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Links for Getting Started with DNA

On June 13, 2020, I gave my presentation on “Getting Started with DNA” for the first time to the Baldwin County Genealogical Society. Here are the links related to the presentation. 23andMe.com FamilyTreeDNA.com MyHeritage.com AncestryDNA.com LivingDNA.com TheGeneticGenealogist.com: Shared CM Project … Continue reading

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Storm Warning: Should you evacuate?

I’ll not soon forget the night I was working as a TV news producer, cranking out the 10pm newscast with a hurricane bearing down on the Gulf Coast. I answered the news hotline and a frantic woman was on the … Continue reading

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Girl Version of “Yankee Doodle Dandy”

I love the song “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and it always kind of irritated me that it’s written specifically for a man to sing it, using lines like “real live nephew of my Uncle Sam” and “I’m a Yankee Doodle boy.” … Continue reading

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And Away We Go… With Heelys

I love my new Heelys, because they’re not just shoes, they’re transformers. Heelys sent me a pair of Double Threat Heelys so I could review them for my blog, Rhyme Schemes and Daydreams. It takes just a few seconds to … Continue reading

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>A Love of Reading

> I love to read. My mom read storybooks to me, I think starting before I was born, and I have always enjoyed books and reading. I don’t have time for reading as much as I’d like, actually, but I … Continue reading

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>Star Wars Giveaway Winner

> Congratulations, Sher! The Randomizer picked comment #33 as the winner, so I counted up and I counted down, and I came up with your entry both times. I guess maybe it’s a good thing I didn’t have hundreds of … Continue reading

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>$3 or Less Holiday Gift Ideas

>I don’t know how things are at your house, but we have an extended family get-together about three weeks before Christmas. It’s all my dad’s brothers and his sister and their wives, children and, in some cases, grandchildren. Well, not … Continue reading

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>Hallelujah! I’m back online!

>The alleged virus wasn’t really an issue, as far as we can tell. It seems to be completely unrelated that the six-year-old modem just picked that particular moment to die. Once we got the new modem, it should have worked, … Continue reading

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>Internet Withdrawal

>I’m having serious internet withdrawal. Yes, I am on the internet at this particular moment. I’m “borrowing” my neighbor’s wifi. I don’t know which neighbor or, depending on who it is, I might ask their permission. I took a few … Continue reading

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>Star Wars giveaway from Musings

>In honor of my recent visit to the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit, I’ve decided to host my first giveaway on this blog. **ENTRY PERIOD IS NOW OVER**Thanks for visiting** The prize, from my personal collection, is a … Continue reading

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