Welcome, WikiChatterers, to the Weekend Chat, and greetings from a pollen-covered Cathey’s Creek Township. Seems like no sooner than we clean the back deck, within three days we are back at it again. Sneezes, runny noses… and no, I don’t take anything for it. I am already taking enough meds now for other things. Off-set to the pollen: sitting outside and watching a new pair of white squirrels work there way under the bird feeders to face the gray competition. I really do have to get a camera. I just can’t get close enough with my phone or iPad to get a clear shot.
On the home front: I many of you know, I live with a project manager, and it does no good for me to tell her that, “All work and no play makes Jack (Pip) a dull boy!” I just get that look. That look seems to accomplish more that other tactics, and I wish I could learn how to do it. My efforts at it seem to provoke laughter rather than my desired result. It’s gotta be a genetic thing! Our DNA experts will have to chime in on that one. In any case, I thought the backyard was done, but that look convinced me otherwise. Really, we are very nearly done, and work has overlapped with new projects out front.
On the genealogy front 1: Not much to report here. I did receive a great assist on G2G to one of my queries, looking for a burial, and now I have fallen in a rabbit hole of in-laws of the subject’s aunt. These involve German families in Pennsylvania, an area in while I am not familiar. Shoup, Shoop, Shupe... and please stop using names for your own children that are being used by cousins! (Reminds me of this hilarious thread on G2G.)
On the genealogy front 2: John Stith Pemberton is our connection of the week here on WikiTree. I am 18 connection degrees away and he’s my 10c 6x. So, for all of you who enjoy Coca Cola, take note that you are drinking a Southern drink created by a great Southerner!! Ah, the Blessed Realm!
Question of the Week: Why is it, when you drop something small, the item looks for the most impossible place from which to be recovered? Couches, beds, refrigerators, cars, desks. This is not my idea of a lesson in patience and perseverance.