Once again it’s time for Daylight Saving Time. Turn your clocks back before you go to sleep Saturday night, or at 2 a.m. if you’re still up.
I remember my younger days and loving the extra hour at the bars!
Katie Berry, author of Housewife How-To’s, brings us a useful book of tips that are arranged in categories: cooking, cleaning, laundry and clothing, organizing, saving money, and more! Each category has subcategories to make finding a tip to suit your need easy. I found myself wanting to click a “like” button on many of these.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book.
I’ve been doing some genealogy recently and here’s some information about cousin relationships.
There are two different parts to the relationship definition. One is the degree of cousinship; first, second, third, fourth, etc. The second is the remove; once removed, twice removed, thrice or three times removed, etc.
Here is the degree:
First cousins share one set of grandparents. Grandpa and Grandma have more than one child. The children of those children are first cousins.
Second cousins share a set of great-grandparents. Your children and your cousin’s children are second cousins.
Third cousins share a set of great-great-grandparents. Your grandchildren and your cousin’s grandchildren are third cousins.
Fourth cousins share a set of great-great-great-grandparents. Your great-grandchildren and your cousin’s great-grandchildren are fourth cousins.
This continues on generation after generation.
Now for the removes.
Each remove is a generation. Your cousin’s children are your first cousins, once removed. They are your childrens’ second cousins.
Your cousin’s grandchildren are your first cousins, twice removed. They are your childrens’ second cousins, once removed. They are your grandchildrens‘ third cousins.
An employee said no one had any idea why this Mariachi band was playing there, but it might have been a prank on someone.
Unexpected, but it made the Walmart trip fun.