Friday, July 24, 2015

I Love a Good Research Adventure

This comes on the heels of a phone call 8-10 weeks ago from a Black Guy -- little younger than me.. and he said his DNA results matched him to my cousin in my Ancestry family tree.   Smith name.

Shall I believe .... I've been 'a-diggin!

Monday, July 6, 2015

In Frederick, OK: Why did they bully . . my brother?

It hurts... it saddens my heart... it turns over and over as a worry in my thoughts.

Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuseintimidate, or aggressively dominate another person.  Bullying is often repeated and habitual.

I sat at the dinner table with my oldest brother Howard Huggins.....Earlier this month I'd called him to ask where did he attend - 1st thru -12th  grades... So I could fill in my daddy's timeline of our family having lived in Frederick, OK, then Chickasha, OK and finally Oklahoma City, OK (he Pastored in these towns and in Geary, OK also.)  

He told me he spent one half/yr of his 7th grade in Frederick -- and the second half in Chickasha, OK.  I didn't think of the details of Why?

Howard Jr leaned back and talked in his usual slow-deliberate fashion.  He said that in the seventh grade.... the teacher showed great incompetence and was later removed from the school system in allowing student behavior to get out of control.... Another reason for the teacher's dismissal was that he used abusive/excessive force in discipline.  He used an airconditioner fan belt... I think Howard said.  He knew exactly what he was talking about.... and I still can't picture such a strap....???  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

How are you? How am I?

I'm a little better than I was last year.
Yet doing my work from the chair.
Am I pleased?

Why I say I am.
The complaint keeps me in a jam.

Too, there's no need complaining,
keep saying with a grin.
I do my best, 
with the shape I'm in.