Black Friday

I don’t know if this will do any good, but if you are like me, you feel angry, frustrated, and helpless. I am unable to march, but I’ve written letters and emails, signed petitions, donated money. I know it’s not enough.

The Republicans, Christians, and Supreme Court have opened a nasty can of worms that they either are unaware of or just don’t give a fucking rat’s ass. But the fallout will affect us all. Including those on the right who are celebrating.

Some of the things we could see:

More deaths of women
More gun violence
More violence in general
Groceries and gas prices going up
More crime
More unwanted children
More abused children
Shortages of things that mostly women and babies need (formula, diapers, tampons)
Cost of healthcare going up
Not enough doctors and teachers
More homelessness
Rapes will go up and will be tolerated
Gay marriage will be repealed, and more LGBTQ people will be attacked and killed.
Title IV will be repealed.
More elections will be rigged.
Civil rights could be challenged.
More non-Christian, non-white, non-straight people will face discrimination.
Women in occupations of authority could lose their jobs, including the women who are Supreme Court justices.
Sexuality could be policed
Freedom of speech could be challenged
Interracial marriages could be in jeopardy
More younger single mothers
More younger marriages of kids not equipped to handle it
More domestic abuse
More poverty

I keep seeing those on the right cry out, “what about the babies”???
Yeah, let’s go there and talk about the babies. Who is going to take care of these babies? You know, the ones whose mothers will die in childbirth. The ones who will be abandoned. The ones that will be abused, beaten, neglected by overwhelmed parents. The ones who will be given up for adoption. I don’t see a whole lot of right-wing couples standing in line to take these children. I wonder what will happen to those babies.

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TMI Tuesday – June 28, 2022: Good and Bad

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1. Tell us 10 things that scare you.

falling

someone breaking in

Christian republican fascism

everyday people losing their rights to selfish theology

rejection

calling someone by the wrong name

losing my memories

getting my eyes checked

confrontation

being touched without my consent, shaking hands, hugging

2. When it comes to sex, which of the following do you and your partner disagree about more:

Where to have sex, when to have sex or how often to have sex?

all plus if to have sex

3. Worse thing to do as a couple:

a. dieting

b. picking a movie

c. building something from Ikea

building anything

4. What is the most organic thing in your home right now?

a hand-blown glass bowl

5. Tell us the best thing you bought to enhance your life for under 30 usd.

Tall metal tumblers. I use one filled with ice water all day, and the other two I make a drink using tangerine Liquid IV and Perrier and sip using a reusable metal straw. The tumblers keep both cold for hours.

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Book Review: The Last Girl


In April of 2016, I started reading “The Last Girl” by Joe Hart https://amzn.to/31j4dUU . In September of that year, I read the sequel, “The Final Trade”  https://amzn.to/2RMTnU5. I knew there would be a bit of a wait for the third installment and just now discovered it was out, “The First City” https://amzn.to/2RGON9A, which I just downloaded to my kindle.

“A mysterious worldwide epidemic reduces the birthrate of female infants from 50 percent to less than 1 percent. Medical science and governments around the world scramble in an effort to solve the problem, but twenty-five years later there is no cure, and an entire generation grows up with a population of fewer than a thousand women.”

“The Last Girl” is book one of the Dominion series by Joe Hart. It was offered to me on a Kindle monthly deal and I ordered simply by the name, knowing nothing more it than just the title. And I’m glad that I did order. From the very beginning, the story grabbed my attention.

It’s possible one of the reasons this book immediately appealed to me was due to reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood at the time. I read the Atwood book back in the 80’s when it first came out and after 30 years, I had only remembered the highlights, so I was reading it again. Both books have similar storylines and very strong female lead characters who are forced against their will into a life they didn’t want. Women, especially young women, are told how special they are, how much they need to be protected to fulfill their biological purpose, and are basically held prisoner in order to do so. They only have one official purpose and that’s to procreate in a world where the birth rate has dropped so drastically, that the future of “mankind” is at risk.

