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Title: Haha...
Post by: Jimmie on March 19, 2009, 07:33:37 AM
Ok, so...this is actually Jimmie's 13 year old DAUGHTER in the guidance office at school. Anyway, I wanted to let you all know that I'm here, I suppose. Anyone with any interesting stories concerning our ancestors...reply/post/comment (whatever you call a response to a post in a forum ::)).
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Stirling Thompson on March 19, 2009, 08:00:33 AM
So, does the guidance counselor know you're using the computer? Does Dad know you have his password on the forum and his permission to use it? Do you have a name other than Jimmie's DAUGHTER? I personally have no objection to your being here so long as it's in the open and everyone knows what you're up to but I don't want to get in trouble if you're sneaking around in here. Exactly what are you doing in the Guidance Office anyway? 
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Donna on March 19, 2009, 08:58:04 AM
Hi Jimmie's Daughter,

If it's OK with your parents, please sign your messages with your own name so we can get to know you   ;D   

I would  think ole Jimmie had gone all the way "around the bend" if we started seeing messages about Hot New Boy Bands and Seventeen Magazine thinking they were from him  :o


Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Beverly Kohn(Thompson) on March 19, 2009, 10:10:50 AM
       Hey! To Jimmies daughter!
  I'll repeat, get your parents permission to be here and we'll welcome you with open arms. I'll bet you were'nt counting on gaining so many Aunts and Uncles when you logged in, huh? We all care about each other and will have your back as much as we can. Welcome Darlin'!!
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Mary on March 19, 2009, 06:38:56 PM
Oi!  Good to meet you and see that you are interested in your Scottish history! It truly is a family affair around here!

And yes....nag, nag, nag.....we just want to make sure your dad is OK with you posting!

Is Seventeen magazine still published???

Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Stirling Thompson on March 20, 2009, 05:01:25 AM
Jimmie's wee lassie!
Hope we haven't been to harsh with you and that we haven't given the impression that you're unwelcome or we're not interested in things you have to say. Actually, we're happy to have you here and I look forward to hearing more from you. It's just that as a father and grandfather, I worry about what the kids are doing and I'm sure your folks are the same way. Anyway, enough lectures. I want to compliment you on your writing skills. I have done some teaching and seen first hand the quality of written work by 13 year olds, or lack thereof. You seem to have an excellent grasp of spelling, punctuation and grammar that far exceeds your years. It's refreshing to see especially in the normally abbreviated world of internet postings. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Michael Thompson on March 22, 2009, 08:42:59 PM
Yeah, Jimmie's daughter, get your own account and wow our socks off with your knowledge of Scottish history and such. It's great to have some younger people on here, besides all us old fogies.

You asked about interesting stories. There's quite a bit of that in the Borderers section. A lot of our ancestors lived on the border between England and Scotland, but it was wild country and they didn't really care who they raided. It was a lot like Ireland before the English put in all the Lords and Ladies and stuff. Each family would ally with the families they liked and raid the ones they didn't like, and carry away their cattle and horses and women and such. Now they just drink tea and complain about them. :-)

Ceud mìle fàilte
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Stirling Thompson on March 24, 2009, 04:50:59 AM
Jimmie, have you grounded the poor girl for the whole Guidance Office thing? I was looking forward to chatting with her!
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: arlin payne on March 24, 2009, 10:32:27 AM
Hello Jimmies lass and welcome.
I'll not be a scoldin' ya none for maybe doin' some thing wrong since I claim
an old man's right to be contrary. Besides  this brings back a few memories
of other lassies doing things as they were groing up. My daughter,two grand
daughters and now a great grand daughter. Always into some thing they
shouldn't have been.
Yes I am of Thompson blood and more but that is another story.
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Jimmie on March 24, 2009, 04:19:04 PM
A). I take a high school class (I'm in middle school), and so I have to spend about 45 minutes in the Guidance Office after I return to the middle school since the schedules aren't congruent.
B). I would have NO idea if Seventeen was still in print considering I don't bother with that sort of thing. I'm more into Shakespeare. I believe that Seventeen still runs, though.
C). My father was not aware of my posting but he's ok with it.
D). The only reason I would post on this website was to ask or inform about my clan. If I wanted to discuss popular culture then I would post on youtube or facebook or something.
E). My name is Katey. :)
F). I've got to go to play rehearsal. The stage awaits! Goodbye!
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Stirling Thompson on March 25, 2009, 04:29:05 AM
Middle School! Wow! I'm truly impressed. Have they tested your IQ? I can tell you're a very intelligent young lady. Shakespeare? Imagine that! Are you doing a Shakespeare play at school? Would you prefer being Juliet or Portia? Anyway, don't forget to take time to be a kid too. That's something you really don't want to miss out on. Is there anything special you're interested in relating to your clan heritage? Any specific questions we can try to answer for you? Are you working on your family tree?
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Pamela K. Thompson on March 25, 2009, 09:21:08 AM
I loved the post about Aunts and Uncles! One of the things I see our young people struggling with in todays world is the need to belong. I hope this will satisfy part of Kate's need to find her place and realize she is part of something bigger. Yes Kate is gifted and especially in English/Language arts. She is an 8th grader in the Freshman English Honors program and carrying a 100%+ average. She is a gifted writer. I'm not proud. She didn't get in trouble. We have encouraged her to set up her own I.D. But she wanted to "test the waters". I think she liked it. So, if Kate has new Aunts and Uncles, I guess that means I have new Brothers and Sisters? See my newbie post on the new member post.
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Stirling Thompson on March 25, 2009, 09:38:44 AM
Karma, does this mean I can call you Sis? I only have one brother and one close female cousin so I could use a little sister! Just don't ask for money or the keys to the convertible!
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Pamela K. Thompson on March 25, 2009, 09:48:40 AM
Stu....bro..... you have a convertible? Youare my new best friend!
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Stirling Thompson on March 25, 2009, 10:03:11 AM
Sis... Yes i have a 2003 Mitsubishi Spyder... silver with a black top... a real chick magnet... all the girls want a ride! My grandson wants it though... he just turned 16 and is going to start driver's ed next month! God, I'm starting to feel old! Something for you to look forward to with Katey in a few years.
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Jimmie on March 25, 2009, 01:49:47 PM
Haha, Truly? I'd want to play Lady Macbeth (Scottish heritage :P)! However of the two you offered, I'd MUCH rather prefer playing Portia...although Juliet sounds fun too!
I only wish our school would do a Shakespeare play. I was going to rehearsal for a melodrama I'm in called A Golden Fleecing or the Undermining of Sarah Sweetflower. I get to play Big Bad outlaw.   :D
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Jimmie on March 25, 2009, 01:50:40 PM
Oh yeah, and Mom? You stole that "I'm your new best friend" thing from me! xD
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Michael Thompson on March 25, 2009, 05:00:07 PM
I take a high school class (I'm in middle school), and so I have to spend about 45 minutes in the Guidance Office after I return to the middle school since the schedules aren't congruent.

