Worthy, Part 50 (Final)

In late-October, Abigail receives an invitation for an interview at Emory Medical School scheduled for January. She once again consults Winn, who gives her an overview of what to expect.  "Your grades are exceptional, your MCAT was in the top percentile, and you have professional experience in a clinic, not to mention your extracurricular activities. … Continue reading Worthy, Part 50 (Final)

Worthy, Part 46

The office where Abigail will be working is in Chamblee, but for her initial orientation phase, she's stationed at the main office downtown for several days, until all her paperwork goes through. There, she takes all the required coursework, ethics, time charging, security awareness, and other topics, all designed to insure she's acknowledged every rule … Continue reading Worthy, Part 46

Worthy, Part 45

As apprehensive as Abigail is about working for Bickering Plummet, she's even more so about telling Genevieve. Cataloging corporate wrongs is a favorite pastime of her cousin's, none more so than Bickering. During a career day at one of her schools in Seattle, Genevieve was asked to present an essay about Bickering Plummet to honor … Continue reading Worthy, Part 45

Genealogy Tips and Tricks

   To trace a family, start with what is known and work backwards — parents to grandparents and so on and along the way, it's important to note every source of information. Genealogy is all about what can be documented and it's helpful to keep in mind that all published records are compiled by people … Continue reading Genealogy Tips and Tricks

Like a Rolling Stone: Pharris Matthew Stribling, 1901-1950

Pharris Matthew Stribling, possibly his graduation photo from around 1918. My grandfather, Pharris Matthew Stribling, could have been the inspiration behind the song, Papa was a Rolling Stone. According to World War II draft records, he was born 27 February 1901, in Lincolnton, Lincoln County, Georgia, the second child and oldest son of Charles and … Continue reading Like a Rolling Stone: Pharris Matthew Stribling, 1901-1950

Coat of Arms, Ambrose Lupo and Sons

This is a graphic representation of the coat of arms issued to Ambrose Lupo (posthumously) and his sons, Peter and Joseph. Numerous copies are floating around the Internet, mistakenly identified as the Lupo family coat of arms, many with no attribution and some with erroneous information about how it originated. Here's the actual story. The … Continue reading Coat of Arms, Ambrose Lupo and Sons

The First Lupos in America 1610-1670

The story of the Lupo family in North America began with the earliest settlers in Virginia and was led by two sons of royal musician Peter Lupo. His marriage to Katherine Wicker is recorded in the parish of St. Botolph's without Aldgate 27 October 1575. It was preceded within a month by the christening of … Continue reading The First Lupos in America 1610-1670