Where Did Cookie Come From? The Anomaly Of Me
I have often wondered about my ancestors on my dad’s side of my family. I know some about my mom’s side but virtually nothing about my dad’s side. My dad never really liked to talk about his family. I knew my grandmother well, but other than that—basically nothing. My grandmother used to like to tell me stories about her life but my dad would not let her say a lot.
I periodically type my dad’s name and my grandmother’s name in to do searches on them but don’t typically come up with too much. I find a tidbit here and there, but it doesn’t amount to much. A few years ago, I decided to start a tree on Ancestry.com. I even did the “spit test” to see if I could find any DNA matches. I also did one for 23andme after a couple of years of not finding much on Ancestry.com without any additional success. In fact, I like Ancestry.com better because it contains more information and is more user friendly.
My dad has been a bit of an enigma. I have not been able to find ANYTHING about him. Although daddy never let grandma tell many stories, he was a bit of a storyteller himself. He claimed that during his lifetime he had been a chef and a paramedic. He had also invented Cheerios. Yes, I am royalty—the Cheerios heiress…NOT! The only thing that he told me that is true is that he was a wing walker. And the reason I know this is true is because I have pictures. Yup—that’s right folks. Now you know what is wrong with me—😅.
Each Monday I will be sharing a little more of what I have found along with whatever I dig up in the future. I hope you find my investigating as fun and interesting as I do. I already have a few quirky facts that you will find amusing. See you next week.