First of all let me tell you about the huge weather change here in western Washington. Last night there were a few drops of moisture falling out of the sky and I didn't think much about it until about 11pm. I was laying in bed, reading my book and I heard this strange noise. I went into the bathroom to looked out the window and found the window sill... wet...rain was being blown in thru the window. RAIN !!! We just had 90 degrees the other day, I thought summer was here.....WRONG!!! Yup, it absolutely poured all night. Today it was a mix of pouring, blowing rain and wind and then the sun would come out for awhile and then rain again. The temps were down in the low 50's all day. SUMMER'S GONE !!!
Today Barbara and I went to our usual Tuesday afternoon movie. We saw "What Happens In Vegas." It was just so-so...if you haven't gone to the theater to see it, I'd save my money and watch it when it comes out as a rental.
My son has paid for a one month subscription to Ancestors.com and has started a family history search on his dad's side of the family. I had a little information, enough to get him started but he's gone clear back to the 11th century now on his paternal grandmother's side. In fact one of her very distant relatives is reported to have donated the land in England where the remains of Whitby Abbey stands.
He allowed me access to his information and I've put in all the information I had on my mom and dad's distant relatives. Some of you may remember that a year or so ago I discovered I was very distantly related to Ally's grandson thru the Robert & Thomas Cushman (they came over on the Mayflower) line. This genealogy stuff is really interesting. Between the two of us we have spent hours this afternoon & evening discovering where we came from.
The one mystery I've yet to solve is what I call the "Pocahontas Mystery." My dad's maternal grandmother always claimed she was distantly related to Pocahontas. I understand that was the family joke and no one ever really believed it but in my poking around I will be doing a little research in that area. Pocahontas did go to England and married John Rolfe and before she died at age 22, they had a son. So you just never know. This great grandmother of mine is buried in the cemetery just a mile or so from my house and if I ever find out that she was right...I'm going to take the biggest bouquet of flowers I can find and lay them on her grave.
My son in law called me from Costco the other day and asked me if I had Debbie Macomber's new book "Twenty Wishes." I have looked at it at several stores but had not bought it yet so he kindly bought it for me and brought it by, refusing payment, saying it was my "half birthday (July 4th) gift..a little early. I was thrilled. Last night I finished the book I've been reading so tonight I start "Twenty Wishes."
Until next time.........Linda in rainy, windy, cold Washington state where summer has come and gone.