Category Archives: Journaling

Grandma’s Breakfast Tradition

It has been said that the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and I am sure that the women in our family must have learned 100’s of years ago that the best way to a farmers … Continue reading

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John Henry Avery on Harvesting corn in 1919

For years as we have visited my parents in Illinois it has been a standing joke that the most exciting thing to do was watch the corn grow and see which side of the road the soybeans were planted on … Continue reading

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Thanksgivings Past

The turkey is in the oven, the wind is blowing outside, family members are sleeping in and the kids are busy relaxing.  Now would be a great time to spend a few moments being thankful for ancestors now gone who … Continue reading

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Sarah Elizabeth Ellis Carter

                 Elizabeth was the youngest daughter of Hezekiah Ellis and Sarah/Sallie Gunnel Hurst.  She was born on the 10 April probably in the year 1824 in Fayette Co. Kentucky.  Her father died within the year that she was born … Continue reading

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Childhood Memories

“I grew up in Idaho and I really did walk 5 miles in the snow uphill to get to school.  It seemed like whenever I would complain about the cold winters or the long bus rides or the walks to … Continue reading

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Starting the New Year out Right.

“When our kids were smaller we would often start out the New Year at home banging pots and pans, yelling and screaming to everyones delight and then putting the kids to bed at 9:00. Yes in California you can celebrate … Continue reading

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Harrison Hobbs or Hubbs of Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas

Harrison Hobbs was born about 1835 in Laurens County South Carolina.  Little is known about his early childhood except for the fact that his parent John Hobbs and Isabella Madden like so many other pioneer families moved their family from … Continue reading

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Googles Books, Genealogy and William Boyles

Sometimes as genealogy researchers it is easy to get stuck in a rut and not move past those old familiar sites we always use to find our hidden ancestors. Google Books should become one of those familiar spots. Each family … Continue reading

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Lessons in Life

When I was younger the phrase “Love Means you never have to say your sorry.” became very popular. It was used constantly between people as an excuse to not have to apologize. After all if you love me than I … Continue reading

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What do the Records really show?

A few years ago my children were given an assignment in their History Class. Now I am not one to be intimidated by School assignments but this one caught me especially off guard. The assignment: Talk to a veteran of … Continue reading

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