Thursday, 5 May 2011

Decisions? Decisions? Decisions?

What do I do?

My Family Tree wants to grow more but I won't let it!!!!!!!!!

My seedlings want to grow more but I won't let them!!!!!!!!!

 Let me explain; My Family Tree wants to grow more but I won't let it!!!!!!!!!

If you have read my Blog before, you know that I have proof that my Family Tree goes back as far as my Great Great Grandfather, Henry Nickisson (c1810-1846). I also have information that suggests that his father is a Charles Nickisson (1771-1852) and his mother, Elizabeth Stubbs (c1775-1850). If this was true, I also have information that my great great grandfather had brothers and sisters.
But because I cannot prove these connections, I will not let my tree grow

What do I do?

One Liner: Deciding not to choose is still making a choice

I have a subscription to "Family Tree" monthly magazine and I wrote to them for advice on the above subject and asked the question; When do I stop trying to prove a connection and take this information on face value?
I had a reply, by email, from the magazine letting me know that an answer to my question would be published in the February edition (2010).

I eagerly awaited the magazine to be delivered by the postman, it came and I immediately turned to the "Your Q&A" page. Their was my question, the first on the page (of four pages), Did the Editor think that it was such an important question?

Stop letting your head get bigger and bigger Garry. Read Read Read the answer!!

I was disappointed!!

The answer was as I thought it would be;
"In the ordinary course you should look for at least two sources (aim for three) to prove parentage or other relationships. There are occasions when you have to make assumptions about parentage, but it is important to document them as such, and keep an open mind and to recognise that an assumption is just what it is."

What do I do?

One Liner: Make a firm decision now... you can always change it later

I have so much information to add to the tree about my great great grandfathers possible parents, brothers and sisters.
Charles Nickisson and Elizabeth Stubbs - Charles occupation was a 'Dyer', at the age of 72 he was tried for Larceny but found Not Guilty. What other stories to tell?
Brothers and Sisters;
Sarah Nickisson (1802-?) Perhaps married to a Joseph Chapman? More investigations.
Charles Nickisson (1805-1864) Married and had two children and four Grandchildren. Occupation, Saddler and and harness maker in Birmingham.
George Nickisson (1811-1842) That's all I know at the moment.
William Nickisson (1816-1866) Married with five children and many grandchildren. After he died, his wife and four of his children went to Australia. Then the story unfolds.
Mary Ann Nickisson (1821-1840) Such a short life.

What do I do?

If you can help, advice, update, please let me know.

One Liner: A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice

Decisions? Decisions? Decisions?

What do I do?

Let me explain; My seedlings want to grow more but I won't let them!!!!!!!!!

With this lovely warm weather, all the seedlings in the allotment greenhouse and 'conservatory' are growing so well we really do need to put them out into the allotment plots.

What do I do?

One Liner: I was always indecisive, but now I'm not so sure

The problem is that in the evenings the temperature is dropping so dramatically, even the possibility of frost, that we are worried about how the plants will cope with the extreme changes in temperature.
You can see from the pictures below how well the seedling have grown
Runner Beans, Brussels Sprouts, Lettuce, BeetrootCarrots,
Leeks & Broccoli are still inside ready to go out.

Peas, Sweetcorn, Broad Beans & Courgettes are outside in the coldframe.
What do I do?

In the last few days we have taken a chance with the Cauliflower seedlings and
put them in the same plot as the Cabbage that have grown through winter,
hoping the net frame will protect them.
We have also planted out the Turnips hoping that the fencing/boarding
around this area will protect them from any frost.

One Liner: In my house I'm the boss, I just allow my wife to be the decision maker

Remember the Grape Vine (Hybrid, Vitis 'Regent') Joanne bought me last birthday?
Would it survive the winter in the allotment 'conservatory'? Yes, look at it now.
 The grapes are already forming on the vine.

Lets hope we can put the remaining plants out in the allotment in the next week or so,
we will let you know.

More than One Liners:
- My wife and I have an agreement that works... She is responsible for the small decisions, and I am responsible for the big ones.She decides things like where to take our next holiday, the colour of our next car, and the budget for interior designs. I decide whether or not the Prime Minister should extend trading status to China, how high the Banks should go with short term interest rates, and the timetable for the elimination of CFCs from automobile air conditioners.

- One day, after a man had his annual medical, the doctor came out and said, "You had a great checkup. Is there anything that you'd like to talk about or ask me?"
"Well," he said, "I was thinking about getting a vasectomy."
"That's a pretty big decision. Have you talked it over with your family?"
"Yeah, and they're in favour 15 to 2."

And Finally:
- Many years ago, a young reporter was given the opportunity to interview a very successful, very wealthy banker. The reporter asked him, "Sir, What is the secret of your success?"
He said "Two words, young man."
"And, Sir, what are they?"
"Right decisions."
"But how do you make right decisions?"
"One word." he responded.
"And, sir, What is that?"
"And how do you get Experience?"
"Two words"
"And, Sir, what are they?"

The banker replied with a wry smile, "Wrong decisions."

See you soon.