Do you have a favorite family tale? Or do you want to share your latest findings? This week it is writer’s choice. Have fun, and don’t forget to share. Continue reading “Free”
Today, a dear fellow blogger, KTC, from Princes, Paupers, Pilgrims & Pioneers: Our Predecessors & Me shared some of her family history about her ancestors that served our country. As always, her family stories provided great detail and offered great insight to how people lived and overcame the harsh realities of war. Take some time and read the stories that she so graciously shared; you will not be disappointed. Continue reading “In Service to Our Country”
Surprised, Harold just stared at his wife.
As the mother cuddled her newborn, her heart swelled with love for this precious new life. She breathed in his sweet baby scent and held him closer. “Little Billy,” she cooed. The name just did not sit well with the new mom. “You just do not look like a Billy.” As she held the baby close, her husband walked into her hospital room. Continue reading “And Baby Makes Five Part II”
In honor of Memorial Day, May 30, 2016, this information will be a work in progress as I continue to add family members to “Heroes and Patriots.” Continue reading “Heroes and Patriots”
This week, we need to remember our military men and women that have served our nation. Share their stories and honor our heroes. Continue reading “Military Service”
Although the woman and her family looked forward to baby number five, one complication existed. Her parents and her sisters did not know she was expecting. Once she started showing, the woman faded from public view and stayed hidden from her family. Continue reading “And Baby Makes Five”
Three years ago, I had a little spitfire that entered into my sixth-grade class, and she was a teacher’s worst nightmare. Amelia had an infectious smile that was somewhat crooked in nature, for it veered off at awkward angles. When she was about to be naughty, her eyes would gleam, and she would give that crooked little smile. It was like a beacon to those around her that Amelia was about to rock someone’s world, and not for the better. That glimmer in her eye warned others to take a step or two in the opposite direction because one never quite knew what she was going to do next. Continue reading “My Favorite Problem Child”
Do you have a family secret? Well, spill the beans and share your story here! Continue reading “Keeping Secrets”
Fame was the calling card for this week’s writing challenge, and I had two fellow bloggers participate in this adventure. Honestly, it was fun writing and reading about those relatives that grabbed headlines and made history. Continue reading “A Call to Fame”
One family member who found herself in a sticky situation was Amelia Mary Earhart. As one of the leading pioneers for women aviators, she disappeared on a global flight on July 2, 1937. Although many searched for her, she was never found.
Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas to Samuel “Edwin” Staton Earhart and Amelia “Amy” Otis Earhart. Amelia and her younger sister, Grace, were tomboys who liked to play and explore the neighborhood. They would catch bugs, climb trees, and they enjoyed racing on sleds in the winter. Continue reading “Amelia Mary Earhart: Flying Solo”