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Old 01-17-2016, 08:27 AM   #1611
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There was an incident in my wife's family that caused a major rift. A branch of the family left Kentucky in disgust over the treatment of a daughter who married outside the faith. Those who remained behind covered up the incident and even denied the existence of grave sites to change the story.
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:19 AM   #1612
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Yep....I have uncovered a few things, particularly in birth/death and census records, not a part of the meticulous history my great aunt recorded....and which appear to have been intentionally hidden.

Doug reportedly had a great uncle who killed a man who impregnated his sister....

Also, shortly after we began dating, as he was talking about grandparents, I told him of a one room schoolhouse in my town named after a woman who carried the same last name. When he took me home to meet his mother in Iowa some months later, she looked the woman up in her family history....there she was, adopted at age 2, after her parents died in a flu epidemic, by family of his who had moved to Illinois.

His family had no idea how important she was in my area, and we eventually found at the historical center some photos of her for them....with her integrated, barefoot, schoolchildren, in front of her one room schoolhouse....also her obituary with another photo and a list of her life achievements. I loved it.

My great uncle, who died at Antietam, did not come over with the family from Germany....nor is there any birth record in NOLA, where the other children were all born and died...and whose records exist...nor could I find a speck of information as to where he lived and worked prior to the war. He doesn't show up anywhere.

He also went thru the war with an odd, phonetic, spelling of his name, tho he was confirmed to be my great grandfather's brother. Interesting, and a story there somewhere. In Louisiana in the 1800's, it could be a number of things. All who would know for sure are long dead, so the story has died with them.

Another story I uncovered re the birth history of my maternal grandmother.....

It is fascinating to start looking back, as you never know what you might find.

Makes them all more real, knowing a bit here and there.


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Old 01-17-2016, 09:37 AM   #1613
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I found this recipe online some time ago, mixed it up and have loved it. Fed it to the grands over Christmas, and they loved them, too.

Whole grains...good for you.

I like that the mix includes the oil, so you only need an egg and buttermilk when you are ready to bake. Very quick, still yummy.

For just me, I beat a large egg, add 1/2 cup mix, then just enough buttermilk to make it moist enough.

Voila!....healthy pancakes for one!


Oatmeal Pancake Mix

Makes 10 cups of dry mix. One cup of mix will make about 6-7 4-inch pancakes.

Ingredients

3 1/2 cups quick oats
3 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 cup canola oil

Mix dry ingredients together, then slowly add the oil til well incorporated.

Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks at room temperature, or indefinitely in the refrigerator or freezer. I transferred to a Ziploc bag for travel in the frig.

To make the pancakes: whisk together 1 cup of mix, about 1 cup buttermilk, and 1 egg. Let stand to thicken while the griddle preheats. Bake as for any pancake.


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Old 01-17-2016, 10:35 AM   #1614
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Hello Maggie,

Glad to see you out and about. Better than snow and ice back home! What campground is that by the lake? It looks really beautiful. We love sites like that. Last year we found one in High Point, NC. A city park right in town settled around a lake. Only stayed one night as we were dropping the trailer off at Out of Doors Mart for some repairs. We may be heading up that way in a week or so. No firm plans yet, but looking for good places to stop.

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Old 01-17-2016, 10:51 AM   #1615
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Hi you two!

This is the McKinney COE near Acworth, GA, just northwest of Atlanta a bit.

It is a beautiful and well maintained campground, as all the COE's I have ever been to are.

There is another open all year, west of Gainesville, that I was going to head to today, but decided to stay here another week instead....colder up there, and it is cold enough here, I also have good cell signal here and a few basic tv channels out of Atlanta. Might head toward the Gainesville one for a few days next Sunday.

I like keeping up on the news, and feel very cut off without cell for very long. I can do off the grid, but prefer not for two weeks. I have those here....known is better than unknown.

My kids and I stay in close touch, and I like being able to Skype with darling daughter on Sunday mornings.

What can I say...it's the age we live in.


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Old 01-17-2016, 01:10 PM   #1616
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Maggie, I would be inclined to tarry a while as well. It is a lovely site. One of the nice things about retirement....the ability to stay or go...as the mood strikes. How do you find the places you camp....Allstays...Pocket earth? (I am not as experienced traveler as you...not even close). Just learning now! Evelyn.
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Old 01-17-2016, 01:19 PM   #1617
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The AllStays app, also Passport America's app.

I mark the location of the one I am heading for on Pocket Earth, but they don't shoe campgrounds.


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Old 01-18-2016, 03:22 PM   #1618
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Sounds like it's just damp.... Hopefully the sun will come out soon and everyones spirits will lift.

Good you went out with Lily, she will get a urinary infection if she holds it too long. Thank-fully our puppy will
go out in all kinds of weather and all I have to say to her is go PeePee, but maybe I should say Get busy like one of your friends suggested,
It sounds much better especially if we ever do go on the road, Right now our neighbours are far, far away!

Thank-you for keeping me in the loop for the Memorial weekend, It would be nice to meet other women and their Airstreams,

Cheers for now.

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Sounds like it's just damp.... Hopefully the sun will come out soon and everyones spirits will lift.

Good you went out with Lily, she will get a urinary infection if she holds it too long. Thank-fully our puppy will
go out in all kinds of weather and all I have to say to her is go PeePee, but maybe I should say Get busy like one of your friends suggested,
It sounds much better especially if we ever do go on the road, Right now our neighbours are far, far away!

Thank-you for keeping me in the loop for the Memorial weekend, It would be nice to meet other women and their Airstreams,

Cheers for now.

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We have had sunshine all day again today, so things are drying out a bit....lovely to watch come up in the mornings....and now it's starting to go down. .

I have the perfect spot for this time of year, but if it were summer the sun beating on you late afternoon would be hot.

Tonight we are to have a low of 20 degrees, tho, so microfleece and I will be sleeping together.

Lily knows what "go potty means", and she's pretty good about going on command when we are traveling and stop for a break.

She never does anything in the house or the Interstate, so I can't complain too much...she just gets out in that rain and it's...."I can hold it mom..I ain't squatting in this mess" ....and, she refuses.

Keep the Shirley Valentine gathering in mind, Nensi....not a one of us has ever met the other, so it should be great fun getting acquainted.

There is another member from up your way we would like to get come down, too, but don't know yet.

It will be great. Whenever is a bunch of women gabbing and sharing stories not a good time.


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Have been finishing some scarves and cranking out a few double-thickness hats for my donation bag....yarn stash is diminishing.

Lily has also had three walks today, me bundled up against the wind, which has thankfully died down as temps are going to be dropping.

There was actually a family in a tent next to me the past 3 nights....those are some brave souls. I suspect they had a little space heater in there.

Lots of SOB's here by the lake for the weekend, too, most of which have now cleared out.

It is chilly here, but not like home.


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That's a good one, Maggie...one I shall take to heart! (It is hard to forget one's age when the arthritis kicks in...)LOL! Evelyn.
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Yep, we all have some aches and pains at our age.....but they don't necessarily keep us from going and doing.


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