Notation from Baptismal Register

Notation from Baptismal Register, Parish of Castlemore and Kilcolman, 1909

If you just do a keyword search of the indexed entries at sites like Ancestry or Findmypast, you miss really interesting stuff. I especially like notations at the fronts of some of the Irish Catholic Parish Registers. I’ve seen recipes for barm, to do lists, payment annotations for services (adding hobnails on boots or baking bread for the parish priest). This one addresses some of the gaps in Irish records and why the parish registers are so important. I wish I could make out the priest’s name at the end.

Baptismal Register, Diocese of Achonry, Parish of Castlemore and Kilcolman, Baptisms Nov 1851-17 Nov 1861 and 25 Jan 1864-2 Jun 1872, image 3.
https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000632290#page/3/mode/1up

This is an important book and it should be carefully preserved for the following reasons —
The Census returns of 1861 and 1871 have long since been destroyed. Twelve years hence in the year 1921, the people coming up for Old Age Pensions will begin to be these born in or subsequent to 1851, for those the Census returns will no longer be available unless indeed, they fall back on those of 1881 taken when they were grown men and women of thirty years or there abouts. This would be a course open to much objection, for adults generally return figures far short of the correct age. The people therefore born between the ages of 1851 and 1864 (the year when public registration begins) will unless their Church records have been preserved be hard set to prove their ages in a satisfactory way. Now this book contains fairly accurate –the baptismal records from 1851 to 1864 –hence the importance of taking care of it.

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20th October 1909

P. S. See large Register too for baptisms from 1860 on.

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Found

These are from another project I’m working on. I have a big lot of photos I bought online, and after receiving them, it became clear that they belonged to two families. And it’s possible it’s just one family. I’ve identified two main family groups and am looking for a connection between them.

This is one group, all photos taken about 1942, probably in Illinois. If this is your family, please contact me. I would love to return the photos to you!

Jared, Esther, and Bill Lyon circa 1942
Jared Tyner Lyon (1902-1968) married Esther Harriet Anderson (1901-1969) in 1924. The boy is their son, who may still be living.

Viola Lyon circa 1942

Viola Lyon circa 1942

Viola Lyon circa 1942
Viola Susan Tyner (1872-1963) married William Edgar Lyon (1870-1926). I’m still trying to identify the young man in the last photo.

Esther, Jared, Viola, and Bill Lyon circa 1942
Viola Susan Tyner (1872-1963) married William Edgar Lyon (1870-1926).
Jared Tyner Lyon (1902-1968) married Esther Harriet Anderson (1901-1969) in 1924.

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C H O N K Y

Jingle Bell Jack

Jingle Bell Jack

Jingle Bell Jack

Jingle Bell Jack
8 x 6 1/4 inches
exposed spine sewn on tapes with waxed linen thread
96 pages recycled from old student work
cover recycled from a creepy children’s book

I finished filling this book with gluebook collage, and even after removing a bunch of pages, it’s heckin chonky. Oops!

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No Bar & Grill

No Bar and Grill

Believe it or not, there was a thriving punk scene in Muncie, Indiana, in the 1980s. The No Bar was all ages, so I spent a ridiculous amount of time there. (Found an old T-shirt while I was cleaning out my closet.)

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Comet

Hark! A tiny painting!

Comet
gouache on paper
4 x 6 inches

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Staff Meeting Doodle

Staff Meeting Doodleink on paper

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Film Reels

Film Reels

Film Reels

These were sitting on the loading dock one morning, when I got to work.

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Medusa Lamp

Medusa Lamp

The plastic shades on my cheap-ass medusa lamp were crumbling. I couldn’t find replacements (I’m not spending a million damn dollars on shades for a lamp that cost $20). I removed the shades and replaced the bulbs with LED vanity bulbs. LED Edison bulbs would work, too.

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Andromeda

Ugly Painting

I found a really ugly painting at Goodwill. The stretcher was nice, though, so I bought it with the intention of recycling it. I removed the loose strings and primed the canvas with gesso, before painting.

Andromeda

Andromeda detail

Andromeda detail
Andromeda
mixed media (acrylic, cotton string, beads, pottery shards, and glass) on canvas

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Had a bath. Almost died.

Had a bath.  Almost died.

Comatose

Thomas got a bath last weekend. My mom visited, and she’s allergic to him, so I always give him a bath before she comes. He was a very good boy for her visit, but when she left, he was absolutely worn out. Being a good host is hard work.

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