Monthly Archives: January 2016

Snow Days and Past Days

tree in winter

For nearly a week, the area where I reside has been in “snow day” mode.

When I was a child, snow days were all about no school and sledding and snowmen and snowballs… with the emphasis on “no school.”

Now that I am an adult, snow days are all about no work and shoveling and shoveling and genealogy. (Say what? I did say “no work,” right?)

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The Thorns of the Rose and Thistle

frieze

The Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland were established in the Medieval period. However, as is wont to happen when two powerful groups occupy one small piece of land, tensions will arise.

The Wars of Scottish Independence were a series of military campaigns waged between these two kingdoms in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

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Crunching the Numbers, 2015

Crunching numbers

A new year has begun. On this first day of 2016, I am taking some time to reflect on the year past and contemplate the year ahead.  Of course, as an amateur genealogist, I prefer to look back instead of forward. It is just who I am. So here goes…

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