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Cherished Family Photos: Bryant Siblings

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Bryant siblings From left to right: Rosa, Ray, Loris, Linwood, Mary, Frank, and Eloise
This is one of those photos I hold dear in my collection. It is one of two that I have that has 7 of the Bryant siblings pictured together. My Bryant family line is one of my maternal lines that came from Morehead City, NC. Morehead City is located in Carteret County and is approximately 36 miles southeast of New Bern, NC.

Image courtesy of Google Maps.
Frank Bryant and Ophelia Jones Bryant My great grandparents

These were the parents of the 7 shown above. I love analyzing the faces of family members to see how family traits get passed down from one generation to the next. My grandmother, Mary Bryant Harrison Horton, is the one standing 3rd from the right. I'd say she favored slightly more her dad than her mother but she really had a mix of their features. Frank, Eloise, and Loris looked more like their mother, while Ray and Lynwood took after their father more. Rosa I think was a mix of the two …

One Lovely Blog Award --Thank You True A. Lewis

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I want to send out a huge thank you out to fellow genealogy blogger and friend True A. Lewis of the wondeful blog NoTe's To MySeLf, for nominating my blog for this award. What a lovely surprise! Thank you True for this. True is a passionate story teller and if you haven't had a chance to read about her genealogy journey please do check out her blog. 

Here are the rules for the One Lovely Blog Award:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to that blog.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire, or as many as you can think of.

4. Contact your bloggers to let them know you have tagged them for The One Lovely Blog Award.

Okay, let's see ...share seven things about myself.

1) I'm a stay at home mom who loves watching her babies growing up and oh man they are growing up way to fast. They are my joy and my heart my boy and girl and I am so very proud of them.

2) Before becoming a mom I worked in retail sales for several years and then my la…

Something About Me Saturday: I Have A Thing For Cake.

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Cake can't solve problems. It isn't the answer to world peace. It isn't particularly healthy for you. It is the thing I gravitate towards however, when I am looking for a boost or a special treat. I love me some cake especially super sugary sweet birthday cake. If I want the full effect, even it isn't my birthday I might bust out a couple of birthday cake candles and light them on top of a honking piece of cake. Then I'll blow the candles out and breath in the smell of smoke and candle wax. Then it's on. I'm chowing down on simple sweet sugary goodness. Ahhh. Cake. I think I have to make a trip to the store now, excuse me. :)

Here's a piece I chowed down on last week. Heaven!





52 Ancestors: What Became of Lemuel T. Harris?

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You could say I have fallen behind a bit on the 52 Ancestors Challenge. Well, life happens sometimes so I've decided to do the best I can with posting. If you aren't familiar with the challenge put forth by Amy Johnson Crow of the blog No Story Too Small, click
here.

Lemuel T. Harris was one those ancestors who got away. His life for the most part remains a mystery to me because he was one of those ancestors who ventured out away from his birthplace. I have a special love for my ancestors who stayed put because there is so much more information available on them. I am blessed because I have been able to locate many records on my Craven, Hyde, and Carteret County, NC ancestors. Lemuel was a man on a mission though, and you can't stop a man on a mission. Who was he? He was the brother of my 2nd great grandmother Sarah Jane Whitney Harris.

He was born around 1867 most likely in New Bern though I don't have any documentation on that. His parents were a Bristow Harris and Amy …

The Book Of Me: Prompt 48 --Perfect Day Out

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At the start of our walk near the entrance of the Binghamton University Nature Preserve
If you are not familiar with this wonderful project that was created by Julie Goucher of the Angler's Rest blog, please refer to this link: http://www.anglers-rest.net/book-of-me-written-by-you.html

This week's prompt is - Perfect Day Out

Cast your mind back to a day when you experienced the perfect day out.
Describe the setting
Who you were with?
Why were you there?
What or who made it special
How does the memory of that day make you feel?


It started as a simple walk in the woods last Sunday. It was beautiful day filled with bright sunshine, cool air, and with just a hint of breeze. The family and I wanted to get out and take in some nature. Sometimes nature communicates to you on a level that can't fully be put into words. It just has to be experienced. 




















Flowers my daughter gave me.


While on the other side of the lake, I started to find myself looking up at the forest canopy. I felt at moments…