Sunday, March 17, 2013

Songs of the Past Sunday - Roly Poly

Doris Day and Rock Hudson at their best!
From Pillow Talk.

One of my favorites from a string of greats the pair did.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Surname Saturday - Rotge

Today we will touch on hubby's maternal line again, the Rotge's.


1. Johnnie Lee HENRY son of Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge was born 
 in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX.

Johnnie Lee HENRY and Cynthia Ann BEANE were married in Covington, Alleghany
Co., VA.


2. Joseph Wright HENRY son of William Lee HENRY and Emma Louise PETTIE was born on 20 Sep 
1927 in Fulton County, KY. He died on 16 Nov 1993 in Batesville, Panola, Mississippi.

3. Betty Louise Rotge daughter of John Cornelius ROTGE and Ora Lee Sparks was born on 30 Aug 
1930 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas. She died on 05 Jul 2003 in Jourdanton, Atascosa, Texas.

Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge were married on 30 Jul 1947.


6. John Cornelius ROTGE son of Peter ROTGE and Lillie Mae Surber was born on 16 Jan 1910. He 
died on 09 Jun 1983 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas.

7. Ora Lee Sparks daughter of William Jacob Sparks and Laura May Clements was born on 26 Oct 
1914 in Bandera, Edwards, Texas. She died in Aug 1982 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.

John Cornelius ROTGE and Ora Lee Sparks were married in 1930.


12. Peter ROTGE son of Jean Rotge and Anna Annette Martin was born on 25 Jun 1872 in New Orleans, 
Louisiana. He died on 15 Jul 1956 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.

13. Lillie Mae Surber daughter of John W. SURBER and Visa Ann SURBER was born on 29 Jan 1881 in 
Texas. She died on 26 Sep 1932.

Peter ROTGE and Lillie Mae Surber were married on 15 Nov 1902.


24. Jean Rotge was born on 24 Dec 1829 in Paris, France. He died on 06 Jul 1887 in Goliad, Texas.
25. Anna Annette Martin daughter of Antoine MARTIN and Louise GUEDON was born on 15 Sep 1839 
in Paris, France. She died on 25 Sep 1917 in Goliad, Texas.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Family Recipe Friday - Granny's Easy Cobbler

Granny's Easy Cobbler
For those that remember Granny [Irene Caroline Banet Dreher: 1906-1989], you will recall what a great cook she was! This is a recipe she mailed to me as a newlywed in 1975. It works great with any fresh fruit you choose to add: apples, pears, peaches, berries. I have also used canned fruit [simply drain first], and pie filling when I had nothing else.

Serve this hot with vanilla ice-cream. Your family will love it!

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsps baking powder
1 cup milk
1 stick – butter [half cup melted]
2 cups fruit of choice
1.    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Melt butter in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
2.    Blend together flour, baking powder, sugar, and milk.
3.    Pour batter in baking dish over the butter. Sprinkle fruit on top of the batter, do not stir. Bake for 1 hour or until golden brown.

Answer to Where am I Thursday

Did you guess correctly from yesterday's photo where this was taken at?

This photo was taken at The Old Rehoboth Church, [the oldest church west of the Eastern Divide] in Keenan, Monroe County, West Virginia.

It is here that my great-great grandparents, and my great-great-great grandparents are buried.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Where Am I Thursday

Take a guess as to where the photo below was taken at, and leave your guess in the comments below. Check back tomorrow for the correct answer!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Margaret Perkins Bean

June 11, 1891
aged 65 years
3 mns & 8 dys

Margaret Smith Perkins Bean was born 03 Mar 1826 to Rev. Samuel Perkins [1778-1854] and Elizabeth Tuckwiller [1779-1867]. She married William McHarvey Bean [1832-1890] in 1852. SHe was the mother of 8 children, including my grandfather, John Monroe Bean [1866-1954]. She is buried at New Zion Union CHurch Cemetery in Waiteville, Monroe, West Virginia.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Amaneunsis Monday - Margaret Bean Dies

Margaret Smith Perkins Bean
Death Certificate

County of MONROE
Name: Margaret S. Bean
Color White     Age 65 years  2 months  22 days
Occupation Housewife   Date of Death  June 11th  1891   Widow
Nationality and Place of Birth  Am. Greenbrier Co., W.Va. How long resident in this State All her life
Place of Death Waiteville, W.Va.  CCause of Death   Heart failure
Toxic Liver    Complications  Paralysis
Duration of Complications  15 days    Duration of Disease  12 years
Place of Burial   Waiteville, W.Va.   Date of Burial   June 13th
Name of Undertaker  P.N. Doss   Residence of Undertaker  Waiteville, W.Va.
                                                        D.C.Pharr, M.D.
Date June 12 1891                            Residence Gap Mills, W.Va.

Margaret was born 03 March 1826 to Samuel PERKINS [1778-1854] and Elizabeth TUCKWILLER [1779-1867]. She married William McHarvey BEAN [1832-1890] on 26 Aug 1852 in Monroe County, West Virginia. The couple had 8 children:
Unnamed Baby [stillborn 06 Jun 1853]
Viranda C. BEAN [03 May 1854 - 21 Jan 1857]
Samuel Waite BEAN [31 Jan 1857 - 01 Mar 1913]
William Ballard Preston BEAN [06 Jun 1859 - 23 Jul 1893]
Viranda Elizabeth BEAN [25 Jun 1862 - 20 Sep 1952]
John Monroe BEAN [15 Dec 1866 - 10 Apr 1954] ***My grandfather
Alice F. BEAN [10 Apr 1870 - 02 Nov 1960]
Nancy Malinda M. BEAN [20 Jun 1872 - 22 Dec 1945]

Margaret is buried at New Zion Union Church cemetery at Waiteville, Monroe County, West Virginia.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Songs of the Past Sunday - Que Sera Sera

When I was a little girl, my mother used to sing this to me. I found it so comforting. It would dry my tears faster than anything else!  I used to sing it to my own children when they were little.

Today, I still find this song comforting!