Jan. 29th, 2011

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Following some of my favorite geneabloggers this morning, and ran across this entry at Life From The Roots.

I descend from the same Balches as Barbara - just a different wife.

So if we sat down and pondered it, I guess we probably would find that we are something like 24th cousins, 11 times removed...

But still, it IS a small world.
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This is a weekly blogging theme courtesy of Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings.

1) What day of the week were you born? Tell us how you found out.
Thursday, November 13, 1958.

I was told it was a Thursday by my maternal grandmother, who always recited the little rhyme for me...
Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.
(My emphasis added.)

As I got older, I asked her if that meant I was going to move to some exotic locale.

She said no, what it meant was I would be hugely successful, if I could get around all the pitfalls along the way.

No pressure there...

2) What has happened in recorded history on your birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.

Since it's pretty much always just another day for me, I did not have a clue. I Googled it.

1991 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award
1986 U.S. president Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran
1956 Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses
1942 Minimum draft age in the United States lowered from 21 to 18
1789 Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death and taxes"

3) What famous people have been born on your birth date? Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.

Whoopi Goldberg (actress - 1955) - the media, just about every year
Chris Noth (actor - 1954) - ditto above
Robert Louis Stevenson (author - 1850) - Google search
Gerard Butler (actor - 1969) - Google search
Alice O Howell (American writer and astrologer - 1922) - Google search

4) Put your responses in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a status or comment on Facebook.

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Louise Herrington Burris, on her 70th birthday in 1978


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