Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday

Natalie Wood Wagner

[The following information comes from FindAGrave.]

Birth: Jul. 20, 1938
Death: Nov. 29, 1981

Actress. Most remembered for her role of Susan Walker in "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947), a Christmas classic movie. She appeared in over 56 movies for the silver screen and television, and was nominated three times for an Oscar (she never won).

She was born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko, of Russian emigrants in San Francisco, California.

Natalie won a bit part at age 4 in a movie, "Happy Land" (1943), then being shot in her Santa Rosa neighborhood. The family then moved to Los Angeles, hoping to land more film roles for her, but her second role did not come until 1946, when she appeared in "Tomorrow is Forever." In 1947, she won the role of Susan Walker in "Miracle on 34th Street," and began a successful career as a child star, appearing in 18 films. In 1955, she played in "Rebel Without a Cause", the famous James Dean movie, and won an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress. She played opposite John Wayne in "The Searchers" (1956) and in "Kings Go Forth" (1958). Roles continued to come to her. She appeared in "Splendor in the Grass" (1961), West Side Story (1961), as Gypsy Rose Lee in "Gypsy" (1962), and in "Love with a Proper Stranger" (1963), for which she earned her third academy award nomination. She had earned a second nomination for an academy award as best supporting actress for her role as Maria in "West Side Story." In 1966, the Harvard Lampoon voted her the year's worst actress, and she made Harvard history by appearing at the celebration to accept the award (she was the first person ever to appear in person to accept their award). After filming "This Property is Condemned" (1966), she stayed away from films for 3 years, returning to play the role of Carol Sanders in "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice" (1969). After that, she made a few appearances on television, but spent most of her time with her family. Her only major role until 1980 was in the television mini-series "From Here to Eternity." In 1981, she began work on "Brainstorm" (released in 1983), but she did not live to see it finished.

While sailing on her yacht off Santa Catalina Island with her husband, Robert Wagner, and their friend, Christopher Walken, she disappeared one night, supposedly while trying to get into a dinghy. Her body washed ashore the next morning, and the circumstances of her death have never been fully determined. Cause of death was determined as drowning. In a book written by her actress sister, Lana Wood, Natalie was portrayed as insecure and unhappy in life. She was married three times, first to Robert Wagner (December 28, 1957 to April 27, 1962, divorced), then to Richard Gregson (May 30, 1969 to August 1, 1971) with whom she had a daughter, Natasha. After discovering Gregson was having an affair, she divorced him and soon remarried her first husband, Robert Wagner, again on July 16, 1972. They had a daughter, Courtney Brooke Wagner, in 1974. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson)

1938          1981

A view of her actual resting place.

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

****I thought of using Natalie Wood this weekend when the DH and I were watching an NCIS marathon, and in which one show featured Robert Wagner [Natalie Wood's first and third husband] as Anthony Dinozo Sr. Natlie Wood was one of my favorite actresses as a teen.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Madness Monday

I usually spend my weekends writing blog posts in advance for the coming week.

Unfortunately, this past weekend I was sick most of the time in bed, and am still suffering with malaise and body aches. [I feel like crap!]

So... I am suffering a "Madness Monday" moment today as I scramble to get my daily blog posts in order.

Bear with me, dear readers, and I hope to be back on track tomorrow.

Have a great Monday!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sorting Saturday

I have been asked how I manage to keep all of my multiple lines of research separated.

I have my families research... the Bean's, Dreher's, Banet's, Faudree's, Wickline's, Wiseman's, Benzel's, Eve's, Tuckwiller's, Parkins, etc.

And then I have my husband's... the Henry's, the Rotge's, Clements, Hardin's, Pettie's, etc.

Of course, in the software I use, there's no problem. But what about all of those loose files? The birth records, marriage records, death certificates, land grants, taxes, military discharges, and records?

That is where the color file binders come into play. Each family has a different color. And each folder has the name of the family printed on the spine. I need only pull the correct folder from the bookcase and add the record to the correct family inside.

