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  • Stevo
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    Hey! I picked up another 12-marker match today. That makes 10 now! I'm starting to feel like a regular R1b guy!

    Of course, it's not there at 25 or 37, but what the heck?

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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by DMac
    Are you a Poquoson boy? My paternal grandparents moved down there in the late 50's and lived there until my grandfather died a few years back and my grandmother moved next door to my aunt over in Newport News.
    No, I'm a Navy brat and grew up everywhere. But I went to college in Newport News and used to live down there. Years ago I just happened on a good crabbing spot in Poquoson and used it quite a few times.

    They've built all sorts of nice new homes down by the water in Poquoson and kind of ruined the place in some ways, but they also built that new pier, so you can still catch crabs there.

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  • DMac
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    Originally posted by Stevo
    I've never tried that but it sounds like a great idea. Those Mathews County boys definitely know their crabbing.

    We were actually over in Poquoson next door to Newport News. I hadn't been down there in a long time. I found the place had changed quite a bit; a lot of houses have been built down close to the water.

    They've built a new pier and a couple of boat ramps, too. The pier turned out to be a good spot.
    Are you a Poquoson boy? My paternal grandparents moved down there in the late 50's and lived there until my grandfather died a few years back and my grandmother moved next door to my aunt over in Newport News.

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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by DMac
    Ah yes!!! Spent a lot of time down at my in-laws place on the "Rivah". Blue crabs, some newspaper and a picnic table down by the river.

    Had a lesson a few years back from a friend of the family who grew up down in Mathews Co., Va. on the Piankatank. Unlike what most people do...cook and clean as you pick. He chilled his crabs in ice water...puts them to sleep...and then one by one removes the upper carapace and flushes out the 'no eat'em' with a garden hose. He then boils 'em a usual. Definitely easier to pick and the Old Bay seasoning seems to flavor the meat better.
    I've never tried that but it sounds like a great idea. Those Mathews County boys definitely know their crabbing.

    We were actually over in Poquoson next door to Newport News. I hadn't been down there in a long time. I found the place had changed quite a bit; a lot of houses have been built down close to the water.

    They've built a new pier and a couple of boat ramps, too. The pier turned out to be a good spot.

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  • DMac
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    Originally posted by Stevo
    Another Batch 147 post.

    We went crabbing today in the Chesapeake Bay down near Newport News, Virginia, my old stomping grounds.

    Caught about 20 crabs.

    I got pinched pretty hard by a couple of them as I was extricating them from the crab traps. I have some fairly extensive experience catching crabs, but even I screw up and get pinched now and then. The little buggers drew blood, too.

    I got my revenge at home, though, when I dropped them into the pot of boiling water and Old Bay seafood seasoning.

    Crabs and beer go very well together.

    They put hair on your y-dna.
    Ah yes!!! Spent a lot of time down at my in-laws place on the "Rivah". Blue crabs, some newspaper and a picnic table down by the river.

    Had a lesson a few years back from a friend of the family who grew up down in Mathews Co., Va. on the Piankatank. Unlike what most people do...cook and clean as you pick. He chilled his crabs in ice water...puts them to sleep...and then one by one removes the upper carapace and flushes out the 'no eat'em' with a garden hose. He then boils 'em a usual. Definitely easier to pick and the Old Bay seasoning seems to flavor the meat better.

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  • Stevo
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    Another Batch 147 post.

    We went crabbing today in the Chesapeake Bay down near Newport News, Virginia, my old stomping grounds.

    Caught about 20 crabs.

    I got pinched pretty hard by a couple of them as I was extricating them from the crab traps. I have some fairly extensive experience catching crabs, but even I screw up and get pinched now and then. The little buggers drew blood, too.

    I got my revenge at home, though, when I dropped them into the pot of boiling water and Old Bay seafood seasoning.

    Crabs and beer go very well together.

    They put hair on your y-dna.

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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by davis1946
    Stevo, I received a P66- result this past week.
    Wow! That's encouraging. Maybe the rest of us will get some news on that front soon.