While reading both books and listening to the political rhetoric being spewed these days, I started to wonder if our own world was destined for the kind of world in these books. It seems if it was up to many religious and political men in this country, women should lose whatever rights they fought hard to get. First their own choices in reproductive rights down and then ultimately losing their right to vote. In these books, all women have lost both, as well as the opportunity to work and control their own money. 

It seems to me, that if it was completely up to conservative Christian men, women would “not [be permitted] …. to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.” ~ 1 Timothy 2: 12. “ They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says.” ~ 1 Corinthians 14:34. “… women will be saved through childbearing — if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.” ~ 1 Timothy 2: 15. 

The men in both of these books have these mentalities. 

In both books, women are not allowed to read or write, although in The Last Girl, the women imprisoned are allowed to read approved textbooks in their brainwashing lessons. They are all told lies about the rest of the world. No enjoyment in their lives. Have no hope for the feature. But in both books, each lead character dreams of a better life and makes plans for a way to escape believing death is preferable to a life of nothing.

Both books intrigued me and terrified me. Both are futuristic but feel current like time is moving backward instead of forward. Some of the events happening right now feel like they are the evolution of both books. Neither book gave me a feeling of hope but felt more like a warning.

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The Fallout from Roe vs Wade

I’ve spent the past two days reading and watching about what the so-called Supreme Court did based on the desires of just 25% of the country. But when it comes down to it, it’s actually based on their own personal wants and beliefs.

So this is my own rant about it. I’m pissed. I’m hurt. I’m worried and I’m scared. I’ll write more about why in a future post. I still need some time to process how my own history fits in with it all.

Do you ever get the idea that the Republicans are trying to kill us off?

First, they deny that wearing masks will make a difference with Covid, and they don’t want anyone to get vaccinated, and people continue to die from Covid.

Now they’re what they’re telling everybody that no one can have abortions. They don’t seem to understand what all is involved under the umbrella term of “abortion .”By removing this option, a lot of women are going to die from illegal back-alley abortions and from pregnancy-related problems. Banning abortion will never “ban” abortions; it just bans safe and legal abortions. And many will die because of it.

Next, they’re going to tell us we can’t have birth control, Thomas Clarence has already hinted at that, and they don’t even stop to think about the grand scheme of things as they make these choices.

What do they think is going to happen when all of a sudden there is no birth control, no abortion, a loss of babies being born, not to mention all of the mothers who are going to die from one variation or another of giving birth.

In my family history, I have one ancestor who was married ten times. Why? Because each new, young wife died in childbirth, sometimes the baby died too, sometimes it survived. One wife managed to have three babies before she finally died in childbirth. The last wife survived after giving birth to several children, only to die ten years later from cancer. Is this what our future holds for us under the thumb of religious fanatics? Women dying, husbands remarrying, and a lot of motherless children? Will polygamy be the next thing pushed on men and women to assure men have a sex partner and children have a motherly figure in their life?

Next, I heard they would eliminate The Equality Marriage in the Act for same-sex marriage.

After that, they want to get rid of interracial marriages. Now isn’t it interesting that Thomas Clarence is in one of those himself, so is this his way of getting rid of a troublesome wife he no longer wants?

I read that some conservative Republicans want to ban anyone who is not Christian. So what does that mean? Which version of Christianity are they demanding? And what about those of us who want nothing to do with any form of Christianity? I read one guy say they should go out and shoot all atheists; after all, isn’t that why they are stockpiling all those guns? I’m wondering… how will they know which ones of us are Atheists? It’s not like we wear the mark of the beast on our foreheads. We save that for Christian Republicans who wear red Maga hats.

Who would be next; the Pagans, the Muslims, Hindus, the Buddhists, and Jews? Are they going to go right down the line and eliminate all of us so that they don’t feel threatened by someone who has different ideas and beliefs? And you know that people of color and LGBTQ people will be right at the head of the line.

What about those Christians who are not in the same denomination? After all, the Catholics don’t like the Mormons, and the Baptists don’t like the Catholics.