This helps me tremendously.

How do you manage to keep all of the families organized that you are researching???

Friday, November 26, 2010

Family Recipe Friday - Mama's Cranberry Sauce

Mama's Cranberry Sauce

1-pound fresh cranberries
1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar

Place all ingredients in a heavy saucepan.
Place over medium heat and bring to a boil.
Allow ingredients to boil until skins begin to pop open on berries and allow to boil for 5 minutes afterward. [Sauce will begin to thicken. Be very careful not allow this splatter on you! Will cause severe burns!]
Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
Sauce will gel. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serves 8.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wisdom Wednesday

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.  ~Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday

In honor of our upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, one can only imagine honoring Tombstone Tuesday with perhaps the most famous Pilgrim of all, Captain Myles Standish.

Capt. Myles [Miles] Standish

The following is taken from FindAGrave:

"Birth: 1584
Death: Oct. 3, 1656

American Colonist.

He accompanied the Pilgrims as the commander of their militia, but was not a Pilgrim in the religious sense of the group.

He is the subject of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic "The Courtship of Miles Standish;" but the story is entirely fictitious.

Born in Lancashire, England in 1584, he fought as a young man against the Spanish in the Netherlands, learning his military trade and developing his leadership. The Pilgrims, realizing that none of them really had any military skill, asked him to command and train the militia in their settlement in the new world, and he sailed with the original colonists.

Short, stocky, with bright red hair and a florid complexion that would turn beet red when he was angry, he was "a little chimney too soon fired" as one of his detractors once stated. However, no one questioned his bravery, and his watchfulness over the colony probably saved it from destruction by Indians in its early years.

Once, he went with a handful of men to the village of a threatening Indian chief, Wituwamat, and although outnumbered by the braves, Standish suddenly turned on the chief and killed him, and brought his head back to Plymouth as a warning to other Indians to behave.

In 1625, the Plymouth colonists sent him back to England to get more favorable agreements with the merchants who were financing the colony. As the plague was then ravishing London, he was unable to obtain any support, so he and some other leaders assumed the colony's debts. From 1624 to 1633 he served as the colony's assistant governor, and as its Treasurer from 1652 to 1655.

In 1632, he moved a few miles north of Plymouth to Duxbury, Massachusetts, and helped found the town there. He died in Duxbury, Massachusetts in 1656 (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) "

Myles Standish Burying Ground
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Myles Standish

Myles Standish

Myles Standish Burying Ground
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Myles Standish Burying Ground
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Monday, November 22, 2010

Madness Monday

It all started on Monday morning before Thanksgiving.

Great-grandpa headed out into the woods with his gun held safely across his chest. He sat the gun on the far side of the old split rail fence before he crossed over it. Stepped carefully across the large rocks that lay in a somewhat-straight path across the old creek bed. And climbed the steep trail up the mountain where he'd heard gobbling off and on for the past couple of months.

Coming into a thick, dense, brushy patch, he crouched low and waited.

Sure enough, off in the distance he could hear the gobbling.

Putting his open hand next to his mouth, ululating he mimicked the cry.

He didn't have long to wait. Out strutted the old gobbler. He shouldered his gun and fired.

That evening, he hung the turkey in the old barn by its feet. And on Tuesday, great-grandma cleaned it.

On Thanksgiving, great-grandma either roasted the turkey in the fireplace...

...or in the fireplace oven [I don't know which she actually used!]

Speed forward to Grandpa. He raised a gobbler every year. His deed wasn't performed until Tuesday morning, when he'd carry a sharp knife or axe, and head out to the chopping block with ol' Tom tucked under his arm.

Poor ol' Tom sometimes acted like he knew what was about to happen!

Grandma would hang Tom up by his feet, after the "beheading", and allow the blood to drain.

Next day, on Wednesday, Grandma would pluck and clean the innards from the big bird.

On Thursday... Grandma slow roasted the old bird in the oven of her woodstove...

Fast forward to today!

I head out to the local supermarket where I pick out the biggest frozen turkey in the freezer bins.

