Have you had any luck?

I was hoping to have a great post about all the relatives I found in the 1940s census. Sadly, that is not the case. Not because they weren’t there — completely different issue. I couldn’t get to them.

The archives.gov site just would download my enumeration districts. Ancestry.com still hasn’t uploaded any of my states. Sigh… I was looking forward to seeing the images today.

Cool tool for the 1940s census

I just found a tool that can help with the 1940s census. As you probably know, the 1940s census will be coming out on April 2nd. They will be indexed by enumeration district, but not by name. It will be a while before it will be indexed by name.
If you are like me, you do not want to wait. Stephen Morse has made a cool tool that can help with that: http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html
All you need to do is list the state, town and street address. From that it can give a (or a few) enumeration district. Yay!

Thursday Thoughts


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Here is my health quote for the week:

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” – Thomas Fuller(1608 – August 16, 1661)

This quote can be used for anything, but because of my health problem, that is where my brain immediately goes. This quote is very similar to the one I chose last week: the Italian proverb.


prequel to Labyrinth


Super cool news! The company Archaia has announced that they are working on a graphic novel that will be the prequel to the fantasy movie “Labyrinth”.

Have you seen Labyrinth? It came out in 1986, and it had fantasy, creatures made by Jim Henson and designed by Brian Froud and starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connolly. Oh yes, how could I forget — it is also a musical. It is one of my favorite movies.

So a graphic novel is kind of cool (a movie would have been extremely cool) but according to Entertainment Tonight they may have music made for the novel. So, even better… Now, if they can get David Bowie to sing too… *hope* *hope*. They say it should be out in late 2012.

Here is the trailer to the original movie:

Thursday Thoughts


Here is my health quote for the week:

“He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not” – Italian Proverb

In other words — you don’t realize how important good health is until you don’t have it any more. I wish that all of those who don’t have a chronic illness could understand how lucky they really are.

New Years Resolutions

Well, I am breaking a New Years resolution from a few years ago to make these. (I resolved to make no more New Years Resolutions.) Here is my list for this year:

  • To get my blood sugar numbers better
  • To post on both my photo blog and this blog at least once a week
  • To continue working on my Zazzle, Cafepress and Printfection stores and make more money than this year
  • To continue my work on Squidoo and improve my lenses (and perhaps make more money than this year)
  • To stay positive, even if everything and everyone around me is negative.
Did you make any resolutions? What were they?
I want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year! Here is hoping that next year is the best one yet!

Year in Review

Kerri from sixuntilme had this meme on her website. It will be a lot less impressive from me, since my posting earlier in the year was spotty at best.  Here we go: the first lines of a definitive post from each month in 2011.

June – First of all, I want to say that the waitress at Friendlys was very informed, and did tell me the correct information.

December – Are you interested in hearing about foods that are super good for you?

Clearly this shows me that I should post more 🙂


Thursday Thoughts

Here is my health quote for the week:

“The First Wealth Is Health” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

I bet anyone who has a chronic illness would agree with this quote. Quite a few illnesses, like diabetes, have no cure. It doesn’t matter how much money you have. You will not be cured. We might not complain every day, but let me tell you — it isn’t fun, at all.




Here is a postcard with this quote: