Weekend Coffee Share

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some timely catching up with friends (old and new)!

This week Natalie, the hostess challenged bloggers by posting with 5 themes. I’m following her lead this week.

  1. Work – I’m working as an election judge for our local elections which will be April 6th. It’s very slow. In the five days I’ve worked our total is less than what we’d get in a day in November. There is an important race for the village president, but few seem to care. I’m with many of the same people I worked with in November so the mechanics of running the election are smooth.
  2. Books – I’ve finished two books, The Bosses of Lusty Chicago and The Warden. Watch this blog for reviews coming soon. Also, I just started The Third Policeman.
  3. FilmSolaris – I’ve been watching the interviews with the lead actress and cinematographer. I’ve also gotten the original novel and the remake Steven Soderbergh made in 2002. So now that film experience has gone into overdrive.
  4. Learning – I participated in a Genealogy lesson from the library and a pitching your writing session both on Zoom. In fact they were simultaneous so I shifted from one to another, an experience I’ll never do again. Yet I did get good tips from both.
  5. Comedy – From Julie at Early Voting I was introduced to the quirky James Veitch. Check out the video below.

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8 Responses to Weekend Coffee Share

  1. chava61 says:

    I have worked on my family genealogy (all branches) on and off for the last few years. There are lots of resources online and the most important resource is always elderly family members with intact long term memory.

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    • smkelly8 says:

      So true. The family stories are my favorite sources. It’s a shame to not collect their stories. I’m glad my paternal grandfather wrote a brief memoir. It’s only 10 pages or so, but it’s something. Also, I’m glad I listened to my grandmother’s and great aunts stories.

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      • chava61 says:

        One of my great-grandmothers had a distant cousin compose a booklet tracing that side of my family back to those who immigrated from England to America around 1640. I have a photocopy of this booklet which was printed when I was a child (so I am listed in it). I have put all the information online and was able to find some more descendants that way to add to the online family tree on that family branch.

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  2. Erica J says:

    Oh my gosh I love this clip about the ducks — I’ve seen it before and it never gets old.

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  3. Bear says:

    Sounds like a packed week. I used to do Geneaology with my Gran. After she passed I lost interest. I’d rather look ahead than backwards these days. Hope you have a great week.

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  4. What a fun way to post with themes. Seems you had a full week. It is a shame more people don’t get involved in local elections. Have a good weekend!

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    • smkelly8 says:

      I hope they’ve mailed in ballots, though I doubt it. People normally don’t vote for smaller elections and they don’t bother finding out who’s running or what they plan to do.


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