Friday, October 29, 2010

Tombstone for T.L. and Janett Farrell

A few days ago I ran across this picture of my Great Aunt Christan Ziegler standing next to the grave of her grandparents. T. L. and Janett Farrell are buried at the Mount Zion Cemetery in Athens, Tn.
I am not sure that I have been to this cemetery but hope to some day.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

If I Had a Genealogy Time Machine, Thanks Lorine

Thank you Lorine over at Olive Tree Genealogy Blog for your post If I Had a Genealogy Time Machine....

This sounded like such a fun game, it may become a regular post here at Genealogy Fun, hope you don't mind. The following was copied from Olive Tree Genealogy Blog
 We call it "If I had a Time Machine..." and it requires you to say what you would do (genealogy-wise only) if you could travel back in time.
The rules are that you can't save a life, and you can't ask questions of your ancestors. In other words, no interaction with the people in the past. You also cannot bring a camera or scanner with you!

But you *can* rescue objects (a family bible, church records, trunk full of family documents....) and you *can* bring one item back with you to study in the present.
The first thing that came to my mind was a scrapbook my Aunt showed me about a year before she died. I'm not sure if she or my Grandmother put the book together. I'm not sure how much genealogy information could be gained from the scrapbook. I thought of this book because it was such a special scrapbook of pictures of my Uncle Eugene who died in World War II. There was a newspaper clipping saying that Eugene had been killed and a church program from the Memorial service which they had for all the young men who died during the War.
To follow the rules of the game, I can't ask questions, so I can't go back and ask my Aunt for the scrapbook. I can't take a camera or scanner to copy the book. I can rescue objects (scrapbook) and bring it back to the present. Here's my problem, I wouldn't want to go back to the day my Aunt showed it to me and just take it.
Wow! So maybe go back to the day the scrapbook was completed and "rescue" it, bring it to the present.

To be honest I would be happy with copies of the things in the scrapbook, but no one knows anything about the book. It would be a genealogy treasure to have this book or the information in it as a tribute to Uncle Eugene to pass down to future generations. I just hope that where ever the book is now it is seen as a treasure.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


It's hard to get pictures of a black cat! Most of the time Starsky will close his eyes when the flash goes off.
These are pretty good.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


 Help! Bentley may be in jail! Not really, Bentley loves to play! When there is a jacket over the back of a chair he likes to go up under it and reach through.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Morning Glory

 Notice the bee on the left and the butterfly on the right in this picture.

                                 Hope you enjoy the last of my flowers!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall Colors

A few weeks ago I posted a picture of my Dogwood tree which was turning brown as you can see it is almost completely brown now. In the middle is a beautiful yellow, our Walnut tree, I'm not sure I can remember it ever being this pretty. Maybe the dry weather has been good for the Walnut tree. Next is a Maple tree which has not turned yet.

Another view of our Dry Yard! The bare spot is where we park sometimes but you can see that most of our grass has died.
We had trash all over the front yard this morning from where someone hit our trash can. The lid of the can is broken completely off. Called Allied Waste and they will come out to repair our can or give us another but it will be next week before they can come.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Most Dangerous!!!

Did anyone see the list of most dangerous neighborhoods for 2010? I was shocked to hear this morning that a neighborhood in Chattanooga was on the list. Found the link to the story to find where  the neighborhood is located. It is downtown, sad to say it is very near the UTC campus and my husband's work is in the middle of the neighborhood.
I guess you just don't think that a neighborhood near you could make the list of most dangerous. They keep trying to tell us that Chattanooga doesn't have that much crime. Even though almost everyday we hear on the news about another shooting, stabbing, etc. and most of the time it is in this area.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Have Modern Advancements in Medicine Changed Your Family History?

The October 2010 issue of the Diabetes Forecast magazine published by the American Diabetes Association has one page of information and pictures on the exhibit  "Breakthrough: The Dramatic Story of the Discovery of Insulin". The exhibit is at the NY Historical Society, Oct. 5- Jan. 31, 2011 in Manhattan. Since I'm a long way from Manhattan, I won't be going to see the exhibit. There is also a book by the same name which I do plan on getting.

I have a dear interest in Diabetes since both my children have type 1 diabetes. My daughter was diagnosed at 26 months and has now had diabetes for 17 plus years. My son was diagnosed at 8 years and has had diabetes for almost 9 years.

Have Modern Advancements in Medicine Changed Your Family History? I have not found any other cases of diabetes in my family or my husband's family. We both have cases of type 2 diabetes but no type 1 diabetes. Insulin was discovered in 1921 and before that children diagnosed did not live very long. I have wondered since my daughter was diagnosed if there were cases of type 1 diabetes which went undiagnosed or misdiagnosed and the children died. Looking at our family trees there were several children who died at a young age. They didn't live in the city and you wonder when was  a doctor called to check on the child.  Maybe someday I'll find death certificates which will show the link to diabetes before my children.

I'm sure the modern advancements in the treatment of diabetes will affect future generations in our family. Both children are now on the insulin pump which gives much better control and better health.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hiram and Nancy Kelley with Children

My Dad got copies of several family pictures from one of his cousins, I think this is one of those copies. There were no names on the back, just Kelley family. This is Hiram and Nancy with their children but don't know the names of the children. I'll have to look around maybe there is another copy with the names on the back.