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Archive for September, 2007

Most people’s response to hearing about my family history/research/library obsession is to yawn. I consider the long hours spent searching and transcribing a tribute to the lives of those who lived at a time when life was much harder and more interesting.

Edwards County Memories – pages I originally put together as an assignment for an html class I took in 1998

Macedonia Cemetery – contains the graves of my great-great-great-grandparents and some of their children and grandchildren

Nolan Cemetery – where my great-great-grandparents and some of their children and grandchildren are buried

Travis County, Texas School Census of 1854 – a transcription I did last year for the Austin Genealogical Society which seems to have disappeared from their website

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mile marker 2005

This photo of Linus and Lucy was taken two years ago. They are munchkins. They came to me in the autumn of 2004 after living the first two years of their lives in a bedroom. It took a few months for them to adapt to their new surroundings. It was great watching them discover a whole world of new things. I call this photo “yang and yin kitties.”  It fits their personalities. They still do their best relating when you are horizontal, preferably on the bed.

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in the beginning

When I was little no one told me how chaotic and beautiful life can be. For some reason it often only appears so upon reflection. It never ceases to amaze me how seemingly endless moments of misery and boredom knit themselves together into a fascinating story. Such is the magic of time and perspective.

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