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This is my Father’s Mother. Here name was Celecta, which mean “Celestial” or heaven. In 1918, she went on a church mission to the Iowa area and she had a camera. She took over 200 photo. These are a few of them.
She traveled by train
and by paddle boat.
Among the places she visited was Nauvoo, Illinois.
The building sare still there
but now the roads are paved.
She visited the grave of Emma Hale Smith, the widow of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
She saw Brigham Young’s home.
Which has been restored.
She saw the house of John Taylor,
which doesn’t exist anymore.
She saw the Nauvoo house.
Which is still here.
It operates as a hotel.
She saw the printing officer, which has been restored.
Her photo album said that this was Heber C. Kimball’s house, but it was actually the home of Johnathan Browning. This was the start of Browning production which later invented the Browning automatic rifle (BAR) which was a key weapon in WW-2.
One can speculate about what might have happened if the BAR has bee invented before everyone was forced out of Nauvoo.
This is the H. C. Kimball house as seen in 2002. It has ‘H C Kimball’ carved into the stone. It also had a “widow’s walk’, which is the platform on top of the house. A widow’s walk is where a woman would stand and look out over the ocean and watch for her sailor husband to return. Sometimes, he didn’t return.
Because of fear of the mobs, after they were martyred, the bodies of Joseph and Hyrum were hidden in the basement of this house.
The house is still there but it is not open to the public.
She also visited Carthage, Illiois, where Joseph and Hyrum were killed.
This is what it looked like when my family visited it 1964.
The upper right window is where Joseph fell. The well is a recreation of the place where they put Joseph and shot him again.
I miss her my Grandmother and Grandfather. I wish I has asked more questions. I’m so glad she had a camera.
The link to the shared website containing all photos is available.
It is a three year project by Shell oil. When finished, it will take large petroleum molecules, the heavy stuff, and break then into smaller molecules. It “cracks’ them. The smaller molecules will be made into plastic beads which will be shipped to other companies who will make things with them. Think of it as an oil re-refinery.
Having backup copies of your vital computer data is good but it doesn’t protect against all hazards. What if the house burns down? What if you have to evacuate your neighborhood and you can’t get back into the house? What if the police decide you are up to mischief, and they confiscate your computers and hard drives. Finally, what if your data storage becomes obsolete. It is possible that you could discover your backup copies are gone or useless.
That’s where a cloud-based backup system is so valuable. They cost money, with a yearly fee almost equal to the price of a 4-terabyte hard drive.
Here, everything is store on “the cloud”, wherever that is.
There are several such systems commercially available starting at $5 per month. Some make backup continuously. Some do it at a pre-determined time of the day. Some do it every 15 minutes.
One good thing is that if you buy a new computer, you don’t need to copy everything to the new machine. You just do a full data restore from your cloud storage.
When you first subscribe to a cloud back-up system, the initial start up can take several days to compete the upload. It took more than two weeks to get all my data on to the iDrive cloud. I was beginning to doubt whether it would ever finish
Some people like to store all their data, including their working files, on the cloud with systems like OneDrive by Microsoft. This will give you access to your data no matter which or who’s computer you have access to, provided you can connect with the internet
(Note: OneDrive keeps a copy of your cloud files on your computer—if you can find it.)
There is a security risk here. If you chose to share a file with a friend by giving them your password, they could have access to everything and if they decided not to be friends, they can change or delete your files.
A true story:
A scammer contacted a man in England and told him that his computer had a virus and offered to fix it for him. The marketer asked for and received remote access to the man’s computer. At least, he thought it was this person’s computer.
This man was a computer expert with some very sophisticated tools. He had given the scammer access to a ‘virtual computer’ which was fake. When the scammer downloaded data from the man’s ‘virtual’ computer, he also received a trojan program. This gave the Englishman control of the scammer’s computer.
He then copied all the scammer data. Then he copied all the information for the other computers in the scammer’s office. Finally, he wiped all data on all computers and on their backups. Then he turned everything over to the government for appropriate action.
I wonder if the scammer had things backed up to an exterior hard drive that was disconnected from the system? In this case, I hope not.