Daily Archives: August 3, 2020

Monthly Record Update for July 2020 – FamilySearch August 2 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch today -Monthly Record Update for July 2020 – FamilySearch August 2 2020: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/record-collection-july-2020/. August 2, 2020  – by  FamilySearch FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in June of 2020 with over 16.5 million new indexed family … Continue reading

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Rankin County Museum and Historical Society, Brandon – Mississippi Mondays August 3, 2020

For today’s Mississippi Mondays post, I went with Brandon in Rankin County, and decided the Rankin County Museum and Historical Society: http://rankinhistory.com/site/ was a good choice. Going to be interesting to see what I can find on it as I … Continue reading

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2015 Honors: The 761st Tank Battalion (Narrated by Joe Mantegna) – YouTube Video American Veterans Center

I saw this on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFhrrWuhry4 Direct link: 2015 Honors: The 761st Tank Battalion (Narrated by Joe Mantegna) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFhrrWuhry4 (about 4:39 minutes long) More information on the unit from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/761st_Tank_Battalion_(United_States). Primarily African American unit.  

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31 Good Things that Happened in July — Kimberlee K.

Hello and welcome back to another edition of All the Good Things, a monthly series where I highlight all the good things (get it?) that happen in each 30-day (or so) span. I hope it can be a reminder that … Continue reading

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Analysis: Mississippi group aims for simple flag design — Mississippi Business Journal August 3, 2020

Nine commissioners designing a new Mississippi flag have the complicated task of choosing a simple design. Mississippi recently retired the last state flag with the Confederate battle emblem that’s been widely condemned as racist. An expert told commissioners last week … Continue reading

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Newest Bundles of Holding Space: 1889 Clockwork and Space: 1899 Odysseys Bundles – August 3, 2020

I received this e-mail from Bundle of Holding – Spaces 1889 Clockwork and Space: 1899 Odysseys Bundles earlier today – it was a bit later than usual at arriving; one is a revival bundle so if you purchased the previous … Continue reading

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The MyHeritage Search Engine for Historical Records Just Got Better – August 2, 2020

I saw this on MyHeritage earlier today – The MyHeritage Search Engine for Historical Records Just Got Better – August 2, 2020: https://blog.myheritage.com/2020/08/the-myheritage-search-engine-for-historical-records-just-got-better/.  by Esther August 2, 2020 MyHeritage Products We are pleased to announce that our search engine for … Continue reading

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We Broke a World Record! The Largest Watermelon Eating Contest in Water Valley, Mississippi — Just Chasing Rabbits

Happy National Watermelon Day! To celebrate, we have a great watermelon story! August 3, 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Water Valley Watermelon Festival. To commemorate the occasion, Water Valley’s Chamber of Commerce decided to attempt a watermelon-related world … Continue reading

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LT Michael Thornton, U.S. Navy SEAL, Medal of Honor (Full Interview) – YouTube Video American Veterans Center

I saw this on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY2zv8CqLhY Direct link: LT Michael Thornton, U.S. Navy SEAL, Medal of Honor (Full Interview) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY2zv8CqLhY (about 36:24 minutes long) Here’s the Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_E._Thornton and  https://themedalofhonor.com/recipients/engineman-first-class-highest-rank-lieutenant-michael-thornton-u-s-navy-naval-advisory-group/. Interesting additional information: https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/petty-officer-michael-thorntons-uncommon-rescue/.  

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How To Get Comfortable With Letting Go — Eclipsed Words By Aishwarya Shah

Letting go sucks. It’s hard. It’s painful. It’s uncomfortable. And usually, when it’s time to let something or someone go, we realize it’s something we probably should have done a while ago. We like to white knuckle as long as … Continue reading

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