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Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 22 Jul 2006 14:11

Suggest instead of calling it ''Treasure Hunt'' better to call it ''Breathless'' for yet more viewers .............. Merry


TinaTheCheshirePussyCat Report 22 Jul 2006 12:45

Great idea, OC, this one could run and run. We can take it in turns to have one of our missing ancestors found. I disagree about it being a minority interest, though. Anneke's bottom will generate quite a lot of male viewers. Tina

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 22 Jul 2006 11:47

Treasure Hunt Find Olde Crone's missing James Holden. The two teams of minor celebrities are given cryptic clues, gleaned from census information, Marriage and death certs, family recollections and hearsay. They have to race round the countryside, headed by Anneke Rice with her bouncy bottom (much camera work there) following all the false leads and getting breathlessly excited. The prize when they find his parents is a copy of my newly-made Will, in which I leave them EVERYTHING! OK, probably a minority interest programme, but I am fully prepared to fund it myself. It could be shown on CH4 at 3am - lots of anoraks watching then, I'm sure. OC


TinaTheCheshirePussyCat Report 22 Jul 2006 11:35

My goodness, Glen, you have consulted your 15 year old son about this scheme? Tina

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 22 Jul 2006 11:18

Tina, you could only see a fleeting glimpse of me in the ten minute preview,then the signal gets encrypted,and a special phone line is activated to allow further viewing. So my 15 year old says anyhow Glen


TinaTheCheshirePussyCat Report 22 Jul 2006 11:14

Fantastic idea, Heather. To handicap OC and Phoenix, I suggest that they have to do it blindfold. That way they have to work totally from memory and are not allowed to refer to their notes (no dictaphones, I-pods or anything else they might have recorded the info on). Who is going to be the person who greets them as they come out of the house and escorts them to the prison ship? I am sure that you would be brilliant in that role, Heather, but Glen in his tinsel knickers might increase the audience ratings even further - bring in a different class of viewer and all that. Tina


Heather Report 22 Jul 2006 11:14

And I just thought Glen, what about 'Catchphrase'. You could have a genial Irish Host (who do we know who is Irish and genial?) and the contestants have to work out from a parish register entry made by a drunk or senile vicar which of seven James and Sarahs a child belongs to. 'Close, but youre not right, Im afraid'


Heather Report 22 Jul 2006 11:06

Well ........., I suppose Glen, we could have an Aus off shoot - we could have all the contestants in the Big Bovver house transported one by one if they steal a chicken from the fridge or blaspheme? Instead of eviction night we could have execution night where, if they answer the questions correctly they go to Sydney instead of the gallows via a cargo ship that takes 3 months? On punishment week they get one pencil and one tree sheet between the lot of them and have to work out how to connect their 15 different families to a common ancestor over a 500 year period (Trouble is for O.C. and Phoenix that would probably be fun - mmm, may have to think of something different for them two).


Toni Report 22 Jul 2006 10:56

Hello please sign me up OC. My qualifications: I've just finished fixing my Mum's tree. She had the one guy entered 4 times on the tree. It was quite an impressive blunder she'd made. I've also disproved GreatAunt's info that we came from John X. We actually came from George. From what I can tell John died unmarried and childless. Glen, Merry and Heather I'd like to sign up as the Australian liasion for when you bring the show down under. Toni


Sheila Report 22 Jul 2006 03:54

Hello From Down Under, I am not sure if I qualify for membership but I will apply, as I have an u/k father -- a Ken King and also-- a Peter Smith in my tree . Do I have to say any more to qualify, It's not just the members getting it wrong it's also the Genes Computer . Last Hot Tip's I was inundated with the above. Regards Sheila


Mavis Report 21 Jul 2006 23:04

Just picked up this thread, will join. I was originally sending messages like did your 'John Bloggs marry Jane Whoseit' to people 'cos I didn't realise that when you clicked on the 'contact' beside 'John Bloggs 1867 Neverland' all the contact got as a heading to their email was John Bloggs. So sorry anyone that got one. I don't fill all the details on my GR tree 'cos it's not my main software and I just haven't go time, but if anyone contacts me and we think there's a link I'll get my data to them somehow. It also means I don't give much away when I share GR tree. Can't see why anyone would keep bits of the wrong family in tree, there's enough problems when you've only got what you're pretty sure is right. I thought I had a good link with a detailed researcher, but turned out 2 people same name, born same year, same area, and it took a third person to point that out, it hurt, but at least it's a correct tree, even if 'hard pruned' on that branch at present. Mavis Mavis

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 20 Jul 2006 19:29

Ancestral Yep, bet they are mine, especially with that surname LOL! OC


Unknown Report 20 Jul 2006 18:11

As they are known to have children quite young I assume these are two of your ancestors OC Joseph Malkin abt 1898 Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England HEAD Little Eaton Derbyshire Harry F Malkin abt 1899 Southwick, Sussex, England SON Little Eaton Derbyshire

*** Fuzzy

*** Fuzzy Report 20 Jul 2006 15:11

Merry, Thanks so much for sharing your man, I will have some interesting things for him to do tommorrow.......of course I mean for him to do all the housework and then the research whilst I sit in the garden.....occasionally shouting for the odd peeled grape or two!! .Will send you two sequins by courier for you preserve your modesty!! Fuzzy x

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 20 Jul 2006 14:39

I will pass the man on tomorrow, Fuzzy....! Apologies for shocking you, but I would only need two sequins for my sparkly top!!!! Heather Positive Thinker the treasurer??? If she is, then you are unlikely to find the minus £10 thingy will work, as she is better at bringing money in than giving it away! Merry (who hasn't seen her £10 yet..............................................)

*** Fuzzy

*** Fuzzy Report 20 Jul 2006 14:35

Just popped in from the garden and enjoying time reading this thread whilst having a break from the sunbathing.......Merry am absolutely shocked that you do not have a tinsel top to go with the hussy you...!! ps when you have finished with the man with a fan could you send him over to me please?!! Fuzzy x

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 20 Jul 2006 14:30

It would appear I have been a member of the Society for a few years now but didn't realise payment was due. Can I please take Merry's payment option (minus)£10. Could you let the Treasurer know and I will happily let you have a PO Box number to enable you to start making payments to me as soon as possible.......Please don't worry about the last few years where you haven't paid.....I'll put it down to the Treasurer's inexperience :))))) LOL Chris


Unknown Report 20 Jul 2006 14:16

Oh this is too long to read all the replies herein OC Holden In olden times it was well known for marriage contracts to be arranged whilst children were still young in some cases before they were born although these had to be subject to the desired sex of the child. ;-) Going on from that it was also held that an agreed contract constituted an actual marriage so in the case of your ancestor it is most likely that she was contracted to marry JOE BLOGGS their children were also contracted as were the grandchildren, gt grandchildren etc. until we arrive at the present day where these contacts present themselves to you as virtual relatives Well it makes sense to me lol

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 20 Jul 2006 14:05

Glen.....................I think you have been watching too much television! lol Merry

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 20 Jul 2006 13:54

Merry Thankyou,the finishing touch needed for the programme. You know the idea,a shot of you on the sunlounger with a canvas backdrop of the Utah holdiay destination in the background,perfect! Channel hop to see if the contestant will keep the box or accept the 10,000 names the banker has offered. Send the kiddies to bed with a bedtime story of Derek death index and Edward the Enumerator,not forgetting Reggie the Registrar ,making a guest appearance. Stare lovingly at your 'I cracked the LDS Maze' paperweight whilst waiting for Derek Anorach to contact your rellies in 'Most Hunted'. I think i should see about some real bling tinsel now innit! Glen