Cookie is coming back to the 216 at the end of July to attend a national genealogy conference that is being held here.
Alas, I will not be in town to see him, not that he asked.
I also didn't know about the genealogy conference.....not that anyone asked.
For the nominal fee, I might have actually gone to it - had I known. Still won't be in town though.
I know a super lot about my father's mother's side of the family. I only know a little about my father's father's side. Like the last name, that part I have down cold!
I know some about my great grandfather, but almost nothing about the pictured great great grandfather, Isaac.
Now I see where I get my long flowing locks and superior sideburns!
Actually, this is the first pic I've seen of him. I've seen his headstone dozens of time. Each time I came back from the cemetery, I'd silently thank my parents for not naming me after him.
However, I have just come into some possession of some turn of the century items that I'll look through. 19th to 20th century, not 20th to 21st.
I edited out some printing underneath his pic, as it was something new to me, but part of it was his name and the title of Supreme Commander. What is underneath that, to what his title is related, is for me to research and find out.
Now you see why I might want to go to this genealogy thing. And yes, part of it is to meet Cookie.
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