I’m in a Hollywood state of mind

As far back as I can remember I wanted to work in the movie or tv business. Or be a drummer. Like Karen Carpenter. She didn’t just sing, ya know. Look it up. I remember wanting to be a “camera man.” I knew that I wanted to work behind the scenes in some capacity and I didn’t know what any of the options were, so I thought I’d go with that one until I knew more about the business. Then I discovered I really liked to write. I was (and am still) so much better in expressing myself in writing…

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Letting the cat out of the bag

So what’s with a cat title for a blog on family history? Cats and genealogy. A natural pairing, I’m sure you’ll agree. Ok, so not in the conventional sense of the term. But for me, I’ve had cats my entire 50 years of life. So when I think of my own personal history…I have to talk cats. They were/are an important part of my family tree. I just came back from the Jamboree genealogy conference in California. I’m actually on a layover in Philadelphia waiting for my flight home as I type this. While I was at the conference I…

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