On sale, I pay $1.10 a pound for the bird. So the average cost is $22 to $27.50 for the old Tom turkey.

I simply place the turkey in my refrigerator to thaw out for a couple of days. Then pop it in the oven on the big day. Why... there's even a built in thermometer to tell me when the meat has reached its ideal cooking temperature. The guesswork is all taken out of it!

I simply don't know if I can handle the stress! It's just too much for me!!! Take me back to the good ol' days!!!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sentimental Sunday

This precious, and precocious, little tot is none other than my dear hubby!
This photo was taken about 1951.
Texican is the son of the late Joseph Wright Henry [1927-1993] and Betty Louise Rotge [1930-2003].

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - "What Are You Thankful For?"

Randy Seaver has issued us a new challenge:

"Hey Genea-Musings readers, it's Saturday Night (again) -- time for more Genealogy Fun (again!).

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  Make a list of Genealogy-oriented people or things that you are thankful for.  Any number -- 1, 10, 100, whatever.

2)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook comment or Note.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!"

I feel like Thanksgiving is a time for reflection as well as looking forward, and being thankful for all.

This year, I'd like to point out one individual who truly inspired me to study and work in genealogy, by bringing my own family history to light.

Fannie Margaret Bell was born 14 Dec. 1920 in St. Albans, Kanawha, West Virginia to Romie Clair Bell and Ida Lilly Russell. On 22 Oct 1939 she married James Edward Beane [1914-1993]. James was my 3rd cousin.

Fannie and James had two sons, Philip and Ron.

James and Fannie worked diligently over the years to construct the Beane family history. They traveled extensively across the United States to gather and garner every scrap of information they could find. Years before the advent of the personal computer, Fannie's files on the family were considered legendary!

In 2001 I got to meet Fannie face to face for the first time. This diminutive woman had already suffered a stroke and was in a wheelchair at that time. But she was so kind and gracious to me. And I immediately had a new hero!

Fannie shared many long letters answering my multitudes of questions. And she gave me some of her treasured files when I got stuck. She was always there with her smiles and answers. And she gave me much, much encouragement, just when I needed it most.

Sadly... we lost Fannie on the 16th of May this year.

Fannie was truly an inspiration. She was my genealogy hero. And this Thanksgiving I will give thanks for all she gave to me and shared with me. A special candle will be lit in honor of her.

Fannie, your light continues to shine brilliantly! And it will for generations to come!

Fannie Bell Beane
[Fannie receiving an appreciation award at our Family Reunion in 2007.]

Surname Saturday... Perkins/Parkins

There's always been a bit of a controversy over which it is... Perkins or Parkins. Some "official" documents state the former, others the latter. Whichever, we all come from this same line. For the sake of  "no arguing", I am listing them as as PARKINS on this ahnentafel report:

Cynthia Ann BEANE was born in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN. She was the daughter
of 2. Walter Maxwell BEANE and 3. Lois Velleda DREHER. She married Johnnie Lee HENRY  in Covington, Alleghany Co., VA, son of Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge. He
was born in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX.

son of 4. John Monroe BEAN and 5. Mary Elizabeth FAUDREE. He married Lois Velleda DREHER
in Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
of 6. Henry Condar DREHER Jr. and 7. Irene Caroline BANET.

Waiteville, Monroe Co., WV. He was the son of 8. William McHarvey BEAN and 9. Margaret Smith
PARKINS. He married Mary Elizabeth Faudree.

He died on 14 May 1890 in Gap Mills, Monroe Co, WV. He was the son of 16. William M. BEAN and
17. Rachel WISEMAN. He married Margaret Smith PARKINS on 26 Aug 1852 in Monroe County,
1891 in Monroe County, West Virginia. She was the daughter of 18. Samuel PARKINS and 19.