When will this stop?

The United States is not a Christian country; it has never been; unfortunately, the way things are going, it looks like it end up being one, if the right-wingers get their way.. But it was never designed to be. Our constitution says freedom of religion or no religion at all, not freedom of Christianity.

It just boggles my mind that they have a right to dictate to others what to believe and how to live. All women have to have babies because they demand it. I find it ironic that when pro-choices said “my body my choice,” they said no, only God could decide that. But then they stole the phrase about having to wear facemasks for Covid.

They don’t seem to care that those babies who will be born because these righteous Christians saved them from the evil abortionist would go on the to be shot at school, church, a movie theater, or the mall.

What about all the parents who are having trouble feeding their children? We have a formula shortage going on right now, which makes it hard for parents to feed their babies. Do they think God will wave his magic wand and miraculously ensure there is enough formula? Yes, I know all conservative Christians believe that all women are able and willing to breastfeed and that all women should stay home, out of sight, doing just that, instead of traipsing around to school and jobs and businesses and political offices. So Amy Coney Barrett, who voted for this, could be out of a job.

How many babies will die from not getting the nutrition they need?

We know how expensive food is right now; it’s only going to get worse, and what will happen when kids go without meals (it’s already happening), and there are too many kids to feed, and schools aren’t able to handle that the numbers of children… are crime rates going to go up?

Conservative Republicans don’t seem to consider any of that; all they care about is saving the babies (coming from the women) or we got to control women (coming from the men).

They don’t stop to see what this will do to the country, or they don’t care. Republicans have a long, LONG history of not caring about others and no desire to help anyone other than themselves.

It will get harder and harder to sustain this many people globally. Yet, Republicans want to have more babies so women are no longer able to be competitive in the workplace and politics, and Christians want them so that they can have more Warriors for God. Then you factor in the race card… white supremacists are hoping black women WILL die from pregnancy, childbirth, and botched illegal abortions; that way, egotistical white men won’t be “replaced .”If there is ever a group that needs to be replaced, it’s white supremacists.

None of that makes sense. Republicans don’t seem to realize that women make up 50% of this country and contribute 50% to the economy. Once you take all that away, our economy is going to tank. How do you get across to people like this? we can vote away their rights temporarily, and then they will come back again even more potent. The pendulum has to swing back and forth, and right now, it’s swinging back and forth very quickly. Something that needs to change. I believe the answer is education. But they must stop listening to Trump, their pastors, and Qanon and meet us halfway.

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Politics

I posted this in 2012 and I’m reposting it now, ten years later, with a few edits. This was when Obama was re-elected. It’s just as relevant now as it was then.

Ron” is a prime example of why the people who need to read this won’t. He is proof that they still don’t get that this nation was created on the basis of freedom of religion, not on the Bible.. so quoting the Bible is not proof of anything. According to several sites that follow world religions, 40% of the US are NOT Christians, that’s nearly half. Some of the reasons why the Republicans lost are because women are fed up with being told that rape is an act of God, Gay people are tired of being told their love doesn’t fit the Christian definition of marriage, and non-Christians are weary of having the Bible shoved down their throats. Ironically, some of these women, Gays, and non-Christians were or are Republicans.

Cindi (2012)

“We lost because people don’t believe I right and wrong! We lost because America’s morals are backwards. Folks there are no gray areas it is either black or white. The bible says your either for me or against me and if your lukewarm I will spew you out of my mouth. America is going to hell in a hand basket. We love our kids yet we discipline them. America doesn’t want discipline. Everyone has a right except religious conservatives who believe in right and wrong and God and the sanctimony of marriage between one man and one woman. So it is you radicals that believe that everything can be thrown into the soup and still taste good. May the Lord have mercy on our souls.”

“Ron”

“The following jaw punch is not directed at common sense Republicans, nor does it condone radicals on the Left. It is directed at the right wing fanatics who put party before country, conspiracy before reality, and ideology before science and intellect.

