This post won’t be long. I pulled a muscle in my fanny this morning. No I didn’t do it in the pool during the water aerobics class, I did afterward when I was getting dressed. I was sitting on a bench, trying to move my shoes with my foot, and something snapped.
I’ve been busy the past few days, working on my ancestry tree, and David’s too. I’m loving this. Very interesting, and it appears while my English ancestors were settling New England, David’s German ancestors were settling Pennsylvania. Yes, my hub is descended from the Pennsylvania Dutch. They fled Germany, Holland, and elsewhere because they were Anabaptist and persecuted for their beliefs. I won’t develop this story here, but it is interesting. We had thought they were English or Scots, because of their names, but many non-English adopted English sounding names over the centuries. Thus one of David’s lines goes from Guttner to Goodner to Godwin, et al. I have found this change in several instances and thus say to you, you cannot tell from your name alone what your ancestry might have been.
The other interesting thing I have discovered is that David had ancestors who drew military pensions for the War of Independence, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Regarding the latter, David had Confederate ancestors, as well as Union. The aforesaid, German from Pennsylvania migrated South to North Carolina but returned home to fight for Pennsylvania during the Civil War. David liked this because I discovered one of the Confederates, from Virginia, owned six slaves.
I have several ancestors who fought in the War of Independence, but have not discovered any who fought in the Civil War. Those direct ancestors alive at the time worked for the railroad, and that was part of the Northern war effort. In fact the period of the Civil War was when the railroads took off…literally. I’d name some books we read for my class on the Gilded Age, (which begins during the Civil War), but as I said, I pulled something, and walking into the other room to retrieve my Kindle and copy the titles is beyond me at this time.
So that’s it for me today. About all I can manage is my IPad and a cup of tea.
PS I had two new crowns installed yesterday and he did the prep work for a third. When pressed to share how long these crowns would last, he said, they should last the rest of my life….whatever that means.