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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Levi and Stephen Do the Hula

This was created at JibJab. Janice Brown over at Cow Hampshire has challenged all the Genea-bloggers to show our humor gene. Here's two gentlemen (my great-great grandfathers) from McLean County, Illinois doing the Hula. Stephen Taylor (1814-1881) is the dark-headed one. Levi Lantz (1811-1887), an Amish man, is the other.

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  • And just when I think we've reached the pinnacle of irreverence... Lori, you find a better way lol


    By Blogger Janice, at 10:00 PM  

  • Very funny, but what would your great-great-grandmothers say?


    By Blogger The footnoteMaven, at 3:45 PM  

  • That's a tough one. I suspect that Betsey put up with more than that from Stephen from what I've read about him. Barbara might not have appreciated that from Levi!

    By Blogger Lori Thornton, at 7:09 PM  

  • Betsy and Barbara have obviously put an end to Levi and Stephen worldly ways --- I can't seem to see nor hear them doing the Hula or anything else. Four tries --- so Betsy and Barbara have got them back under control. LOL!


    By Blogger Terry Thornton, at 11:00 PM  

  • I actually had a little trouble viewing it in Internet Explorer 7, but I used my Firefox browser and saw it find after updating my Adobe Flash to the current version. You can download Firefox at if you want to try that.

    By Blogger Lori Thornton, at 6:52 AM  

  • Make that "fine" instead of "find." I shouldn't be trying to type when I'm not awake yet!

    By Blogger Lori Thornton, at 6:56 AM  

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