Monthly Archives: September 2007

Vitameatavegamin – I Love Lucy

You could have an entire website devoted to “I Love Lucy”.

Below is one of the most favorite scenes from any TV show ever.

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Vitameatavegamin – I Love Lucy

You could have an entire website devoted to “I Love Lucy”.

Below is one of the most favorite scenes from any TV show ever.

Vitameatavegamin

Jackson & Grandpop

Here is a photo of Jackson Reverdy Orrell and his Depraved Brain Grandfather:

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Jackson & Mommy

He is a photo of Jackson Reverdy Orrell and his Mommy

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Failure To Communicate

Somehow I went from a nake male car wash yesterday to the car wash scene in Cool Hand Luke.

There were some other good scenes in that movie. The one below is a classic involving the famous “What we got here is failure to communicate” line.

Jackson & Mommy

He is a photo of Jackson Reverdy Orrell and his Mommy

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Genealogy Research

I have decided that after 22+ years of genealogy research, it’s time to put everything on hold.

What started out as a fun hobby, full of exciting research, has turned into a chore of sorts.

I’ll still keep the Orrell Family website and blog up and running. As long as Bob wants to continue with the blog, it serves a purpose. I’ll contribute from time to time, but not on a daily or even weekly basis.

Quite honestly, I’m burned out with the research. I’ve been there before and have pulled back on research for several months, but this time it’s a little different. I haven’t done any research in about four months and do not intend any for quite some time.

I’ve lost the fire and the passion.

I used to be able to go to the Maryland State Archives or Maryland Historical Society and do an entire’s day research, making copy after copy, and only spending a few dollars. Prices for copies have gone up.

The internet has changed genealogy over the last ten years. Now, on line databases, are available, which in many ways have proved helpful. Instantly I can locate and print out census data from every census. This is a plus.

However, over the years the cost of these databases has greatly increased. Plus, various company’s databases overlap. Yet, the get ‘everything’ you must buy the highest package from each company.

On line database subscriptions now total about $800 per year.

As I look forward to and prepare for retirement, I must look at what I spend more closely.

Genealogy has gotten very expensive.

There is a possibility I might return to it when I retire, on a limited basis. However, there is a possibility that after 22 years and 34 genealogy books written, I’m hanging up the research for good.

The only thing genealogy related that I still want to do is a book about my father. I’ve also started another genealogy book (autobiographical in nature) that might be completed. It’s difficult to say. With printing, xeroxing, and postage costs rising on a yearly basis, it’s difficult envision any new genealogy books. I never make money on them. Each one costs me several hundred dollars to do. I only get a few orders for each, as they are so specific in nature.

Abbott & Costello – “Who’s On First”

Probably the best comedy skit of all time.

Abbott & Costello – “Who’s On First”

Probably the best comedy skit of all time.

Red Skelton – Pledge of Allegience

Here is Red Skelton reciting and explaining the Pledge of Allegience. Take the time to listen to this. It is well worth it.

Click the PLAY VIDEO button to start.