Lucie Archambeau Mercier
( my 3rd Great Grandmother)
born 24 January 1834 Sainte Jude de Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec
died 9 April 1911 Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
married 2 Jul 1853 Palmer, MassachusettsEdouard Mercier
Lucie emigrated in 1848 into The United States via
She worked in the Mills
She married at 19
She bore 16 children (including 2 sets of twins) over a period of 25 years
Protestantism in 1885
She was devout
She was pious
She outlived 10 of her children
She was born
without an incident of remarkable note.Without her
I would not be here.
I dedicate this Way Back Wednesday
to you Lucie,
In the spirit of WBW I decided to go find my post from exactly 1 year ago.. and post the Picture I took that afternoon. Hah...memories :) here is the photo, taken October 11th, 2005.
at the end of the post on that day (Oct 11, 2005 was a Tori clip I am also including:)
Any of you that are in love or have loved will appreciate this I think.
Just close your eyes and listen to the lyrics ...
(Tori Amos, live on LOVELINE)Lyrics
one last thing...
Happy 40th birthday
about this photono wait
much better :)
Ok I need to get something off my chest. It's been eating at me for a while now. Excuse this if it makes me sound a little off, but I need to talk about it or I will go crazy. I'm single (as anyone who reads even once in a while is very well aware). I have a hard time meeting people. I don't much enjoy bars (there was of course a time when I did, but that has passed) Chat is a place I can't stay in for long periods of time. After weeding though the bots, sicko's, & people with whom I have no interest in & who are looking for one thing (which seems to be the bulk of the online population), and then realizing that now, in my thirties I am at a great disadvantage to begin with, I get frustrated. ---
In any case, my rant. I have met 5 people in the past year. One from a bar and the other Four online. It is a very small number considering that I am a single healthy gay man with my own place and nearly every evening completely free. Here is a quick one line summary from each person:
Person 1: He tells me : "You look so much better with your clothes off.**
Person 2: There are no more instant messages from him after meeting.
Person 3: (Mr Bean) He calls often, is closeted and expects to hookup (no thanks)
Person 4: There are no more instant messages from him, he has me on block (I suspect)**
Person 5: He hasn’t called back since our meeting the other night. He messaged me online last night. I said I had a good time and that he was much more attractive than his picture. He said “Thanks” and that’s all he said. He then asked if I was free this week to come over and go in his hot tub. Whatever.... I can see where this is going.
Conclusion: People don't want me these days for anything other than sex. I am not promiscuous, I do not and will not "hookup". Just setting myself up for an empty experience, I've had enough of those thank you. The two in the above list that I did sleep with was after a considerable period of time, and I knew them pretty well by that point.
I used to get by and charm people with what I looked like IN clothes, I guess drinking heavily for 6 years has taken it's toll. Last night just really solidified what I've been sensing lately. I've lost it, and I look like hell (well as #1 above points out, until I get undressed) I will be single for the rest of my life. I feel like shit today.