Tuesday, January 22, 2008

And now for something completely different.

You've barely had time to digest my gadfly media escapades and I'm up in your face with stories of my agrarian roots.

Sorry. Short attention span. So sue me.

I was home today recovering from a bout of ague and found this genealogy information about my great grandfather, Christian Schendel. Now we know where I get my workaholic tendencies. This man was a doer. (Click text to enlarge.)

It's lucky for everyone that I didn't come along until three generations later. (Not a fan of bugs in the house, outdoor plumbing, or hard physical labor.) In theory, though, I've always envied people who grew up on farms and got to show livestock at 4-H competitions and drive tractors and stuff.

Can't help it. It's in my blood.

Here's the link to the searchable ancestors site. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/


Kirk Moore said...

"He was also known as Christ"? Man he WAS a doer.

k said...

what's ague? maybe i should read posts in order...

Mol the Doll said...

Ague is fever/chills/fever/chills etc.
No biggi...
(Thanks for reading!)