I have been spending a certain amount of time here looking up all sorts of things. Very addictive. Get just a little bit of information from a family member, like someone's birthplace, and all of a sudden you are finding all sorts of records and information about your ancestors. Sometimes I find their occupation listed (we have plumbers, farmers and even a fireman on a locomotive, as well as dry cleaner-owners, tailors and laundresses), sometimes the cause of death. Sometimes random things, like the fact that in 1947 Claudine Couch, my great-great-grandmother, went to Bermuda with her daughter at the age of 69. Just the two of them. Must have been the trip of a lifetime!
Come check it out! If you have info, I am happy to add it in, and if you want to add pictures to people, click on the link you were emailed and it will let you add stories and pictures on people. (Let me know if you did not get an email)
Monday, May 19, 2008
Look where I'm going tomorrow! I am in San Jose for an orthopedic nursing conference, and the convention center happens to be less than a block from the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts....and they are doing Beauty and the Beast! My classes end tomorrow around 4:30pm, and the show starts at 8:00pm. I got a cheap last minute ticket. Should be fun! I have always loved the music from that movie, so I am sure I will have a great time. A good way to spend my last evening in San Jose.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
The Mercado, the largest fresh fruit/meat/goods market on the Pacific coast. Stinky in the meat areas, fragrant in the fruit areas, and VERY hot and stuffy throughout! It is a huge, open area but there is NO air flow, and it was 90+ degrees outside so we were pretty sticky by the time we were done browsing!