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Saturday, October 8, 2011

We had our first Gill cousin family reunion today. It went off smoothly and we had about 40 people there. And, I am learning the names and faces of my cousins again after not being with them for 30+ years while traveling with Steve's job. Next reunion, is the Floyd gathering at Thanksgiving! yea!

I also found a 1st cousin once removed who is into genealogy and a phone number and name of a man close by who both may help me with my research.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

toddlers and the elderly

Yesterday, we were at the doctor's office. An elderly lady was wheeled in by her 'older' daughters. I won't repeat what she said (for privacy) but she made a remark that prompted everyone within hearing distance of her to chuckle. Her daughters wore a look similar to parents of toddlers when their children say something 'cute'.
This morning I thought about it again, and realized toddlers and the elderly can get away with saying things that most of us will not because we have 'to be proper'.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

I have a question: I am interviewing my uncles and aunts (and mom) about their childhood. Several of them have mentioned a plant that grew in their chicken yard and how they played with the stems, leaves, etc, using the items for 'toys'. But, they cannot remember what they were called. Commacristis or somethng like that. Does anyone out there know what it was or is called?