February Newsletter 2011, Greetings!

Today, some or you are braving the elements of winter, snow, sleet and freezing temperatures, while others bask in sunnier climes, with warmer temperatures.  However, winter is not over till the Groundhog gives his forecast or the fat lady-bird sings.  Bundle up with a good book or clean off your sun glasses, whichever is appropriate; we still have 6 weeks to go until Spring is official.




Tomorrow, there will be a new selection on the main Menu.  Judy C. Ware has finished her second book detailing the life story of the family of James Ware II, who migrated with his family, three of his brothers, their families and his parents to Kentucky, in the latter part of the 1700’s.  It has been almost a year since we enjoyed reading the saga of James Ware I.  Judy’s first chapter gives a synopsis to refresh your memories and a bridge to the story of the next generation.

This book is significantly longer and provides more detailed information.  It is too much for the reader to take in all at once, therefore it will be serialized; a new chapter to be posted every Friday for the next 14 weeks.




Last month we began and new category for the investigation of Ware ancestors.  Sometimes it is not possible to extract  information from books and periodicals, therefore I have grouped Ware families who have resided in specific Counties and States.  Most names are Tagged within the individual Counties, so when you search a name, for instance William, you may see his name attached to several Counties, States, Acorns and Stories.  When using this category it would be more helpful for you to know where your ancestors resided.



This resource provides you with anecdotal information on Ware ancestors.  For the most part I have chosen to disregard birth, marriage, death and burial information.  These records can be found on sites like Ancestry, Rootsweb and Family Search, the LDS site, etc.   Some names are so common that whenever possible, I have given a date to help you distinguish which generation a person might belong to.  This is an on going process.  One of our members told me that the name Ware is the sixth most common and I have been researching over 1000 first names.  Check this site often.  I am always adding information as I find it.



Our site is in need of new information and photographs for the Gallery.  If you have read an interesting book (which doesn’t have to pertain to a Ware relative) or seen an informative television program or movie, please take a few minutes to write about it and share what you have learned.  (As a point of interest, American Experience, Monday nights on PBS, have historical documentaries.)   Passing your knowledge along might be the key to anothers’  progress with their research.  You can send submissions directly to me in jpeg format and I will post them for you with credit given to you for the contributions.


Thank you’s to Marti Martin of the Woodford Co., Kentucky Historical Society, Joe Ware and Ray Ware for their submissions last month.




1. Money isn’t made out of paper, it’s made out of cotton.

2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp
(marijuana) paper.

3. The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a ‘tittle.’

4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up
down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
(I can just see you guys breaking out the Champagne & Raisins.)

5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller ..

6. 40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

7. 315 entries in Webster ‘s 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

8. The ‘spot’ on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes.
He was albino.

9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents

10. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

11. Chocolate affects a dog’s heart and nervous system; a few
ounces will kill a small-sized dog.

12. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the
shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

13. Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww).

14. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t
wear pants.

15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as medicine.

16. Upper- and lower-case letters are named ‘upper’ and ‘lower’
because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual
letters, the Upper case’ letters were stored in the case on top of the
case that stored the smaller, ‘lower case’ letters.

17. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the
other at the same time, hence multi-tasking was invented.

18. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World
War II were made of wood.

19. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

20. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was
never a recorded Wendy before!

21. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange
and purple.

22. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.  Also, it took him 10
years to paint Mona Lisa ‘s lips.

23. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly
go mad and sting itself to death

24. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original ‘Halloween’ was
a Captain Kirk’s mask painted white..

25. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you
have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without
being able to make change for a dollar (good to know.)

26. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can’t
sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless.)

27. The phrase ‘rule of thumb’ is derived from an old English law,
which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than
your thumb.

28. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record
player for automobiles At that time, the most known player on the market
was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

29. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a
piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.  It’s the same
with apples.

30. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

32. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book
most often stolen from Public Libraries.

33. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into
space because passing wind in a space suit damages it.

Submitted by Charles Dreisbach


February Newsletter 2011, Greetings! — 2 Comments

  1. It is a really great feeling to finally finish this book, and I feel like I have so many people to thank. (The list of credits at the end will be about as long as the book!!) I especially want to thank you, Vicki, for providing this wonderful site to post it on. I hope your readers enjoy it for it was truly a labor of love.
    Bless you,
    Judy Ware

  2. Let’s hear it for Jim and Judy. They have worked diligently on this book. Great article Vicki. Thanks


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