Showing posts from September, 2013

The Book Of Me: Prompt 4: Favorite Season --Autumn

For details about The Book Of Me, Written By You project created by Julie Goucher, of the Anglers Rest blog, please refer to this link:

Prompt 4 - Favorite Season

Do you have one?
A Happy Memory or association

Close your eyes and imagine your favourite season – write down what you see, feel, hear.

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My favorite season I would have to say is Autumn. I love seeing the colors of the leaves against a bright crisp blue sky.  The air is just the right temperature -- not too hot, not too cold. It's just the perfect time of year for exploring the woods which I didn't do much of when I was a kid but love doing now with my family.

What Autumn means to me now?

The crunch of leaves under my feet.
Picking apples.
Apple, Sweet Potato and Pumpkin pie.
Baking...lots of baking.
Family gatherings.
Kids back to school.
My October.  Hooray!
My daughter's birthday. Love that baby girl.
Clean …

Happy Pie, Happy Life!

This post is dedicated to Erika.  Happy pie, happy life!
Before baking.
The finished product.
We are still working on all those apples we picked two weeks ago. I have to bake another pie tomorrow because there is only one slice left out of this one. 
If you missed the pictures of our apple picking trip, here's the link:
Something About Me Saturday: Apple Picking With The Family

Wedding Wednesday: Harkless Wooten And Clifford McGhee

Post card view of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Petersburg, Florida
where Harkless Wooten and Clifford McGhee were married.

Image courtesy of  "Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 Sep 2013), Harkless Wooten and Clifford Mcghee, 1938.

It's been a busy week y'all so it's been hard to make time for genealogy. In between my running errands, I have been reviewing what collections are available state by state on and I have found some new goodies. Hooray! This is the marriage license of my 1st cousin 2x removed, Harkless Wooten and his bride Clifford McGhee.   Harkless was the son of maternal great grandmother's sister, Mary Jones Wooten Price. The following snippet is from his obituary:  "He was a master chef at the Dunes Club, the Coral Bay Club, the John Yancey Restarurant all on Bogue Banks, and the Atlantic Hotel, which once stoo…

Something About Me Saturday: Apple Picking With The Family

Last weekend the family and I went apple picking on a picture perfect day. Here in my neck of the woods, apples are great this year. All week I've been making apple sauce and today I baked my first homemade apple pie. Yummy!

Here are some pictures from our visit to Lone Maple Farm. I just love days like this.

"Hold on a second."

"I gotta strike a pose"

The guys getting in on the action.

"There are some good apples here mom."

"Check this one out dad."

Happy husband.

"Everybody say apples!"

Friday Funny: Looks Like I've Passed On My Obsession With Nail Polish

My daughter's nails.

We had an afternoon at home spa day. Manicure by mommy.

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Wordless Wednesday: First Day Of School September 2013

I'm a little late posting these but here they are. My kiddos are growing up on me :)

The Book Of Me: Prompt 3 --Describe Your Physical Self

For details about The Book Of Me, Written By You project created by Julie Goucher, of the Anglers Rest blog, please refer to to this link:

Prompt 3:  Describe your physical self.

Your size – clothes size:  Size: 14 

Height: 5'6" 

I am a curvy girl. There is more of me to love now but for moment I am okay with that. In regards to wardrobe, I look for things that are comfortable and easy to pull together. I don't like ironing so I generally look for fabrics that don't wrinkle. My go to dress is the Maxi-dress. I am lucky because my husband owns a store and he carries a number of beautiful flowy dresses that have become the core of my wardrobe. They look great but feel as comfortable as a night gown. This is when I realize that I am definitely the granddaughter of Mary Horton. My maternal grandma in her later years was known to rock out a house dress or two. Her favorite one was a royal blue number that was pretty a…

Sunday's Obituary: Emeline Hohman

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Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Chronicling America Historic Newspapers Collection:  Evening star.(Washington, D.C.), October 08, 1907, Page 5, Image 5 

Emeline Hohman was the mother of Alice Hohman Goodrich and the grandmother to Ula Goodrich Jones.  Ula Goodrich Jones was married to my 1st cousin 3x removed, Oscar Dunn Jones Sr.  I happened to come across this particular obituary while researching other members of the Goodrich family.  

A Trip To My Local FamilySearch Center Yields More Info About Morrison Goodrich

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Okay, I am going to out myself here. I had been meaning to visit my local FamilySearch Center for the longest time and somehow just never got around to getting there. Truth be told, I didn't quite know what to expect. That little itty biity word F-E-A-R got in my way. Well this past Wednesday, I pushed that word aside and finally went.

But first...

If you need a recap on who Morrison Goodrich was and his connection to me please refer to these posts:

A Newspaper Article Reveals Another Another Brother's Talents

A Tale of Two Tenors --Part two

Now back to the subject of visiting the FamilySearch Center.
I am so glad that I went!  When I did a search on Morrison Goodrich at home on, I came across something that I had seen before but never took action on resolving.  I wanted to access Morrison's marriage record but here's what came up.

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Here's a close-up of what I'm talking about.


Pictures From Our Vegas Trip 2013 --Part three

Here are some more photos from the trip to Vegas that my family and I took this past August. These were taken at Red Rock Canyon. Here are the links to my other pictures from this trip:
Wordless Wednesday: Pictures From Our Vegas Trip 2013 --Part one Something About Me Saturday: Pictures From Our Vegas Trip 2013 --Part two

My handsome boy taking it all in.

Oh how I love the desert!

Sunday's Obituary: Alice Goodrich --The Mother Of Ula Jones, Genevieve Betz, William, Morrison, And Harry Goodrich

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress Title: Negro church - St. Augustine Catholic Church, Washington, D.C. Date Created/Published: [1899?]

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Chronicling America Historic Newspapers Collection. The Washington Herald., March 12 1918, Page 11, Image 11.

These next two images are courtesy of Google Maps.
914 T St. NW, Washington D.C. is appears to be the house in white.