I am not much into muscle cars…

Who says genealogy has to be boring and roots searching is dumb…?

Not me, not Jim, and certainly not Ron.

I have been digging a lot lately

Here goes

409

I am not much into muscle cars… but I love this song and I often sing it with my daughter when we go out for a ride…

I don’t own a 409…

Ready for snow tires…

Click here… and sing along

She’s real fine my 409
She’s real fine my 409
My 409

Well I saved my pennies and I saved my dimes
(giddy up giddy up 409)
For I knew there would be a time
(giddy up giddy up 409)
When I would buy a brand new 409
(409, 409)
Giddy up giddy up giddy up 409
(giddy up giddy up 409)
Giddy up 409
(giddy up giddy up 409)
Giddy up 409
(giddy up giddy up 409)
Giddy up 40…

Nothing can catch her
Nothing can touch my 409
409 ooooo

This one also…

Little deuce coupe, you don’t know
you don’t know what I got

Well, I’m not braggin’, babe,
so don’t put me down.
But I’ve got the fastest
set of wheels in town.
When something comes up to me
he don’t even try,
cos if it had a set of wings, man,
I know she could fly.

They don’t make cars like they use to anymore.

They don’t write song lyrics like they use to anymore.

My daughter reads my blog and she loves it as much as she loves her dad. I love her too.

For more info on the 409, click here.

Ron… This one is for you!

Hey Pierre, I found another root…

Only Ron clicks here.

Allright Jim… You can click too.

Manitoban with roots deep in New France

I’m not a big fan of the Beach Boys, but their music makes me vibrate.

Don’t know why?

Must be in my genes.

My uncle Jean-Louis Lagacé had a 1958 Cadillac DeVille Convertible, but that’s not a muscle car.

I still see it in my memories as a child.

I am more a Camaro guy type but I don’t have the money. Genealogy is less expensive.

They don’t make car commercials like they use to anymore.

You like Camaros?

Click here.

I won’t argue with Ron being a Corvette type guy especially when he operates his bulldozer.

Last one…?

Promise…

Hey is this a blog about genealogy or not?

Of course…

Just having a good time with two guys who found their roots here in Quebec and are getting around…

Having a hard time with some lyrics…?

Round round get around
I get around
Yeah
Get around round round I get around
I get around
Get around round round I get around
My kind o’ town
Get around round round I get around
I’m a real cool head
Get around round round I get around
I’m makin’ real good bread

I’m gettin’ bugged driving up and down this same old strip
I gotta finda new place where the kids are hip

My buddies and me are getting real well known
Yeah, the bad guys know us and they leave us alone

I get around
Get around round round I get around
My kind o’ town
Get around round round I get around
I’m a real cool head
Get around round round I get around
I’m makin’ real good bread
Get around round round I get around
I get around
Round
Get around round round oooo
Wah wa ooo
Wah wa ooo
Wah wa ooo

We always take my car cause it’s never been beat
And we’ve never missed yet with the girls we meet

None of the guys go steady cause it wouldn’t be right
To leave their best girl home now on Saturday night

I get around
Get around round round I get around
My kind o’ town
Get around round round I get around
I’m a real cool head
Get around round round I get around
I’m makin’ real good bread
Get around round round I get around
I get around
Round
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

Round round get around
I get around
Yeah
Get around round round I get around
Get around round round I get around
Wah wa ooo
Get around round round I get around
Oooo ooo ooo
Get around round round I get around
Ahh ooo ooo
Get around round round I get around
Ahh ooo ooo
Get around round round I get around
Ahh ooo ooo

Never could figure some lyrics…

My kind o’ town
Get around round round I get around
I’m a real cool head
Get around round round I get around
I’m makin’ real good bread

Now I can.

Now for something completely different..

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We all mellow when we grow old.

Watch out in the mirror for this one

I usually post an article only on Mondays.

But Ron is having so much fun in Southern Ontario while I am digging out from the latest snowstorm here in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines that…

Here goes…

Ron wrote me about Jim’s cars.


Pierre,

Send this picture to your friend Jim if you can?

Tell him Depatie says to watch out in the mirror for this one

Lol…

Ron

Black Beauty

Muscle car collection begins as an interest
becomes a hobby
continues as a vocation
takes over as an obsession
and in its last stages
is an incurable disease…

just like genealogy

Muscle cars…?



