What Made You Smile Today? 9

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What Made You Smile Today? 9

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:47 pm

Time for a new thread. :D

You can find What Made You Smile Today 8 HERE.
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Re: What Made Smile Today? 9

Postby Catch-up » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:53 pm

A little birdie couple have moved into our birdhouse. :D
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Re: What Made Smile Today? 9

Postby Ghost » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:52 am

Catch-up wrote:A little birdie couple have moved into our birdhouse. :D

awww thats nice the only thing I get in birdhouses is wasps
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Re: What Made Smile Today? 9

Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:47 am

Wasps are nice, too. Birds sting less, though.

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Re: What Made Smile Today? 9

Postby Catch-up » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:47 pm

Our hummingbird feeder was overrun with wasps last year.

Another thing that made me smile, I've been exchanging letters with the historian of the town my dad and aunt grew up in. It started when I found an old commencement from the 30s in my aunt's stuff. It didn't have any familiar names on it, but I thought someone would be interested in it. Turns out she is friends with the daughter of my dad's best friend from school! It's kind of been like a treasure hunt. My dad was 50 when I was born and would have been 96 now, he passed away when I was a teenager. So, to find these connections has been fun and unexpected.
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Re: What Made Smile Today? 9

Postby Ghost » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:06 pm

find the most longest convoluted bus trip and keep an eye out for anything of interest
in short I took the wrong bus to Quarry Bank but I found a nice old churchyard with
really interesting looking tombstones and a short nature walk which I had no idea existed :D
but it took me almost 2 hours to travel a couple of miles up the road :lol:
piccys coming soon
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Re: What Made Smile Today? 9

Postby wicked woman » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:16 pm

Sounds brilliant Ghost.

Family history is so amazing, you find out things you totally never knew.
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Re: What Made Smile Today? 9

Postby janet » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:53 pm

What WW said.
Your bus ride could have been rubbish Ghost but you had a good time so I'd call that a result! Looking forward to the pics!
Catch-up, looking into family history is the most amazing buzz and VERY addictive! Once you have gone back a century or two with your own family you can start on hubby's genealogy! For your daughters of course ;)
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Re: What Made Smile Today? 9

Postby Ghost » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:15 pm

janet wrote:What WW said.
Your bus ride could have been rubbish Ghost but you had a good time so I'd call that a result! Looking forward to the pics!
Catch-up, looking into family history is the most amazing buzz and VERY addictive! Once you have gone back a century or two with your own family you can start on hubby's genealogy! For your daughters of course ;)
with my last name I dread ever doing my family tree on my Dad's side but a while back my Mom got a letter from her cousin god knows how many times removed she had done her tree and was trying to contact every living member of her family without knowing about the two god almighty rifts that split our family apart one almost 20 years ago when my Grandmother died and the other I think about 60 years ago which I shouldn't know about and can't say the details in case I'm caught out but caused a good chunk of my family to emigrate to Canada as we had no contact info all we could say was good luck and left her to it and that was the last we heard of her. :think:

but I agree with Jan on the whole addictive thing but just careful on how you go about it
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Re: What Made Smile Today? 9

Postby Batty » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:20 pm

I've been trying to do my family tree - hence my long absences.
I can take hours trying to find information and end up no further forward. I've gone back to the early 1800's, and now cannot find birth certificates of census records to help.
Totally frustrating! Although I do have a very distant French connection who was a Huguenot, so if I ever choose to live in France I shouldn't have a problem!
I also have a Spanish connection to add to the Welsh and English side. One distant cousin lives in America, but I haven't really explored that side yet.
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Re: What Made Smile Today? 9

Postby hnorwood » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:03 pm

Shall we start a family history thread - call it skeletons in the closet?
I agree it is a fascinating and absorbing hobby.
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Re: What Made Smile Today? 9

Postby michelanCello » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:31 pm

I've got a job interview on Friday :D
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Re: What Made Smile Today? 9

Postby Ghost » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:55 pm

break a leg
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Re: What Made Smile Today? 9

Postby Penfold » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:58 pm

All the best for it. :D
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Re: What Made Smile Today? 9

Postby chillicamper » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:31 pm

Good Luck mC
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