31 January 2012

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 28: #20

Please come on over to join us on Patrice's porch and don't forget to bring a carrot or two for Wendell!


Joyful Keeper asks, "What makes you smile a happy, content smile in the course of a day?"
Finding records of one of my ancestors that I've spent a lot of timing searching for brings me a big, happy smile.

My Kid's Mom asks, "Are you married, single, or divorced?"

I am married to David and have been for just over twenty-seven years. We've been a couple for almost thirty-one years.

Empty Nester asks, " Do you have any home remedies for allergy or the common cold?"

Garlic, garlic, and more garlic. We eat lots of it around here.

Stephanie asks, "How many different addresses did you have growing up?"

Five that I know of, but only three that I remember the actual addresses: Society Street, Marlon Avenue, 507 Wellington Street, 508 Wellington Street and the address where my parents currently live. We moved there when I was about 12 years old, way back in the stone age, and they are still there all these years later. To my knowledge, that is the place that I lived the longest with my parents, approximately eight years. Eight years is also the longest that I've lived in any one home with my husband. We were in the house we left back in South Carolina for just over eight years and we've been in this house here in Texas for just over seven.

I've just recently realized_____________________.

I've just recently realized that a burning desire that I thought I had isn't really so burning at all. This realization will make some decisions much easier to make.


  1. Hey Suzanne! It's Rachel from Ladybug's abode. My mom and I have been digging for a while with family trees and ancestry. It's exciting, but man it can drain your time.

    1. Hi Rachel! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I love the name of your blog. My granny's yard used to be loaded with ladybugs. :)

      Yes, it can take a great deal of time to work on the family tree, but I love it and, sometimes, practically have to be forced to stop and go to bed, especially when I'm making progress. It is an obsession, for sure. haha

      How far have you and your mama been able to go back with your family tree? Best wishes to you on that!

  2. Hi Suzanne! I've never really gotten into the genealogy thing myself but some of my relatives have and love doing it.

    1. Hi!

      It can be a lot of fun, but it also has some very frustrating moments. The most frustrating for me at the moment is the loss of the 1890 US Census. It was destroyed by fire (I believe in 1921). There are two relatives that I am having trouble with and this census would answer some questions for me. OY! Fire can be beautiful, but in this case, it has caused no end of frustration.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great night!

  3. Genealogy is fascinating. I remember sitting in front of the microfiche reader hooting with excitement when I found a family name of the old census. Haven't done that for a while, though...it's now in maintenance only mode. I've discovered about all that I can.

    1. Hi Stephanie,

      Just thinking of those microfiche machines makes me dizzy. haha But it was lots of fun finding the tidbits of information that their records offered. I understand the "hooting" at a new discovery very well!

      I'm betting that there's lots more you could uncover about your family, though maybe some things would require actually going to the point of origin. In my case, that would be Ireland, Scotland, and Germany, which won't happen in this lifetime.

      The more that I do this, the more that I realize I do not know. I am also finding new websites to help in the searches, and new sources of information that I never thought about before...like looking in wills for marriage records.

      How do you go about organizing your genealogy records? Sometimes I think the organizing of the records is harder than the research itself!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

  4. Love your realization! That happens to me a lot- and I'm glad I realize it. LOL

    1. It sure would save a lot of grief if we could realize it sooner than we usually do, wouldn't it? :)

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great night!

  5. That is good, when you thought you had a burning desire and then you don't. You know I love researching genealogies but it tends to make me crazy because I can't ever stop. My sister took my information and was doing it and she called me one morning and she had been up all night doing the same thing. Do you do that too? I just have to stay away from it for safety. Just reading through the census I hear stories and voices in my head.

    1. Yes, guilty as charged! I am addicted and obsessed with it. :)

      The census reports put a ton of thoughts into my head, trying to figure out various relationships, etc. I found a report last night that shows one of my third-great-grandmas at 42 years old, and her 12 year old son, and an elderly woman of 85 years old in the same household with no explanation of the relationship between my third-great-grandmother and this older woman. Now, I'm left to wonder if this lady is her mother or her grandmother because, going by her age, it could be either one. These things aren't easy to try down, but it is an adventure that I love even if it does make me mentally a zombie or something. :)

      Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing this with me. I hope that you have a great night!

  6. I'm big on taking garlic as supplement every day and if I get sick then I pop a little extra.

    1. Garlic is great even though its smell isn't the best. But, the stink-proof kind is lacking the part of the garlic that is good for us. So, we live with the smell and hope for the benefits to be many. I am glad that you are enjoying its benefits, too. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great night!


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