Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
I thought about not posting this because of its scandalous nature.
However, I work on family history every day lately, and we take the good with the bad, right?
Besides, this so clearly illustrates the thinking of 1894, over a hundred years ago.
I thought it interesting this story was all deemed the man's fault.
So she "wins" his hand in marriage after trying to get him arrested
and in prison because he didn't want to get married.
And why would this woman.....who happens to be the sister of my Great Grandmother....
why would she even want to be married to a man who didn't want her?
A 12 day trial? And how in the world did they come up with the 50 witnesses to testify?
They went on to have 5 children, and she died at the age of 42.
I have no idea what kind of marriage they had, but I can guess.
I am so very curious about this trial.
I'm trying to think of a way to learn more about it....
I would especially like to know what those 50 witnesses had to say.
Laura Slinkard in the article above, was his Aunt.
I never noticed it before, but this young Grandpa Slinkard looks similar to my brother Chris.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Den says I'm obsessed with family history lately. He's right.
And in the process I am running into little treasures,
like this letter my mother wrote in 1957. Nothing too remarkable about it....
but notice what she says about me in the 3rd paragraph. Den says I am the same now.
So it really was 25 minutes!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
In beautiful Portland together for 3 months.....
Saturday, May 11, 2013
This was only released 5 days ago and the viewing is climbing.
Just in case you haven't seen it, here it is. I love it!
As I watch it, all I can think of is all that my mother has done for me.
Friday, May 10, 2013
While growing up, when someone would ask me,
"So, have you lived in this town all of your life?"
I would say, "No, I use to live in Modesto."
I was only 3 months old at the time and we lived there for one summer.
But I still clung to that fact. I didn't want anyone thinking I had not been anywhere.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Den and I have a good friend who travels a lot.
She has been just about everywhere and anywhere.
I know she packs light because we often pick her up from the airport.
So I was curious, and asked if we could come see how she does it.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I've read these both recently and really enjoyed them...
And this one...
Sunday, May 5, 2013
I really appreciate all of you who took the time to comment on my last post. Now we have a big list of ideas of to watch during dinner. We have decided to watch the first episode of each show, and then see which one will work best for us. If you think of anymore, please do let me know so I can put it on my list!
A Touch of Frost
Little House on the Prairie
Tales of Avonlea
Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman
Rosemary and Thyme
This should be fun while we decide. Thank you again so very much!