EM3 Robert Joseph Ritchie has been on Eternal Patrol since August 6th, 1945

Pierre Lagacé:

Robert deserves his own blog…

Originally posted on On Eternal Patrol:

EM3 Robert Joseph Ritchie is just a name on a list…?

List of casualties

Source

http://www.history.navy.mil/library/online/sublosses/sublosses_bullhead.htm

Bullhead (SS 332)

Departing Fremantle for her third war patrol, Bullhead (Lieutenant Commander E.R. Holt, Jr.) on 31 July 1945, started for her area (from 110°-00’E to 115°-30’E, in the Java Sea). She was to leave her patrol area at dark on 5 September and head for Subic Bay, Philippine Islands. Capitaine and Puffer were also to patrol in the Java Sea area, as were the British submarines Taciturn and Thorough.

Bullhead arrived in area on 6 August, but Capitaine did not arrive until 13 August. On 12 August, Capitaine ordered Bullhead to take position the following day in a scouting line with Capitaine and Puffer. There was no reply and on 15 August, Capitaine reported, “Have been unable to contact Bullhead by any means since arriving in area.”

Since those submarines named above were in the…

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Rolled eyes – Redux

I really like this post I wrote a few months ago…

Rosh had used Rolled eyes in a comment.

ORIGINAL POST

I really like that expression Rosh had used in a comment.

Rolled eyes.

In fact I don’t care that much about rolled eyes. I bring people to life on this blog so those who don’t roll their eyes can see them.

Idala 1930

I know Idala’s granddaughter isn’t the one to roll her eyes when she reads my blog.

I hope her grandchildren will open them wide one day.

Identification of Idala's sons

Have you ever goggled Idala Lagasse?

Toodles.

END OF ORIGINAL POST

Have you ever goggled Marcelline David?

Don’t get me wrong…

I don’t want to ridicule people looking for famous people in their family tree.

I have some famous people and I am proud to write about them on this blog paying homage to our ancestors…

Jean_Nicolet

Bam!

I would have been the first one to write about my 8th cousin Emeril Lagasse if I had heard about him before Tammy Middleton had not jumped the gun with my search for Emeril’s roots.

So how am I related to Emeril, and why am I writing about him today?

It’s because of this man…

Idala 1930

Stalking Emeril

I don’t know if Emeril Lagasse is famous enough to have people stalking him.

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I know I have never been in such a predicament even though I have been writing about our ancestors since 2009. I figured cooking is more important than genealogy unless you stumble on this blog and start to get all excited about old pictures you once thought putting in the garbage…

So what about Emeril Lagasse and how are you related to him? You will have to come back later because I am busy as a bee right now…

DON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT GROWING OLD…

THE AUTHOR IS NOT KNOWN. IT WAS FOUND IN THE BILLFOLD OF COACH PAUL BEAR BRYANT, ALABAMA,  AFTER HE DIED IN 1982
The Magic Bank Account
Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use.  However, this prize has rules:
The set of rules:
1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.
2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
3. You may only spend it.
4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.
5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, “Game Over!”. It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.
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What would you personally do?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?
You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?
—————————————————————————–
ACTUALLY, This GAME is REAL …
Shocked ??? YES!
Each of us is already a winner of this *PRIZE*. We just can’t seem to see it.
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The PRIZE is *TIME*
1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds
as a gift of life.
2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is Not credited to us.
3. What we haven’t used up that day is forever lost.
4. Yesterday is forever gone.
5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING…
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SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?
Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars.  Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.
So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life!
Here’s wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start “spending”….
“DON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT GROWING OLD…!”
SOME PEOPLE DON’T GET THE PRIVILEGE!

Oh my goodness…

Oh my goodness… what a surprise to find a follow-up – yes, even if I discovered this 6 months later and the post was . . . 10 years ago.

My interest is renewed – I do have relatives somewhere!

Yes, as per your blog, I am alive :):) and would love to know more.

Please!

That was four years ago when Alyce got all excited about her ancestors. Her ancestors are all here on this blog.

Alyce shared almost all she knew. At first there was little to go on…

Just pictures.

I just love pictures.

band of brothers

Band of brothers

I was searching everywhere for my ancestors…

I was searching everywhere for my ancestors but I had reached a dead end…

dead leaves on the ground

I was not going anywhere. I could not find my paternal ancestors, but I kept on looking, and looking, and looking.

detective

 

I was searching for all the Lagasses I could lay my hands on.

This is where I found this Pierre Lagasse who was married to Marceline Davies.

She died in 1906 from a heart disease.

death certificate Marcelline David

I felt like an adopted descendant.

So I got curious.

Little did I know back in 2008 that this Pierre Lagasse (I have the same name except at the end), born in 1825, was my great-great-grandfather’s brother.

He had married Marcelline David not Davies.

Curious?

marriage Pierre Lagassée

Looking at her death certificate I wondered who was that A. P. Lagasse, the undertaker.

I got curious some more and I found this picture on the Internet.

Adolphe Lagasse

 

That was the picture of Adolphe Pierre Lagasse, the undertaker who did the embalming of his mother Marcelline David…

Then I got even more curious when I found out that Adolphe Pierre Lagasse’s brother was Idala Lagasse. This is how Idala Lagasse led me to his granddaughter Alice who was looking for her roots since 2000…

Idala 1930