A Long Trip to the Past

To my dismay, I remembered when I last worked on the family tree my computer crashed.   Everything I had saved at the time, was saved on a floppy.  So when I got my new computer, guess what… no floppy drive.

Thus, I lost everything I had typed before. 

Luckily, I do have a hard copy, though very faint, of my family history.  Plus I kept a hard copy of any new information I found.

So, I’m starting over and traveling back to 1520, when my five-greats grandpa, Humphry Benton was born in Epping, Essex, England.  It’s going to be a long but interesting trip.  

I’m wiser now.  I will be saving to a CD as I go, that way if my computer messes up, I will still have the history.

I got curious about what was going on in 1520, so I went surfing. 

Well… Henry VIII was ruling and desperately needed to forge an alliance with either France or the Holy Roman Empire.  He had a choice to make.     

Here is the interesting thing… King Henry challenged King Francis, who ruled France, to a wrestling match. 

Well, Francis won that wrestling match and Henry wound up signing a treaty of alliance with the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V.

Boys will be boys.  

I can imagine my five-greats grandma, Joane, thinking this when she heard about it from her mother, while discussing the current Act of Six Articles. Henry passed this Act in 1539; laying down the beliefs of the Church of England.    I wonder how that conversation played out.

Okay… enough history.


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Also to my dismay, I lost a filling tonight.

And even worse, I think I swallowed it.   yuck!  

Too bad there really isn’t a tooth fairy to magically fix it.

 I wish you all a great Wednesday!
God bless and keep you,

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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.