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Genealogy is a Grave Disease

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Name:
Cea H.
Birthdate:
3 January 1960
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"You matter because of who you are. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can , not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die" (Saunders)

Accountant by day, 50-something mind altering almost babe-ish (well ok 20 pounds more than babe-ish ;-) grandmother, mother & wife by night. Using my super-secret "mom" ESP to detect when my offspring, are getting lessons in life and offering comfort via my search for the world's best chocolate chip cookie.

I am mother / step-mother to the four most beautiful ladies this side of the 49th - so weep because you are not related to daniger mspixiegirl mits and the devine Ms. S. I have the most gorgeous little grandson, via mspixiegirl who made my dreams come true!

My LJ is a drama-free zone. Well except for my drama. If you don't like my discourse with someone, post in your own LJ, not mine. My LJ is "Friends" Mostly because. But I'm pretty open to newcomers. However, I have pinched the following and adjusted it slightly:

LIVEJOURNAL FRIENDS
I love making new "friends".
Feel free to add me but please respect my personal boundaries:
To make the most of our interaction I prefer........
* People who like to interract occasionally through comments...I like to get to know my readers! It doesn't have to be often, but some occasional blip on the radar that you still exist would be great.
* People who use their journals mainly as a journal but occasionally (not only) post jokes and political things.
* People who post at least a couple of times a month - I like to hear how you're doing.
* People who don't post many memes!
* Don't tag me to do a meme cause I won't do it </i>
* If you are a client, I would prefer that you don't ask me to add you. If you insist on being added, please know that you will only see the same posts as if you were not added - I filter my posts severely because of the number of business contacts on LJ
*If you are able to respect my boundaries and wish to add me - please introduce yourself. I am old and can't always tell when there's a new nick on the list - after awhile it all looks like alphabet soup ;-)





Remember, shop early, shop often and spend lots....... on me ;-)





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Marriage is love.


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Family names I'm researching (in no particular order and the more popular of the over 7500 people in my tree): ABELL, ACTON, ANDERSON, ATTWOOD, BEAVIS, BECKETT, BORROWMAN, BOUVIER, BUDD, BYERS, CARD, CARLSDOTTER, CAROTA, CASSIDY, CELLI, CHAMBERS, CHAPLIN, CHESNEY, CICCONE, CUTHBERT(SON), DE LUCA, DEVINS, DRUMMOND, DUDMAN, DUTTON, EADIE, EELEY, EGAN, ELLIS, EMANUELE, ERASMUS, FAIR, FERGUSON, FIFE, GLASS, GOARD, GRAHAM, GRAY, GYLLENSVARD, HAMPTON, HARRIS, HATHERLY, HINFEY, HJELMSATER, HINKA, HUMPHRIES, HURRELL, JACQUES, KELLAM, KELLY, KUYKENDALL, LAFERTE, LIVINGSTONE, LYTTKENS, MANLEY, MCEWEN, MINIELLY, MITCHELL, MOULTON, NILSSON, OSWALD, PASQUANTONIO, PAUL, PEMBLETON, RIOSSI, ROBERTSON, RUBROW, SHORTT, SINCLAIR, SLEEMAN, SUTHERLAND, SWAINSON, THEORIN, TILLACK, TURNER, WALKER, WEBSTER, WILSON, and it should go without saying because we all have one in the works: SMITH

Are you in my tree?


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[from A Prayer for Children by Ina Hughs. Wm. Morrow and Company, NY., 1995. Pgs XIV-XV.]

We pray for children
who sneak popsicles before supper,
who erase holes in math workbooks,
who can never find their shoes.

And we pray for those
who stare at photographers from behind barbed wire,
who can’t bound down the street in a new pair of sneakers,
who never “counted potatoes,”
who are born in places we wouldn’t be caught dead,
who never go to the circus,
who live in an X-rated world.

We pray for children
who bring us sticky kisses and fistfuls of dandelions,
who hug us in a hurry and forget their lunch money.

And we pray for those
who never get dessert,
who have no safe blankets to drag behind them,
who watch their parents watch them die,
who can’t find any bread to steal,
who don’t have any rooms to clean up,
whose pictures aren’t on anybody’s dresser,
whose monsters are real.

We pray for children
who spend all their allowances before Tuesday,
who throw tantrums in the grocery store and pick at their food,
who like ghost stories,
who shove dirty clothes under the bed and never rinse out the tub,
who get visits from the tooth fairy,
who don’t like to be kissed in front of the carpool,
who squirm in church or temple and scream in the phone,
whose tears we sometimes laugh at and whose smiles can make us cry.

And we pray for those
whose nightmares come in the daytime,
who will eat anything,
who have never seen a dentist,
who aren’t spoiled by anybody,
who go to bed hungry and cry themselves to sleep,
who live and move, but have no being.

We pray for children who want to be carried
and for those who must,
for those we never give up on and for those
who don’t get a second chance.

For those we smother…and for those who will grab the hand of anybody kind enough to offer it.

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A partial excerpt from the graduate speech at daniger's graduation, written by her English teacher (who is also her godmother's brother), Adam.

Be a doubter, a sceptic, if you will, but not a cynic.

Be courageous, but consider what that means.

Accept that change is inevitable and there is no point in thinking otherwise.

Remember that courtesy is the universal locksmith.

Do not hesitate to speak up for what you know to be true and to protect others when they choose to do so. When you have the rare gift of living in a free country it is your privilege to speak frankly and openly to anyone.

Just because something is fun is an excellent reason to do it.

Winning is great – but the glory lies in coming from behind.

In Canada you are blessed with extraordinary rights and freedoms – find out what they are and exercise them.

Be kind to yourself, your family and your friends. Do not forget that each of our lives has many authors.

Don’t hold grudges against anybody.

Why is the best question – I don’t know is a perfect answer.

Be honourable and loyal – be gracious in defeat and magnanimous in victory - but don’t take yourself too seriously. A sense of humour is emotional four wheel drive.


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How I spend my weekends:



for years I thought the slogan was reversed, but I stand corrected - either way, I still spend my weekends cruising the straits with the B.C. Ferries

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