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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


In Which I Successfully Analyze Censuses!

Yesterday Mr. Man was off to a MTG tourney, so I had the day to myself. I spent most of my time poring over census records in search of my great-grandfather James Deam. And it was worth it, because I found him! Not only that, I found his parents and their parents. All the way back to 1860!! I guess this is old hat for experienced genealogists, but it's downright amazing to me.

Of course, this census data throws my filing system into disarray, so I have some thinking to do there, but that's okay. It is just incredible to look at a PDF file of an 1860 census and know that the people listed there are my family!

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