|I put the tomato cages around the rhubarb to protect it from the ducks|
Linda and I were both delighted to have a visit from the Kangs this week. Sarah drove up Wednesday with the younger two thirds of the Kanglings to take Dong Bin, their visiting cousin, to SeaTac to catch a flight back to Korea. We got a two day visit out of the deal. I wasn't able to spend as much time with them as I would have liked, but I did get to cook breakfast for them twice. I cooked sour dough blueberry waffles one morning and sausage egg Mcmuffins the next. I had some volunteer help at the Beez Neez from Elise, Hannah, and Chloe. I also enjoyed a little family history time with Sarah. She is lobbying for me to work on the John Maythem and Catherine Guckian family. They were married in Ohio in 1838, but John Maythem was born in England and Catherine Guckian was born in Ireland. I've not done any research before where I've successfully traced someone back to Europe. It should prove an interesting challenge.
I watched a RootsTech video this past week about newspapers.com, an Ancestry.com subsidiary. I played around with the website for a few hours and found some interesting tidbits. I searched some issues of the Tiller and Toiler from Larned, Kansas. I found an announcement for a farm sale where Frank Rolo was preparing to move to Oregon. Another issue had an item regarding the sheriff arresting Frank Rolo's hired man for theft. There was also a detailed report of a letter from Mrs. Frank Rolo in Oregon to her sister in Larned, Kansas regarding the suicide of a step-brother in Oregon. There was a lot of information regarding relationships. Newspapers can be an amazing source if they are available for the particular time and place you are researching.