To Tea Party Patriots and hardcore Religious Engineers:

Republicans lost because their party leadership and most candidates feared you, listened to you, and looked the other way on important issues as you picked the dumbest, craziest nominees in key primaries or converted otherwise sensible, experienced candidates to Crazy Town.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting limited government. I do. There’s nothing wrong with believing in God, the Golden Rule, or wanting to reduce abortions. I do, too. But you’ve taken it too damn far and scare the shit out of people you could otherwise persuade.

Yes, the message and messenger matter (you’re failing at both, BTW), but no Madison Avenue P.R. firm, K Street lobbying firm, Fox News “analyst”, or local chapter of “Freedom Works” can sell the flaming dung you’re slinging.

Smart people can lose. But smart people always learn.

You didn’t lose because you “weren’t conservative enough” or because the country has become full of lazy “takers” who don’t want to earn a living or just want America to “turn in to Europe”.

You didn’t lose because of Hurricane Sandy or because Chris Christie hugged the President on TV – they were both doing their jobs.

You didn’t lose because of a liberal media, liberal college campuses, liberal polls that were “weighted to Democrats” (mostly because they were accurate), or because of “election fraud”… actually, that probably benefited you this time.

No. You lost because your policies, tone, conspiracies, rigid inflexibility and irrational rhetoric helped align enough moderates, swing voters, and minority groups whom otherwise could be persuaded by Republicans, to align with Democrats and a beatable incumbent.

It’s not that you didn’t get your message out, it’s that we all actually heard it and threw up a little in our mouths.

There isn’t a mandate for Democrats in this election. Liberalism wasn’t rewarded in this election. However, calm pragmatism, compassion, working together, compromise and sincerity were rewarded. People may not have agreed with President Obama, but more felt he was sincere and that he understood their daily problems, fears, and dreams. If you don’t trust what the polls say, take a look at who is sworn in on January 20th. I thought you’d at least believe in Math when it came to counting to 270.

Sincerity is the only thing in politics you can’t fake. You can’t teach it. No matter how shiny a candidate’s bio is, how smooth he is, or how perfect the gray hairs rest on his temples — any average Joe on the street can spot a bullshitter.

But you, the right wing base of the party, who drove so many of us moderate republicans out the door years ago, were the main catalyst. Your inability to reason, compromise, or let new facts and evidence challenge your predetermined outcomes led millions of moderates to no longer be able to stand on stage with you.

Frankly, you’re embarrassing – more so than a crazy family member at dinner, or having your mom drop you off at a high school dance.

You say stupid shit and look stupid saying it.

You pass amendments to ban flag burning and then hang it upside down and post it on Facebook when you lose.

You preach limited government in the economy when Democrats are in charge and then look the other way when you’re in charge.

You want a government small enough to stay out of corporations and banks but big enough for bedrooms and hospital respirators.

There’s a hatred inside of you that burns in a way that scares normal people.

You made unlikely allies in large corporations who are more interested in tax breaks and loopholes even if the government has to cut your Medicare and Social Security or cut education to a point where states and local governments have no financial choice but to educate your children in portable trailer classrooms with 35 other students.

Would these corporations do this just to help pad their quarterly earnings reports with certain tax and regulatory policies? You bet your sweet ass they do. And you better believe they’re happy to have you make the “freedom” argument as “concerned citizen patriots” on their behalf.

Yet, after those corporations spent billions on TV adds and herded you like sheep over the last half decade to discredit Barack Obama for everything from being a “Godless communist” — to his “being born in Kenya and hatching a secret plot to take down America” — to Obamacare’s “death panels and job killing regulations” –

YOU still lost.

After having a Senate Republican Leader state that his party’s top priority in Congress was to make “Obama a one term President” and a House of Representatives that blocked everything he tried to do and then had the brass to criticize him for “not getting anything done” –

YOU still lost.

After attacking gay people who want equal protection under the law (BTW, I’m referring to the 14th amendment to the constitution, I know you forget most of the amendments after the 2nd one) –

YOU still lost.

