Thursday, September 07, 2006


After that whirlwind of DNA activity on Tuesday, yesterday was an absolute blank.   No new members.   No new results.   No new anything!   Actually, that's ok.   It gives me a chance to tell you about Jubilee.

I wanted to give a sense of what Jubilee was about and I guess it's sort of a hodge-podge cross between a county fair, a juried craft show, a forest festival and an old-time music festival, with doses of steam show, carnival and battle reenactment thrown in.   It's a four day affair, Friday through Monday, over Labor Day Weekend in central West Virginia.

We camped across the road from a back gate:
The music is in the auction barn.
With dancers -
and a professional (really) sound crew.
Outside there's jamming -
See, I really was there.

You'll also find forestry contests -
with students from the School of Forestry at West Virginia University.

and the bee-beard guy.I would ordinarily have cropped this photo more, but noticed my grandkids in the lower left corner.

Well, maybe today will have something new about our DNA quest.   I got a little excited on Tuesday when we got two results that were a month before they were predicted to be completed.   The reason for my excitement was that, except for the 2 or 3 past due tests, we have NOTHING that is estimated to be completed in September.   Without new results to report and comment on it's going to be tough to come up with subjects for this blog post each day.


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