I was talking with a young friend on FB last night, whose 10 year old is demanding that she let him have a Faceboook account. He is of course using that age old excuse of Everybody is doing it. She’s not buying it. But it got me to thinking of the things mother’s feared in… Continue reading What Mother’s Feared in the 70s….
"Just 15 minutes. You couldn't have waited 15 minutes." We had that discussion every year, for you see, I'd missed her 10th birthday by 15 minutes. I was born at 11:45 and I am sure at 10 she was excited that I was going to be born on her birthday. But alas, I came the… Continue reading Just 15 minutes….
A clean slate, a new calendar, a do over… That’s what a new year should bring and why so many of us get excited about the New Year. It gives us a start for a clean, new life. As a mother of three kids, I am a big fan of my monthly planner. My kids… Continue reading Fresh Start….
In 1850, James Horton is living in Davidson County, TN with his wife and children. The last person enumerated is Vincent Searls, age 75, who I have always assumed was his father-in-law. (James Horton household, Davidson County, TN, Civil District 5, Page 188B, Dwelling 253, Fammily 254, Lines 21-35. 1850 Federal Population Census, Coffee &… Continue reading Beware the Genealogical Assumption
I have been following a thread on FB about a young woman who wants to join the DAR on a patriot ancestor. From my experience with being a member of our local DAR for just a few months I have found DAR members come in two groups: Those, like me, that have been lifelong genealogist,… Continue reading I bet she feels a little cheated. …
My grandfather was by far my favorite ancestor. Born in 1905, my grandfather was the oldest of his siblings. He met my grandmother when he went to her house to pick her sister up for a date. Granny opened the door and my grandfather fell in love with her. He took the sister on a… Continue reading Oh, the Candy Man Can….