Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Veterans Day

Recently we had the chance to visit some cemeteries in McMinn and Meigs Counties in Tennessee and were pleased to see the cemeteries in good condition and a man and his granddaughter were placing flags on all the Veterans graves in the Edgemon Cemetery.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Blogging a Thing of the Past?

I started this blog on November 4, 2008. (Not sure how or why my blogoversary got changed but I was unable to correct it so I deleted it.) I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do or how to do it. In just a short time I found some wonderful Genealogy blogs and people who were helpful with genealogy information and blogging information.
Over the last few years I haven't had the time to blog much. My children finished school and you would think that would mean more time for blogging but I had less time. My mother required more and more of my time. Last December she was in the hospital for 7 days. She required round the clock care and so I stayed with her pretty much 24/7. My bother gave me a break some days. Mom's just want and need their daughters when they are sick.
Since she died in May my time has been busy with clearing her house. I'm still working on it!!!
I've looked at my blog trying to decide if I should delete everything, resume blogging, or just leave it and stop. I never had many followers so not many people read my post, I have gotten more spam comments since I haven't been posting than I did while I was posting.
I have even noticed that blogs I read don't post as often so my question is blogging a thing of the past? Really hate the thought of giving up on blogging.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Views from Lookout Mountain 1980's

The above pictures are from the top of Lookout Mountain over looking Chattanooga. My parents made these pictures in the 1980's. Below are pictures of the Incline and a view from the top of the Incline.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday's Faces from the Past

Lettie and Samuel Wilson

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

1940 Census

I have enjoyed finding my relatives in the 1940 Census. I still have not found my mom's family in the 1930 Census, and thought for sure I would not find them in the 1940 Census until Tennessee had been indexed. I searched anyway, browsing the enumeration districts looking for familiar streets.

Finally I knew streets and my mom's family had to be near.  Silverdale Road, Tyner Road, and Lee Highway. I was so excited when I saw names of people I remembered, people from church, people I remembered from when I was a child.

In my mind I tried to imagine the area in 1940. I'm sure it was a very different place from the place I grew up in the 60's and 70's. Where I knew roads and houses and sub-divisions there would have been farms in 1940.

Then I came across Friarson Road? Could this be Friar Road? Mom had always said it was Friar Rd. then McCutcheon Road. Then I saw people I knew! At the bottom of the page were my grandparents!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Memory Monday

If you follow my photo blog HERE you have already seen these pictures but I wanted to tell a little more about these beautiful pictures. These peony bushes have been in our family nearly 100 years.  Mom is almost 88 and her mother got the flowers from her mother- in - law. My great grandmother, Sallie Ziegler had them at her house/store building in North Chattanooga. My grandmother got some and moved them to their house in Eastdale, then East Brainerd and then the Tyner section of town. This is where I remember them growing up they were in my side yard, they were in this yard for about 50 years.  Always so pretty and smelled so good. My grandmother always wanted to take some to the cemeteries when they bloomed. 
When mom and dad moved in 1989 they moved them and gave my brother and I some. Mine have never done as well as the ones at mom's house. I enjoy them so much and spend time on memory lane while they are blooming.