Sunday, July 31, 2011

"The Lord will bless his people with peace".

Psalm 29:11Lord , help me to follow your will with eagerness,

knowing that to do so is the surest path to peace.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Today Is

National Lipstick DayWrong lipstick shades can age you, steer clear of brown lipstick shades. Avoid matte lipstick as they tend to settle into your lips instead, try creamer lipsticks or glosses. Glosses are especially youthful and make your lips appear "pouty"

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The dear Bennie had to have his nose worked on today. I didn't go in with him because it hurts me to watch them do it . So when he came out he saidglad you didn't go in with me . The nurse said she knew it was going to hurt and gave me a big hug and held my hand .

The big APE

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

From The"Freedom Is Not Free "

is the inscription on the Korean War Memorial in Washington,D.C.

The Korean war ended July 27 1953

Monday, July 25, 2011

My Genealogy work is about to end , it has been quit a journey of history in to the past for me.
There has been renewed bonds with old and new family members.
After over 5 years of research I know where all of the parts of the person I am are located. I have been to pay my respects to most.

My dear sainted husband Bennie who hates cemeteries ,but went to every one in East Tennessee ,North East Arkansas and Missouri with me. I have met cousins face to face who have been a big part in helping me, some I had never met and didn't know them before. They came from Colorado, Virginia,Missouri,Arkansas and California.

One book has been published on the Leehy and Chumley family by Anita Powell Stevenson on Amazon. I have made this all public on Ancestry with DNA on one family. We (cousins and I) placed a headstone on a great grandmothers grave after we found it.

There have been love triangles.

Tragic death's, wars and murder with shunned family's. Most were hard working pioneers on a pilgrimage for new land and life in this America that I love. If you enlarge the photo you can read the name's of family's and if you are a part of them

let me hear from you.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

"The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart;

and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit".

Psalm 34:18Father, thank you for your presence.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

We found The Bennie's great grandpa:When we moved here 3 years ago we knew he was some where close but couldn't find him.

We were looking in the wrong county. This is the one time The Bennie didn't mine going to the cemetery to help me look. We had passed by him many times and if the name had been facing the street we would have see him, he was that close to the street.

I am sure that all of the family over the years I have looked for but didn't know, helped me.

Because they are parts of the person I am.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

We have Garden Spiders with stitch web's also call Writing spider or Corn spider.

Like other members of the Argiope they are harmless to humans. They are eating the grasshoppers that have eaten my plants.SOoooo hot and dry here, no fun to be out side.

Monday, July 18, 2011

My computer was confiscated for a much higher learning experience: The ABC'S

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I was curious about the book that was used by the teacher in the old log church -school house in 1850's. Did you know it can still be bought today.
This is the man Noah Webster 1758-1843 that was call the father of American Scholarship and Education. His blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read. He and his wife had nine children.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Do you remember this back in the 1970's

I saw the play with the Bennie in the late 1970's and when I see a butterfly

in my garden I think,Butterflies really are free.

I have a baby sweet bell pepper. Grow baby grow!

Lynda and I have been sharing

memory's of us southern girls and how close we came to being neighbors at the navy base subdivision in Quonset Point Rhode Island in the 1950--1960's. then later in Tennessee. If you were there too let us know.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

"For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous: with favor wilt thou compass him as with a shield".

Psalm 5: 12O Lord, let mine be a life of sacrificial love.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I was looking for my roots on my mothers side of the family. Her grandfather was born here in Strawberry Arkansas about six miles up the road her grandmother was born in Lynn and her father.
This is the Old Lebanon Cemetery where the grandmother is buried and all of her family. The Casper's and Blackwells near the Strawberry River.

Three brothers came to Lawrence Co. Arkansas from North Carolina. In 1852 they build this church and school ( Presbyterian) the first in Lawrence Co. There is a great story about the first teacher Mrs Reanor , she walk two miles each day, carrying her shoes and stockings until nearly in sight of the church, where she would put them on. The books used were the Holy Bible and the Blue Back Speller Book.

After the house was completed the date of the dedication was a cold and rainy day. The preacher came riding horseback from old Jackson, and found that his congregation consisted of three persons. He stated that he would not preach to so small a congregation.

My mothers great uncle whose land the cemetery and church was built on John Casper said to the preacher, if you had a bunch of hogs and after calling, only three came would you feed them, or take the corn back because the whole bunch did not come? And quoted the Scripture," If you love me, feed my lambs. This was to much for the preacher, who arose and took the text and read the scripture "if you love me, feed my sheep.,and be it said that was one of the greatest sermons ever delivered at this old church, and lasted two hours and 35 minutes.

The out house and used to this day. Sure it is not the some one from long ago. Homecoming is every third Sunday in Aug.My mother's great great grandmother and John Casper's wife.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

National Bake Bean and Pickle Month

The hot July days call for easy and good things to eat:
I have lived in the south all my life and this is a new one for me.


considered a delicacy in parts of the Southern United States made by soaking dill pickles in mixture of kool-Aid and pickle brine.

Did you know that pickled cucumbers are rich in vitamin C ? Even though pickled cucumbers are considered a fruit.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord; and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved" Psalm 55 :22Our trust is in Thee, God, Let us never give in to discouragement.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Saturday Trivia

On" Cheers" mailman Cliff Claven hated two things about his job, what were they?The day the Sears catalog came out and a dog on his route.

Friday, July 1, 2011

After the storm I got the garden all cleaned up yesterday.
Cut back some of the flowers that needed it. Sit the tomato and pepper plants
in so they can get full sun. I will put the pepper in the ground later.

The Bumble Bees love the Blue Fortune Mexican Hyssop.