It's not exactly prose, and no one really knows, where or when the list of quips below originated. But, my husband, Bob, passed it on to me in an email last week because it made him chuckle. He had received it from a former colleague. I quickly referred to my source for global information--Google--and found the first instance of … Continue reading It’s All About them Men!
Origin of the Olympic Games The Olympic Games began in ancient Greece about 3,000 years ago. From the 8th century B.C. to the 4th century A.D., the Games were held every four years in Olympia, in Southern Greece's western peninsula, Peloponnese. The Games honored the Greek God Zeus, who was the god of the sky and ruler of … Continue reading ISO Family Athletes and Olympians
Here's yet another story of our Lathrop family lineage that adds to our long and growing list of notables... It further exhibits their societal/cultural status as well as their talents and gifts for writing, painting, illustrating, and their lifelong philanthropic dedication and commitment. Rose Hawthorne Founder of the Servants of Relief for Incurable Cancer (1851-1926) … Continue reading Mother of the Modern Hospice Movement: Rose Hawthorne Lathrop/Mother Mary Alphonsa
The Tudors Two years ago, we watched on Netflix, almost incessantly, 38 streamed episodes of Showtime TV's monumental, award-winning series The Tudors. The Tudors originally aired from April 1, 2007, to June 10, 2010. It starred the 35-year-old Golden Globe award-winning Irish actor, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, (2nd from left in the photo), and this year's 30-year-old, British born actor, Man … Continue reading The Tudors and Taylors: My British Connection
In no specific order: I was 7, some people referred to me as being very demure for my age, and I was usually seen and not heard (because my Great Grandfather preferred children this way). My Uncle John, Grandfather, Roy, and Dad, Frank, had just returned to the farm in Glenn Dale, Maryland, with a … Continue reading My Life’s Five Most Embarrassing Moments
"...to just write a simple post..." I just finished responding to a fellow blogger 's comments to my Dad-Daughter Relationships post. She was thanking me for my "moving words" and giving me encouragement, too, during this season in my life with my octogenarian dad. And, not so coincidentally, I was readying to write today's post, and, at this … Continue reading Exposing Inner Spirits from Our Pasts
My Family Connection Lydia Lathrop, my first maternal cousin 8x removed (1718-1794) in 1740 married Joseph Coit, Esquire. Joseph Coit was one of John and Mehetabel Chandler Coit's (1673-1758) six children. Detailed Family Connection of Mehetabel CHANDLER COIT (1673 - 1758)(mother-in-law of aunt of husband of wife of 3rd great grand uncle) Joseph COIT Esq (1698 - 1787) - son … Continue reading The Diary of Mehetabel Chandler Coit
From My Ancestry DNA test results: My genetic ethnicity reveals where our ancestors lived hundreds—perhaps even thousands—of years ago. Note in the graphic below that 85 percent of our ancestors lived in the British Isles and Ireland: With this research and discovery, it is highly likely that the following article pertained to our relatives--just think … Continue reading Put the kettle on? When tea drinkers were viewed as irresponsible as whiskey drinkers