Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday Singing...

Time for church again! Let's all head to the church in the woods! I've saved you a spot next to me on the pew! Let's all join in the singin'! Betcha know most of these old hymns and songs!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Secret Saturday

It isn't really a secret. But she's an ancestor of mine. Do you know who she is?

Let us see your guess! No prizes, just the honor of excelling in your history!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday Throwback

Yes, that's me playing the piano and my sister helping me sing Christmas carols. As I recall it was a great Christmas! Back when I could still sing, before the steroids robbed me of a singers voice.  (I still sing, just not so purty!)

Do you play any musical instruments? What do you play?

Anyone still play a recorder? (Do you remember learning to play one in school?) Or how about a kazoo? I recently heard a recording of a man playing a kazoo, and it sounded so good! Not at all what I was expecting?

But for today, let me introduce you to THIS very amazing kazoo player. (If this offends you, I am sorry, I just find it absolutely hilarious, so if you are sensitive to someone playing the kazoo in a rather unorthodox manner, then you may want to forego watching the following., and that's okay. I'll understand.)

And before you ask, yes I do play the kazoo. Just not as talented as this lovely lady! Ha ha!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday's Memorials

On January 1, 1953 country music legend, Hank Williams, Sr. died in Oak Hill, West Virginia. He was 29 years old.

The above highway sign is one that I pass every Friday as I go to Oak Hill to visit clients I have there. It is on this stretch of highway that Williams died.

There are many types of memorials for individuals who were both famous, infamous, or just ordinary people. Some are highways, bridges, buildings, and even organizations.

Are there any memorials near you? If so, what kinds are there? Are there any memorials for someone in your family? An ancestor?

We'd love to hear your responses!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Making the Best of It

Have you ever worked really hard at getting a family history written, only to have one single person put a stopping block in your way?

You know the one I'm talking about. That person who says, "I don't want you to put my parents names in your history!" (Or grandparents, or my branch of the tree, or some such thing.)

When you try to explain you are only writing the history, and won't put in any personal information other than birth, death and marriage dates, they become furious! They don't want any of their family information included!

So, how do you handle that kind of situation. 

Of course, if the party is living, I will leave it out. I never publish private information on anyone who is living without their express consent. However, if the information is more than 75 years old, I go ahead with publication. It is all a matter of public record. I do try to be as discreet as possible for individuals who adamantly don't want their next generation listed. But sometimes, these are elderly individuals (those making the demands), and their parents have been gone many years. 

It isn't possible to please every one all the time, although we all try to. To be certain that we don't break any laws, we do not use any conjectures, or theories. We only deal in cold, hard facts. No second hand stories from a third cousin 4 times removed, etc. 

Be sure to check that you have citations for your facts. And use ONLY facts. 

Making the best of a bad situation is about all we can do in the end. 

However, if what you are compiling is a private family tree, for your eyes only, you can include whatever you want! Just make sure you document, document, document where you got your information from!

Have you ever had to face this kind of situation? What did you do? If you haven't faced this, what would you do?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday Sing Time!

Let's all head over to the church in the woods! I've got a spot in the pew next to me saved just for you! I hear there's gonna be some fine Sunday singing goin' on!

Come on in and set a spell, and let's lissen!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

All Are Safe!


All of my Florida co-workers are now accounted for, and every one is safe! Most are already back at work! They are the well oiled machine that keeps this part of our business going. The ones who find the individual seniors, and disabled, who need help. All from Florida, while I work in West Virginia!

I thank You, Lord, for their safety, and Your Divine Interventions that kept them safe, and lowered the force of the hurricane at the last moment!

So, now we can get back to business, that of helping people. And we can begin to get back to our normal routines here. (Including our passions, one of which is this genealogy blog!)

Let me encourage you, that if you aren't able to go to Florida and Texas to help in the flood relief that is being done, to give generously if you can. And if you can't give financially, please pray for the recovery of these areas that were so devastated. 

Anything that you can do is a blessing to those in need, your prayers especially.

Thank you to all of those Prayer Warriors who joined me over the weekend!

God Bless The USA!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With You

As I have so many wonderful co-workers who are in the thick of Hurricane Irma, I am unable to even begin to concentrate on genealogy at this time. (Rare occurrence I know!) My thoughts, and my prayers, can be no where except with these individuals who mean so much to me!

We've never met face to face, but we speak on the phone, and text daily.

Some, I have been able to reach, and they have evacuated and are in safe areas. Some made it north all the way to Ohio. But for the most part, they are in shelters in Florida, not leaving their posts until they absolutely had to, in dedication to caring for individuals who might need their calls. The seniors, and the disabled, who rely upon our insurance company sending in caring individuals when needed.

It is this latter group I have not been able to hear from. Calls, and texts, do not go through. But God hears our prayers, and I am trusting that He will keep them safe through this storm!

Until the storm is past, and my friends and colleagues are known safe, I will not be posting daily on this blog. Instead, any free moment will be spent in prayer, and in trying to reach them, to assure that they are all safe.

To Steve and Jim, wherever you are, be safe! May God keep you and yours in His caring hand, free from harm. To all of the CoCare Management office crew, I send the same message. God keep you and yours safe.

Let us know you are okay when you can!


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Saturday's Satiated Song

As you have probably all noticed, I have filled this week full of songs! I have taken the week off to enjoy Labor Day Weekend, and to enjoy my own husband for a change!

Things are a changing!

This has had nothing to do with genealogy, except for those days when I've included historical songs. Just a lazy week!

Here's a special group of songs roly poly belly Saturday!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday Singing - It's Time For Church Ya'all!

Come on in ya'all! I've saved you a seat right here in the pew beside me! Ready for some great singing?

Well, sit right back, and let's begin to Praise!