Greenbrier, Virginia. He was the son of 36. James PARKINS and 37. Elizabeth BONDERANT. He
married Elizabeth TUCKWILLER on 15 Sep 1812 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.
in Greenbrier County, Virginia. She was the daughter of 38. John TUCKWILLER and 39. Catherine

He was the son of 72. John PARKINS and 73. Mary UNKNOWN. He married Elizabeth BONDERANT
in 1768 in Washington.

John PARKINS was born about 1700. He married Mary UNKNOWN about 1740.Mary UNKNOWN.
James PARKINS was born on 21 Nov 1741. He died on 25 Mar 1825 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.Elizabeth BONDERANT. She died 1832.
Samuel PARKINS was born on 21 Apr 1778 in Virginia. He died on 19 Jan 1854 in Fort Springs,Elizabeth TUCKWILLER was born 08 Nov 1779 in Greenbrier County, Virginia. She died 28 Jul 1867
William McHarvey BEAN was born on 26 Aug 1832 in Dropping Lick, Near Zenith, Monroe Co, VA.Margaret Smith PARKINS was born 03 Mar 1826 in Greenbrier County, Virginia. She died 11 Jun
John Monroe BEAN was born on 15 Dec 1866 in Cincinatti, Ohio. He died on 10 Apr 1954 in
Walter Maxwell BEANE was born in Waiteville, Monroe County, WV. He was theLois Velleda DREHER was born in Georgetown, FLoyd Co., IN. She was the daughter

Friday, November 19, 2010

Family Recipe Friday - Mary's Homemade Biscuits

Mary was my ex-mother-in-law. Sadly, Mary passed away in 2002.

But I will always remember the delicious biscuits that awaited anyone who visited Mary's home!

I lived in Germany from 1979 -1981, and didn't return back to the States in the entire time for a visit. So, when we were preparing to return, I wrote to Mary and asked her to please be sure and make me some biscuits when I got there! I missed them so badly! I even told her I didn't care if they were cold!

When I arrived, Mary met me at the front door with a plate of cold biscuits! I grabbed one and was prepared to eat it... she laughed and told me it was a joke! She had brought me a plate of cold biscuits since I'd said I didn't care if they were cold! She then took me into the kitchen where she pulled a pan of just baked biscuits hot from her wood-fueled cookstove!

The closest I ever came to Mary's biscuits is the recipe below. I've made it thousands of times over the years. And while it's never quite the same, I've come pretty close! To date.... no one ever complains!

Mary's Biscuits
2 cups Martha White self-rising flour
1/4 cup lard [I just can't bring myself to use lard, which is probably why I never get the same flavor as Mary's!]
3/4 cup cold whole milk
1/4 cup butter melted

Preheat oven to 400-degrees farenheit.
In a medium mixing bowl, cut lard into flour with a pastry cutter. Mixture will be grainy and appear like a cornmeal consistency.
Make a well in the dough and pour the milk. Mix with your hands.
Place dough onto a well-floured pastry board or counter and knead well. But do not knead beyond the point where dough is smooth and elastic or it will make the biscuits tough and dense.
Roll out approximately 1/2-inch thick and place on cookie sheet.
Brush biscuits with melted butter and allow to sit for 10-minutes.
Place pan in oven on middle rack, and bake for approximately 10-minutes or until golden in color.

Serve immediately.

Makes 12.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday...The Old Dutch Oven

We've all seem 'em. Most of us have even used 'em!

Most of us when we think about a Dutch oven think of something that looks like this
...this is a new Dutch oven.

Functional and versatile, this bad boy can go from stove top to oven in 0.01 seconds flat! Yep! Nothing to break, scratch, ding, or melt on this bad boy!

Cost today new?

About $60.

But what was our grandparents, or great-grandparents cookware like when it came to the old Dutch oven?

Most of us have seen this kind of Dutch oven...

...but what do we really know about it?

Well, when I think of my ancestors cooking, I think back even before there was a wood stoked kitchen stove. Back to when Great-Grandma learned to cook on at an open hearth.

Margaret Perkins Bean probably cooked something like this...

...in a fireplace.

This kind of pot is called a "spider" Dutch oven. [See the long legs? Resembling a "spider".]

