my cousin Mona is such a good mom! I love how their family is so close!
Friday, October 30, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
I imagine these could be some of my hard scrabble ancestors....I know a lot of them had daily struggles. we weren't the Rockerfellers....
they lived through wars. the depression. plagues. epidemics. droughts. blizzards. floods. they left school at young ages to get jobs to help support their families. they married young. there was no birth control and childbirth could be deadly. and so could childhood. they traveled to fresh starts by foot, horseback, covered wagon, train, automobile. they milked cows. put in crops. gardened. canned. knit. quilted. worked from sunup to sundown and then some. they rejoiced. they mourned. and because they kept on keeping on, I am here.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
TRENTON COUNTY ABSTRACT CO. ABSTRACTS FOR ALL GRUNDY COUNTY ELIZ. LINKER ABSTRACTER AXSOM, J.T. S/T/R 29-62-24; 28-62-24
There are ads for Missouri Land Title Corporation, Gallatin; B.C. Loar Transfer & Storage Co., Independence; Trenton National Bank, Trenton; Leisure Lake, Trenton; Grand River Press, Trenton; Melbourne Roofing Company, Melbourne; Central Farm PRoducts, Trenton; Grundy County Abstract Company, Trenton; Moore & Clark Insurance, Trenton; Bob Broyles and Associates, Inc., Trenton; Peoples State Bank, Spickard; McVay Motor Company, Trenton; The Best Abstract and Title Company, Trenton; Trenton Trust Company, Trenton; Cook & Vencill Bank, Galt; John E. Casady Realtor, Trenton; Ed W. Laundy, Broker, Rest Haven Memorial Garden, Trenton;MAXWELL, JAMES 32-63-25
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled. Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight. Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads. Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you. It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge. You cannot unsay a cruel word. Every path has a few puddles. When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty. The best sermons are lived, not preached. Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway. Don’t judge folks by their relatives. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time. Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none. Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’. Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got. The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’. Always drink upstream from the herd. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment. Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in. If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God. Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you. Most times, it just gets down to common sense.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Vicki facebook post
Kent was teaching 8th grade classes, coaching and was acting grade school principal. This picture was taken around 1966 in front of the High School Building where I was graduated from. An arsonist burned the building down in the 70's or 80's.