History of Jeanette’s Pier PHOTOGRAPH BY NC DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES Originally built in 1939, Jennette's is the oldest fishing pier on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Battered by storms and rebuilt many times throughout its 80-year life, Jennette's was knocked down by Hurricane Isabel in 2003, just after the pier and its five-acre … Continue reading FAMILY TRADITIONS AT HISTORIC JEANNETTE’S PIER, NAGS HEAD
Our local Calvert County weather forecast for Friday, calls for a mostly cloudy day, which in Groundhog Day terms means if Punxsutawney Phil were here with us locally he wouldn't see his shadow and we would see an early Spring instead of six more weeks on Winter! Wel, guess what? Punxsutawney's forecast also calls for … Continue reading What’s All This Fuss About a Groundhog Named Phil and Punx’a’what?
Girls Day Out We had a girls' day out on Saturday, August 11--my granddaughter, daughter and me (+1 grandson), to celebrate my millennial grand daughter's 14th birthday. While having lunch, I asked them to name a film or films that they had watched three times or more. Naturally, the Wizard of Oz and its amazing … Continue reading Happy 75th Anniversary to The Wizard of Oz Movie
From my May 26, 2013, blog post, Busted "Brick Wall" Reveals More "Chambers" "…So again yesterday morning, I decided to start over once more with basic research techniques for the elusive Chambers within our family's ancestors. Among my review of earlier research and findings of Frank Maynard Chambers, through my contacts with the Las Vegas Bunker … Continue reading What’s All This Fuss About a Groundhog Named Phil and Punx’a’what?
About My Bronzed Baby Shoes Mom and Dad said I was a late walker at 15 months old. They also said I had early and great verbal skills. And, from the time I was a toddler I wanted to get the last word. When I couldn't, I would silently tap (as in imitating a stomp) … Continue reading Family Traditions: Were Your Baby Shoes Bronzed?