In very warm weather, she may have cooked like this...

...outside over an open fire. This would have prevented heating up the house on a hot summer's day.
There's even a method of burying the Dutch oven in a pit of hot coals, and then covering the top with more hot coals.

This makes a real oven effect. Great for roasting or baking!

And there's another method!
Those great little short legged Dutch ovens can be stacked!
Yep, hot coals placed on each lid, and then stacked.
In this manner, a person could cook an entire four course meal and time it just right so that everything would be done at the same time!
Meat, veggies, bread, and dessert!

If you're lucky enough to have one of your ancestors Dutch ovens, pans or pots, treasure it!

Cookware today simply is NOT made like it used to be!

And nothing tastes as good as good home cooking done in a well seasoned cast iron pot!

Dutch ovens just happen to be my favorite!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Email Account Hijacked!!!

Please note:
 My personal email account has been hijacked and until further notice any emails received by me are fraudlent! Do NOT OPEN!!!

Wisdom Wednesday

All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. - John F. Kennedy

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Francis Scott Key

Francis Scot Key
The following is taken from FindAGrave:
Birth: Aug. 1, 1779
Death: Jan. 11, 1843

Lawyer, poet who penned the national anthem of the United States of America. Born at Terra Rubra, his family's 1,865 acre plantation in Frederick County just north of Keymar which today is in Carroll County, Maryland, the son of judge John Ross Key and his wife Anne Phebe Penn Dagworthy Charlton. He went to St. John's School in Annapolis and then continued to study law with his uncle's firm there. He considered the ministry more than once in his life and became a leader in the Sunday school movement. His published works include The Power of Literature and Its Connection with Religion (1834) and the posthumous collection Poems (1857).

By 1805 he had his own well established practice in Georgetown, a town of 5,000, just a few miles from the Capitol. The tranquility usually found here had been broken by the British attack and capture of Washington where they had set fire to both the Capitol and the White House, the flames of which could be seen forty miles away in Baltimore. While at war with France they were trying to keep control of world shipping and had entered the Chesapeake Bay both to interrupt trade and to prepare for an assault on Baltimore.

Learning that a much loved elderly physician of Upper Marlboro, Dr. William Beanes was hostage on the British flagship Tonnant, Key together with Col. John Skinner, an American agent for prisoner exchange, set sail on a sloop from Baltimore flying a flag of truce approved by President Madison. After much negotiation the release was arranged, but they had seen and heard too much of the preparations for the attack on Baltimore. They were forced to wait under guard behind the British fleet. It was from this position that after a long night of battle where they were assured by the ongoing shelling that Fort McHenry had not surrendered. Long before dawn there was a sudden and mysterious silence and waiting in the darkness that anxiety was finally broken when daylight came, the flag was still there! This led the amateur poet to write on the back of a letter in his pocket the lines that would become central to our national anthem. Later that same month the Baltimore Patriot published the completed verses under the title "Defence of Fort M'Henry" with the added note "Tune: Anacreon in Heaven."

A Baltimore actor sang the new song in a public performance the next month as "The Star-spangled Banner" and it became a popular patriotic song. In 1931 Congress enacted legislation that made this the official national anthem. He was appointed the United States District Attorney and appeared many times before the Supreme Court.

Married in 1802 to Mary Tayloe Lloyd, they had six sons and five daughters and continued to live in Georgetown until around 1833. He died in Baltimore from pleurisy while visiting his daughter Elizabeth Howard and was first buried at Saint Paul's Cemetery there in, but was removed to his family's lot in Frederick in 1866.

The Key Monument Association erected a memorial in 1898 and the remains of both Francis Scott Key and his wife were placed in a crypt in the base of the monument. There are cenotaphs at Fort McHenry, on Eutaw Street in Baltimore and at the Presidio in San Francisco, California. His collateral relative, F. Scott Fitzgerald was named for him. (bio by: D C McJonathan-Swarm)

A plaque on the church where the Howard home once stoof, and where Key died. Located on the Northeast corner of Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore, Maryland.

