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Talk about a ridiculously persistent chunk of DNA - I've matched this piece with FOUR different +23andMe users so far.  It's to the point that if I see this chunk come up in a match, I know exactly who our common ancestor is!  The Advanced Family Inheritance tool is SO incredibly useful when sorting out a match.  I joked a while back that eventually each matching chunk of DNA will have an ancestor associated with it, and well, I think I'm at that point!
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Wow. Way to go, ancestry. 
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Top Gear as we know it is over.
A month after Jeremy Clarkson was fired from his long-running stint presenting the hit BBC motoring show Top Gear after punching a producer, the future of his fellow hosts seems to have finally been settled.
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This is very sad and for the people who love the show were shocked!
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I had a bunch of different options for this post for Sepia Saturday, but I figured I’d give my husband’s Dutch family a turn again!  Here we have Ellechien Dijkema (1912-1974) and Luitje Huisman (1914-1986), date unknown.  They were married 29 May 1936 in…
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I don't know if that's wordpress or Google, but sometimes it publishes the picture, sometimes it doesn't and I don't know why.
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Today’s Sepia Saturday brings us a prompt image of men working on electrical lines.  It’s a really unique image, I think, and not something I had a perfect match for, but it does open the door to men working which lets me post a really neat series of…
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Local news (Phoenixville bridge closure on 23 over the reservoir spillway), and our hiliarious local OEM team explaining alternate routes.
“Route 23 at Moorehall Dam is closing on Monday until the end of 2015. Here are some detour maps: #PXV #Phoenixville”
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I failed to notice this was public. :S
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Whoa, well thanks, +T-Mobile​! 
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T-Mobile I want some of that unlimited data
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I had a hard time with this week’s Sepia Saturday theme since I had no football players (we’re less of an athletic family, more musical), and of course the older cameras weren’t really capable of taking action shots without a ton of motion blur.  However,…
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Fascinating article, but needs more pictures!
A Coast Guard patrol spotted the wrecks in shallow waters that are only clear after the lake's ice melts and before summer sediment swirls and algae blooms
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I don't usually share out posts from other Sepia Saturdays, but this was too hilarious not to share.  Shows the ineffectiveness of the Baby Tuba Mute.

Also, #freebrad  
Brass musicians often use mutes inserted into their instrument's bell to muffle and alter the tone. However these accessories are quite expensive for tubas due to the size, so babies are substituted in the interest of economy. While some tuba baby mutes do have a drawback due to excessive ...
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I never had a mute for my tuba, just my trumpet 
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Retrotastic Camera Bag #spoonflower #spoonflowered

I’ve been on a sewing kick!  Between starting the Spoonflower Instagram Cheater Quilt challenge and finishing this project, the sewing projects are really keeping me busy.  This project was inspired in part by the Rhianna Indiegogo campaign that was…
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Bag is awesome!
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Kickstarted - +Espionage Cosmetics Campaign # 2.
#nerdmakeup   #espionagecosmetics   #kickstarter  
I thought it might be time to start reviewing Kickstarter rewards/projects on ye olde blog since I've funded a bunch of them recently and have so far been pretty pleased with the experience!  I kno...
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Another theme involving coal mining!  This Sepia Saturday theme is neat because the prompt image comes from the same state where most if not all of my ancestors lived.  There were a number of coal miners in the family around WWI, and while I’ve already…
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