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Thursday, October 23, 2008

SkyWatch Friday





I won't be able to visit much the next couple of days. If you remember, or not, on Saturday we are having some people over that I am excited to meet! The man who built our house was Colonel Sperry and there is a Sperry reunion this weekend and Col Sperry's descendents are going to come and walk through the house he built. It should be fun but I've got much to do to get ready for their visit!

Did I tell you about this strange twist of fate? You may know that I love genealogy and have a genealogy blog that you can access from here. Well, looking through our tree, I noticed my husband has a Mary Sperry that was from this same area. I contacted my new found Sperry friends and asked them and this Mary Sperry is related to Jacob Sperry who built our house, weird isn't it? I *think* her parents were Jacob's GG Grandparents, or something like that, I'll write it down when they come over. Although Nick is only related through marriage, Mary Sperry married into Nick's Dugan line, still it's weird and pretty cool huh?!

Back on track, for more skywatch photos from all over the world, see SKYLEY

Happy SkyWatch :)

41 comments:

  1. Interesting Story..Thanks for sharing..

    Nice Photo..Happy SWF..

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  2. nice blue sky

    I hope you stop by at my SWF post also in HERE or HERE. Thanks

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  3. pretty picture and what a fun time for you

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  4. What a interesting story. I can't wait to hear what you find out.

    Lovely picture of downtown Roanoke, I presume?

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  5. Beautiful shot. Enjoy your weekend.

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  6. Love the Sperry geneology story!
    The Sky Watch photo is great too. ;-)

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  7. Hello Tanya !

    Great shot, with sky and flower...

    Thank for the text.
    And thank You for the award, but I don't continue this award, because not "jalousie"...

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  8. Nice flowers in front of your crystal clear sky!

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  9. How stange about the Sperry connection with your husband. Good luck for Saturday. It must be putting more than a little pressure on getting the house ready for them to look at! But it will be great fun I bet. I hope ou do a post about it!

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  10. Love this! And thanks for that interesting story:) Mine is up HERE. Hope to see you there! Happy SWF!~

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  11. I love discovering family connections like that!
    Looks like we both picked street corners with a view this SWF.
    BTW - you have my unofficial BFF and thank you, thank you for your frequent visits and supportive comments.

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  12. angle de vue originale pour cette photo. bon weekend

    original angle for this picture. good weekend

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  13. Very nice story, lets see what happens next. Your photo is so nice! the flowers and the sky made the perfect combination!

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  14. That's cool! Have fun with the visitors on Saturday!

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  15. What a very interesting story! I hope you'll find out everything about this little mystery. Have a great time with your guests.
    Also very nice
    perspective to show the blue sky.

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  16. Wow, your weekend sounds like its going to be fun. I love history also, so I would be in heaven right in the middle of everything. See you next week.

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  17. Funny you and Tash (PVDP) both chose street corners!

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  18. Love your street corner. have fun with your guests

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  19. like the angle of this pic, and it looks like a warm day which we are not having in NYC! Have a great weekend with your peebs!

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  20. Hi Tanya...have a nice weekend with all the Sperry visitors. That's a very interesting story...it's cool how things work out like that sometimes!

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  21. Interesting to find out this heritage. Was it fate, of happenstance that brought you to the Sperry home?

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  22. What a lovely blue sky and what an interesting find in your family history


    :-Daryl

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  23. I guess if you go back far enough we're all related, which looking at some people I find a little scary:)

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  24. Hey T! Have a great weekend with the "relatives"!

    After I was reading about the Sperry's in your blog, I think it triggered something and so I went back to look in DH's line and sure enough, way back in the 1700's there is a Catherine Sperry that I'm researching, from Frederick Co., VA. BUT, I've done some quick digging and apparently, she may not be in our line, as there is some speculation that the dates don't match up and that the Catherine Sperry referenced is in fact, a Catherine Anderson/Enderson.

    Things that make you go hmmmmmm.

    Have a great weekend!

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  25. Very pretty SWF photo. The blue of the sky and the flowers in the foreground are lovely. :)

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  26. It's beautiful shot and interesting story too.

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  27. Hope you have a great weekend with your house reunion.

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  28. Great sky photo today! That genealogy sounds fascinating!

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  29. Love the pink flowers on the lamp post and that bit aboout your house and the Sparrs too.

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  30. Nice picture and what a small world. Have a great weekend with the Sperries.

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  31. It's interesting how houses have a geneology too -- not just people. We learnt lots of new stories about our home when an old lady called in to look at it -- her grandparents used to live here. I am sure you will have a great time over the weekend.

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  32. Not only a good photo but a very weird twist of fate! That is very spooky. I love things like this. Enjoy your weekend :)

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  33. Hope you have a great WE and learn more about the link between your husband's ancestors and the Sperry's

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  34. cool photo I hope you have a wonderful visit!

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  35. Beautiful clean blue sky... :-)

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  36. Thinking of you Tanya, hope all's going well!!

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