Thursday, March 28, 2013

My sun kitties

2013-03-19 11.44.48 by cathie
2013-03-19 11.44.48, a photo by cathie on Flickr.

George is the orange and the grey tabby is our 18 year old Hans.

Monday, March 18, 2013

A quote about DFWallace from a New Yorker article by D.T.Max

"He conjured the world in two-hundred-word sentences that mixed formal diction and street slang, technicalese and plain speech; his prose slid forward with a controlled lack of control that mimed thought itself. "

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

More Byngs!!

Here's info about my third cousins three times removed,  John Byng's eldest son:
1) George Henry Charles Byng,
2) Henry William Byng (who was a Page of Honor to Queen Victoria) He met a rather gruesome and somewhat mysterious death: decapitation by train in 1899 (You can read an account of it here if you scroll down a bit. 
3) Rev. Francis Edmund Cecil Byng, 5th Earl of Strafford

Monday, March 11, 2013

Some information about Sir John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford (1772-1860)

Sir John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford.
 Can be found here.   He married my 1st cousin five times removed: Mary Stevens Mackenzie.

Here's a picture of their son: Viscount Enfield, 2nd Earl of Strafford, Captain George Steven Byng, who was my second cousin four times removed.

George Byng, 2nd Earl of Strafford