Thursday, December 25, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

my grandma Grace made christmas plates and gave them away....homemade candies and cookies.... for the mailman....the neighbors...

they took them to businesses where they 'did business' like Jim's Building Supply. I was thinking at work that I would come home and make Christmas cookies, maybe even stick a few in the mailbox! but that didn't happen. I did have toast and scrambled eggs and baked potatoes, a strange but yummylicious combination.

all my cousins....

Chris, Robin, Shawn, Shelia, Jerry, Darla, Mona...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Robin Lynnette's Snow Day...

Then and now! I still haven't outgrown my love for snowmen.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Old Photo of Saline, MO Railroad Station

this was in the December 10, 2014 edition of The Mercer County Mirror. It interests me because my Shafer great grandparents (& other relatives) lived near Saline and I'm sure they were at this depot from time to time. and this woman and children could be a relative, or a neighbor of friend of a relative, or a friend of a relative....I love her hat! don't see a pile of luggage, so assume they are not traveling. sometimes I wish these old pictures had a movie reel with them...
David Beavers, a long time employee of railroad companies, collects old photographs of railroad related material. The one above is pretty interesting because of the of the people, as well as the look of an old time railroad station. In those days, a lot of the mail and shipping was done via railroad, as well as travel. I assume that the lady and the two children are waiting to ride the train to some location. I think the men on the left are railroad employees. This photograph would've probably been taken before the main line we are now familiar with in Mercer County was built.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

KJ Dailey graduates!!!!

Kevin & Deb Dailey, Mercer; and Janet Axsom, Spickard; attended NWMSU Winter Commencement Friday. K.J. Dailey received a Bachelor of Science in Education Social Sciences degree.

Friday, December 12, 2014

I love Vicki's posts! you just never know with her! and this one is so charming!

I remember those days, only all of the kids (even from other classes) took their little naps out in the hall and the teachers walked up and down the hallway, making sure we were all resting. I never could go to sleep! There was one boy next to me who wanted to be a cowboy and I wanted to be an Indian Princess. When the teachers were at the other end of the hall, he would tell me how he was going to capture me and that we'd live happily ever after! There was another boy on my other side who fell asleep every day on his back with his arms up over his head. Even then, my five year old brain thought, "How strange!" Yep, our teachers looked like the teachers in the picture!
(deb: if there was nap time when I was in kindergarten, I bet I took advantage of it....I never miss an opportunity to nap!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Logan Butler made this week's Gasconade County newspaper.

Juanita Birth Certificate

certified copy stamped Nov 23 1982
Pettis County, Sedalia, MO 1904 D. Ohio St. file No. 14922. Registration District No. 668. Registered No. 71. Primary Registration District 3032. full name of child Juanita Marie Blaylock. born MArch 24 1940. full-term. legitimate. father: Clyde Garnett Blaylock., white, age 23. employment: WPA. Mother: Leona Marie Anthony. white. age 20. housewife. both reside at 1904 S. Ohio. both born in Pettis County, MO. this mother: 1 child born alive and living, 0 born alive but now dead, 0 stillborn births. baby not deformed. birth spontaneous. child not asphyxiated. patient consulted doctor 2nd month of pregnancy. this child born alive at 1 :45 p.m. this child's eyes were treated as required by law. dr. was Gordon Slauffoebe (? guessing?) filed 4-4-40 by Mrs. Harry Sneed.
handwritten at bottom: Clyde was working for Works Projects Administration. he was building roads with a mule pulled grader. Juanita was born at home on Easter Sunday.
this is fascinating....first, she gave birth to my husband. second....the form itself. list deformities. is child legitimate? wonder if this stuff is still on birth certificates?

Kevin's birth certificate

father: Elijah Dean Dailey, born in Missouri and mother: Juanita Marie Blaylock, born in Missouri. residence at time of birth: Alvin, Texas. sex of chile: male. 7 lb. 5 1/2 oz. 20 1/2" long. Kevin Fred Dailey was born to Elijah and Juanita Dailey in this Hospital at 11:03p.m. in Texas City, TX. the 28th day of February, 1965. Attending physician J. C. DeWitt, M.D. Administrator G.W. Fleming, E.D.

Kevin's parents 1970s



LibbyMarie Moon Anthony Soderstorm, Leona Marie Anthony Blaylock, Clyde Garnett Blaylock, Juanita Marie Blaylock Dailey at Libby's house, 1919 Engineer, Sedalia, Mo

Christmas '68. Kevin's black eye from wreck with babysitter.

I think David's broken arm was, too..


I have to confess, I took potty pics of my kids, too, because they're so damn cute!

Leona Marie Anthony & Clyde Garnett Blaylock; Juanita Marie Blaylock & Elijah Dean Dailey at their wedding in Columbia, MO 12-17-60

Elijah & Kevin Dailey

Kevin & Dianna Dailey Evergreen Cemetery, Lineville, IA