7/11/12

Hangin' Out My Shingle

A steady J O B...that's what I called this last 'Gig', and now that I've wrapped it up...I'm wondering if I've accumulated any benefits for an unemployed 'Genealogist/Family Historian!
That's right I'm D O N E!!!
At least with Martha Jane Marley Carroll's Photo Album Scrapbook!
Now, I'm an out of work Family Historian/Scrapbooker with a new list of SKILLS!
Researcher-Author-Educator-Curator-Archivist-Librarian-Analyst-Marketer!
I read just today HERE that these are Marketable Skills.
So, I'm 'Hangin' Out My Shingle'!

More than likely, I'll have more takers by 'Hangin Out Shirts N Socks', and the LAUNDRESS ad on my Genealogy Callin' Card will generate more interest than Archivist and Analyst.

I imagine the following ad for a LAUNDRESS must have sent many a  Texas Pioneer Woman to fill her wash tub with smelly socks, homespun shirts and lye soap.  Beginning early in the Civil War in Texas, every army had at least one laundress per 20 men.  They were generally women trying to support themselves or were traveling with a male family member.
LAUNDRESS Wanted:  Your attire will be work clothes, a long plain skirt and blouse with sleeves rolled up, no hoops, very little underpinnings, nothing fancy, hair netted or braided.  Full coverage apron, large bonnet (slatted or full brimmed) for weather protection.  Wear flat shoes, no long fingernails, and try to roughen up your hands.  You should have tubs and soap and scrub boards.
Photo taken at Fort Richardson State Park in Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas
My Great Grandmother's Photo Album/Scrapbook was finished in time for Jacksboro Family Reunion.
Just days before leaving, the 'Biggest Brickwall' of my research on
Martha Jane Marley Carroll came tumbling down.

Martha Jane Marley Carroll/Sandlin
Died September 21, 1960
Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas
PS...It seems there are no Benefits for Unemployed Family Historian/Scrapbookers.   Something to do with getting paid in Yankee Dollars not in Confederate Script, Yankee Dimes, Scrub Boards or Hogs and Chickens.  That's okay....the rewards from 'The Doing' and the 'Atta Gal's' from Family are PRICELESS!!!  

7/1/12

The Meaning of Red White and Blue

The colors red, white, and blue did not have meanings for The Stars and Stripes when it was adopted in 1777.
 However, the colors in the Great Seal did have specific meanings.
Charles Thompson, Secretary of the Continental Congress, reporting to Congress on the Seal, stated:
"The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness and valour, and Blue, signifies vigilance, perseverance and justice."
"The star is a symbol of the heavens and the divine goal to which man has aspired from time immemorial;
the stripe is symbolic of the rays of light emanating from the sun."
Photos by CollectInTexas Gal
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HAPPY 4TH of JULY

"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4,
NOT with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle,
 but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.
You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."
~Erma Bombeck~

My Patriotism will be showing way past The Fourth.
 Try these UnBelieveable Sweet All-American Desserts.

Be sure to ShooTheFlies!

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