Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Although this isn't genealogy related I thought some crafters out there might be interested in helping the clean up efforts for the oil spill.  Over at Craft Hope the blog tells how we can all make dish rags or dish towels to send that they can use to clean the marine life.  At least we can all feel like we are trying to do something to help!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - 04/22/10

I found this photo in one of the scrapbooks my brother gave me.  I believe this photo was taken at the 50th wedding anniversary of my grandparents Parrish Elmer TUCKER and Juretta Bell STEPHENS.  This is the only photo I have found so far that includes almost all of their children that were alive at the time.  Starting in the front row:
Viola Pearl TUCKER
Parrish Elmer TUCKER
Juretta Bell STEPHENS
Violet Valjean TUCKER
Back row:
Viletha TUCKER
Velvert Lee TUCKER
Vola Ermon TUCKER
Vester Eulon TUCKER
The only one missing from the photo is Virgil Delmer TUCKER.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy - Challenge #15 - 4-10-10

The newest challenge from GeneaBloggers is to write a letter requesting information.  I just completed this challenge the other day so talk about timing!  Although my "letter" was actually an email that I sent I think it still counts.  My email went to the Pulaski County Historical Society in Somerset, KY.  I have been trying to prove that Joseph ROY is the son of Thomas ROY (Revolutionary War patriot).  I have also been looking for more information on my STEPHENS line.  I sent my check off for copies of the records that they found so far and I have asked them to keep looking.  I am making a genealogy research trip to Kentucky in June and can't wait! 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday 03/18/10

This ring belonged to my mother.  I believe the stone is an abalone shell.   When I was a kid, mom used to let me "play" with her jewelry box.  I would take everything out and look at it, try it on and then put it back where I found it.  After my mom died, Dad let me have her jewelry since I was her only daughter.  When I looked in mom's jewelry box at this ring, the band was broken and mom had put a band-aid around it so she could wear it.  I took it to the place that fixes all of my jewelry and got it repaired so I could wear it.  I had to have it sized smaller so I could wear it.  I estimate this ring is over 50 years old.  I wear it everyday.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - 03/17/10

Today for Wordless Wednesday I am positively wordless (speechless) myself.  I have a friend that works at the Champaign County Historical Archive Room, she also works at the local Family History Center at the LDS church.  Anyway, I have learned so much from all the various blogs I read and I was sharing with her some of the web sites that I found out about through these blogs.  I got an email from her saying that I should write down all the web sites I shared with her and how it would make a nice handout for a presentation that I could give at the Champaign County Historical Society meeting in August and since I am not a member of the group they would pay me a 30 dollar speakers fee!  Yep...I was speechless.  I told her I would consider it but talk about stepping out of my comfort zone!  My daughter knows how to make a PowerPoint presentation and my best friend Linda said she would help too.  I guess I need to get my thoughts together to see if I can put together a 30 to 45 minute presentation.