May 18th, 2012

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Family history practical use

I just had the first practical need for the family history information I’ve assembled. The heirs for aunt Babe’s estate are all nieces, nephews, and grand-nephews, since she never had children and outlived all her siblings. The lawyers for the estate needed to know when her siblings died to establish that they are, in fact, dead. None of the living relatives were even alive when Babe’s oldest sibling Joe died in 1931. I just saved the family a bunch of money to research all of that.

crossposted from King Rat.

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Heading to WisCon next weekend

I will be heading to WisCon next weekend. It’ll be my fourth year attending. At the moment, I’m thinking of canceling, though I probably won’t do so. I have no problem spending two months on my own, but the idea of being in a convention where I know only one or two people for a weekend gives me the heebie jeebies. I love the programming topics, which is why I go.

I do wish I knew more people who were interested in the kind of science fiction that’s discussed there, so I could talk them into going and not feel so on my own. (I should probably start talking it up in like, January, and see if there’s interest. Not wait until 6 days before my flight when it suddenly hits me that I’m gonna be on my own.

The best year was two years ago when Kim went. When Kim’s around, I’ll feel at home.

Sara will be there (if her flight plans don’t get messed up like last year), so there’ll be at least one person I know. And I will love the discussions.

crossposted from King Rat.