Archive for November, 2008

Blogging the Blog – 12

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Thanksgiving seems an appropriate time to give thanks for and to both my own and the extended Searing family.   I hope you were all able to spend some time with family no matter if in person, by phone, or through emails.  A couple of new Searings have ‘checked in’ since my last admin post several months ago, and the membership in My Last Name is Searing on Facebook has added several new members as well.  I have added some more internet entries, and done some genealogy work on my own branch, which I will post here shortly.  Researching and plotting just the decendants from my own paternal great-grandfather Edward Searing was a lot of fun.  Most I knew or knew of…some I didn’t.  I’m going to continue trying for an occasional contact with them.  My brother Stan and I did go to a mini-family reunion in mid-October with cousins and decendants of my paternal grandfather.  I borrowed a lot of family photos and will see if I can post some on the blog.  We all had a lot of fun going over old family photos and papers we brought.   I highly recommend comparing notes/stories/pictures with siblings/aunts/uncles/cousins/parents…especially the latter.  I wish I had asked mine a lot more about family history and stories.  Watch this space…I’m going to try to post more frequent updates…and if you find us through searching the web, please comment on an article or ‘check in’ and let’s talk!  Dan

Searings on the Internet – November

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

November 14, 2008, in the NY Times, Long Island, in an article on reducing the flood zone in new maps: John M. Searing , deputy commissioner of Suffolk’s Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services, said the maps needed to be updated because of changing conditions, the increase in the population at risk and improved technology.                     November 12, Kansas City Fox TV in a story on insulating your houses:  savings is what prompted Kansas City homeowner Patricia Searing to tackle her home’s energy problems all at once. 

Searings on the Internet – More October

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Another experiment in posting as many items in the blog as possible in the least amount of time…this is a summary of October items on the internet mentioning Searings, with (usually) the most recent items first. working backwards through the month:                                                    This is a great ‘Searing’ item on the internet, published at, on October 27, 2008, featuring John Searing as a tester for the best Reuben sandwich spot in the South Hampton Roads area.  John was chosen as one of several testers from 40 applicants to rate Reubens at four spots nominated by readers.  The article is accompanied by a video, and can be found at


Susan Rife in the did an article October 10, 2008 on the Egyptian artifact collection at the Ulla R. and Arthur F. Searing wing at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, FL, through January 11, 2009.  The wing is mentioned elsewhere in this blog.


Adam Searingdirector of the NC Health Access Coalition at the NC Justice Center, received several internet mentions during the month, addressing North Carolina health care issues. See, Ashville, NC, on October 9, 2008  He’s also quoted in the SunNews MyrtleBeachOnLine around the same time.  He’s also quoted in the New Health Dialogue blog on October 12, 2008.  Also in the Progressive Pulse for October 14, and 15th, 23rd, 2008, and for October 15.  Also in the on October 27, 2008


On October 6, 2008 an undated (approximately Sept 1935) PDF of an old Fulton County newspaper (from  popped up in a Google search:”Cayuga Estates  A decree was granted by Special Surrogate Leonard H. Searing, judicially settling the accounts of….”  Any information on Leonard would be welcome!


Searings in Sports – October Entries

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

The Franklin News-Post, October 20, 2008  DANVILLE — Paced by the play of Sadie Wallace, Franklin County’s junior varsity volleyball team swept GW Danville 2-0 Thursday in a Western Valley District match.  ***  Ashley Searing tallied seven points, served six aces, registered three kills and passed out four assists. ***  The contest is FCHS’s final regular-season home match for 2008.