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From: EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque) on 8 Oct 2007 14:16
Carole Allen wrote:
> On Mon, 01 Oct 2007 07:35:14 -0400, Fishkill Bill
> <lederer123(a)optonline.net> wrote:
>>We really did like the Neuschwanstein castle. We have an annual pass
>>to Disney World. We went there almost every day this past January,
>>February and into March. They do look a lot alike.
> You fly down from the NE US regularly? Cathy said you guys lived in
> the NE - NY, NJ? That's real dedication to M. Mouse and cohorts.
I hope they have children! Being a fantasy/science fiction
fan, I really enjoyed Disneyland when it first opened, also
an occasional visit thereafter, but I can't IMAGINE spending
and entire vacation there! (Much less visiting it more than
once a year, at most.)
From: EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque) on 8 Oct 2007 14:27
Carole Allen wrote:
> On Thu, 04 Oct 2007 15:27:56 -0400, Cathy L <lederer123(a)optonline.net>
> We >talked to five men that were guests there. Four were from Ohio
> and one
>>from Switzerland. They were doing extensive genealogy research. They
>>showed us over a hundred pages of family tree information. They
>>offered us their appointment at the courthouse in Bamberg for the next
>>day. They weren't going to use it.
> I hope you realize all those records at the courthouse wouldn't have
> been in English? Amateur genealogists, gotta love 'em - haven't a
> clue how to properly research or document, or interpret the validity
> of sources.
Someone told me the Mormons have an extensive facility for
researching one's geneaology. (Apparently they believe you
can pray your ancestors into heaven, too - if you know who
they were.) I've never cared enough to bother, but I think
the services are available to anyone, although I've no idea
how much is involved in fees. (I'm sure they don't do it
My paternal grandmother used to boast that one of her
ancestors "helped carry Queen Louise of Prussia to her
grave". With visions of nobility in her ancestry, she
inquired of the proper sources in Germany (prior to WW2).
However, she lost interest when she discovered that, in
those days, they used professional pallbearers! (I thought
that was more interesting than just counting a "von" among
my distant relatives, but she obviously didn't agree - she
didn't like to think we came from simple peasant stock.)
From: EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque) on 8 Oct 2007 14:29
Cathy L wrote:
> On Mon, 08 Oct 2007 00:59:49 GMT, carolea7(a)comcast.net (Carole Allen)
>>>On Tue, 02 Oct 2007 15:59:28 +0200, Martin <me(a)address.invalid> wrote:
>>>Are you going to show us your holiday photos?
>>On Tue, 02 Oct 2007 13:17:04 -0400, Cathy L <lederer123(a)optonline.net>
>>Why do you want to see our vacation photos? Have you run out of people
>>>to make fun of?
>>But last year you said you were going to post some, but there were
>>sooo many and it was taking a long time to sort them out...so either
>>they were very blurry due to the bus movement, or it turned out to be
>>too much work to scan in all those postcards you bought via
> Why would we have bought postcards, mail-order?
> We currently have over 2,000 pictures of last years trip, and almost
> that many from the Germany trip. They are currently on line for our
> friends to enjoy.
> Sorry, but I don't think you qualify.
Nice cop-out! ;-)
From: EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque) on 8 Oct 2007 14:31
Cathy L wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Oct 2007 14:37:01 -0500, "Pat" <Pat(a)starrynight.com> wrote:
>>Lord knows Cathy posts enough stuff that make me cringe as to her ignorance
>>without saying she's arrogant, etc.
>>And Cathy, while you're at it, do some research into that Greek dance and
>>find out why the men wear those costumes. Educate yourself.
>>Pat in TX
> I really don't understand why you wouldn't block my posts. If what I
> say makes you "cringe with my ignorance".
Probably because, like the rest of us who respond to your
posts, he finds your ignorance amusing. (Although there's
another school of though who consider the "Bill and Cathy"
posts a particularly brilliant exercise in trolling.)
From: EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque) on 8 Oct 2007 14:34
Padraig Breathnach wrote:
> Cathy L <lederer123(a)optonline.net> wrote:
>>Sorry, but watching men dancing, holding hands and wearing toutous
>>makes me snicker.
> People who travel with such an attitude are wasting their time and
> their money.
Wonder what her take is on authentic Scottish dancing? (I
suspect no self-respecting Scotsman would accept having his
kilt described as a "tutu" - even though she DID mispell it!)