After attacking the Hispanic community who’s tired of being spoken “at” like criminals, attacking low income women who rely on Planned Parenthood for services of which 98% have nothing to do with abortion, and attacking relatively trivial things like PBS that children and adults enjoy as “1” damn television channel that doesn’t include Honey Boo Boo or a “Fox News Breaking Alert” announcing Obama’s latest “Czar” appointment –

YOU still lost.

And after throwing all the red meat in your warped political base out to the rest of the country to eat, the majority of Americans weren’t hungry for it and didn’t trust ordering from your unhealthy, de-regulated menu –

YOU still lost.

You can read me the constitution, but you clearly don’t have a practical understanding of what you’ve read, heard on television, or forwarded to your entire email list of like minded xenophobes.

This country is great because our founders were smart enough to limit the government’s power and give the people enough freedom and authority to correct their own mistakes in pursuit of a “more perfect union” (it’s in the first damn line of the Preamble, in case you can’t find it in your Tea Party Constitution Cliffs Notes).

But let’s be clear, our founders weren’t perfect. They owned slaves. Only White male property owners had a say in things. Women, blacks, native Americans, and other constituencies had to wait for an American dream and in many cases, are still waiting and working for it. Speaking of work, children were working 12-16 hour days with zero safety protections in statute. Zero.

The constitution, subsequent amendments and Supreme Court rulings and opinions since 1800 aren’t perfectly clear (those who think they are tend to have had a healthy serving of Kool-Aid and have never watched oral arguments at the Supreme Court).

The founders knew that they, and the constitution they drafted, weren’t perfect. This is why they added a Bill of Rights and why they created a Supreme Court and a process that has allowed us to add 27 amendments to their work of art.

Their imperfection is what led to a Civil War to prove that human and civil rights aren’t a “states’ rights issue” – they’re endowed by our creator, not by legislatures in Mississippi or Alabama, and they’re protected equally in our constitution, but also in our democratically passed laws.

I run from the Capitol steps to the Lincoln Memorial most mornings that I’m in Washington. I may not be fast or smart, but I can read what’s carved in stone.

Please. I welcome a challenge to what I’ve said. If you think because I voted for President Obama that I’m a socialist or that I don’t want a better America, I’m happy to take time from running a business I’ve co-founded and time from money I’m trying to raise for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to pause and give you a fresh one. At no charge.

But I do ask this: be a real Patriot. Look at that flag you’ve hung upside down. Look at what you’ve done to it and what that means. Thousands of our bravest men and women, braver than me, just lost limbs and in many cases their lives so that Iraqis and Afghanis could vote however they see fit. I did that on Tuesday and so did you. That’s what that flag stands for – equal access to a process, not a guarantee for any of our desired outcomes.

A country that defeated Hitler, Mussolini, and bin Laden won’t crumble because the guy you wanted to be President got beat.

You lost. Now learn from it.”

Sincerely,

A Proud American

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C’mon, Liberals and Democrats and those who are appalled about what is going on in the United States… REMEMBER!!! We did it then, we can do it again.

Unless you want this country to become a Theocracy, protest about what some people are forcing others to believe… about guns, abortion, religion, pandemics, Black Lives Matter, women’s rights, reproduction rights, climate change, education, healthcare, gay rights and same-sex marriage, trans rights. And vote like your life depends on it. In many cases it does.

Cindi (2022)

Repost of TMI Tuesday: August 4, 2020: About Me

Spring Path Into Summer: My Own Collage

I’m reposting some of the old posts from my old blog.

1. It’s okay if you don’t wear any _____ .

Panties. I never wear panties anymore, or a bra. I love the sense of freedom going commando gives me. I’m convinced that panties and bras were designed by sadist Dominants as torture devises, which is one reason they love them. IMHO.

2. What on earth are you here for?

To learn, to experience and to share.

