I must admit part of my slackness comes from having too much fun in the past, and finding some of the most amazing things about people and families.. that I put my head up and the time is gone..
What have been doing with myself.. well I have been given so many gold mines of info lately on different parts of my family that I have discovered a few more rellies hidden in the wood work and some not that far out of my own home town. And this is awesome when your trying to put together the pieces that you have had dangling around your neck for ever and ever.
My Great Great Great grandfather Tom King had a very interesting life but the meeting of Larry a distant rellie has made Toms life a hell of a lot more interesting.. I first spoke to Larry on the phone to ask if I could take over his box of stuff and sort through it. He was so excited that somebody wanted to do the story on the King family that I must admit I got caught up in his enthusiasm and then he says "Why don't you write a book".. I though OMG where would I start..
Then low and behold I find an article on Toms grandson and after a little reading discover a whole new family out there that are a mystery to us.. so where to from here I will contact them and see if we can join forces to put together the history of that part of the family.
Another tragedy of beliefs and societies standards that has caused rifts in the family
Life throws some amazing things we definitely take for granted.
Then on my journey of paper I discovered what I would have thought was the shortest enlistment in the Military in all time.. James enlisted on the 16/3/1916 and was discharged on the 23/5/1916... the missus had 5 kids at home and couldn't cope so she wrote to the Australian Defence Force asking for him to come home.. amazingly enough she had 4 boys and 1 daughter and the boys all ended up enlisting in WWII and did their full terms.
And if I was not so brain dead I would remember all the very cool things I have found recently but until tomorrow.. I will tell you more..