Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thought about it all day.... yesterday!

James Travis Huggins   ~ ~ ~ 59 yrs YOUNG  11-18-1950 bday!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

1938 T B Sipuel

in Oklahoma City Telephone Directory (December 1938)

Sipuel, T B
1022 NE 2  
ph 7-3705

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Today, the red poppy still serves as a symbol of the Armistice that ended the war on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Today, in the United States, we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th. All over the world, countries that have lost soldiers in various conflicts around the globe remember their sacrifices on Veterans Day. In the United States, the most prevalent symbol of Veterans Day are the stars and stripes of the American Flag. Around the world, particularly in the British Commonwealth, the red poppy is still the most frequently employed symbol of remembrance.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow. . . So begins the poem written by Canadian Physician John McCrae, describing the 1915 World War I battlefield in the Ypres salient. Corn poppies, so named because they grow wild as a weed in fields of grain, cover the battlefields of Europe where soldiers from around the world–including Canada, Germany, France, Great Britain, Belgium, Australia, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States– fell during World War I.

Soldiers returning home from the war told stories of the wild red poppies growing in otherwise barren fields. Many of the battlefields became the final resting place of the soldiers that died there, and the red poppies became a symbol of the war, and of the veterans that had given their lives for the cause. The red of the poppies symbolized, in the minds of many, the blood of the fallen soldiers

Happy Veterans Day -- yesterday...

Flags were at half-mast for Ft. Hood, TX loss of soldiers!  Thought I'd list all Veterans in my family history Line..... kinda in WAR ORDER.....

James D. Morgan, James Bunny Morgan Jr., Lemuel Sipuel, Warren Fisher, James Travis Huggins, Orvile T. Huggins, Jerome Factory, Anthony L. Kirk, Kandaace R. Kirk, Billie Joyce (Kirk) Mallett,

GEESH.,..... one of the starting points is Old man -- Capn James Anderson, Civil War Confederate Soldier.  aka Great Grandfather, slaveowner of Lucinda Smith (my grandmother).

Seh's A Champ!

11-9-09 was outpatient surgery for Helen Huggins, (MAMA) the second removal of kidney stones........   Doing Well

Monday, November 2, 2009

What a delight.....

Misery Loves Company!

Tana said that she has a letter... that mama wrote on her old typewriter... with white-out paste-over errors...
It was a one page obit for Big Mama's funeral March 17-1971.  ....said hearing mama's voice and style was something else to envision...  

But the very content stunned me!...... Big Mama attended a Baptist Church (college background...??) and when she converted to COGIC.... her family disowned her... wanting nothing to do with that holiness message of early 1900! 

Well, she only had Lucinda - her mother with her during the time in AR that she met and married T.B. Sipuel.      

History repeated itself as I was raised Holiness... and married Lawrence and I have spent the rest of my days (my kids) in the Baptist church! 

more later.... that's another story!