    Originally posted by davis1946
    Still waiting on M37, M153 and M160.
    I'm M153- and M160- and got those results early.

    M37 and P66 are the only SNPs FTDNA tests for that I don't yet know about.

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  • davis1946
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    Originally posted by Stevo

    I don't think anyone who ordered a Deep SNP-R1b in the last 6 months has a result on either M37 or P66 yet.
    Stevo, I received a P66- result this past week. Still waiting on M37, M153 and M160.

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  • Stevo
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    Batch 147 - Onward and Upward!

    I saw a post on the Rootsweb DNA List that quoted an FTDNA email. That email said they finally have the test for P66 up and running. They are expecting to have some results to report in 3-4 weeks.

    I guess M37 is still giving them fits. I don't think anyone who ordered a Deep SNP-R1b in the last 6 months has a result on either M37 or P66 yet.

    Am I wrong?

    Is there an exception out there who would like to speak up?

    I'm not complaining, mind you. I got most of my SNP results very early (about a month ahead of schedule), so I am still very pleased with FTDNA's performance. I realize not everything in the world of dna testing is a walk in the park.

    Besides, I don't figure I'll be positive for either of those SNPs (although you never can tell).

    I'm waiting on M37 and P66 from Batch 155, a 67-marker upgrade from Batch 160, and now an S-series test, as well.

    All that makes life kind of interesting.

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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by M.O'Connor
    We haven't been getting the heat here. Things seem to be hovering around 24C in the daytime.

    Still waiting for those stubborn SNP's from Batch 147.

    We are inching our way to a thousand posts.


    C'mon 147.. (just cause I had to)
    I wonder when we will hear about those two stubborn SNPs, M37 and P66.

    I just got an email telling me my sample for the S-series test has successfully arrived at the lab in London.

    Now I am waiting for those results, as well.

    I'm also waiting for my 67-marker upgrade from Batch 160.

    24C is not bad at all. I wish it were that cool here!

    I drank about a half gallon (about 2 liters) of iced tea on the way home from Pennsylvania today. I was replacing some of the liquid I've lost the last couple of days.

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  • M.O'Connor
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    We haven't been getting the heat here. Things seem to be hovering around 24C in the daytime.

    Still waiting for those stubborn SNP's from Batch 147.

    We are inching our way to a thousand posts.


    C'mon 147.. (just cause I had to)

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  • Stevo
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    Here I am again. I'm sitting at a computer in the Park Plaza Hotel in Lancaster, PA, after two days out in the 100+ F. heat, first at Dutch Wonderland and then today at Hershey Park.

    My three-year-old daughter had a great time. A little too great a time, I'm afraid. She had so much sun and fun that this evening, as we were eating dinner at a Smorgasbord place in Ronks, PA, she called on Ralph and Earl to go get the Buick, if you know what I mean.

    She upchucked.

    That was a thriller for all and sundry, I call tell you!

    We're all sunburned and tired, but we had a good time.

    It was a good way to wile away some time while waiting for a couple of stubborn SNPs and a 67-marker upgrade.

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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by GvdM
    I wish they would change that to: Deutsch Wonderland thing
    They should, but everyone in that area knows the difference between Pennsylvania "Dutch" and Netherlands Dutch.

    I'm out the door soon, headed in that direction!

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  • GvdM
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    Originally posted by Stevo
    What kind of a day would it be if I did not post at least once in the good ol' Batch 147 thread?

    Well, a couple of those days are coming.

    We're taking a little short trip up to Lancaster, PA, for the next couple of days.

    We're doing the Hershey Park/Dutch Wonderland thing.
    I wish they would change that to: Deutsch Wonderland thing

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  • Stevo
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    What kind of a day . . .

    What kind of a day would it be if I did not post at least once in the good ol' Batch 147 thread?

    Well, a couple of those days are coming.

    We're taking a little short trip up to Lancaster, PA, for the next couple of days.

    We're doing the Hershey Park/Dutch Wonderland thing.

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