Barry's Genealogy Diary

This online genealogical diary is hosted by Barry T. Self. It is primarily for information pertaining to the SELF surname, more particularly for descendants of John J. and Lydia Avaline Waters Self, who were married in Union County, GA in 1851. Barry Self is the SELF proclaimed family genealogist and historian, having spent over 20 years researching this Self line. This diary is dedicated to preserving and sharing the findings of his research.

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Location: Madisonville, Tennessee, United States

I am married to a wonderful and sweet wife, Svitlana, who is from Ukraine and we have a beautiful daughter, Lydia Elizabeth. I have worked in the funeral business since 1988 and thoroughly enjoy researching my family roots.

Saturday, August 08, 2009


This was sent to me by a friend. I liked it and I thought all of you might like it as well.

THINGS YOU DON'T HEAR ANYMORE.....Be sure to refill the ice trays, we're going to have company.Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter to Willie in the mail today.Quit slamming the screen door when you go out!Be sure and pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like a shower is coming up. Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed. Wash your feet before you go to bed, you've been playing outside all day barefooted.Why can't you remember to roll up your britches legs? Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times is tearing them up.You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothingleft to put a patch on. Don't you go outside with your school clothes on! Go comb your hair; it looks like the rats have nested in it all night.Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle.Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit onanother one. Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won't get on it. Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make itfall if you don't quit!Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by, I need to get a few things from him.You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off. There's a dollar in my purse, get 5 gallons of gas when you go to town. Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it is getting hot.You can walk to the store; it won't hurt you to get some exercise.Don't sit too close to the TV. It is hard on your eyes.If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out! (This is like...."I'mgonna give it to you hard".)Don't lose that button; I'll sew it back on after awhile.Wash under your neck before you come to the table, you have beads of dirt and sweatall under there. Get out from under the sewing machine; pumping it messes up the thread!Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don't have to do that tonight in thedark.Here, take this old magazine to the toilet with you when you go, we are almost outof paper out there.Go out to the well and draw a bucket of water so I can wash dishes. Don't turn the radio on now, I want the battery to be up when the Grand Ole Oprycomes on.No! I don't have 10 cents for you to go to the show. Do you think money grows ontrees? Eat those turnips, they'll make you big and strong like your daddy.That dog is NOT coming in this house! I don't care how cold it is out there, dogsdon't stay in the house.Sit still! I'm trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and it isall messed up.Hush your mouth! I don't want to hear words like that! I'll wash your mouth out withsoap!It is time for your system to be cleaned out. I am going to give you a dose ofcastor oil tonight. If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you'll get another one whenyou get home.Quit crossing your eyes! They will get stuck that way!Soak your foot in this pan of kerosene so that bad cut won't get infected.When you take your driving test, don't forget to signal each turn. Left arm straight out the window for a left turn; left arm bent up at the elbow for a right turn; and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.It's: 'Yes Ma'am!' and 'No Ma'am!' to me, young man, and don't you forget it! Bring back any Memories?