We older people need to learn something new every day...
Just to keep the grey matter tuned up.
Where did "Piss Poor" come from?
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot.
And then once it was full it was taken and sold to the tannery...
if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor".
But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot...
They "didn't have a pot to piss in" and were the lowest of the low.
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature
Isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be.
Here are some facts about the 1500's
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May,
And they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell,
Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water
Found a new genealogy blog with some interesting stuff. What I liked the best is the page of videos coming in from Youtube. I was able to find stuff there I hadn't seen before. I think Youtube might be the best genealogy education tool available.
Exciting new addition to AbbysBuySellGenealogy.com.
See our Youtube Video: Thomas Frost Genealogy
The fully-indexed two-volume hard-bound set details the ancestry and over 7,000 descendants of Thomas Frost, with over 35 previously undiscovered family connections was posted on Friday, October 21, and we are helping the authors blast the news across the new.
Thanks to ThomasFrostFamily.com for promoting your book on Abbys!
We know you have a ton of old genealogy materials hanging around. AND you are terribly busy.
We know that delving neck deep into research is more interesting than going through that old junk AND we know how big of a job it is.
Still, maybe it's time to take the bull by the horns and start going through the pile. Every day new genealogists start on their journey through their family tree. You could really help someone out by going through your materials, old research books and interesting items and list them on Abbys.
It just take a minute per item to list on Abbys. AND unlike ebay, you don't have to list over and over. Do it one time and it will stay published until it sells.
See you inside!
Today Abby's is featuring the diary of David Reid.
This journal was written 1833/1834 by David P. Reid who was aborad the Ship-of-the-Line Delaware.
A beautiful old book in great condition. You can see it here