September 22nd, 2011

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 04:28 pm
All kinds of wonderful posts out there this week - some of them will make you say awww... and at least one may make you say ewww...
Susan at Nolichucky Roots, shared a two-parter written by a researcher of a surname they have in common. The story of James W McAdams, one of Susan's reverse orphan kinfolk is told here and here.

Mel Wolfgang has a wonderful post about family history researchers as storytellers in And Still I Write on his blog, Mnemosyne's Magic Mirror.

When the young 'uns roll their eyes about the dotty genealogist in the family, just have them read Laura's post, Why Old People Should Do Genealogy.

Greta made it through the clean-up of the flood in her basement that resulted from a rainstorm and put things in wonderful perspective in her entry, A Proper Place for Sentiment. Would that I have that kind of grace under pressure...

Okay, not really knowing what to expect, I cruised on over to a Thriller Thursday post at Debbie's blog, Mascot Manor Genealogy, and read about the Naked Turkeys that spelled the demise of her great-grandfather's turkey farm.

Looking for another source of online newspaper archives? Who knew Wikipedia had a list? I didn't until I read this entry at Tangled Trees...

Borrowing a phrase my from son, who isn't into genealogy at all...I say, other bloggers rock.
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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 09:01 pm
I love photos of streetcars.

The Library of Congress has some really cool photos of streetcars, and I also collect postcards of streetcars.

This one is from the LOC...

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New York City streetcar, 1913

This one makes me grin.

It's not often you see an action shot in a photo this old.

But look - the woman is in mid-jump into the streetcar.

In that dress.

I'd be flat on my face.

And look - despite how we all romanticize courtly manners of the folks who have gone before us, none of those guys are helping her on...

One of them is watching to see if she's gonna fall on her face, and the one to her right is just bored and waiting for the streetcar to start up again.

Just hurry up, would ya?