I am still learning. Michelangelo

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

continuing 24April 2018

I spent an additional 30 minuets on another photo and our DNA studies from Ancestry.com. My efforts vanished, no amount of looking can bring data back. So, I'll try to repeat. Our move from Gainesville to Houston hasn't been covered. All of it moved so fast. David arrived sometime late April or early May telling us we needed to move to Houston. Knowledge that we needed to be in a larger city with better medical facilities had been building. The older we got the less likely we would be to jump on I-35 to Denton or Hwy 85E to Sherman/Denison for hospitalization.  Scott came down to go with his Dad to his 65th Medical School Graduation; after their return they came to Houston...and found a home that fit our thoughts: near David and Biddie and near Memorial Hermann and doctors.  All of it worked out.
We moved 26 September, are settled and now waiting on Landscape Designer and his crews to transform front yard into beautiful space. Consider this the Before, will add After when yard is finished.
      Also in the "lost entry" is John's DNA results. Will wait to repeat results next time. J

4/24/2018 Loving Spring 2018

April  24, 2018
     I visi my blog so infrequently that I have to learn how to post each time. It is probably good that I do not post very often for I now live a very settled life. It wasn't always this settled, in recent past we campaigned Brittanys and traveled the world. We miss the travelling most of all.
     On the April 28th we will wish our son Scott birthday wishes for number 51, then on 30th we will Celebrate John's 92nd with a family gathering of fifteen.
John is happy man, new Lexus NX
A Happy Man with his 2018 Lexus NX

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

24 October 2017


Hopefully, soon I will bring the blog up-todate, so much happened in Aug and Sept. We moved from Gainesville to Houston. Now I am unpacking and finding all sorts of "stuff." Before the "stuff" is either filed or maybe thrown away I will comment when I have time and save rest.
     In the KING FAMILY ALBUM you will find photos and more information about the North Carolina Gold Mind. What I found this AM is the typed directions by JW Webb mailed to person inquiring on location of King Family Gold Mind. As John was growing up, he heard lots about the mine, in fact his Grandfather JW Webb and Great Uncle Josh King made a trip to Brevard NC to reopen the mine and become rich. They did open the mine, had samples tested, then quietly moved back into reality. Even if they found The Mother Lode, it would have to be shared with descendants of (Jacob King's father).
    If you are interested in going to the site of Gold Mine, find the King Alum, a copy of JW Webb's directions are in the album. I have the album now (I made the book and filled with photos and data) but will soon be donating to Stone County Historical Society. The Society uses the old high school building as museum and has an active group of old timers. A good place for the album to be shared and enjoyed by all.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

July 29th, Lindsay, TX, Hotter 'n Hell.
Making boxes this summer has kept me busy and mostly, my mind off the HEAT. And, mostly we stay in. So very thankful for this nice house and Trane A/C. Another interesting thing, we have learned to order from Wal-Mart on-line. Yesterday's boxes were so heavy I had to unload on porch and bring in piece by piece. Taught me a lesson, read the small print and make sure bottles and cartons are super-size. Instead of quart of Pine Sol, I bought gallon size and they came 2 per order, will not need Pine Sol for a while and lucky enough to find place to store. Have already started my next list, For free delivery, total must be $35.00. So far, no refrigerated items but that is coming.
    Some more boxes

Found 4 more, I think, unpublished boxes: 
Difficult to find masculine paper. Guys seemed to enjoy. Made Doug one as well.  Now up to 24 boxes. Several, I did not make photo, not sure how many I have posted. Mostly for me. J

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

19 July 2017. Working on boxes that use Bo Bunny "Beautiful Dreamer." Love Bo Bunny, they have several sets of papers dating back several years using same color palette. It certainly helps when making boxes and needing two pages of same design. I mailed this box before taking photo. Cover is one from Bo Bunny's "Beautiful Dreamer."
Wish I had lots more Music Paper.
Working on two boxes using same paper line, sublimated by other lines.

Friday, July 14, 2017

More Boxes, number 17 and 18

Geez, I wish I could find "wrap around type." Wasting lots of space. Here are boxes 17 & 18. While waiting to take class on-line, I am also working on boxes. Will put these two on shelf and hold until several more made. It is hard to believe this is Graphic 45 paper, Bohemia Bazaar; really enjoyed the bright colors and stepping out of my comfort zone. Now have to cut more chip board and make several blank black boxes, black seems to be best blank color, my make one of so, craft colored ones.
Teacher sick this AM so missed 2 hr class, a class scheduled for tonight, hope she feels better.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

12 July 2017. Changing direction for this post, from boxes to genealogy.
     We have had so much fun with our DNA results. Have been peeking around in Ancestry, helping Sandy find ancestors;  looking to see what HINTS might bring additional data for both John and  I.  It isn't hard to add information you find to your Profile. Most Family Historians love sharing research and "setting the record straight." Sharing information is great as long as the information you are sharing is correct. When you are trying to "Prove" an ancestor that was born in 1700s you automatically have difficult job. I have at least four great-grandfathers that fought in Revolutionary War. The peoples of that time were busy building a home and working to provide food for families, who thought about records. You are talking about rugged frontiers with little to no governments or churches.
    Now, I am trying to get record corrected for two ancestors. When I entered Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) in 1986 you could Prove yourself back to a female relative that had already done the hard work of making sure all data correct. I chose James McCleskey for my first ancestor. Research into James' life started many years ago but we still do not know who his parents are and facts about his wife, Isabella Rhea are disputed.  No problems has arisen with John Shaw or Henry Kite. However, William Dodd has, more or less, been un-proven. I am sure the William Dodd I used for DAR membership is not my ancestor, now to find correct one and get information out to help others miss that mistake. At first, I was irritated that so many take information, use it as truth without every trying to make sure it is accurate. The Internet and Internet sites make it easy to publish but they are not first to do it it is just easier. So, I am off to Ancestry to find my real Dodd ancestor and to take down William. Please, if you are interested in Family History, please learn the rules and Prove your research. I have been extremely pleased with effort Ancestry.com puts into training and getting information on How to out to people who need to learn. Effort must come from researcher as well.

My Great-Great Grandparents Calvin and Lucinda Dodd Kite (Kight).