Catch me if you can sonny…

See you tomorrow for the big finale…

Jim’s cars

Jim L’Esperance’s son asked me something last week…

Pierre,
I am sending you some pictures of me with my old car I built. There are a couple with me standing beside the car. Is it possible for you to put one of those pictures on your site I just signed up for.
I am not great with these computors and I do not know how.

Jim

Jim has been so generous with his father’s pictures that I use on my blog Lest We Forget that I can’t refuse that small favour.

So here goes…

Ahead one-third sort of.

Click on each image for a full view.






 

 

 



He also sent me this…

It’s a poster with some of the cars he owned.

Now Jim knows how generous I can be…

Now Jim is as well-known on Internet as his father Jim.

Lest We Forget.


Third inning

Linda is quite a genealogy player…

She had covered a lot of grounds to find her roots.

The only error she made was with Agnes’ parents: Pierre Lagacé and Mathilde Leblanc.

Sandy and I backed her up.

Linda is not the first one to commit this error.

Sandy told me we see this error a lot on the Internet. Mathilde Leblanc did not marry Pierre Adolphe Lagacé, son of Pierre Lagacé and Marcelline David.

She did not…

Pierre Lagacé and Mathilde Leblanc

Sandy knows all about Pierre Lagacé, son of Stanislas Lagacé and Onésime Cadieux, and I know all about his brother Stanislas Lagasse…

And we know a whole lot more… and we also have pictures .

Field of dreams

Linda on the other hand knows all about the L’Esperance’s branch… and she wants to play along with us.

Delphis Lesperance’s children

Don’t worry about making mistakes when searching for your ancestors. It happens to all of us. We just have to correct them when we see them.

Know someone who likes baseball and genealogy? He or she can join our team.

Next time…

Fourth inning!

Second inning…

Now we’re getting somewhere…

After Stephen, whose great-great-grandfather is also mine, Linda has now join our team.

Linda has been searching for the Lesperance lineage for quite a while and she hit a lot of home runs even if she had made an error on Agnes Lagasse’s parents.

No harm done…

Remember this picture…

Agnes Lagasse is kneeling besides her daughter Victoria.

Sandy and I had identified all the people on this picture taken around 1908-1909.

One of them is Delphis Lesperance.

Linda is Delphis Lesperance’s granddaughter…!

Agnes Lagasse is her great-grandmother.

As I was writing this article, I went on the Internet and I found some of the messages she had left on a forum. She had put her e-mail so I wrote her.

Never thought she would write back…

Write back she did. Even the kids had to wait for supper…

Told you genealogy was addictive.

This picture was sent to me by Sandy two months ago.

George Lesperance sent it to her a few years back.


George had identified the people with what he knew then.

Sandy has now identified most of them.

First row: Agnes Lagasse, Francois Lesperance, Elma Lesperance, Edward Lesperance

Second row: Eugenie Lagasse, ?, Marie-Louise Côté, Alphonse Meunier, Philomène Desforges, Joseph Lagasse, ? and ?

The old woman in the centre of the photo is Philomène Desforges.

Philomène Desforges 1843-1933

She was to married Edouard L’Espérance dit Viau. Édouard, just like my great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé, had taken another name. He was known as Edward Hope.

Hope is the English translation of “espérance”.

I went looking for Édouard Lespérance or Edward Hope in the Canadian census, and there he was… in 1881 in St. Armand, Quebec.

This is Edward with his family.

Philomène is with her children: Sophronie, Lucie, Henriette, Joseph, Marie, Adéline, Caroline and Lucien.

Next inning, I will try to find Edward Hope’s parents…

I hope.


Top of the first inning…

First pitch…

I know a lot of people will be happy to play ball with us this morning…

The old woman in the centre of the picture is Philomène Trahan also named Philomène Desforges.

Philomène is Joseph Lesperance’s mother and the ancestor of a lot of Lesperance down in the United States…

Joseph is not in this picture, but he is on this one…

Joseph Lesperance is with his daughter Eugenie Victoria born September 18, in 1902 in St-Armand, Missiquoi county, in Quebec.

There is a sad story to be told about Joseph, but before I tell you what Sandy and I found about him, we will go to the bottom of the first tomorrow…