I slept in ever so late and then got up and had a coffee and opened presents. I got this awesome thing that plugs into the tape deck of my car so I can use my MP3 player. My car is a 1997 Toyota that runs like a dream but only has a tape deck. Well that is no longer a problem! Yay!
Today I also finally went down to the city archives and found so many interesting things. One thing was a letter written 100 years ago today by my great x4 uncle. He would die not 4 months later in WW2 from a gun shot wound to the head. Sadly, I came across the telegram that said just as much. He was just a boy, really. Just 21. And I wonder if his mother ever recovered? Did he have a sweetheart that kept a picture of him in her bible?
There was also a dreadful entry on the ship’s log from the boat my family came over on in 1854. Apparently a mom gave birth and died en route. She was taken to land to bury but her baby girl survived. The poor baby girl died at sea 10 days later and the log said “she was thrown overboard like a dead cat”. My heart stopped beating when I read that. This was life in the 1800’s. You did not have a soul until you were baptized. (Which explains why many geneolgists can’t find birth certificates but can find baptism certificates). Anyway, the poor wee girl. If there is a heaven I hope she and her mom are together.
Anyway, my husband and I went out for Indian food and I had chicken vindaloo. Oh, so yummy! Tomorrow I am going to my sister’s for dinner and I will get to love on my nieces. Well, the little one anyway. She is 3 and loves to tell stories. My older niece is 9 and has likely had enough of my hugging. Too bad, sweet girl.
Norbert is actually sleeping beside me. He kept trying to escape but I stood strong and he knew he couldn’t win so he curled up at went to sleep. Here he is now because I posting from my iPod. Sorry it’s grainy.