Sunday, May 28, 2006
May 28, 1885 was the birthdate of Bertha (Farleigh) Shelton. This photo, taken in 1966 at he Shelton homestead, is with her grandson Raymond (J.R.) Shelton. I think Jay would have been about 7 or 8 then, depending what month the picture was taken. I have only vague memories of her - I mainly remember that at one time I had TWO Grandma Sheltons. Bertha died on May 30, 1970 at the age of 85.
This is a picture of Harvey Bunnell's parents - Seneca and Amanda (Chaney) Bunnell Seneca was born in 1825 to Noah and Catherine (Conley) Bunnell and died in 1891. Amanda was born in 1831 to James and Ann (Wilikinson) Chaney. She only lived until 1875 - although she certainly looks a lot older than 44 in this picture. Seneca and Amanda lived in a log home that later (after many renovations) became the house in which my Mom grew up. Seneca and Amnada both died in Wayne county, but I am not sure where they are buried. They either never had a tombstone or it has gone missing over the years. Granddad didn't know where they were buried, but I am guessing it might have either been in Johnsonville, or the old Stine Cemetery.
Friday, May 26, 2006
I ran into Doug Shelton this week at Wal-Mart. Doug is now working for Pepsi -Cola. I told him about the website and I think he will be checking in now that he is back online. Doug, here is a pic from Dec, 1980. It is Shari, you and me. Hope you and Gina and kids can make the family reunion next month.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
This picture was taken in May of 1979. I can't recall if it was Mother's Day or if we were celebrating Granddad and Grandma's 40th anniverary. We had eaten at Two Tony's in Carmi and the photo was taken by my Dad in our front yard. Garnddad and Grandma were married May 20, 1939. I'm pretty sure it was a Mother's Day dinner, though.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
This is cousin Jennifer taken in Ottawa, Summer, 1974. She is carefully balanced high atop her tricycle - I had to take a second look. At first I thought she was standing on the front step, but nope. Maybe she was practicing for a career as a stunt artist. Hope all is well down in FL, Jen - miss you.
Monday, May 22, 2006
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
I forget where this picture was taken - I think in Richmond, Indiana, but it might have been taken in Tampa Florida. I'm guessing 1993 - 96. The lady on my arm is my good friend Carol from Xenia Ohio. Carol, like myself is a devotee of Big Band, Jazz and Dixieland music. We've trommped through a few cemeteries together as well - in three states - ha! Just thinking about a good friend this evening and thought I would share a photo.
Carol is a part of a special group of music lovers that I became acquainted with about 15 years ago. We used to congregate every year in Clearwater, Fla. I've not seen Carol in about 7 years, but hope to get together with her this summer in Richmond, Ind. (Home of 1920s Record label Gennett Records)
By the way - not sure what Dustin Hoffman has to do with the place we were eating (I know we were in a resteraunt), but that is him in the photo behind us. I'll have to show this to Carol, because I honestly can't remember a thing about the photo.
This picture was taken in late Summer 1974 of Jake (1891 - 1979) and Clara (1900 - 1980) Mathes. After Jake died, I worte Aunt Clara a letter and told her about the move to Colorado and having Uncle Charlie to the house for Easter dinner. She sent back an Easter card and then along came a letter about a week after that. She died about a month after that. Clara was very much interested in family history. I wish I could have gotten to talk to her at length about some of the people she remembered.
Friday, May 05, 2006
This marks the 200th post on this blog. Two-hundred posts and 349 photographs. I hope everyone who checks in from time to time enjoys what they find here. I'd like to hit 500 posts by the end of the year, and 1000 photographs. Keep on checking in - I always enjoy the comments from those who leave them.