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Old 06-06-2012, 05:42 PM   #3271
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I am totally immersed in my mother's family tree! For years I have been working on my Dad's because I wanted to answer some questions for him while he was still with us. I still have lots to do there and will for myself but I think it is going to take a trip to MA to get the answers I want and (sorry GB and all the other Bostonians) it won't be for awhile.

So, anyway, two days after Dad passed away I got a note through Ancestry.ca regarding my Mom and her mother's family. I of course wasn't in the mindset then and told her I would write back as soon as I could. I also have lost my data file with generations and hours of work on all sides of my family. I was reconstructing Dad's but not Mom's.

Then a month ago I get another note through Ancestry that another woman is interested in my Mom's fathers side! She was mentioning names of people my Mom corresponded in England and how interested she is in finding out more. I wrote her saying I would have to have time to re-enter a ton of information but that didn't stop her. She has emailed information and questions about 3 times and mailed me some charts and pictures.

This is just what I needed, specially after just finishing my pain program, and with the throat conditions and sciatica (triggered from the kidney pain). I can just sit at the computer and play. I am in the middle of writing both these ladies information that I only know through my Mom and what I have in my tree files.

So if I am not here much, I am totally fine. I don't get email notifications anymore from DC (since I installed the app on my phone). And I forget to check in. I love you guys, and will do my best to switch over once in awhile!
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:58 PM   #3272
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So Ancestry is actually as good as it seems?

I had a free trial last year, and I couldn't find anything. I blamed it on being Canadian.
(How do you not find a big military family, hah)
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #3273
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I'm doing some bookkeeping for a tax client, so I can prepare her income tax. She has a catering service.

I came across an item on an invoice that had me scratching my head. It's in French, but that's usually not a problem. It was for "Lot de culs de poule". Now I know what I thought it was, but this was from an auction, so it didn't seem likely that it was food. I used Google translate and got, "batch of chicken ass", which is a very literal translation.

I Googled and found out that it means round bottomed bowls, usually made of stainless steel:

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Old 06-07-2012, 04:03 PM   #3274
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"Honey, get me one of those containers from the batch of chicken ass" I'm going to try that tonight when I ask for a bowl.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:04 PM   #3275
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I'm doing some bookkeeping for a tax client, so I can prepare her income tax. She has a catering service.

I came across an item on an invoice that had me scratching my head. It's in French, but that's usually not a problem. It was for "Lot de culs de poule". Now I know what I thought it was, but this was from an auction, so it didn't seem likely that it was food. I used Google translate and got, "batch of chicken ass", which is a very literal translation.

I Googled and found out that it means round bottomed bowls, usually made of stainless steel:

I like the literal translation better.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:45 PM   #3276
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...I Googled and found out that it means round bottomed bowls...
Nothing wrong with firm round bottoms.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:01 PM   #3277
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Nothing wrong with firm round bottoms.
You reminded me of the mnemonic I was taught in high school for which is the Erlenmeyer flask and which is the Florence flask. The one with the girl's name is the one with the round bottom.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:16 PM   #3278
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I'm doing some bookkeeping for a tax client, so I can prepare her income tax. She has a catering service.

I came across an item on an invoice that had me scratching my head. It's in French, but that's usually not a problem. It was for "Lot de culs de poule". Now I know what I thought it was, but this was from an auction, so it didn't seem likely that it was food. I used Google translate and got, "batch of chicken ass", which is a very literal translation.

I Googled and found out that it means round bottomed bowls, usually made of stainless steel:
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #3279
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coloring my hair, am timing it while i am on here. got it cut yesterday. i always feel a bit sassy when my hair is done.
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