Leaving on a Jet Plane!

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Today is the day I head to DC! I can hear John Denver singing this song now as I’m waiting in the airport terminal to board. The flight is delayed so I thought I would get a blog post in.

I’m really excited to get to see my niece Leslie and get some research done for another cousin of mine.

I’m also meeting up with another cousin Jim, whom I met last time I went to DC, and another cousin John I haven’t met yet. This is so exciting for us family historians, you know. It’s what we all want when we start this journey, to find family we didn’t know we had, and build a relationship with them for future generations.

There hasn’t been much going on Around the Compound lately. Just watching the garden grow and feeding all the animals. We did manage to get lots of spring cleaning done on the yard and get all the leaves up but I still have one flower bed to clean up.

I did find this really cool tree in my Dad’s woods.


Have you ever heard about how Native Americans would bend the trees to mark their way, or to a water source, and I guess where they would be living during certain times. I saw a class about this not long ago so I was excited to find this tree in my Dad’s woods. I have emailed the guy that did the class so he can come out and look at it and tell me if it’s the real deal or not.

You can find out more information about these kinds of trees at www.mountainstewards.org.

In the mean time, I hope you all have a good week and I will try to report in about my travels and certainly about any good family stuff I find!

As me and my kids say to each other all the time, Peace and Hair Grease!!

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