I Did IT!

I’m a Historian

For those of you who need an explanation.  I’ve spent a little over three years at two separate Universities working on my BS in History.  I did it!  

I will probably go on after a MA but not until I’ve taken a bit of a break.  My family needs things.  I need to take care of me.  I have a new heart issue, and I need to get some income rolling in, so it’s time to write!  Write books.  I have several projects in the works now.  My biggest will be a book called, “Dolly.”  About a woman in Herrin, Illinois during Prohabition.  
That’s as far as I’ll go with that one.  Another about the legacy of mental illness that runs through the family – one of them will be closer to a psychology paper.  Another will be a full blown book.  Plus I have lots and lots of stories to tell about people in Douglas County, Oregon.    So, yay me! I can add the historian feather to my cap!
On another subject: 
I have to say I go out on the dark web, and I found my ex.  Talking about how he volunteered at the Cincinnati Zoo, which is a lie.  How he is part indian because he had great grandparents with the last name of Corn.  I believe he believes it, but its not true. He is not even related to Mr. Corn.  His blood great great grandmother married Mr. Corn.  But, my kids, whom my EX is the biological father of, didn’t pass on any Native American DNA at all.  Not one drop. 

I got the feeling years ago that he was for some reason, competing with me for some reason.  There was never any reason to.  The only person I compete with is myself.  It’s about what I want, not about being better than anyone else.  I really don’t feel like I’m much competition to many people.  In real life, I know a whole lot of nothing just like 99.9% of the people out there.  

So, why does a person lie about things they don’t need to lie about?? He tells people he has worked with the military.  Again, a lie.  I guess he’s trying to impress people and make himself feel important.  He never understood, which is sad, that he was always important, and he never had to lie to prove it.     So, Mr. S. M. of  Marble Falls, Texas.  Why tell people the things you do not do?   Just be you!! 

Just for you, information on the Surname of Corn, it’s not even American in Origin–American as in Anglo-Saxon nor American as in the Indigenous peoples: 

It appears to be an early Huguenot name acquiring from the Olde French “corne” itself coming from the late Latin “corna” meaning “horn” and originally given as a metonymic professional name to a worker in horn, or perhaps a horn-blower.

English: nickname from Old English corn a metathesized form of cran ‘crane’ (see Crane ). English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hand mills Old English cweorn. Americanized form of German Dutch Czech or Jewish Korn or a shortened form of any of the composite names formed with this element. Slovenian: from a Slovenized form of the Middle High German zorn ‘wrath anger’ (see German Zorn compare Coren ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

You see, my historian degree even pays off for ex’s in my life!  I can see where you’d believe what you said, but sorry, it’s just not true.  

About PeggyAnn

Professional PC Consultant, Researcher, & avid people watcher, Peggy Ann Rowe started into her genealogical quest at age 15 after watching the mini-series, "Roots" with her parents. This new obsession has fueled her love of history, & study of cultures & societies in every epoch. Today she is 57 years old with four kids who are all grown up (& all have flown the coop). In between her 'gigs' with clients she volunteered at many different non-profits. Former President, Secretary, and Director at Large on the board of the Douglas County Historical Society for 10+ years, and former Secretary at the Cloverdale Historical Society (Sonoma County) for nearly 10 years. This website is an attempt to share the knowledge she has gained about her family ties with others who may be interested in the same things. She does not guarantee 100% accuracy and does hope that you will send corrections. To learn more about her, click the "about" button in the page menu. Thanks! Another goal of this website is to disseminate a message (i.e. education) about domestic violence, child abuse, and all forms of sexual abuse to society at large. The message comes from real experience from the whole spectrum of the violence from sexual abuse by a perpetrator to sexual abuse perpetrated by a husband, to the abuse of children within the family. Peggy has seen it, lived it, and been hurt by it. There will on occasion be details that might be hard for some people to read, and a warning is usually posted at the beginning of the essay so that those who want to turn and not read may do so. The only way to teach and to let others learn what to avoid is to SHARE what happened with every detail necessary to make the point. Thank you.
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