It’s time for the Weekend Chat! Welcome my fellow WikiChatterers, and greetings from Cathey’s Creek where the banks of Spanish Oak Trace held in the heavy rains we received this past week. It rained so hard that one of our neighbors came over to ride out the storm. The power blinked early on, and then later went out for a bit, thankfully not as long as the usual outages we have around here.
On the Home Front: I’ve ordered my third kilt (the second from USA Kilts)! This one is in the Macneil modern tartan which my wife likes because it is a dark tartan. It’s is a casual kilt, the kind you can wear hiking, doing chores, to the pub, or just around the house. Casual, but not cheap.
The next kilt this summer (five-yard wool) will be in Paterson Blue to represent both my wife’s heritage as well as mine. She has two Patterson lines… well, actually one since both lines descended from the same ancestor. Mine has to go back a couple more generations to my great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Patterson Shepherd.
On my list of must-get kilts is one in the Muir Modern, a beautiful tartan, to represent my descent from the Moore’s of Lincoln County, North Carolina.
And I haven’t yet spent the gift certificate my daughters gave me for Christmas!
On the Genealogy Front: I participated in the Scan-a-thon this past weekend which was lots of fun. My goal was 100 and I barely made it. After last year’s thon, there wasn’t much left to scan, or so I thought, until I found a couple of albums I could scrounge from. The videos chats were great, and my hat’s off to our hosts for doing such a good job.
One of the photo’s I uploaded was my dad in his US Army (Korean War) uniform. It’s the only pic of him during his stay at Fort Benning. Georgia. This was from an album that my step-dad gave me couple of weeks ago of my mother’s, covering her marriage and honeymoon.
This week I found a family that I certainly shouldn’t have neglected, my Gettysburg veteran gg-grandfather, his wife, and his brothers and sisters. Shame on me, as this family lived so very close to where I grew up, and of whom I heard so many stories from my grandmother. So… I started with some census records, began adding siblings, and came across an in-law that I had not yet connected to the appropriate relative, my Uncle Lum Neal.
“How could you have missed that?” you ask? Because I had previously worked on this aunt’s family when I was stuck in Paw Creek for weeks on end, and just didn’t see it, the connection. So much interrelatedness, I’m bound to miss some here and there. I expect more of this to come as I continue to work families in my home area.
I hope your year has started off with a bang and that you are all recovering from the usual holiday food binge (I am). I certainly have some weight to lose! It’s a good time to begin working on all those WikiTree resolutions we made in December. Alas, I have been sidetracked somewhat by the discovery mentioned above.
Blessings on all of you. Enjoy the Chat!