Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Blade tools................................................................Flake tool
Then why did the Neanderthals die out? As has always been postulated, probably for several interrelated reasons. First, lack of reproductive success on the part of Neanderthals (infancy survival was low due to their robust size) was a major factor. Reproductive success may also have been affected by diet/environmental change, lack of resources, or interaction between the two species. Second, Neanderthals were evolutionary equipped for extreme cold, and the waning of the Ice Age changed their environment/diet, fairly quickly. Thirdly, along came the Cro- Magnon people from Africa, likely with diseases the Neanderthals were never exposed to. Competition between the species (Neanderthals and Homo sapiens co-existed in Europe for abt. 10,000 years) for food and resources may have further decimated the Neanderthal population.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
These are my favorites of the contenders. To see others, go to: Diesel Film Racing
"A Moment" by The Faucet Drinkers
"Car Lover" by 13th Hour
"Third Date" by Red Light District Attorneys
Saturday, August 23, 2008
My grandmother, Rachel C. Andrews, (sitting with sun hat next to my grandfather) was born in Winterton, Newfoundland, Canada. Here she is in a photo from the 1960's. She was a descendant of a long line of hardy Newfies. Below is a genealogy of her father's side, starting with the oldest known ancestor, Charles Andrews. Originally, Charles came from England. .
My Andrews Ancestry
Generation No. 1
1. CHARLES ANDREWS was born 1762. He married HESTER. She was born 1752.
Children of CHARLES ANDREWS and HESTER are:
2. i. JAMES ANDREWS, b. 1802, Heart's Delight, Newfoundland.
ii. HANNAH ANDREWS, b. 1783.
iii. HESTER ANDREWS, b. 1788.
iv. AARON ANDREWS, b. 1794.
v. CHARLOTTE ANDREWS, b. 1805.
vi. JOHN ANDREWS, b. 1807.
Generation No. 2
2. JAMES ANDREWS (CHARLES1) was born 1802 in Heart's Delight, Newfoundland. He married ELIZABETH BRYANT October 18, 1831 in Heart's Delight. She was born 1800.
Children of JAMES ANDREWS and ELIZABETH BRYANT are:
i. AARON ANDREWS, b. 1833.
ii. GEORGE ANDREWS, b. 1840.
iii. CHARLOTTE ANDREWS, b. 1847.
iv. EDMUND ANDREWS, b. 1855.
3. v. JACOB ANDREWS, b. 1857, Scilly Cove, Newfoundland; d. 1896.
Generation No. 3
3. JACOB ANDREWS (JAMES2, CHARLES1) was born 1857 in Scilly Cove, Newfoundland, and died 1896. He married SARAH ADEY May 19, 1877. She was born 1860 in Hant's Harbour, Newfoundland, and died 1934.
Children of JACOB ANDREWS and SARAH ADEY are:
i. ALEXANDER ANDREWS, b. 1884; d. 1905, St. John's Fever Hospital.
ii. WILSON ANDREWS.
iii. THOMAS ANDREWS, b. 1877; d. 1970.
4. iv. SAMUEL ANDREWS, b. 1879, Scilly Cove, Newfoundland; d. 1963.
v. EDMUND ANDREWS, b. 1881; d. 1892.
vi. EBENEZER ANDREWS, b. 1885; d. 1931.
vii. ESAU ANDREWS, b. 1889; d. 1972, Portugual Cove, Newfoundland.
viii. JACOB ANDREWS, b. 1893; d. 1983, Milford, MI USa; m. ELLIE MAY GREEN; b. 1903; d. 1988.
Generation No. 4
4. SAMUEL ANDREWS (JACOB3, JAMES2, CHARLES1) was born 1879 in Scilly Cove, Newfoundland, and died 1963. He married JEDIHAH PINHORN July 07, 1903. She was born 1882 in Scilly Cove, Newfoundland, and died 1945.
Children of SAMUEL ANDREWS and JEDIHAH PINHORN are:
i. RACHEL CHARLOTTE ANDREWS, b. September 1903; d. November 1997; (My Paternal Grandmother)
ii. WILSON ANDREWS, b. 1905.
iii. SARAH ELIZABETH ANDREWS, b. 1908.
iv. NEHEMIAH ANDREWS, b. 1911.
Friday, August 22, 2008
I've written about this awesome website ---- Verbotomy--- before. Each weekday there's a cartoon, accompanied by a definition. Your challenge is to make up a word for the definition, and put it in a sentence. I noticed today's was especially funny, so I made up a word---heirhare. Check it out & vote for me by clicking here. You can also go to the sidebar; there's a link for Verbotomy. The cartoons and the website are created by James Gang.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
I heard a young guy listening to Led Zeppelin's "Over the Hills & Far Away" in his car today. He was grooving to the tune. I found myself grateful that some members of the younger, younger generation are well-rounded enough to seek out the great Led Zeppelin...... I guess that's what they call "timeless." Enjoy!
|Led Zeppelin - Over The Hills And Far Away |
|Found at bee mp3 search engine|
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Here are two photos of my sister Janet and me (ages 4 & 6) in my grandmother's kitchen in June 1970, just a few days before our sister Jen was born. Love those hippy, Beatles-like pants my sister is wearing, & my pants are on backwards. In photo 2, it looks like I have chocolate draining out of the side of my mouth. We really do look like little rugrats. It's pretty uncanny how much my nephew Gavin looks like Janet.