3. What has been the best day of your life?

I had to think about this one as there were many, but the best is the day my son was born. I had lost three babies prior to that, including his brother the year before and was told I could never have children, so find something else to do with your life. And then my son was born, with his blue eyes open wide and taking in the world around him. I called him my “golden child”.

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4. Are you ordinary or extraordinary? Why?

That depends on what context. Most things I am extraordinarily ordinary. A few things I am ordinarily extraordinary. Why? Only the universe can tell and it’s not talking.

5. How do you want to be described by your friends?

That she is curious and inquisitive and even when she has an answer she will search for more information. And that bugs the hell out of them.

Bonus: After a breakup, would you rather be alone or surrounded by friends?

I’m an introvert, so I would want to be left alone. But please be within emailing distance just in case.

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TMI Tuesday: June 21, 2022: Opportunities

1. What keeps your life exciting?

Learning new things and new ways to do old things

2. What is something you do to embrace your insecurities?

I turn around and face them head-on. It’s usually the known that causes my fears and anxieties. I usually win or learn an important lesson when I challenge them directly.

3. Where do you find joy on the internet?

Everywhere. It’s incredible how many things you can do online. For instance, I am using the internet to find new streaming channels and shows to watch on those channels, relearning French and Japanese languages, relearning how to play Second Life (I’ve played off and on over the past 20 years, and each time I go back to the game, it’s changed so drastically, it’s like learning a brand new game), learning about the metaverse and other recent tech advancements, exploring the many sex blogs and webpages, writing my blog and other writing sites such as Medium and Quora, research my family history, kept in touch with classmates from more than 50 years ago, watching fun videos on YouTube, playing my favorite games, shopping, exploring social media, writing poetry and stories, research and study a wide variety of topics, and organize my day and my life.

4. There is going to be an exhibition in your honor. What 5 things from your life must go on display? Why those particular pieces?

My genealogy research… it’s my legacy after 55 years of tracing it.

My photograph collection.. it illustrates my history.

My doll collection… a passion since I was four.

The ceramic angel that was given to me the day my daughter died.

My computer, laptop, and phone as they represent my whole life, especially now.

5. I do not want to do _____ . Please do not make me _____ .

I do not want to worship your god. Please do not TRY to make me pray.

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Lord of the Manor

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The Father’s Day gift I sent to my dad was a gift of having the title of Lord in Scotland. Our family history goes back to an actual Lord of a community in Scotland, so this was a perfect gift to send to him.

This gift came from a company called Established Titles, which provides one square foot of space for each person who wants the title, and in addition, they will plant one to two trees on your spot.

Their website says:

“Our Title Packs are based on a historic Scottish land ownership custom, where landowners have been long referred to as “Lairds,” the Scottish term for “Lord”, with the female equivalent being “Lady”.

One square foot of dedicated land on a private estate in Ardallie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland and a printable certificate with a crest,…
simultaneously preserving and protecting woodland in Scotland.

Established Titles is committed to the preservation and protection of woodland areas in Scotland. As part of our concerted efforts, Established Titles has pledged to keep the entire woodland free from any other uses except for the peaceful enjoyment of the land, thereby protecting the biodiversity of the flora and fauna of the area. We have further pledged to protect the land from being disturbed by construction, sporting, driving or other similar activities. Established Titles donates to One Tree Planted and Trees for the future to help with our tree planting efforts.”

https://establishedtitles.com/

Our family line back to the year 1000:

My dad
His Father
His Grandfather

Great-grandmother
When Nancy Mariah Armstrong was born on March 8, 1850, in Williamsport, Indiana, her father, James, was 34, and her mother, Nancy, was 31. She married Benjamin Franklin Dean on February 26, 1866, in Nemaha, Kansas. They had seven children in 18 years. She died on October 31, 1917, in Seattle, Washington, at the age of 67 and was buried there.

