Darkness falls over New York City as four large shadows jump from rooftop to rooftop. They're quick, agile and move with ninja-like precision.Their weapons gleam in the moonlight and strike their foes hard and fast before returning to the shadows.Where did they come from? Why does the Foot Clan fear them? Why is their NES game so damn hard to beat?! No one knows for sure. Named after the fathers of the Renaissance by their sensei Splinter, four mutated turtles named Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael and have finally been reunited on WikiTree.
Hails and horns, Wikipeeps!
How are we doing? I created a page for Raphael for WikiTree since I saw we didn't have one. It annoyed me for a while, so I thought I would ask about it in g2g. I was given the go-ahead to make it. So, I did. What I didn't know was that I had to create a free-space bio first. Yeah...That was fun. I created a bio and Eowyn copy pasted it into the profile. The awesome and talented M Silva put in a few of Raph's paintings.
The hardest part of course was to keep Raphael's page umm...G rated considering his lifestyle. Watch the Epic Rap Battle of the TMNT vs the Fathers of the Renaissance and you'll get my meaning. Let's just say he lived hard and died young.
What's funny is that he butted heads with Leonardo Da Vinci QUITE a bit. Kind of like how the turtles behave. Talk about art imitating life. I still say sais are like the most ineffective ninja weapons.
Donatello's biography looks kind of sparse. Come on, guys. Give the guy with the purple bandanna a break will ya?!
In other genealogical news, I fixed a few things on this profile on Find a Grave as she was my 2x great-grandmother's sister: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/167447003/mariarosa-stella-giampa
That got a few responses from some people. So now I am talking shop with her. That is cool. =D I also e-mailed the commune office to see if I can get some information on the family. It would be very helpful if I could get something. ANYTHING on them. Weddings would be nice. Births would be great, too. As would deaths. Kinda morbid but then we're all talking about dead people here.
Here's my blog post for this week: https://allroadhaverhill.blogspot.com/2019/08/52-ancestors-week-32-sister.html All about little old Italian ladies (TM). I miss 'em so much. I have one Italian great-aunt left.
On the non genealogical front, I helped my parents with the boat this week. We had to refuel it and I was tasked with going on the bow and taking care of the lines there. Not fun as the walkway is kinda narrow. Still, we had a good time at the seafood restaurant afterward. If you have the chance, check out Starboard Galley in Newburyport. So good!
That's it from me this week. Enjoy the TMNT profiles and the sly TMNT reference on Raphael's page. >=) Totally want to play a TMNT game. Best game was the 4 person arcade game. Second only to the X-Men one.