Sunday, August 19, 2012

Time is the most irrecuperable for it can never be redeemed

While watching one of my favorite television series

 "The Tudor's"

 the following textwas spoken and it caught my interest....

Season 4 / Episode 10: - Death of a Monarchy

King Henry VIII: [Opening lines] In these last days I've been thinking a great deal about loss. What loss, your grace, is to man most irrecoverable?
Charles Brandon: His virtue.
King Henry VIII: No, for by his actions, he may redeem his virtue.
Charles Brandon: Then, his honor.
King Henry VIII: No, for again he may find the means to recover it, even as a man recovers some fortune he has lost.
Charles Brandon: Then I can't say, Your Majesty.
King Henry VIII: Time, your grace. Of all losses, time is the most irrecuperable for it can never be redeemed.
In order to conduct Genealogy research, it takes a lot of time. The slower and more factual you can be while conducting your research, the better you conserve your time. Time is wasted chasing dead ends. One of the fruits of time conservation is analyzing your facts as you obtain them.


  1. Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of (something, esp. information), typically for purposes of explanation...
  2. Discover or reveal (something) through such examination.


Photo Analysis Guide

This is the photo analysis guide from Bill Tally's workshop at the NDL Educators Institute (American Memory Fellows) held in Washington, D.C., July 28 - August 1, 1997. The Institute was sponsored by the Library of Congress and a grant provided by the Kellogg Foundation. The photo used for this workshop is from Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920 .
Close of a Career in New York
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Describe exactly what you see in the photo
  • What people and objects are shown?
  • How are they arranged?
  • What is the physical setting?
  • What other details can you see?
Summarize what you already know about
the situation and time period shown,
and the people and objects that appear.
Say what you conclude from what you see.
  • What's going on in the picture?
  • Who are the people & what are they doing?
  • What might be the function of the objects?
  • What can we conclude about the time period?
Further Research What questions has the photo raised? What are some sources I can use to find answers?