Family research anyone?


Today is the 80th anniversary of PEARL HARBOR bombing, as I was watching the news a NAVY survivor 103 years old from the PEARL HARBOR attack was asked. What message you want to say to the people? He said THEY MUST NEVER FORGET THAT DAY.

I wasn’t expecting that answer, but I respect his request, and will read the book again since it happened so long ago, I really don’t remember much. Only one scene stays in my head. The one where the Japanese in the boats attacking Pearl Harbor said:

Isoroku Yamamoto’s sleeping giant quote is a saying attributed to Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto regarding the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by forces of Imperial Japan.

The quote is portrayed at the very end of the 1970 film Tora! Tora! Tora! as:

"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.


yeah, I wonder if some of those that did the destruction, looks back and says what have we done, same for those consecration camps, and so much stuff. I am sure they hurt too


It’s funny because I didn’t know a lot of things that happened about the wars because I refuse to read or watch in movies etc. I never understood the hate some have for one another because I was oblivious to that part of the story, but I’m glad I stood away from that because I don’t want to learn to HATE anyone for what happened in the past. I Don’t have to love them, but I don’t need to hate them either. ‘‘OJOS que no ven, alma que no siente…’’ What you don’t see, won’t hurt you.

This words give comfort to me and understanding that although evil LURKS like a thief in the night, we just have to be vigilant, and always try to remember this words born from the pain of a broken soul, that never let go of his faith, Hope, and love for one another.
[Pieces borrowed from I heard the Bells on Christmas]
“For hate is strong,
And [may] mock [this] song
Of peace on earth, and Good-will to [ALL] men!”

Then pealed the [church] bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, and Good-will to [ALL] men.




heres something I think is soooo funny! hope y’all enjoy this

ck this out!!:blush:



I don’t know about this one, but its interesting


our genealogy laugh for the day


ok I goofed, no wonder people don’t want to do their genealogy!!


maybe this will make up for my boo boo



can you imagine wearing these today

👠 Ladies Shoes, from the Court of Queen Elizabeth I of England

👠 This slap-soled shoe, is one of the early versions of the high heel.

👠 In the 1590’s, the heel made its appearance in western fashion. Men were the first wearers of heels and initial uses were military in application, and used extensively in equestrian.

heels and initial uses were military in application, and used extensively in equestrian.

Eventually heels were created for women, and the rest is history.

👠 It’s believed that these slap-soled shoes belonged to Frances Walsingham, a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth, and the daughter of Elizabeth’s spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham.

👠 Frances had a scandalous life, full of multiple marriages, lost loves and jealously.

She was secretly married to Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex - and Queen Elizabeth’s suspected lover.

👠 There is still research to be done to prove this conclusively, but they do know that were owned by someone in the Essex family…





#1 [ Charles Gunn ](


Dr. Frank Mayfield was touring Tewksbury Institute when, on his way out, he accidentally collided with an elderly floor maid. To cover the awkward moment Dr. May field started asking questions.

“How long have you worked here?”

“I’ve worked here almost since the place opened,” the maid replied.

“What can you tell me about the history of this place?” he asked.

“I don’t think I can tell you anything, but I could show you something.”

With that, she took his hand and led him down to the basement under the oldest section of the building. She pointed to one of what looked like small prison cells, their iron bars rusted with age, and said, “That’s the cage where they used to keep Annie Sullivan.”

“Who’s Annie?” the doctor asked.

Annie was a young girl who was brought in here because she was incorrigible—nobody could do anything with her. She’d bite and scream and throw her food at people. The doctors and nurses couldn’t even examine her or anything. I’d see them trying with her spitting and scratching at them.

"I was only a few years younger than her myself and I used to think, ‘I sure would hate to be locked up in a cage like that.’ I wanted to help her, but I didn’t have any idea what I could do. I mean, if the doctors and nurses couldn’t help her, what could someone like me do?

"I didn’t know what else to do, so I just baked her some brownies one night after work. The next day I brought them in. I walked carefully to her cage and said, ‘Annie, I baked these brownies just for you. I’ll put them right here on the floor and you can come and get them if you want.’

"Then I got out of there just as fast as I could because I was afraid she might throw them at me. But she didn’t. She actually took the brownies and ate them. After that, she was just a little bit nicer to me when I was around. And sometimes I’d talk to her. Once, I even got her laughing.

One of the nurses noticed this and she told the doctor. They asked me if I’d help them with Annie. I said I would if I could. So that’s how it came about that. Every time they wanted to see Annie or examine her, I went into the cage first and explained and calmed her down and held her hand.

This is how they discovered that Annie was almost blind."

After they’d been working with her for about a year—and it was tough sledding with Annie—the Perkins institute for the Blind opened its doors. They were able to help her and she went on to study and she became a teacher herself.

Annie came back to the Tewksbury Institute to visit, and to see what she could do to help out. At first, the Director didn’t say anything and then he thought about a letter he’d just received. A man had written to him about his daughter. She was absolutely unruly—almost like an animal. She was blind and deaf as well as ‘deranged.’

He was at his wit’s end, but he didn’t want to put her in an asylum. So he wrote the Institute to ask if they knew of anyone who would come to his house and work with his daughter.

And that is how Annie Sullivan became the lifelong companion of Helen Keller.

When Helen Keller received the Nobel Prize, she was asked who had the greatest impact on her life and she said, “Annie Sullivan.”

But Annie said, “No Helen. The woman who had the greatest influence on both our lives was a floor maid at the Tewksbury Institute.”



got a lot of research to do today, so that means I will be doing that all year!! awesome!!

Happy new year everyone


ok lets do this, I am there too, planning to break down some brick walls this year




I just gotta work on that!!







I am planning to get back into my research, got some brick walls to get through. I have put off long enough!