The story of my "rather homely, undeveloped, and uneducated great great grandmother Minnie Katzenberger is posted below. Born in Bavaria in 1867, Minnie went on to marry a Voll, my dad's mother's name. Christina Voll married George Meiners in 1912 and they had 10 children, one of whom was my dad Mel Meiners. So how did the Meiners family name launch in America? My son Simon turned up this research: "The oldest ancestor I can find is Mel’s great-grandfather, Johann Gerhard “George” Meiners (1835-1909). Came on a ship from Germany to New Orleans in 1857. First looked for work in Saint Louis but later settled in Louisville. Married Mel’s great-grandmother Maria Lemke in 1859. After she died of dropsy in 1884, he
"Why should we be studying (in school) for a future that will soon be no more?" - Greta Thunberg encouraging youths to skip school on Fridays to protest climate change outside their local government buildings Climate activist Greta Thunberg is the latest global media darling. Good for her. The human race needs people from each generation who will further the cause of protecting the earth. Greta's climate message is spot on except for the demonization of prior generations. She is mistaken to think that today's youth are the first young people to take up the cause of environmental activism. "Save the planet" has been a cause celebre for at least 50 years. There is literally nothing new under the sun, just the ferocity
Pro-lifers outside an abortion clinic meet a woman who begs to differ with their position. Neither side appeared to alter the other's perspective. NSFW (profanity)
An activist citizen in Washington state informs a police officer that his unmarked car is illegal. The cop remains amazingly calm while being taught the state's law.