Friday, January 26, 2007

Jan 26 - Josh Smith

Happy birthday to first cousin Josh Smith!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Jan 24 - Willard Rogers

Jan 24, 1869 was the birthday of Willard Rogers, son of Milton and Margaret Rogers and my great-grandpa. Willard married Mattie Best in 1889 and they raised twelve children - Finis, Lon, Clarence, Charlie, Fred, Clara, Edna, Walter, Della, Hubert, Emma Jane and Leone. Willard was accidently killed ina hunting accident in 1934 and is buried at the Brown Cemetery.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Jan 21 - Elver Bunnell

Jan 21, 1890 was the birthday of Elver Bunnell, son of Harvey and May Bunnell. This picture was taken about 1901. Elver died in 1971.

Jan 21 - Karen Watson

Happy birthday to Karen (Shelton) Watson, seen here in the center with grandparents Wayne and Bertha Shelton, brother Larry and sisiter Kathy. See you at the reunion in June, Karen!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Shawn Shelton - Jan 20

Happy 22nd birthday to Shawn Shelton (Jan 20). He and older bro Robbie are pictured below in early 1985. That was about the last time I saw them.

Friday, January 19, 2007

A visit from some Rogers cousins

We in Wayne county were treate4d this week with a visit from some Rogers cousins from up north. This photo was taken and Bill and Janis Shelton's on the evening of January 16, 2007. Janis made some delicious lasagne and we all had a great visit. L - R are Helen Burk, Anna Richards, Dorothy Lane, Janet Shelton, Leone Shelton, Harlan Rogers, Raymond Shelton and Janis Shelton. Also present were Floyd Rogers, Bill Shelton and yours truly. Later Janis brought out a blackberry cobbler (my favorite!) with a birthday candle in it for me, then we looked at some old photos that I have saved to the computer.

Jan 19 - Robert Shelton

Happy 24th birthday to Robert Shelton. I took this picture on June 17, 1984. Gosh has it been that long? I can remember the night he was born - very snowy - I think school was cancelled.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

40th birthday

Well, 40 is here. I was going to post pictures of OTHER people at forty, but thought better. HA! I had a great meal at one of my favorite places to eat with three good friends on Monday night, Tuesday I was serenaded over the phone by my family - (thank you Dad, Grandma, Raymond and Janet, Bill and Janis, Harlan, Helen, Dorothy, Floyd and Anna Mae. That was about the extent of my b-day excitement - well except my new 30g IPod - luv it - thank you Ichiban! And a new 50" plasma TV - Whoopee! I had inteded on going to Mexico, but that fell through, but had a super birthday nonetheless!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Jan 13 - Wayne Shelton

Happy birthday to cousin Wayne Shelton - sitting her at his dad's desk. I think this pictrue was taken in Germany around 1966.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Jan 12 - Clara (Rogers) Mathes

Jan 12, 1900 was the birthday of Clara (Rogers) Mathes, seen here looking at her sister Leone. Clara was the sixth child and oldest girl of Willard and Mattie Rogers. She married Jake Mathes in 1919 and they had six children. She died in May, 1980.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Happy Birthday Shari

Happy 37th birthday to my sisters Shari. These pictures were taken Jan 06, 1971.