Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pneumonia can't keep him down

Jace decides that while he is waiting for the intravenous antibiotic to obliterate his pneumonia, he might as well have some fun.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday
The Freeman Family

Standing: Lawrence, Allura, Robert
Seated: Ozell, Minor, parents Lydia Herring Freeman and Jim/James Freeman, Arntee, and James

How does this family connect to my family tree?
Lydia Herring Freeman's sister
Mary Jane Herring married John Coleman who was the son of
James Coleman and Mary Ann Markham
Mary Ann Markham is a sister of Monroe Markham, my great grandfather.

Photograph courtesy of Anthony Neal, Sr

Friday, February 14, 2014

Young Love
circa 1950

Proverbs 30:18-19
There are three things that amaze me—
no, four things that I don’t understand:
how an eagle glides through the sky,
how a snake slithers on a rock,
how a ship navigates the ocean,
how a man loves a woman. (NLT)

Zenobia McClain and Perry Howard at their high school prom.
The couple married and had four children:
Terri, Donna, Mark, and Michael

How the couple connects to my family
Perry Howard is the son of Alex Howard and Byrnetta Bryant
Byrnetta's aunt Mamie J Bryant married James Coleman, my 1st cousin 2x removed

Photograph Courtesy of Anthony Neal, Sr

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wordless Wednesday
Snow Blowing

Cousin Nathaniel Thomas having fun in the snow near Joliet, IL.

Photograph Courtesy of Nathaniel Thomas, Jr

How does Nathaniel connect to my family tree?
Nathaniel Thomas, Sr., is the great grandson of James Pearly Scott and
Catherine Matilda Markham
Catherine is the sister of Monroe Markham, my great grandfather

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Surrounded by Love

This past week was spent in the hospital with my mother who is in the final stages of Alzheimer's Disease. Urinary tract infection was treated with antibiotics; a feeding tube was inserted; bed sores were soothed. I believe she knows she is surrounded by love.