Home Front 1: Today was supposed to be a visit to a new doctor to have several things checked out, but mainly my left shoulder from which I now hear grinding and popping sounds. I got a call earlier this week from the office saying they needed to reschedule, so now it is May 10th. <sigh> The days after working outside doing some heavy lifting and such, my arm is nearly totally useless. Pain patches and Ibuprofen don’t seem to touch it, and sleep is difficult. Grrrr!!!!
On the Home Front 2: The tea cart we are refinishing for our daughter is just about ready for the stain. It has been a chore for both of us. My wife has done most of the paint removal, and I am starting to work on the structural integrity of the nearly 60 yr old cart. It’s going to be beautiful when we’re finally done with it. I’ll be sure to post a pic when we’re finished.
On the WikiTree Front 1: Exciting news!!! For years the rumor was that our ancestor, William Lawing, was transported. A cousin here on WikiTree found the Old Bailey court cases that sent our ancestor to Virginia in 1746-47. The parents were named in the first case (judged not guilty), and despite his plea to give up his accomplices in the second case, the Lord Mayor decided transportation was the necessary outcome. It seems that our ancestor had a taste for watches, other people’s watches! My hat is off to Pat Kilgore for the excellent research. Now it’s time to get to work on his profile with all of the updated information. This Monday will be his great-granddaughter’s 170th birthday: Hettie Lawing Underwood, who also happens to be my great-grandmother.
On the WikiTree Front 2: The new feature of the monthly Integrators Challenge is to create or improve profiles from the Category: Needs Profiles Created. So far, it appears that many of these already have pertinent information or leads on the profiles, so… easy peasy finding more info on Family Search. It’s a great way to get away from my own family lines to expand other families.
On the WikiTree Front 3: The England Project’s Orphan Trail is graduating members right and left, but I want to give a shout out to my friend, David Selman, for his accomplishment, graduating just this week.
Have a wonderful Chat, everyone. This is one of my favorite features of WikiTree. Get you friends posting, too. We all love hearing about what’s going on!