Thursday, July 17, 2008

Old Photographs . . .

. . . are a legacy of a long line of packrats.

And, I thank all those packrats for the interesting family history they have left me.

This Carte d'Visite is of one of my two maternal great-great-grandmothers. Joeann Ellen Browning, nee Trimble, was born in Greene County, Illinois on 14 May 1847. In this photo she is 25 years old.

This photo is one of my two paternal great-great-grandfathers. He was born on 19 July 1843 in Macoupin County, Illinois. The photo was taken in 1860 or 1861. He enlisted in the 7th Illinois Volunteer infantry at age 17. He survived Andersonville.

Jargon . . .

. . . the Department of Defense revels in it.

For example, I sent this email earlier today:

Need to boot this to AQ NLT Tues next. Will comment on the SOW by COB Mon. Awaiting info from ESG WRT milestones. Also waiting for info from FEAD WRT proper ACQ course. It appears it needs to go through IPT ACQ vice FEAD and link with NAVFAC WASH KO.

What's scary is that both she and I understand it perfectly.