My first Blogger Award (thank you Cleveland!)….and I really have no idea what I am supposed to do with it. But hey, as for researching new things, I found that I need to say a few things about me…yes, me! Why must I always be asked about me? Ugh! I hate being the center of attention! That said…
1) I am a Leo, if you can believe that! I’m also married to a Leo, who just happens to be 6 days younger than me. And from my understanding, 2 Leo’s in the same household NEVER get along. Well, I guess that’s a load of bull. But we’ve been married 21 years now. HE’S the Leo. He’s outspoken, always holding the stage. He’s loyal, but don’t piss him off! Me, well, I hate confrontation, I am very emotional, I don’t hold a grudge. I’m the closet, quiet Leo. He’s the open, boisterous Leo. Two ends of the same string! And we work so well together!
2) I’m a brat! Yes, you heard me right! I’m a brat. A military brat! I’ve moved around all my life. Every 4 years my father would get orders to someplace new. Hampton Roads, was the longest I had lived in any one place. Thirteen years was the grand total before I moved away. However, I did manage to hop a plane to visit a friend in Colorado when I was 20…4 years after I moved there. 😛 And, I still, to this day, get itchy feet. I’m still looking for a new job in the next couple of years. I’m hoping to get one in Japan. Or maybe go back to England for a bit.
3) I love genealogy! My father’s mother’s name is very hard to research as I don’t know Hungarian. And my mother’s maiden name is German. Researching in other languages is quite difficult! But, my maiden name’s history is quite interesting!
- My family helped finance the first settlement in Pennsylvania (and was best friends) with William Penn.
- One of my family members married Betsy Ross.
- One of my family members owned the first printing press in Philadelphia and printed the original, as well as copies of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United Stated of America and even George Washington’s farewell address.
- One of my family members is buried in Westminster Abby.
- my maiden name seems to have disappeared (or, rather, popped into existence) somewhere around 1500. But my first known ancestor’s wife’s family name can be traced through British and Danish royalty (I even have stories our family was part of the Templars). Some stories have surfaced about being related to Nefertiti, Constantine, and Jesus’ brother, James, but documentation of such things is very difficult to secure.