And while speaking of the internet, I am reminded of a teacher back in high school who frequently quoted Benjamin Franklin’s famous words to us: “Once something is kissed by printer’s ink, it lives forever.” And it misleadingly follows in the eyes of some that if something is printed in a book, magazine or newspaper, it must be true! Today, with print media on the decline, that erroneous conception of truth is being extended to the internet where the resources needed to spread lies are far less than in any print media.
(Answer will be in the next posting.)
David Sarnoff, Founder of RCA, who emigrated to the U.S. from Byelorussia (now Belarus) many years ago.
Doesn’t this make these Chechnian terrorist brothers seem somewhat less alien? It shouldn't. Don't be fooled. The motivation of those who emigrated to the United States a century ago was different from some of the more recent immigrants to this country.
Mobile, AL street scene
A lady in Alabama had been doing some genealogical research in regard to the family name of her long-time significant other. She frequently had shared the fruits of her research with a close friend in Illinois, whom she actually considered as "family." One day she mentioned some of the descendants of her significant other's family to the friend, specifically the names of the grandchildren of one of his own grandfather's brothers. The names of two of these grandchildren rang a bell with the friend, whom I have neglected, thus far, to say is the daughter of a late first cousin of mine. These two children, it became clear after an exchange of Emails, are my two children! It turns out that the Alabama lady's significant other's grandfather and my father-in-law were brothers! My wife, who passed away in 2010, would have loved this! I am glad that I am not on Facebook nor do I get involved with www.Ancestry.com. If I were, I suppose I wouldn’t get any sleep for the next few weeks. I wonder how many of you, in digging through your family ancestry, have encountered situations like this.
According to my friend’s belief Jonna was an angel…my angel sent to help me in my hour of need.