Tag: Family

Classic Rock, Genealogy

An Introduction to My Family Tree

The Beginnings - The Karn - Ashton Family Lines I believe it was probably more than a year ago now, when I wrote that I was going to write more about my family heritage. So I guess it's about damn well time I got started, don’t you think? So let’s begin, I was born in the hospital in Riverside, New Jersey. My mother thinks she was there but she was never sure! They zonked her with some strong drugs and the next thing she knew, I was in her arms! Anyway all the DNA evidence points to the fact that...

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Starting to Create Ed K’s Personal Brand

Starting to Create Ed K's Personal Brand  by Looking at My Work Career So I was reading the other day that all bloggers should have their own personal brand. Thinking about my brand I can only come up with one thing and that's DULL. Yep, I'm DULL and maybe a little boring too. My wife and I have been married for 41 years. We have never cheated on each other. Nor have we have ever battled alcoholism or drug addiction. Together we have raised four children, none of whom have had major problems or caused us any grief.  But you...

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Renaissance Granddad – A new name for a New Era!

Renaissance Granddad - rejuvenating, revitalizing, and moving on!   I have been very bad about writing on this now renamed blog, so maybe I should explain why I renamed the blog, Renaissance Granddad.  To start, last year was a year of big changes in both my family and life. The year started out with my employer of 34 years Lippincott and Jacobs Consulting Engineers not having any work for me. I was basically laid off, but I was on call if they had work. So for nine months I collected unemployment and worked part-time at Target. I really didn't go out...

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A Tough Several Days with our cat James that end with a tough but right decision

James Loved Boxes! So i don't know what the right music is for when you know you have to put a cat to sleep. We have now five cats. Two years ago we had to put our 19-year-old cat Simon to sleep and it was hard. I was doing really well not feeling to badly about the situation with our 10 year-old cat James this week, until this morning, when I faced the prospect of having to call the Vet and make the appointment! . On Monday of this week,  my wife saw James try to jump onto a fairly...

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Today’s Your Birthday – Happy Birthday to You – Oliver Edward Karn!!

Ok so today is PI Day at 4:52 AM Oliver EDWARD  Karn, son of Andrew Karn and Meaghan Reess Karn was born!! After being called to the hospital at around 10 PM on the 13th when the birth seemed imminent Oliver had other ideas and thought that it would be a good idea if Grammie and Grandpa, Aunt Elizabeth and Lauren got a chance to enjoy the ambiance of the ER at Inspira Medical Center (formerly Underwood Hospital) in Woodbury, NJ. Now while we did enjoy the show that included two very strange gender confusing people. One of which uttered the phrase...

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Sunday Thoughts about Pete Seeger, Abiyoyo and grandbaby Oliver Edward Karn

So sometime this month, my wife and I will become grandparents for the first time, when my son Andrew and his wife Meaghan have their baby, Oliver Edward Karn!! Well, it's actually Meaghan doing all the work right now and Andrew just gets the congratulations!! A couple of weeks ago, they had Meaghan's baby shower.and Oliver's gifts from Andrew's brothers and sister and my wife and I were books and not just any books, but ones that were special to us.The kids picked ones that were read to them and my wife and I picked either ones that were read to...