A close up of that same plaque in Baltimore.

The Howard Family Crypt where Key was first interred.

Saint Paul's Cemetery, wherein the Howard Family Crypt lies.

****The following is taken from Historical Marker Database:

The Francis Scott Key Memorial Marker and Grave
The statue, 15 feet high on a 10 foot base, was designed by Alexander Doyle, and was dedicated in 1898. Paid for by donations, with a subsidy from Maryland, it cost $25,000. The monument was restored and rededicated in 1987.

The plaque on the back of the monument displays Key's birth and death information as well as all four verses of the "Star Spangled Banner.
Location. 39° 24.382′ N, 77° 24.78′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on South Market Street (State Highway 355), on the right when traveling south. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 South Market Street, Frederick MD 21701

Monday, November 15, 2010

Motivation Monday

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sentimental Sunday - A Sunday Afternoon

It was an extremely heavy snow fall for our area, and it was cold. But not too cold. We drove up to the guest parking of the Greenbrier resort and I was allowed in the gate to take a photo of the main lodge.

Frequented by twenty-six of our nation's President's.

I live in the same quaint little town where this resort is located. So, it does hold fascination for the residents of our community, although most [if not all] could not afford a meal in any of it's dining facilities!

Still, it is a beautiful facility, and never as beautiful as when covered in a blanket of snow.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

SNGF - Photo Effects

Randy's at again, over at Genea-Musings. His latest challenge?

"Attention, genea-philes -- it's Saturday Night, time for more Genealogy Fun ... again ... every week!

Your mission, should you gleefully decide to accept it, is to:

1)  Go to the AnyMaking website (http://anymaking.com  - it's FREE to use) and ...

2)  Doctor some of your priceless photographs using one or more of their photo effects to turn your photo into a cartoon, into a puzzle, into a wanted poster, etc.  Try it, it's fun.  You can spend hours doing this.  Think about Christmas presents for your family or friends... [Note that if you want decent size photos - or real puzzles, portraits, etc., you'll need to subscribe to their Premium service.]

3)  Show off your creations on your own blog, or on Facebook, or some other online photo location. "

So... I came up with this little number using my puppy dogs photo.

Chica is a five year old rescued Chihuahua. I suppose I have alot more patience with her than I've had with most pets in the past, simply because I know she was an abused puppy. She is highly temperamental, and is prone to snipping, snapping and vicious growls.

But ain't she cute???

Surname Saturday - Clan MacDonald

of 2. Walter Maxwell BEANE and 3. Lois Velleda DREHER. She married Johnnie Lee HENRY  in Covington, Alleghany Co., VA, son of Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge. He
was born in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX.

son of 4. John Monroe BEAN and 5. Mary Elizabeth FAUDREE. He married Lois Velleda DREHER
on 12 Dec 1958 in Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

Waiteville, Monroe Co., WV. He was the son of 8. William McHarvey BEAN and 9. Margaret Smith
PERKINS. He married Mary Elizabeth FAUDREE on Nov 1935 in Clifton Forge, VA.

He died on 14 May 1890 in Gap Mills, Monroe Co, WV. He was the son of 16. William M. BEAN and
17. Rachel WISEMAN. He married Margaret Smith PERKINS on 26 Aug 1852 in Monroe County,

Wiseman's Hollow, Potts Creek, Monroe County, WV. He was the son of 32. William McBEAN and
33. Sarah BANE. He married Rachel WISEMAN on 20 Nov 1813 in Monroe County, VA.

in Augusta County, Virginia.
daughter of 66. James BANE and 67. Rebecca McDONALD.

1789 in Montgomery County, Virginia. He was the son of 132. Mordecai BEAN and 133. Naomi
Medley. He married Rebecca McDONALD about 1751 in Augusta County, Virginia.
Montgomery County, Virginia. She was the daughter of 134. Bryan McDONALD and 135. Catherine

on 21 May 1757 in Buffalo Creek, Augusta, Virginia. He was the son of 268. Bryan McDONALD Sr.
and 269. Jane DOYLE. He married Catherine P. ROBINSON.

on 23 Feb 1707 in Mill Creek 100, New Castle, Delaware. He was the son of 536. Alexander MAC
DONNELL II and 537. Mary Helena ARCHIBALD. He married Jane DOYLE.

