May 22 Grandma loves to garden
AS DO I WE COME FROM A LONG LINE OF FARMERS ALWAYS WITH OUR HANDS IN THE DIRT I really need to get down south to see her. It’s been too long. ajh Advertisements
May 17 Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe. Don’t know much about him, honestly. A few weeks back I noticed his most recent book on the shelves of the local library. I picked it up. I took it home. I didn’t get to reading it until a few days ago. It’s a short book, but I am takin...
May 14 Reminder That Tip of the Day Has Moved
May 13 Never seen this before. A clipping from a newspaper about my ex-bro...
I just wanted to see if he had remarried. Instead, I found this, from a newspaper in Issaquah, Washington, where he grew up. ajh Advertisements
May 5 My #ancestors were primarily #British & #German. But I also have so...
According to 23 and Me, the origins of my DNA trace back to Germany, Britain, Ireland, and Poland. I’ve always wondered about multiculturalism in my great-grandparents homeland. They were Germans. But their community was diverse. The main to...
May 4 I am a big fan of Google Street View. There are some quirky shots o...
This is a shot from Juanita Beach Park on the shores of Lake Washington in Kirkland. ajh
May 2 I am currently working on an engraving using drypoint & a small pie...
USING PLASTIC AS AN ENGRAVING PLATE I decided to so more work on the shading of certain areas and more definition in his beard. I will be doing another print. Drypoint is my favorite method for doing engraving. Etching is fun, but requires chemica...
Apr 30 Only $100,000 for a ticket. What are they serving? #ClintonFoundation
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Apr 27 #Amazon has a building in #Seattle named Oscar. Had to get a shot s...
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Apr 21 Sprat? Twenty-two tons of sprat? Twenty-two?!
“The fish bar is open.” Sprat is the common name applied to a group of forage fish, part of the herring family. How do you says “Oops!” in German? ajh Advertisements
Apr 19 
SO SICK OF THE COLD I haven’t seen any dandelion flowers blooming in the Puget Sound region. And I get around. But Fairbanks must be warming up. When will spring hit Seattle? Soon, I hope. I’ve had enough of the chilly air. Let’s...
Feb 18 That was THEN, this is NOW
DearREADERS, Last summer, Ol' Myrt here moved to a different blogging platform. It was a matter of Blogger posts not transferring well to WordPress. I certainly did not want to break hyperlinks and spend weeks attempting to clean things up, s...
Aug 8 The latest from Myrt's Musings
DearREADERS, Have you been missing posts from DearMYRTLE's new blog Myrt's Musings ? These are the posts I've made during the last few weeks, even though I've technically been on vacation. Myrt's Musings Genealogical Flat-Lining Are you ready for ...
Aug 1 Gramps 4.2.6 released
The Gramps team releases version 4.2.6, a maintenance release. Think on backup before upgrade! Fixes and changes since 4.2.5 release: Fix HasCitation rule in citation filter sidebar Fix use of regular expressions Date Editor had ‘Type’...
Jul 7 Announcing: DearMYRTLE's new blog "Myrt's Musings"
DearREADERS, Yup! I've taken the plunge and designed a new blog called Myrt's Musings . It will include all the news, hangouts announcements and opinionated moderating my DearREADERS have come to expect. So head on over to http://DearMYRTLE.com/bl...
Jul 3 Don't Panic! Review The Written Conclusion Study Group instead
DearREADERS, While it's true there are no DearMYRTLE hangouts this month, don't panic . Ol' Myrt here has a suggestion for you. What can you possibly do in place of Mondays with Myrt in July 2017? Spend the time reviewing The Written Conclusion St...
Jun 28 National Archives (US) Hosts Free “Write” Stuff Festival for Kids J...
NOTE From DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at the National Archives (US). 4th-6th graders may participate online or in person. Literacy, Writing and Research Festival Celebrates Summer Vacation! Washington, DC —  The Na...
Jun 28 RootsMagic 7.5 now integrates with Ancestry
NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at RootsMagic.  Last year,  we announced  we were working with Ancestry® to integrate Ancestry Hints® and Ancestry’s records and online trees with our softw...
Jun 26 Follow-up: Valerie's Listing of EE Tabs
DearREADERS, WACKY Wednesday attendees were excited to learn from Valerie Eichler Lair of ValsRoots.com as she demonstrated how inserting tabs facilitates quicker access to the 900-page EE. This is the link to Valerie's EE Tabs List  from her...
Jun 26 No more FHL microfilm? Myrt's take
DearREADERS, The LDS Church and subsequently FamilySearch sent out notices regarding the digitization efforts at FamilySearch and the decision to cease distribution of microfilm effective 1 September 2017. Naturally, this is a topic ripe for discu...
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