Friday, July 07, 2023
It's been a long time since I've watched a restoration video... these are best at 2 times regular play back speed, you can select that in the video settings
too late to verify it right now, but, I think that the next time I work on my family tree, I'll be able to prove I'm related to Albert Champion, founder of the famous spark plug company.
It might be more than coincidence that I'm a car guy, it could be genetic
The Dodge Brothers, the Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, Charles Erskine (CEO Studebaker), Ferrris, Plumb, Studley, and now, Albert Champion?
That's quite a interesting bunch of relatives
But trust me, if you have your entire family tree, going back 20 generations, you'll find that you're related to a lot of famous people too. They won't be your ancestors, but they will be descended from your ancestors too, just like you, but many generations apart.
So, if you're interested, I can recommend the search, if you're hoping to learn a lot of fun stuff.
I was looking for the famous stuff, of course, like Ellis Island immigrants, Mayflower passengers, Puritans, Quakers, Salem Witches, war vets from all the wars like the Pequot Indian War, the King Phillps War, the war of 1812, the Revolutionary War, battle of Bunker Hill, Lexington, minuteman proof, George Washingtons army in Valley Forge, Civil War, Spanish American War, WW1, WW2, Korean War, Vietnam War, what ships the immigrant ancestors came to this continent on, what countries they came from, Scottish Clans, Huguenots, Amish, Mennonites, native American tribes, Rough Riders, tavern keepers, saw mill owners, road makers, surveyors, etc.
I found each of those, and other surprises. I hope if you find that interesting, you either get a copy of your family tree from your relatives, or make one (I had to make one, no one in my family had) and I can tell you that there are a LOT of books that were made about 100 years ago about the original European settler families, and though it really ought to be dead simply and automatically available through the US Govt, who has a copy of every tax record, census, birth certificate, death certificate, etc etc, and the govt ought to make all that date publicly available, for free, as IT ALREADY has the information, the govt has not made that info available.
Ancestry.com doesn't have all the info, but, they do have a lot. Draft registrations, census info, city directories, copies of those books I mentioned, etc. Not everything is accurate, as Ancestry does NOT add the information to it's databses, nor does it verify it, all that information (or most of it) is uploaded from other users. It's very helpful, and allows you to get to the information from a computer anywhere you have internet access. For a price.
Robert Downey's six electric restomods will be sweepstakes method sold as a fundraiser over 2024, for the benefit of the FootPrint Coalition, a nonprofit focused on technologies to help the environment founded by Downey himself.
Thursday, July 06, 2023
Qianchun Interchange in China was completed in 2016, and is one of the most complex interchanges in China.
too many Karens, not enough courage in office to stand up and say "too bad, it's not a problem to the rest of the world, it's humor, and everything is fine the way it is, go away"
customers who were stranded due to canceled flights, and airline employees working around-the-clock, got to watch the CEO of United Airlines get on a private jet to go to a business meeting at the end of last month... that's got to aggravate them
Am I the only one annoyed by editors getting paid to make a website correct, who don't bother reading it?
I bet you can spot it easily.
Fortunately for me, I'm the writer, photographer, editor, and publisher of this little ol blog, and not getting paid. When I screw up, I have the freedom to say "you didn't have to pay for that mistake, how's that?"
the live stream will be at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1x2sVTm3EI&list=PL7sUIPVISVjKCDigp0wuYMZZhTRSeEsIU
Wednesday, July 05, 2023
What a grudge this little car owner has... I bet most guys could move this little thing by themselves... well, maybe that IS what happened?
Or, it's a right hand drive and that made this very easy. Hmm. There are several possibilities, and it's not possible to figure out. Interesting situation though
An abandoned Brooklyn garbage truck with no license plates, but a load of stench, was abandoned during a New York heat wave - and the neighborhood (Flatbush, Prospect Park South) quickly had to get city hall moving to get it removed
In a spin off series from the Walking Dead, Daryl has a new set of wheels... a much slower set. Hmmm, in France. Hopefully the writers and show runner have a really interesting story to make a successful series for a couple of years
Tuesday, July 04, 2023
In the 1950s some fallen stones at Stonehenge, including an entire trilithon that had fallen in 1797, were put back in place by crane operator David Healy using a Curran crane, built for lifting aircraft up to 60 tons
More problematic was the interior of the stone circle, which the feet of countless tourists turned into a quagmire each winter. The interior was surfaced with gravel in 1963, protecting the fragile archaeology.