Well, they weren't always ancestors, you know, like relics in a museum. Just as you're reading this, they too were once very much alive, experiencing happiness and joys, or sadness and tears. They laughed, they loved, they had dreams. They got together with friends and family at holidays, just like the people above, the FOWLERS and LEWELLENs from Stewartstown WV. And unless your ancestors were rich or comfortably well off, they too worked every day at whatever occupation kept a roof overhead and food on the table.
In reference to a carpentry project, it means "not level or plumb", but when applied to people, it means "not normal"...or even a little crazy.
It's only natural then that the daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter of carpenters would think of those who braved an ocean to start life anew in a strange land as "a couple of bubbles off ".
Now that you're forewarned that I'm descended from people who were thinking wayyyy outside the miter box when they decided to leave everything familiar behind, you shouldn't be surprised that the posts in this blog don't follow the normal order.
For the sake of continuity, posts are in historically chronological order...in other words, oldest >> newest.