So I decided to look into the video to see if it's fake, unfortunately my experience with the reality shows I moderate has led me to be prejudicely skeptical of all things on TV and Internet... at least at first glance. So for all those who do not believe the extreme shepards are real or legit here you go... a News report:
Okay this will be a bit difference from my other posts.
I have for years now been trying to find My Loves family, specifically his Father's family. This last year I found his father, but I was too late... he had past away the fall before. I found the names of several relatives and talked to one relative by marriage...but it seems a dead end for getting information as she gave me all she had. And that leads us to what is driving me crazy!
His interest, or hope perhaps, lies with a relative I can find nothing about! He has always been told he is part Native American. The one relative I talked to confirmed this but had no evidence and only knew her Husband said it was Blackfoot, Pennsylvania Blackfoot. I have looked and looked! I have tried censuses, obituaries, Google...everything I can think of that can be done from my home. Good thing there is such thing as unlimited long distance, the number of hours I've spent on the phone trying to get info and find people is shocking!
Now I bet you would like to know the woman I have been seeking right? Her name is Helen V. Barton. It's a nice name isn't it? It appears to be a difficult name to find, but a nice name none the less. She may be Blackfoot,she may be Saponi, she may be Apache, she could be Iroquois, or any other nation! But I haven't found her, to my sorrow.
"Why is it so important to find her?" you may be wondering... well that is kinda...personal. You would probably need to read this post to get an understanding...
Needless to say, My Love needs this! I always hope I will find SOMETHING I can share with him, but lately I can not get around this wall of finding Helen, where she was born, who were her parents, her people... I don't know where to look next.
Yes, my unrealisticoptimism for this post is someone, a Helen Barton relative perhaps, will be looking and find this randomly and can point us the right way, or have info, or something...
Last night Monster read me a Christmas story, she thought it was a nice story. I thought it was scary! First the family's house burns down, THEN they have to go live in a shack that is filled with SPIDERS!!!
And this is a Christmas story?
My little Monster knows I am afraid of spiders (except fuzzy ones) So with great pleasure she began to read it to me. The book is titled:
The Christmas Cobwebs by Odds Bodkin and Illustrated by Terry Widener
You should have seen the gleeful maniacal way she read this passage: "Then up in the rafters, tiny legs began to scurry this way and that. At the end of a silver thread, a tiny spider dropped down down toward the bare tree. Another spider followed. And then another and another!"
of course I obliged by making my eyes wide and so on. And really it was all an act. Scenes from Arachnophobia were not were not running through my mind.
(would have inserted a pic here but the search freaked me out too much.)
okay, i think I'm done talking about this subject.
But first, may I ask WHO was the sadistic person who started including SPIDERS in Christmas?!
Someone recently complained to me that all my recent posts had been about being sick and since my recent lag in posting was caused by a hospital stay we shall take this time to have a musical interlude instead. 'cuz really I would really much prefer a musical interlude to a description of my recent Drama(tm).
Here we are, enjoy this special musical interlude.
oh and person who told me this... I still love you and am not mad at you, I'm just using you as a segway.