2nd Great-Grandfather
When James F Armstrong was born on April 2, 1815, in Williamsport, Indiana, his father, James, was 43 and his mother, Sarah, was 31. He married Nancy E Mains on January 23, 1834, in Warren, Indiana. They had 12 children in 22 years. He died on October 13, 1874, in Nemaha, Kansas, at the age of 59 and was buried in Pottawatomie, Kansas.

3rd Great-Grandfather
When James W. (Captain) Armstrong was born on January 17, 1772, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his father, John, was 39 and his mother, Jeanette, was 13. He married Sarah Sally Jones on November 28, 1799, in Mason, Kentucky. They had two children during their marriage. He died on April 29, 1860, in Lebanon, Illinois, having lived a long life of 88 years.

4th Great-Grandfather
When John C (Lieutenant Colonel) Armstrong was born on May 10, 1732, in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, his father, William, was 28 and his mother, Margaret, was 25. He married Jeanette Coker in 1772 in Stokes, North Carolina. They had two children during their marriage. He died on June 22, 1792, in Stokes, North Carolina, at the age of 60 and was buried in North Carolina.

5th Great-Grandfather
When William Denus Armstrong was born in 1704 in Scotland, his father, Archibald, was 32 and his mother, Maryann, was 20. He married Margaret Hamilton in 1720 in Ireland. They had eight children in 14 years. He died on March 16, 1760, in Canonbie, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, at the age of 56.

6th Great-Grandfather
When Archibald Armstrong was born in 1672 in Scotland, his father, Edward, was 25 and his mother, Nellannah, was 22. He married Maryann Strickland in 1701 in his hometown. They had nine children in 14 years. He died in 1770 in Scotland at the impressive age of 98.

7th great-grandfather
When Edward Armstrong was born in 1647 in Scotland, his father, Edward, was 26 and his mother, Anna, was 17. He married Nellannah McDonald in Ireland. They had six children in 16 years. He died in 1737 in his hometown at the impressive age of 90.

8th great-grandfather
When Edward Armstrong was born in 1621 in Ireland, his father, William, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 30. He married Anna Brokenstone in 1645. They had six children in 25 years. He died in 1700 in Virginia, having lived a long life of 79 years.

9th great-grandfather
When William Bird W Armstrong was born in 1591 in Scotland, his father, John, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 26. He married Elizabeth Fisher in 1620 in Ireland. They had two children during their marriage. He died on October 10, 1686, at the impressive age of 95.

10th great-grandfather
John Stephen Armstrong was born in 1565 in Scotland, the son of Elizabeth and Thomas. He married Elizabeth Anis and they had seven children together. He then married Annis Kenett on April 16, 1661, in London, London, England. He died in 1661 in his hometown at the impressive age of 96.

11th great-grandfather
When Thomas Derin (Chieftain) Armstrong was born in 1525 in Scotland, his father, Alexander, was 18 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 13. He had one son and one daughter with Elizabeth between 1557 and 1565. He died in 1585 in his hometown at the age of 60.

12th great-grandfather
When Alexander I Armstrong was born in 1507 in Whithaugh, Roxburghshire, Scotland, his father, James, was 19 and his mother, Margaret, was 17. He married Elizabeth “Beth” Derin in 1522 in Scotland. They had four children during their marriage. He died in 1591 in Scotland, having lived a long life of 84 years.

13th great-grandfather
When James Armstrong was born in 1488 in Scotland, his father, John, was 42 and his mother, Mary, was 38. He married Margaret McDonald in 1506 in his hometown. They had one child during their marriage. He died as a young father in 1520 in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, at the age of 32.

14th great-grandfather
When John McGregor Armstrong was born in 1446 in Scotland, his father, Denus, was 19 and his mother, Catherine, was 18. He married Mary in 1467. They had two children during their marriage. He died in 1491 at the age of 45.

15th great-grandfather
Denus Armstrong was born in 1427 in Scotland, the son of Lydia and James. He married Catherine in 1442. They had five children in 15 years. He died in 1503 in his hometown, having lived a long life of 76 years.

