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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Ancestry Update!

Today is my Daddy's birthday, he would have been 76. Time really flies, doesn't it? Well, here is the latest on my ancestry. I am German.....my original ancestor, Wilheim Roth, came to the US in 1742 as a poor Lutheran. He settled in Kirksey Township, and our family began. He married Maria Durst, and changed his name to William Rhodes, which is the American translation of Roth. I have been researching, and trying to take another direction, searching for my Mother's family and also my paternal grandmother's family. Discovered that I am John F. Kennedy's 10th cousin. I was thrilled to say the least, because he is one of my heroes. Now, I just need to figure out where my paternal grandmother's family came from. My Mother's original ancestor came Shropshire, England, so I guess that makes us German/English. Will update more later.

Mission Statement

I have been working this week on my mission statement. I knew that a mission statement was an important thing, but I never realized how important until I read a book called "The Path" by Laurie Beth Jones. It is very interesting how your mind works. According to Laurie Beth, just writing a mission statement will start to turn your life around, and I believe that. I don't have mine finished at this point, but it is a truly an important aspect of your life, that I don't feel should be taken lightly. So, I am still working on mine. Just something to think about.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


It has been a while since I posted, but I have been very busy. I am really concerned about all this business with China. It is bad enough that all the items are being recalled, and that citizens of the greatest nation in the world could be in danger. But, I am wondering, what is the deal with these American businesses???? We have so many people in this country that are unemployed and are begging for jobs, and I heard today that 90% of all toys sold in the United States are made in China. What are we thinking? Where is our patriotism? We need to be loyal to our own and stop making everyone else in this world rich.