Friday, May 07, 2010

Mother Protests Marriage

I was at my local Family History Center yesterday looking on some films I ordered for some records, when I came across this:

Oct. 24, 1841. This day ..... Mr. George Maddocks of Hope and Miss Nancy Pease
of Appleton.

The above intentions of marriage were denied by Miss Nancy
Pease who made her personal appearance, took down the notice
and committed it to the flames of the fiery furnace.
attest Henry Meservey, Town Clerk

Source: FHL film #10405, Vital Records, Appleton, ME, 1835-1887, Publishments and Marriages November 21, 1835 to September 11, 1886, transcription of original records, original records Mr B.J. Ness, Town Clerk, Appleton, ME. Contributed to the Maine D.A.R. Genealogical records Committee.

All of us ladies got a real laugh out of this. I hope you enjoy it as well. It makes you wonder what Mr. George Maddocks did to make Miss Nancy Pease so angry. Did they ever get married? Who knows.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Cell Phone Users Beware

I was infuriated this morning. I received a text from asking if I have debt to text back for information. I don't have any debt, but this infuriated me because I pay for those messages. Then I went to their website to discover that there is no phone number to call and give them a piece of my mind. So the next best thing was to turn them in. I have my cell number on the National Do Not Call Registry. Apparently that doesn't stop them from texting you instead.

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