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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.


So I Went to Walmart And This Happened…

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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.

In the Mail

Down Solo, a novel of suspense by Earl Javorsky


People’s Climate March

Here’s a link to a video of Michelle Fields interviewing Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at the People’s Climate March in New York City over the weekend.


Click to go to video

He talks about the Evil Koch Brothers™ quite a bit. It’s amazing how much those two men control!

Thanks Michelle!

Transcript below the fold.

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Never Forget

A complete list, in pdf form of those lost: 29962996-11

Writers’ Resources

Work For What You Want


Buddy’s Crawling Tutorial

So cute!

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Happy Fathers’ Day

Happy Fathers’ Day to all the dads, stepdads, and men who provide a father figure to kids who need one.



It was 70 years ago today.

SS Jeremiah O'Brien

SS Jeremiah O’Brien

This is the SS Jeremiah O’Brien. She was present at D-Day, making many Channel Crossing to support the effort.

She was almost scrapped, but was lovingly restored and she even made the trip from San Francisco back to Normandy for the 50th anniversary.

She’s moored at Pier 45 in San Francisco and can be toured.


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