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August 2020

VISIT

By |2020-08-30T21:34:53-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 11 2020 The dogs are going just about as nuts as we are. Remember when we used to leave the house and visit people? Yeah, that was awesome! If you could go out this Easter weekend, who would you visit? Today's cufflink is: VISIT

FAST AND PRAY

By |2020-08-30T21:33:50-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 10 2020 It is Good Friday. The Cufflinks Family is joining millions of people of all faiths to fast and pray for relief from the devastating effects of COVID-19.? ? This is the invitation from the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, Russell M. Nelson:? ? God “has all power, all wisdom, and all understanding; he comprehendeth all things, and he is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on his name” (Alma 26:35).? So, during times of deep distress, as when illness reaches pandemic proportions, the most natural thing [...]

FISHING

By |2020-08-30T21:32:14-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 9 2020 Hey, I was just about finished with my post about Elisha and Sally, when I found a new piece of info that turned my story on it's ear. So, I'll continue to hold off until I have a better grasp of the story.? ? Meanwhile, here's a memory of my grandpa:? ? We were fishing one day in the beautiful Swan Valley of Idaho. Sinking worms off our favorite little bridge. Not a bite. Not a nibble. Not a sign of fish.? ? We're about to head back to Grandpa's ranch, when he got an idea. Without [...]

JELLYFISH AND OTHER ODDITIES THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CUFFLINKS BLOG

By |2020-08-30T21:30:07-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 8 2020 Hey guys, I didn't get to my story today. I'm working on the next installment of the story of Elisha and Sally. But it was a rough day, so I never got it posted. I DID, however, have an awesome conversation with a cousin I never knew about, who saw something I wrote and reached out. I learned some AMAZING things about my ancestors that I never, ever knew. And I'm so excited to learn more. But, I am sorry about not giving you your story today. To make it up to you, I am posting random [...]

IMAGINE LIFE ON THE FRONTIER

By |2020-08-30T21:27:04-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 7 2020 Early 1800s. Many people in the New England states are feeling overcrowded. Adventurous families move West, seeking new opportunities and cheaper land. Social distancing. Increasing the ever-expanding frontier. Among them: my ancestors Elisha & Sally Whiting and their 5 children. Several hundred miles in a covered wagon to the new frontier in Northeast Ohio. They settle a small farm. Plenty of timber. Much needed for Elisha's chair & wagon making business. 2 room log cabin. 1st room: residence. 2nd room: business. Fruit trees. Berry vines. More children. 11 total. Sally's 2 brothers live close by. ? Exciting [...]

FAMILY HISTORY GUIDE

By |2020-08-30T21:22:21-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 5 2020 Hi everyone! Pam here. Want an awesome resource to help with your family history? How about The Family History Guide? ? ? It's a fabulous resource for beginners or experts. We have no affiliation with it, we just think it's incredible, and we want you to know about it.? ? Wanna learn how to do a specific task? The Family History Guide will walk you through it step-by-step. It has learning projects (assignments) to get you going. And it tracks your progress.? ? And guess what? It has over 200 awesome activities to do with your family. [...]

HOMESCHOOL

By |2020-08-30T21:17:20-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 4 2020 It was the early 1980s. I was in the basement with my brother and sister. We had just spent the last 2 hours programming some stupid game on the Commodore Vic-20 home computer. It was pretty exciting technology, even though we would lose the game the second we turned off the machine. Dad came by, admiring our coding work, which just consisted of copying all the code from a magazine or the user guide. If we missed one character from the pages of code, the game wouldn't work. Then it was detective work until we found where [...]

GIVE WHAT YOU CAN

By |2020-08-30T21:15:03-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 3 2020 I just unloaded a semi trailer full of food for people in need. I suspect the amount of food we distribute will increase significantly over the next few weeks and months. ? ? It humbles me to think of the sacrifice so many have made to provide that food for their neighbors. To everyone that gives (or who would give if they had), THANK YOU!!!? ? Today's cufflink is: GIVE WHAT YOU CAN.

HEAVEN AND HELL

By |2020-08-30T21:14:06-06:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

APR 2 2020 My French ancestors called it "Marelles." My Dutch ancestors called it "Hinkelbaan." My American ancestors called it, "Potsy." My Glasgow ancestors called it, "Peevers." I call it, "Hopscotch." ? ? It's been around for about 2,000 years. I wonder how many of my ancestors played it. ? ? Poor Robin's Almanac, 1677: "The time when schoolboys should play at Scotch-hoppers."? ? My German ancestors called it "Himmel und Hölle" Heaven and Hell. Just like this pandemic. Little to do--Heaven. Little to do--Hell.? ? Poor Robin's Almanac, 1707: "Lawyers and Physicians have little to do this month, so [...]

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