Wow, a middle school student who uses the word "congruent." That's really cool. Welcome Katey. Hope you enjoy it here. Promise we won't talk too much about boy bands and teen idols... ;)
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Stirling Thompson on March 25, 2009, 05:09:55 PM
Yeah, truly. I've done some teaching and some subbing at that level so I do have some experience in the field dealing with thirteen year old eighth graders. Some of them made me wonder how they managed to pass recess! Sounds like an interesting play... not a work I'm familiar with... Big Bad Granny... sounds like a real femme fatale! Have fun with it!
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Pamela K. Thompson on March 25, 2009, 09:12:34 PM
Hail Clansmen, brothers,sisters and cousins. Well Kate sat down and got her wee self a forum I.D. of her own. She is awaiting her confirmation. Now she will stop confusing all by posting as her Da. Oh I have looked all through the posts and I am so envious of all are getting to go to the Homecoming in Scotland. May I offer a piece of my heart to someone going to take with you? I am so excited that Katey is interested in this site. She's a wit and a hard sell, would you expect less from a true Thompson? She is a great kid and we are so smiled upon. I visited the geneology Forum and followed the link to RootsWeb and guess what! With my research I can take us from the our first ancestor to come to the U.S. (before it was such) who was James, son of Alexander< orphaned at age 10, and known as (imagine this) Jimmie! Seems like we were meant to find him. My husband and your brother clansman has the given name of JIMMIE! From that Jimmie to my Jimmie it goes like this: Jimmie and Ruth Alexander had several children, one of which was ROBERT b.1766 d.1835 m.Mary Saye>ALEXANDER B. b.1802 d.1879 m. Nancy Luck>Belford F. b.1837 d. Nov. 11, 1896 m. M. Francis Props in 1859 (children: Johnson, John, and HENRY ALFORD) m. Samantha unknown about 1870 (children: Robert L., James B., Carrie) from HENRY ALFORD b. Oct 4 1868 d. June 1941 m. Mary Ella Bench, they had several children, one of whom was my Jimmie's grandfather Romie Cantrell Thompson b.Dec 30 1891 d. Jun 1963 m. Maude Eva Neal had 4 children including HENRY NEAL THOMPSON, then married Ruth McMillin in 1932 and had 3 more boys and 4 more girls,(these all live around Little Rock Arkansas) HENRY NEAL was my husbands father b.Jan 13 1918 d. Sept 28, 1968 m. Clara Jean Butler and they had 11 children, the eldest son and 5th child being my JIMMIE NEAL THOMPSON b. Oct 14,1945 and then our KATEY JEAN. I have census records, Land Grant records, Belford's Civil war service record thru his widow (Samantha) filing for a pension, Family stories and most of them are attached to our family tree on Cathy, isn't there a link between RootsWeb and Ancestry? I am so trying to find some of Belford's other descendants, John died in California after a long life, Johnson and his wife died young and left several children, don't know how or where, and the last I could find of Robert or James was 1930 census records in Oklahoma. The sheer number of Thompson's in eastern Ok. is staggering! If anybody knows anything, please help. If you are interested in what I have let me know.  As Always... Karma
Title: Re: Haha...
Post by: Barbara on April 13, 2009, 08:37:25 PM
Hello Katey and a warm welcome!  It's so good to see young people interested in their heritage like you.  I always find it amazing at the number of young people at Scottish Highland Games we attend who are really into it.  Makes me so proud of them.  You have to ask your mom to get a costume or ladies Thompson tartan kilt made for you to wear to the Games, it's fun dressing the part of our ancestors.

You're a very intelligent and resourceful young lady and I'm looking forward to your postings.

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