Thursday, August 14, 2014

A New Detailed ~ Lookup @ Familysearch 8-2014

VIA link listed below, I discovered from a fellow blogsite "Reclaiming Kin" that the Freedmen's Bureau Records has digitized Field Office Records for AL, AR, DC, MD, Delaware, Mississippi, MO, NC and SC, TX and VA.

 Click on  Familysearch 

Blog Post - Absenteeism

DEFINITION:   a prolonged absence of an owner from her blog site.....

..... a tendency to be away from (blog) without a good reason !!!

I'm Baaaaack !!

Should have an "S" on brother.....   I've got four of 'em!!!   The best ever!!

Here's the whole bunch!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Their Words Do Remain.... also

Reflecting back on the year 1968.  A letter was written.... and I would say it was from Mama Dooley (my daddy's mother ~ Pearlie Travis Morgan-Huggins)
 NOTE:  a 6 cent stamp: The address is the home of my daddy's brother.... James DD Morgan and wife Dorothy.

The date is 2-6-1968... and Mama Dooley is really quite ill.   She will not live much longer/nor recover regardless of strict diet.   I don't think they said much or diagnosed her diabetes as an acute problem of kidney failure.

It seems Daddy had sent her a box, and she turns around to send my oldest brother Howard Jr.... a bit of money.   She's giving.... in her weakened state.

This first picture was taken by another family member.  It hereby shows the date of death for mama Dooley as February 27, 1968 in Chicago IL (21 days later).
Below,...this is my favorite picture of Mama Dooley, I can't tell where it was taken.   There were several years that Mama Dooley would visit us in Oklahoma.  She seems so cool and casual with a smile in this picture.  I can't even guess her age.  
 Back in 2008, by way of Memphis, TN, my brother and I (hubby and children) drove to the Great State of Mississippi - MLK call it "a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression.."

This is the cemetery where Mama Dooley rests.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tuesday Musings ` Their Works Do Follow !


Revelation 14: 12-13
12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

Something newly ~ learned today!!!

Queen Nzinga - Prior to last year, I had never heard of Queen Nzinga. Even in adult life, I continue to learn about various historical figures. Queen Nzinga was a 17th century African ruler  of the Ndongo and Matamba kingdoms (present day Angola). Queen Nzinga fought for the freedom of her kingdoms against the Portuguese.

(Picture of Queen Nzinga obtained from Amazing Women in History)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Inspiration Comes to Life in a 59-yr old Letter

...of my mind and heart!   I've saved and jpg'd many keepsakes.  I ran across this August 2, 1955 letter that my mother wrote to my daddy....

Besides wondering what/why daddy was spending a week??? in Wichita, KS ????

I looked up the 1955 stamp Mama used... I wonder where in OK... she got it???

The Scott 1069 3 Cent Stamp GreatLakes Transportation-Issued 1955

Soo Locks - A Century of Great Lakes Transportation
Mint Value $0.45   used Value $0.20  (2014)

3 cent
Soo Locks - A Century of Great Lakes Transportation
Mint Value $0.45
Used Value

Dear Howard,

We are all well here. 
After I wrote you yesterday, the light man came out, so I had to pay him $3.50 and promised to pay the other Monday.  That was the $3.00 I had ready to send to Ricker.  If you can send Ricker something.

I carried the boys to the park yesterday evening and they had a big time swimming.  They learned to mid-crawl and they called that swimming.

Charlene can float.  I did not know we had to pay to get in the pool.  $0.10 each under 12 yrs old.  Orville was too scared to get in.  Beverly walked around in the pool.  They all had fun and now are ready to go again.                                                                                       
See you Saturday.                                                                                          Love sincerely,                                                                                               Helen
The itch is much better (smile)