I am still learning. Michelangelo

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

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

1/28/2015   529 College Fund.  I do not want to be picked up by the government snoopers, trying to use words that are not keywords.  In today's WSJ an article reports that the President has withdrawn any interest in taxing the 529 fund.  It took only 7 days for parents and lawyers to make him realize that was not a good idea.  The clamor "was such a distraction" the President "surrender(ed)."  That is good news to little Max, the other grandchildren's account would have been grandfathered.
     Yesterday, John and I spent time reading letters by a grandson of Jacob King. This grandson (and his sister) lived with Jacob and Harriet after the death of their mother.  Their father, a minister, could not care for them.  This grandson gives great insight into Jacob and will add great depth to Jacob's section.  John and his Mother, Miss Helen, already reported that Aunt Vi (Jacob's youngest child) always talked about "Father" and never about Mother, a real sign of the times. My recent research points out why women have had to march, cajole, picket and be arrested to advance Women's Rights.   None of the advancement came easy. It took World War II for great steps to be made.  Harriet was the wife of a poor Baptist minister.  He was a great man, where he chose to live and his profession dictated their standard of living, Harriet and many like her, had no voice.
    One last comment:  Jacob and Harriet had four sons: a lawyer/judge:an educator (teacher/principal): minister; and physician.  Is not that wonderful! Daughters went to two year Mountain Home Baptist College.  More will be reported in family album.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

1/25/2015  Making progress collecting photos and data for Jacob and Harriet Fisher King's album.  Kathy Orta included in her core kit, the word Remember.  I can not decide if that will be the name of the album or something else.  The album will hold more than Jacob and Harriet.  The album is so large I will continue with Dorothy Viola Vivian King Webb (daughter of Jacob and Harriet) and then Elmer Columbus Webb (son of D. Viola). This is going to be a great album for Jacob is a very colorful person.  If I was talented, I would write a book using him as the main character.  He fought with the NC 25th Reg, CSA through some of the bloodiest battles of the war; after the war, he moved his family to Arkansas.  He became licensed as a teacher and music teacher, became a Baptist leader, helping to organize several churches.  He was an organizing member of the Free Masons in Stone co.  His four sons became: lawyer, teacher, Baptist minister and physician.  His younger daughters attended two year Mountain Home College.  All of this in a very poor mountainous region of the Ozark Mountains.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

It is dark and rainy in my part of Texas, a very good day, for we always need rain.  In late Dec I started making a true 12 X 12 scrapbooking album designed and tutorial by Kathy Orta.  The album is complete, now 1/22/15, I am organizing materials and papers to use.  The first subject will be Jacob King, John's great-grandfather.  He is a wonderfully fascinating ancestor but choosing material to use is daunting.  Choosing designer papers is even more difficult, I have so much paper and it is so beautiful it is hard to use.  My crafting level is divided between making the album, which I enjoy following tutorial and the construction, but I have little to none creative juices, so using these papers becomes a challenge.  There is constant rearranging of my material, I am trying so hard to use what I have accumulated since 2003.  That taxes my ability and prolongs decisions, however, "perseverance" is my strong point and I aim to present Jacob well and enjoy every piece of paper I cut.  Now, back to my project.

Friday, January 16, 2015

1/16/2015  So far I have not added one bit of information or paper to R 365 album.  I am over come with enormous about of information I have on Jacob King, working slow, gathering photos and decorative paper to do the legend a good job.

The last I heard, this Bible was being donated to Mountain View (AR) Library.  It is the King Family Bible beginning with Jonathan King, born 1800, NC.  Yes, want to take my time and do a good job!                                                                                                        

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January 14, '15. One scrapping thing I want to improve is Card Making, so I have signed up for two classes from designers, Kathy Orta of Paper Phenomenon and Kathrine Krieger of Katherine Scraps.  Waiting on the supply deliveries and on-line classes to start in February, something to fill us dark, cold dreary days.  NOT that I need something to do: working on KING FAMILY heritage album and wanting to start through my family history research so I can place research in counties where these ancestors live.  Wish someone in our family interested, but not.  Two sons deeply interested in Sci-Fi !!  Ugh!!    Happy Day!!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

  January 10, 2015  
 I very much want to be a more consistent blogger, if only for myself.  I am working on a huge project, building from chipboard, Kraft-Tex, cardstock and designer paper a 12 X 12 scrapbook album. The album was designed by Kathy Orta, Retrospection 365, it will hold hundreds of photos.  For me, it a satisfaction just to construct the album, but adding information about Jacob King and his family will take the project to a higher level.  He was born and raised in North Carolina, served his state in the Confederate States of America, then migrated to Arkansas.  I have gathered, scanned and printed a number of photographs, now organizing the data lies ahead.
       Also running through my mind today is Nancy Wolf, one of  my husband's great-great grandmothers.  She bore twenty-one children, dying after the 21st child at age forty-three. I honor her and all women who came before birth control. It is hard to imagine the number or loveless marriages for women. Thank you to the thousands of women who fought the battles for us.  I will spotlight Harriet Fisher King and her daughter, Dorothy Viola Vivian King Webb in my scrapbook, they in their own right are remarkable.
      So here is the beginning of the album, lets see how long it takes me to finish.