Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Dailey Thanksgiving.....a five generation gathering is something to be very thankful for!

Sam, Kevin, Duane, & Lije agreed that Grandma Marie's famous Gooseberry Pie was perfect! she only had whole wheat flour so made a different crust. very pretty. but I'm not brave enough to try it....


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Axsom Images Google Search.....

Marla L. Axsom Registered Interior Designer, ASID Florida Licensed Interior Designer #4830
“It is a privilege to be able to create beauty in the living environment of my clients through the profession of Interior Design. Creating beauty is at the heart of who I am: “beauty is the breath of my life”
Marla became an interior designer in order to combine her passion for art, architecture, interior design and gardening into one visual aesthetic. She receives her inspiration through observance of the beauty in nature, art, architecture, interiors, fashion, food, gardens, music and literature.
Marla has been professionally active in the field of interior design for more than 30 years. Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, she relocated to Naples, Florida in search of the charm of the community and the warmth and beauty of the sunshine, sea, sand, surf and lush tropical flora and fauna. A graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, she attained her M.S. Degree in Interior Design and became a fully licensed NCIDQ qualified Interior Designer and Professional Member of ASID. Marla’s specialty is designing custom interiors for the luxury residential market from architectural concept to completion of art and accessory installation. She enjoys working on new construction as much as breathing new life into a property through a transformational remodel.
Contact Marla: P: 239.417.3650 F: 239.417.1653
Marla is committed to designing to the vision of her client’s personal style. In recent years she has installed projects as varied as a Gulf Coast penthouse, a duck hunting lodge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, an historic Victorian cottage in St. Augustine, an oceanfront home in Palm Coast, waterfront on the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, a coastal cottage on St. George Island, a condo in the Mercato project, a condominium on the Intracoastal Waterway, and lakefront on Lake Lanier, Georgia. Additionally, she has completed several award winning model homes for builders and an NFL Showhouse.
Marla enjoys traveling the world in search of new ideas, cultural experiences and creative inspiration. She has given back to her profession by teaching interior design at the college level. In her leisure, she is an avid yoga practitioner, gardener, and an artist at heart.

Bloomington Woman Pleads Guilty Of Starving Her Daughter To Death
Updated May 5, 2013 1:10 AM
(BLOOMINGTON) - 54-year-old Dorothy Axsom will spend the next two years and three months in prison for the 2006 starvation death of her 25-year-old disabled daughter, who was totally dependent on Axsom's care.
Axsom pleaded guilty Tuesday of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious injury.
Under terms of a plea agreement, the state dismissed a charge of murder.
Monroe County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Bob Miller says investigators' initial contention that Axsom intentionally starved her daughter to death, but Casey Azsom had been taking a drug for her epilepsy which can result in "rapid and significant" weight loss, and probably contributed to her death.
Since it was a prescribed medication, Miller says the state found Axsom failed to provide reasonable care to someone who was bedridden. To prove murder, the state would have to present evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that Axsom intended to end her daughter's life.
Monroe Circuit Judge Teresa Harper sentenced Axsom to 16 years in prison with 10 years suspended. She will receive good-time credit, which means she will serve just half of her term. Subtract the time she has served at the Monroe County Jail since her arrest last year, and Axsom ends up with 819 days left behind bars. She will be on house arrest for a year after her release, and on probation for nine years after that.
According to court records, in May of 2006, Casey Axsom died from starvation at a home on Weimer Road where she lived with her mother. Completely disabled by cerebral palsy and epilepsy, she was not ambulatory and could not care for herself.
According to the coroner, Casey weighed just 50 pounds when she died.
An expert in the care of endangered adults consulted during the investigation said the Axsom case represented the worst case of neglect he had seen in 20 years.
The coroner who conducted the autopsy said Casey Axsom had experienced "severe starvation for some time."
Police reports indicate the Casy also suffered from deep, open bed sores and was emaciated when she died.
"Our position is that she is responsible for her daughter's death," Miller said at the time of Axsom's arrest. "Clearly, she was in charge of her daughter's care and she deprived her of food and starved her." But Miller say he could prove "beyond a reasonable doubt" that allegation because of the medication Casey was taking. "The neglect resulting in serious injury was a more appropriate charge and something we could prove," Miller said. "Clearly this was a case of severe neglect."
Police did not charge Axsom with causing her daughter's death until five years after she was found lifeless at home. Monroe County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mike Pershing said in 2011 that detectives worked diligently over several years to compile evidence against Dorothy Axsom.