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16th great-grandfather
When James William Armstrong was born in 1398 in Scotland, his father, William, was 22 and his mother, Lydia, was 18. He had three sons and one daughter with Lydia between 1427 and 1441. He died in 1470 in his hometown at the age of 72.

17th great-grandfather
When William “Manmaker” Armstrong was born in 1376 in Scotland, his father, Robert, was 25 and his mother, Kathleen, was 21. He had one son with Lydia in 1398. He died in 1452 in his hometown, having lived a long life of 76 years.

18th great-grandfather
Robert Armstrong III was born in 1351 in Scotland, the son of Mary and Robert. He had one son and one daughter with Kathleen Young between 1376 and 1378. He died in 1426 in his hometown, having lived a long life of 75 years.

19th great-grandfather
When Robert Armstrong II was born in 1328 in Scotland, his father, Gilbert, was 26. He had one son with Mary Beth in 1351. He died in 1390 in his hometown at the age of 62.

20th great-grandfather
When Gilbert Armstrong was born in 1302 in Scotland, his father, Robert, was 17 and his mother, Marybeth, was 17. He had two sons between 1328 and 1331. He died in 1359 in his hometown at the age of 57.

21st great-grandfather
When Robert Armstrong was born in 1285 in Scotland, his father, Bruce, was 18 and his mother, Clare, was 15. He had three sons with Marybeth between 1302 and 1307. He died in 1329 in his hometown at the age of 44.

22nd great-grandfather
When Bruce Armstrong, 9TH LAIRD (Lord) OF MANGERTON, was born in 1267 in Scotland, his father, William, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 22. He married Clare Elizabeth Cameron in 1287. They had four children during their marriage. He died as a young father in 1295 in Berwickshire, Scotland, at the age of 28.

23rd great-grandfather
When William Armstrong 8th Laird (Lord) Mangerton was born in 1241 in Scotland, his father, Alexander, was 16. He had two sons with Elizabeth De Bruce between 1267 and 1269. He died in 1300 in Berwickshire, Scotland, at the age of 59.

24th great-grandfather
When Alexander Armstrong, 7TH Laird (Lord) Of Mangerton, was born in 1225 in Scotland, his father, John, was 29 and his mother, Isabell, was 17. He had one son in 1241. He died in 1264 in his hometown at the age of 39.

25th great-grandfather
When John Cameron Armstrong was born in 1196 in Scotland, his father, Alan, was 32 and his mother, Margaret, was 23. He married Isabell in 1224 in his hometown. They had four children during their marriage. He died in 1271 in England having lived a long life of 75 years.

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26th great-grandfather
When Alan John Armstrong was born in 1164 in Scotland, his father, David, was 17 and his mother, Unknown, was 17. He had two sons with Margaret Galloway De Mormaer between 1190 and 1196. He died in 1255 in his hometown at the impressive age of 91.

27th great-grandfather
When David Armstrong was born in 1147 in Scotland, his father, Henry, was 23 and his mother, Lois, was 17. He had one son with Unknown Armstrong in 1164. He died in 1200 in his hometown at the age of 53.

28th great-grandfather
When Henry Armstrong was born in 1124 in Scotland, his father, James, was 23 and his mother, Margaret, was 23. He married Lois M Salyers in 1146. They had two children during their marriage. He died as a young father in 1152 in England at the age of 28.

29th great-grandfather
When James Armstrong was born in 1101 in Scotland, his father, Allen, was 18 and his mother, Ella, was 18. He married Margaret Mansfield in 1124. They had one child during their marriage. He died in 1154 in his hometown at the age of 53.

30th great-grandfather
When Allen Armstrong was born in 1083 in Scotland, his father, Henry, was 15, and his mother, Unknown, was 15. He married Ella Knutson in 1101. They had five children in 15 years. He died in his hometown.

31st great-grandfather
Henry Ursus Armstrong was born in 1068 in Scotland. He married Unknown Armstrong in 1084 in his hometown. They had four children during their marriage. He died in 1152 in Scotland having lived a long life of 84 years.

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