This picture was taken by my Uncle John, always a joker & a kid at heart. He allowed us to goof off for pictures, & even encouraged it. For a while, he was using his new gadget, a Polaroid Instamatic, everyday. Hence, there are numerous photos of us from 1969 to 1971, much like this one. I know in one picture (age 7) I'm hanging upside down in a tree. We were good subjects.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
1. Hjalmar Nilson Grimstad, b. 1905 in Grimstad, Lindaas d.1986
2. Nils Gullakssen, b. 1865 in Grimstad , Lindaas; d. 1938
3. Hennrika Mary Hansdatter, b. 1872 in Knarvik, Lindaas; d. 1956.
4. Gullak Haldorsen, b. 1832 in Seim Hosanger; d. 1922
5. Kristi Eiriksdatter, b. 1831 in Spurkeland Hosanger; d. 1928.
6. Hans Trulssen Knarvik, b. 1836 in Knarvik, Lindaas; d. 1918.
7.Kari Hansdatter, b. 1840 in Ravnberg. D. ?
3rd Generation Great Grandparents
9. Marta Ivarsdatter b. 1792 in Ikeland, Hosanger; d. 1877.
11. Martha Nilsdatter, b. 1806 in Synnevaag, Nese; d. 1883.
13. Anna Birgithe Jacobsdatter, b. 1811 in Grimstad , Lindaas; d.?
4th Generation Great Grandparents
16. Johannes Haldorsen b. 1760 in Dalseid, d. 1828 marrried 1787
17. Marta Olsdatter b. 1763 Furnes, Bruvik d. 1841
18. Ivar Gudmundson b. 1752 in Vallestrand, d. 1838 married 1782
19. Marta Andersdatter b. 1757 in Reystad d. 1843
21. Agothe Andersdatter b. 1763 in Sjauset d. 1842 (2nd wife)
22. Nils Olson b. 1774 in Nese
23. Kristi Villunsdatter d. 1773 in Sletten, Lindaas d. 1818
24. Hans Trulsen b. 1767 d. ? married in 1801
25. Martha Hansdatter b. 1783 in Fielddanger, Lindaas
26. Jacob Olsen b. 1765 d. ? married 1796
27. Anna Larsdatter b. 1771
The families living on these farms were not necessarily related by blood, though in modern times (post 19th century) they may have shared a common last name. Hence, if you were born on "Seim" farm and immigrated to America, your last name may be "Seim," not Johansson or Johansdatter (son/daughter of Johan).
The cooperative farm was a way of life in rural Norway for centuries. Bygdeboks, or farm histories, were written in the 19th & 20th centuries to chronicle farm histories and genealogies. Needless to say, it is very valuable for a family historian to find the Bygdebok for the region he/she is researching.
The Digital Archives of Norway is an excellent source for research.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Nevertheless, GM hopes, these are small points, because the Hummer 2 has heated, cushioned seats, a seven slot grill, plenty of leg room, and nifty cup holders! And it's off road capability is great, and the Hummer 2 can tow up to 8,000 pounds! Not to mention, a rocket launcher could fire at you and you'd probably live to tell the tale. (Studies say this happens frequently in places like rural Wyoming)
For the typical gal or gent, these features should offset high cost and gas prices. I know that when I drive around Boston, there are hardly ever any other drivers (or animals, pedestrians, parked cars, bikers, etc..) around me. In fact, the road is usually completely open for miles in front of me. Bostonians never tailgate so I shouldn't have to worry about plowing over cars in front of me. As for parking, poor visibility while backing up a 6,000 pound vehicle shouldn't be a problem. Rarely do I have to park my car anywhere but in my own spacious driveway.
Frequently, though, even in Boston I find myself having to clunk over gigantic boulders, cross raging rivers, plow up mountains, and tow 8,000 pounds of gear. And I'm always driving around with at least an entire soccer team in my back seat. And groceries are so heavy, my stinking Toyota Echo practically drags along carrying such stuff. Finally, you never know when someone might try to machine gun or bomb my car as I drive through the burbs.
Whew! Thank Goddess for the Hummer 2!!!
Monday, August 4, 2008
No, Don't Walk. RUN!
What could be more clear? Bostonians are such courteous drivers to begin with, that I'm sure everyone would proceed out of town in an orderly fashion. There'd be absolutely no panic or mayhem because everybody would simply follow the arrows. It's hard to say what direction or where they're pointing, but we'd figure it out!!
Friday, August 1, 2008
1. Harper demonstrating appropriate footing (hip distance apart) for Kitty Mountain Pose, (felina tah-dahs-anna)
2. Willa demonstrating Kitty Corpse Pose (felina shah-vahs-anna) on back, and Kitty Corpse Pose on the side.....
3. Harper in relaxed Pigeon Pose, with bolster
4. Harper in Sphinx Pose
5. Willa & Harper's cousin in Downward Facing Kitty, (ADHO Mukha Felinasana)