Before My Time is about the ancestry and extended family of my four grandparents: John Samuel Krentz (Indiana/North Dakota), Margreta Tjode Hedwig (Gertie) Buss (North Dakota), Rosmer Pettis Kerr (Pennsylvania/Michigan), and Evelyn Elvina Hauer (Michigan), and other topics in genealogy and family history.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Meme-Slacker Caves, Does Meme to Avoid Chores

I've been tagged by both Apple and Sheri Fenley for this meme and, well, since I really should be doing something else, here we go:

10 years ago I...
  • ...published a family history newsletter for relatives on my dad's side. There were 22 issues in all, published from 1997-2004 and mailed to about 75 families. Two or three more issues would complete my original vision for the series, but for several reasons my process was interrupted. I don't rule out the possibility of finishing, but don't hold your breath.
  • ...watched 191 movies. I can tell you which ones, if you'd like. Ask me how I know. Never mind, I'll tell you. I...
  • ...kept a planner throughout 1998 in which I noted every iota of minutiae pertaining to my daily life. Wanna know who-all I dated that year?
  • ...turned 50, and lost a friend to cancer.
5 things on today's to-do list:
  • blog post (should this meme count? so many topics, so little time...)
  • toss ten things
  • clear off the coffee table (psssh... commit to that publicly? what are the odds I'll actually do it?)
  • pack at least one box (I'm covered on this one, I'm almost done with a big container of linens... yeah, okay, what I really meant was one box of books, but...)
  • start collecting all boxes of photos & family memorabilia into large blue Rubbermaid tub (Genea-Bloggers Treasure Hunt?... unh... commitmentphobic!)
5 snacks I enjoy (the real reason I fell for this meme):
  • Flamin' Hot Cheetos followed by mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • a big fresh crisp raw potato, sliced, briefly soaked in cold water, salted as you go
  • homemade applesauce spread like jam on buttered mixed-grain toast
  • candy (Smarties, Skittles, caramels, fruit chews, and of course chocolate)
  • Funyuns with Wasabi (were these a temporary thing? I haven't seen them in quite awhile)
5 places I have lived:
  • metropolitan Detroit area, Michigan
  • Salt Lake City (a short walk from the library!)
  • suburban Portland, Oregon
  • Eugene, Oregon
  • not Canada, Mexico or Hawaii, although I've slept more than a few nights in each of them
5 jobs I've had:
  • postal clerk
  • letter carrier
  • tax prep
  • keypunch operator (whoa, that's goin' back a ways!)
  • counter girl at coffee shop (my first job)
5 bloggers I tag to play:


juliemc77 said...

T.K., you always have such wonderful blog posts. Just wanted to let you know you have a great blog and I enjoy reading all your stories! Julie

T.K. said...

Thanks, Julie!

Carol said...

I did the meme too, even though I usually don't do them. ;) You inspired me.

T.K. said...

Yep, I saw that gut-spillage over there on your blog, Carol, and I had to laugh when I got to the part about reducing the pile of magazines. That was doomed from the git-go, wasn't it? Thanks for playing!

Blog Archive


Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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