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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:20 pm    Post subject: PBS Genealogy show Reply with quote

This is a really interesting story about the comedian Wanda Skykes from the PBS genealogy show:

www.nytimes.com/2012/0...es-jr.html

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:57 am    Post subject: Re: PBS Genealogy show Reply with quote

What a cool article, and a fascinating family history for her. It's details like the "39 lashes" that really bring our ancestors to life. Thank you for sharing it.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: PBS Genealogy show Reply with quote

Great article! Thanks for sharing it. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: PBS Genealogy show Reply with quote

I am excited about this show! Looks great! The 39 lashes was more common than you would think in Colonial New England. My New England colonials had been put in stocks in the town square, jailed for cursing (6 months in jail!!) and received lashes for wearing silk. WEARING SILK! lol Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: PBS Genealogy show Reply with quote

Wow, Cathy! For wearing silk??? I am assuming that was too showy in the days of the Puritans?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: PBS Genealogy show Reply with quote

Actually, it was for dressing beyond their station in life. Only the wealthiest people were allowed to wear silk and no one was allowed to wear silk on Sunday. Those wacky Puritans! LOL

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