Thursday, October 29, 2009

Like to Fish?

My Aunt Bonnie's husband, Charles loved to fish and looks like he was pretty good at it. At least on this day he was.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

This is my Grandmother's sister and her husband, Lydia and Arnold Cantrell. They are standing in my Grandmother's yard. I really like this picture, it looks so peaceful. I think the tree they are standing next to is the apple tree I remember picking apples from as a kid.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday Eugene Kelly

Eugene Douglas Kelly was my Dad's older brother. Eugene was born June 28,1920 and died March 22,1945. He is buried in the Luxembourg American (ABMC) Cemetery which is the same Cemetery where General George S. Patton is buried.
I found my Uncle's tombstone at Find a Grave I added a picture of the family that was taken the last time the whole family was together. Eugene was almost 25 years old when he was killed. Eugene never married. None of his nieces or nephews ever knew him. A life cut short but not forgotten.
I thought that the Army had got his name spelled wrong on his tombstone but a cousin and I found some papers with his hand writing where He spelled his name Kelly. Don't know why because all of the other family spelled it Kelley.

Polar Bear Frozen Custard Shop

Some pictures just deserve another look! I posted this Interesting Photo and Thomas left some information then after he did some research (Thanks so much) came back with a couple of links for me to check out. There was a Polar Bear Frozen Custard shop in Washington D.C. which it is possible this is where the picture was taken since my Grandmother had a brother who lived in D.C.

I did a little research and found to my surprise that there was a Polar Bear Frozen Custard Shop in Nashville, Tn which closed in the early 1940's. This site will give you some history of the Polar Bear Frozen Custard Shop in Nashville, Tn.

I found several pictures of the Polar Bears now at this next site.

I haven't found any pictures of the Polar Bear Frozen Custard shop in Nashville but one of the links Thomas left was a picture of the shop in Wichita,Kansas. This shop was a little different than the picture I have.

I don't know any of the men in the picture. I think it is fun to research these old pictures it gives you a glimpse into what the world was like when our parents and grandparents were young.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Washington D.C. Vacation

This is my Grandmother and her sister's son. I'm guessing that the sister, her husband and the son and his family went to Washington D.C. to visit my Grandmother's brother who lived in D.C. or maybe just the nephew and his family took my Grandmother to D.C.

I'm guessing this as the date is August 1957 before my time.

Look at the shoes my Grandmother is wearing. My feet would kill me if I walked around on vacation in heels!

The next two pictures are my Grandmother, with nephew, wife and daughter.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Interesting Photo

An interesting little photo in with the photos I received from my Aunt. I don't know who took this photo or where it was taken.
Has anyone ever seen anything like this?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Geraldine Brumley

Geraldine Brumley Sexton McHone Doyle died August 15,1985.
I'm not sure which husband this is.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday

Geraldine Brumley Sexton was the half sister of my husband's grandfather George Paul Brumley. Geraldine was born November 19,1887 and died August 15,1985. Geraldine's grave is interesting she is buried next to her first husband, Edward M. Sexton. The first husband died in 1941 she remarried at some point to Wesley McHone.

Wesley McHone is on the other side of Geraldine with an interesting marker. Wesley McHone we learn from the marker worked as a flagman for Southern Railroad for 39 years. In the center of the marker is a picture of Wesley McHone and around the picture it says My Last Run.

At the bottom of the marker is says erected by beloved wife Geraldine. They are buried at the Hooker Cemetery in Hooker,Ga.

She was married a third time to Ed Doyle.There are several Doyle's buried at the Hooker Cemetery but we did not find Ed Doyle.

Monday, October 19, 2009

My Mistake!

Just in case someone really does read this blog, I just want to let everyone know I do know what day of the week it is. Tombstone Tuesday was to be posted tomorrow but I hit publish too soon and now we have Tombstone Tuesday on Monday!
Maybe the rest of the day will be better!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Treasure Chest Thursday - Concord, Mass

Sometimes the Treasure Chest is not one item but memories that we create as we go through life. When my husband and I first married we lived in Massachusetts. One thing we really enjoyed while there in Massachusetts was Volkswalks or Volksmarchs. My husband had spent several years in Germany before we married and was familiar with the walks from there. We went on one Volkswalk in Concord, Mass in October 1986, above are some pictures we took on the walk. We walked through Concord and got a wonderful tour of the area. We have pictures of the grave of Louisa M. Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson buried at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, you can read more at Find A Grave.
I hope that since VW is coming to Chattanooga they will start Volkswalks here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

This barn is seen from the Chattanooga Valley Cemetery. I really need to go get a picture with the leaves turning. Lookout Mountain is in the background. The Chattanooga Valley area is beautiful. The house my Dad grew up in is in Chattanooga Valley, it's on a hill and the view is unbelievable. You look across a field to a view of Lookout Mountain. I just took it for granted when I was a child and visited my Grandmother. How I wish I could just go out and spend the day there and enjoy the view.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Making Genealogy Fun - Christan Ziegler's Handkerchiefs

I have written about my Great Aunt Christan Ziegler before, she was my Grandfather Ziegler's sister. I many great memories of Aunt Christan and my Great Grandmother Ziegler coming for the holidays and for Sunday afternoon visits.
I have two scrapbook pages about Aunt Christan. I was able to use two of the handkerchiefs she got as gifts during her many years as a school teacher on the second page.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Treasure Chest Thursday

This is my first Treasure Chest Thursday and this is almost a treasure chest.
The trunk belonged to my Grandmother, I'm not sure how long she had it.
I can remember seeing the trunk in her house. I can also remember setting with
her going through the pictures. There were a few pictures in the trunk when I
got it.

The trunk has been painted and I'm not sure that I like the way it looks but I don't
want to do any damage to it by removing the paint.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Fall 2008

These pictures are from November 2008, they are from Raccoon Mountain which is just outside of Chattanooga, Tn. I can't wait for the leaves to change!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Moses and Nancy Long

Tombstone and obituaries for my Great Great Grandparents Moses and Nancy Burke Long.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tom Newby

I have two more pictures of Tom Newby (brother of my Great Grandfater, David Newby). The picture with the background has the photo studio name, H.A. McCallister 1819 Market St.
St. Louis, Mo. This adds even more questions to the story of Tom Newby, did he live in St. Louis at one time, or did he just stop and have his picture made while traveling through. I don't know where or when the other picture was made.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Making Genealogy Fun

This is a scrapbook page I did of my Grandmother (Mama Kelley), the quilt blocks are of a quilt she made. The quilt was made sometime in the early 1950's. I'm not sure when the picture of her was taken.

I love combining my love of Genealogy and scrapbooking by doing pages of ancestors. I'm sure there are MANY who could create a better page. My pages aren't that good but it is fun. We all need something fun we enjoy doing.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Another Umbrella Rock Picture

Another Umbrella Rock picture taken in the late 1940's. I think this is my Dad's cousin from Dayton, Ohio.