Feb 1691-1692 in Glencoe, Argyll, Scotland. He was the son of 1072. Brian MAC DONNELL. He
married Mary Helena ARCHIBALD.

[There are trees that have been published that extend much beyond this, some claim to have been proven, but at this point I leave off, as I have not proven beyond this.]
Alexander MAC DONNELL II was born about 1620 in Leinster Province, Ireland. He died between 12
Bryan McDONALD Sr. was born in 1645 in Arklow, Leinster Prov., County Wicklow, Ireland. He died
Bryan McDONALD was born in Nov 1686 in Arklow, Leinster Prov., County Wicklow, Ireland. He died
James BANE was born in 1714 in Goshen, Quaker Settlement, Chester Co., PA. He died on 05 NovRebecca McDONALD was born 13 Apr 1724 in New Castle County, Delaware. She died 1816 in
William McBEAN. He died about 1804 in Monroe County, Virginia. He married Sarah BANE in 1780Sarah BANE was born 1756 in Montgomery County, Virginia. She died Aft. 1805. She was the
William M. BEAN was born on 18 Sep 1792 in Baltimore, Maryland. He died on 01 Jan 1864 in
William McHarvey BEAN was born on 26 Aug 1832 in Dropping Lick, Near Zenith, Monroe Co, VA.
John Monroe BEAN was born on 15 Dec 1866 in Cincinatti, Ohio. He died on 10 Apr 1954 in
Walter Maxwell BEANE was born on 31 Aug 1937 in Waiteville, Monroe County, WV. He was the
Cynthia Ann BEANE was born in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN. She was the daughter

Friday, November 12, 2010

Family Recipe Friday - Mama's Copper Pennies

While this is not the traditional recipe most people think of as Copper Pennies, this is the one my mother made. It was a sweet treat to make little girls eat more carrots! Mama used to tell us that if we ate "copper pennies" we could not only "see better... but you'll grow up rich!"

Funny how little girls are influenced and remember those simple little things Mama's did!

Here is my Mama's Copper Pennies!

2 pounds carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices (12 to 14 medium)
1/2 teaspoon salt, if desired
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon salt

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  1. Heat 1 inch water to boiling in 3-quart saucepan. Add carrots and, if desired, 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer covered 12 to 15 minutes or until carrots are tender.
  2. While carrots are cooking, heat brown sugar, butter, orange peel and 1/2 teaspoon salt in 10- or 12-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbly. Be careful not to overcook or the mixture will taste scorched. Remove from heat.
  3. Drain carrots. Stir carrots into brown sugar mixture. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and gently, until carrots are glazed and hot.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Virginia Historical Society Exhibition

In an email received from William Rasmussen, Lead Curator, of the Virginia Historical Society,
the Society's web site has a current exhibit of Presidential campaign memorabilia online.

You can view this collection by accessing the main web page here  and using the site's search function, or access directly here.

The collection is the more than twenty-five year efforts of Dr. Allen Frey and includes presidential ephemera all the way back to the buttons from the jacket that General George Washington wore during his inauguration.Currently the collection is not available for viewing of any kind, except online.

Remembering Our Veterans

Today we remember all of our unsung hero's. The men and women of our armed forces. Those who have served in the past, and those who serve today.

This is Texican. 1966. The U.S. Army. He served from 1966-1972.

This very handsome fella is my Dad, Walter Beane. U.S. Navy.

This lovely young woman is my Mother, Lois Dreher Beane.
WACs [Women's Army Corps].
She served 1957-1959.

My eldest brother, David.
U.S. Army

My baby brother, Jeff.
U.S. Army

My son, Chris.
U.S. Army

To all who have served... past and present...

...We Salute You!