Sensei John "Moose" Axsom is the personal student of Kyoshi CD Williamson (Hachidan-8th Degree Black Belt, 40 years training and teaching experience and former Kick-boxer) of Niceville, Florida. Sensei Moose, as Kyoshi Williamson nicknamed him at age 9, has over 14 years of karate teaching experience and over 18 years of training experience. Sensei Moose and his teacher travel to Okinawa regularly--at least once a year for personal training with Hanshi Shugoro Nakazato (Judan-10th Degree Black Belt and President and Founder of the Okinawa Shorin-ryu Karate-do Association). Sensei Nakazato is Chosin Chibana Sensei's personal student. Chibana Sensei is the founder of Shorin-ryu Karate in Okinawa--Chibana Sensei turned over control to Nakazato Sensei upon his death. Sensei Moose as a young man has competed in numerous tournaments, knock down fights and point matches. Likewise, Sensei Moose is a 4 year teacher with Newport News Public Schools--teaching now at Menchville High School as a 12th grade Government and 11th Grade US History student.
Sensei Moose began training in traditional karate in 1992—it was his 10th birthday gift. Under the tutelage of Kyoshi CD Williamson, Sensei Moose developed a strong counter fighting style of jiyu Kumite (free sparring). In 1997 & 1998, Sensei Moose won 1st place in the black belt division at Louis Clay’s Petersburg Open—still the largest open tournament in Virginia. IN 1996, Sensei Moose accompanied his teacher to the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. The Shorinkan, under the direction of Hanshi Shugoro Nakazato (Judan-10th dan) had been asked by the Olympic committee to put on a demonstration. Over three hundred people were a part of a weekend long training/demo in honor of the Olympics. In 1998, Sensei moose fought at the Battle of the Beach winning all three matches—in his third fight, his opponent gave up due to intense body shots. Sensei Moose, though he teaches point sparring, now specifically focuses on iri Okinawan style Kumite, that is about power, determination and speed—holding your own and delivering controlled, hard hitting blows to one’s opponent. In 2006, Sensei Moose traveled to Okinawa to train at the Hombu Dojo (Sensei Nakazato’s Association Headquarters) with Sensei Nakazato and his high ranking Kudans, Hachidans, and Nanadans (All 9th, 8th, and 7th degree black-belts). Since 2006, Sensei has returned four additional times to Okinawa and Japan for training. Kata, Kumite, and Kobudo are the things that Sensei Moose teaches to his deshi (students). Come learn the old style of shuri-te that is now Shorin-ryu, and get a true taste of traditional karate-do at the Oushi-Musu No Yakata!
Educational Background: BA Political Science and Public Service, Hampden-Sydney College MA, Social Science Education CNU PMCL Educational Leadership and Policy, GWU
1997-Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) Shorin-ryu Karate DO 1998-Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) Shorin-ryu Karate-Do and Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) Okinawan Kobudo 2006-Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt) Shorin-ryu Karate-Do and NIdan (2nd Degree Black Belt) Okinawan Kobudo 2008-Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt) Okinawa Kobudo 2009-Yondan (4th Degree Black Belt) Shorin-ryu Karate-do 2010-Yondan (4th Degree Black Belt) Okinawa Kobudo 2011-Godan (5th Degree Black Belt) Okinawa Karate BA Political Science and Public Service, Hampden-Sydney College MA, Social Science Education CNU PMCL Educational Leadership and Policy, GWU Educational Background: Karate (Empty Hand) and Kobudo (Weapons): "Our dojo will focus on the karate education of the whole student, or karate-ka, with an emphasis on culture, history, and, of course, training."

Sunday, November 22, 2015

a group picture...

Mrs. Grace Toot, of near Half Rock, dies November 1947.

Mrs. Grace Toot, wife of Carl Toot, died Saturday morning at her home near Half Rock. She had been critically ill for the past nine weeks.
Funeral services held Monday afternoon conducted by the Rev. McClanahan. Burial at the Half Rock Cemetery.
Mrs. Toot for many years was a prominent resident of Half Rock. She was born Feb. 22 1882, a daughter of Mr and Mrs. William Thomas. She married Feb. 1898. She was a member of the Starlight Holiness Church.
Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Kelso of Ft. Morgan, Colo., and Mrs. Irene Johnson of Los Angeles. Three sons Glen Toot of Gary, Ind., Claude Toot and Ray Toot both of Independence Mo. A sister, Mrs. Jessie Schell, Kansas City. Four brothers, Andrew Thomas and Ed Thomas, of Laredo, and William and Oliver Thomas of Galt. Six grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

It is not so unusual for Myriann DeLane, 3, to sit on two laps at once for she has 13 grandparents-the girl was the center of attention yesterday at the home of Mrs. Clifford Hickman, a great aunt living at 1530 Haskell Ave, Kansas City, KS. She was at a reunion with her parents Mr. and Mrs. DeLair. both great grandmothers are 86. Mrs. Mattie Eubank, Clifton Hills, MO. and Mrs. Lury Toot, Mercer, MO.

The death of Mrs. Lury Toot, long time resident of Mercer Sunday, broke a two family five generation chain. L to R back O.G. Eubank, his daughter Mrs. DeLair, & Mrs. Eubank.
front A.R. Eubank, Myriann DeLair, Mrs. Lury Toot and her son Walter Toot, Mayriann is the first step of five generations on both sides. sitting on lap of both her great grandmas.

A New Arrival

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Shroyer announce the arrival of Marsha Jean on August 14, 1944. weight 6 lb. 9 oz.