My Family of Secrets A year ago, nearly exactly to the day, I wrote a rather long and personal post about my paternal grandparents and great-grandparents--the Bollings and the Chambers. From its title, you can infer that there were some unanswered questions and mysteries surrounding these people and their relationships that dated back years before … Continue reading Nearly 75 Years Later – A Family’s Unanswered Questions and Unsolved Mysteries Unravel
It’s been nearly two months since I have posted anything new on my blog site. No, I haven’t had writer’s block, genealogical brick walls that I couldn’t break down, or been outside experiencing the snow and extreme winter temps. To the contrary, I believe I just became overwhelmed by the volume of my every day … Continue reading Sharing Two Months of Moments…
Dark, cloudy skies with intermittent heavy downpours to sprinklings of rain make today the perfect day for exploring, researching, and documenting new finds. Among my many searches today to complement draft posts to come, I entered just two of the 13 Presidential Libraries (Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S.Truman Libraries), which have their collections online. … Continue reading Found In the Archives from December 8, 1941
Some of us struggle in life and are too proud to ask for guidance or help. Some lives are in destructive ruts and we are blind to them. We all have a loved one, neighbor, or friend who we might like to help, but we are frozen in fear of being so bold to intrude … Continue reading Life is Precious and Sometimes Wild–Let’s Just Do It!
My 10th Paternal Great Grandfather Date of Birth: 6 May 1585 in Heacham Hall, Norfolkshire, Watkins Co., England Date of Death: 22 Mar 1622 (killed in Indian Massacre) in Jamestown, Virginia Colony; killed in a massacre Marriage: 05 Apr 1614 (Age: 28) Jamestown, James, Virginia, USA to Princess Pocahontas Matoaka Rebecca POWHATAN (1595-1617) Children Thomas Powhatan ROLFE (1615-1675) Varina, Henrico County, The American South … Continue reading Captain John Thomas Rolfe II…
I started writing a post that compares my hectic and dynamic baby boomer activities (those born between 1946 and 1964) this past week, especially, to those of a soccer mom. You know, that married middle-class woman who lives in the suburbs and has school age children. She's the woman who puts the interests of her family, and … Continue reading Soccer Mom vs. Baby Boomer–NOT!
Obituary: Ruth May (Owens) Pyles: 10 Jul 1943 - 4 Apr 2013--69, of Capitol Heights, MD on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Georgetown University Hospital. Beloved mother of Robert (Melissa), William (Linda), Samuel (Doris), Charles (Elaine), Matthew (Jackie), and Christine (Carlton). Also two brothers, Leslie and Robert; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a companion of … Continue reading OBITUARY: Ruth May Owens Pyles
Starting with my very first Christmas, Santa always left me the most popular baby doll of the times. She was always center front just under our tree. And, my babies were always my most prized possessions. My first infant My first infant baby was all rubber and very life-like. She was delivered in only a … Continue reading When I Had to Say Goodbye to My Babies
"...to just write a simple post..." I just finished responding to a fellow blogger 's comments to my Dad-Daughter Relationships post. She was thanking me for my "moving words" and giving me encouragement, too, during this season in my life with my octogenarian dad. And, not so coincidentally, I was readying to write today's post, and, at this … Continue reading Exposing Inner Spirits from Our Pasts
Yesterday I was driving west on MD State Route 4 following the night before's dusting of snow and harsh gusts of wind along the way to my parents home for the day. Next I knew, I had a tire blow out and lost control of my car. My car then hit into the side of … Continue reading Hey You–Are You in the Game?
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away Author Unknown