Monthly Archives: November 2016

Day 2: Vacation / Genealogy Trip October 15, 2016

Vacation / Genealogy Trip Day 2 – October 15, 2016 Saturday Day 2: As we neared Charlotte toward the end of Day 1, my mind flashed to Steele Creek Cemetery, near Charlotte in Mecklenburg County… I quickly googled the address … Continue reading

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Road Trip: Steele Creek Church – Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C.

Steele Creek Church: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Road Trip: October 15, 2016 Steele Creek Church is one of the first seven churches established in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina by the Scotch-Irish settlers and where my McKinley ancestors worshipped and buried. … Continue reading

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Day 1: 2016 Vacation – Genealogy Road Trip

Vacation – Genealogy Road Trip Day 1 – October 14, 2016 Friday Day 1:    No trip to visit mom in my home state of Georgia is without a hint of genealogy, but this trip was just a few pinches … Continue reading

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Weekend Weathervanes: The Mystical Mermaid

Weekend Weathervanes The Mystical Mermaid Driving along the West Haven, CT. beach I happened to spot this a few weeks ago behind a house. I first thought it was a whale with its tail flipped up, but it was only … Continue reading

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Friday Night Family Heirlooms… telling their stories: Bessie’s Cow Bell

Friday Night Family Heirlooms… telling their stories: Bessie’s Cow Bell When “heirlooms” aren’t identified, and their stories never told, they often become items tossed or sold – as they have no history, no ties to the family. So take the … Continue reading

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Family Recipes: Mama’s Southern Dressing

Family Recipes: Mama’s Southern Dressing Growing up in the South, I never heard the word “stuffing”…. it was probably a taboo word amongst Southerners. Mama only knew of one bread dish that went with the holiday meat and that was … Continue reading

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Family Recipes: Cherry Winks

Cherry Winks My favorite cookie, Cherry Winks, is from my Christmas collection, and even though it’s my favorite,  I only make it once a year – maybe because I just associate it with Christmas. It’s not a cookie I grew … Continue reading

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Veterans Day – November 11, 2015

Veterans Day is a day we salute our Veterans and offer a “Thank You” for your service, but in all honesty – that should be Every Day! It is now a public holiday dedicated to honor… Source: Veterans Day – November … Continue reading

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Granddaddy’s 15 Minutes of Fame

Granddaddy’s 15 Minutes of Fame Paul Pinkney Bryan In the middle 70’s Kenny Rogers came to the small town of Union Point and surrounding towns to film a made-for-TV movie called “Coward of the County.” By the time this happened, … Continue reading

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Georgia War Memorials: Hancock County

I yearly contribute to the Honor Roll Project of  Heather Wilkinson Rojo – the purpose is to photograph and transcribe Veteran names for family research. Heather’s Honor Roll page can be found at Honor Roll Project. If you would like to contribute, information … Continue reading

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