Category Archives: Family Stories

Family Stories: True or False

Family Stories: True or False It’s the family stories that often draws me in… sometimes you can only read so much of pedigrees and census counts. The family stories passed down through generations build the character of the family, but … Continue reading

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Family Stories: Part 2 – The Great American Eclipse of 2017

Family Stories: Part 2 The Great American Eclipse of 2017 In my 1st post on the eclipse, I promised that I would post what I saw, or didn’t see, and what photographs I managed to take during the eclipse. Well, … Continue reading

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Family Stories: Part 1 – The Great American Eclipse of 2017

Family Stories: Part 1 The Great American Eclipse of 2017 The August 21st, 2017 eclipse is the first in almost one hundred years since 1918, to cross our country coast to coast. It will enter the United States through the … Continue reading

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Family Stories: Cousin Ila Turns 114 Years Young

Family Stories: Cousin Ila Turns 114 Years Young! Ila Arminda Stargel Sewell-Jones Ila turns 114 on August 21, 2017 Ila (right) with her sisters Mabel (middle) and Cleo (left)… Note the picture Ila is holding in the photo above… this … Continue reading

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Family Photos: 1962 – The Bryan Family Reunion and more

Family Photos Family photos are a treasure… and they tell a story if you just look hard enough. This was a recent photo I discovered again… long forgotten. In studying it, what caught my eye was that both my parents … Continue reading

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2017 – A to Z… C: Conversations with Mama… The Best of!

2017 – A to Z… C: Conversations with Mama… The Best of! I married and moved away from home when I was 19, so I didn’t grow up stopping by mama’s for afternoon chats. Living almost a thousand miles from … Continue reading

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2017 – A to Z… B: Conversations with Mama… The Best of!

2017 – A to Z… B: Conversations with Mama… The Best of! I married and moved away from home when I was 19, so I didn’t grow up stopping by mama’s for afternoon chats. Living almost a thousand miles from … Continue reading

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Foods: Family Recipes and Memories – Sweet Potato Cobbler

            Family Recipes and Memories                 Sweet Potato Cobbler Heirloom Recipes was published in the Spring 2005 issue. My first written paid article – Heirloom Recipes: Family History … Continue reading

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Turner Family Research: William Pinkney Turner – Are John & Hannah Turner your parents? Post 2

William Pinkney Turner: Are John & Hannah Turner your parents? Post 2 A continuation of findings, facts and more in my search for William Pinkney Turner’s parents… My original post on the search for William’s parents can be found Here – … Continue reading

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2017 A to Z: Letter D… All About Me

2017 A to Z: Letter D… I thought I’d change up the ongoing 52 stories this year to an A to Z of 26 stories and write  “All About Me”.  I plan to post bi-monthly, but I’m not holding myself … Continue reading

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