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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Some Scrapbooking

This scrapbook page is of our nephew, Luke with his girlfriend, in front of an F-16 like he will be learning to work on. This was made at his Basic Training graduation. For my inspiration, I used a layout in the November/December Making Memories, pg 60 by Heather Strasburg-Burch.

This layout has our nephew's portrait, as well as, photos with his Mom and Dad, Elaine and Ronnie, at his Basic Training graduation. I twisted the ribbon and ran it around the scalloped edge. I matted the photos on gold paper.

I made this card for my husband for Valentine's Day. It's tri-fold tied together with the ribbon. I used a rubberstamp to stamp out the butterfly on lavendar paper and on vellum. I found part of a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier for the inside.

Clyde Harris and Mabel Louise Cohen

Edward Boyd Harris who married Ida Mae Shaw and they had
a son, Clyde Harris who married Mabel Louise Cohen and they had
a son, William "Billy" Clyde Harris who married Peggy Annette Prince and they had

Clyde Harris

Clyde Harris (DOB: 5/4/1909 in Union County, SC; DOD: 10/11/1956 in Converse, Spartanburg County, SC) married Mabel Louise Cohen (DOB: 2/12/1912 in Union County, SC; DOD: 6/14/1981 in Spartanburg, SC) on 7/30/1930 in Union County, SC.

Mabel Louise Cohen Harris

Clyde lost his job at Monarch Mill in Union so he got a job at Spartan Mills in Spartanburg and stayed in a boarding house during the week and rode the train home on the weekends. Later, he was able to rent a mill house and moved his family when his son, Billy, was 9 years old. When he died, they had an apartment on St. John St. in Spartanburg. It was a quad apartment house. He and Mabel were working at Converse Mill in Converse on Charlotte Hwy (now known as Hwy 29). Clyde was working the 3rd shift and Mabel was working the 1st shift. When he got off from work, he was riding home with two co-workers. They had just pulled out and were on the long bridge in front of the mill. A car entered the bridge heading towards Charlotte and it pulled into their lane and hit them head on. Being on the bridge, there was no way to get out of the way. He died instantly.

Here is the transcript of his obituary:
"A head on collision of two automobiles Thursday morning at 7:05 on Charlotte Hwy (Hwy 29) resulted in the death of one man and the serious injury of three others.
"Clyde Harris, 44, of 344 St. John Street died instantly in the crash.
"The accident which demolished both cars happened on Cherry Hill bridge. (Back then it was a narrow 2 lane bridge.) The cars collided with such impact that a wrecker was required to separate them, officers said. (They replaced this bridge soon after with the big bridge that is there now, in part, because of this wreck.)
"A 1956 Plymouth, driven by William B. Humphrey, 38, of Bethesda, Md. collided with a 1950 Oldsmobile, driven by Clarence Moore, 38, of Roebuck, Route 1, who was traveling west, County Officers Clarence Painter and Fred Phillips said.
"Humphrey received multiple chest, leg, head and arm injuries. His condition at the Mary Black Hospital was reported Thursday night as serious. (He may have died later.)
"Sam Jones, 58, of 212 Boundary Drive, who was riding in the back seat of the Oldsmobile, received broken ribs, a broken leg, nose and arm, fractured pelvis and severe injuries to the left eye. (He died later.)
"Mr. Moore received a broken arm and multiple cuts and bruises. Mr. Moore and Mr. Jones are at the General Hospital.
"The occupants of the Oldsmobile were returning home from work on the third shift at Converse Mill.
"Coroner George L. Adams, who participated in the investigation, said that he delayed empanelling a viewing and inquest jury because of the condition of Mr. Humphrey.
"The engine of the Plymouth was forced back into the front seal and both cars were jammed together in a tangle of broken and shredded metal, officers said.
"The Oldsmobile scraped the bridge curbing before the collision occurred. (They were trying to get over as far as possible to avoid the crash but the bridge was too narrow and the man from Md hit them headon.) The car had almost cleared the structure, they reported.
"Mr. Humphrey's identification was ascertained from his driver's license.
"A brother, Dr. Humphreys of _____ will arrive today from Florida, officials at Mary Black reported.
"Mr. Harris was an employee of Converse Mills where Mrs. Harris worked on the first shift. She learned of the death of her husband at the hospital where she went after being informed that he had been injured in a wreck. (They had called Billy at work and asked him to go get his mother and take her to the hospital. When they got there the nurse said the Coroner needed to see them and it was then that they realized he was dead.)
"Mr. Harris was 44 years of age, a member of Bethel Methodist Church at Union and had been employed the past four years at Converse Mills...." - Source: Spartanburg Herald Journal

Mabel retired from working in cotton mills as a weaver. She lived with her daughter, Norma Dean and her family until her death. She died of lung cancer. They are both buried at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Clyde and Mabel had 4 children:

1) Norma Dean Harris (DOB: 8/8/1931 in Union County, SC; DOD: 7/20/2005 in Tamp, FL) married Carroll Dean Hyatt (DOB: ? ; DOD: ) in 1955 in Spartanburg, SC.

2) William Clyde Harris (DOB: 5/21/1933 in Union County, SC; DOD: 6/15/1989 in Spartanburg, SC) married Peggy Annette Harris (still living).

Billy Harris

3) Margaret Lemond Harris (DOB: abt 1935 in Union County, SC; DOD: 10/7/2000 in Spartanburg, SC) married Herman Rowe (DOB 5/22/1933 in Cherokee County, SC; DOD 8/4/2010 in Chesnee, Spartanburg County, SC) and divorced. Married Eugene William "Bill" Cantrell.

4) Carl Edward Harris (DOB: 10/3/1933 in Union County, SC; DOD: 11/20/2012 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg Conty, SC) married Barbara Hayes and divorced. Married Elsie Juanita Worthy (DOB 4/16/1937 in ?; DOD: still living).

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I Am From...

I am from...generations of solid Christians, Baptist ministers, deacons, Sunday School teachers.

I am from...the days of Black & White TV, 3 channels, manually adjusting vertical lines and putting tin foil on the rabbit ears to try to get rid of snow in the picture.

I am from...I Love Lucy, Captain Kangaroo, Looney Tunes cartoons.

I am from...Campbell's chicken noodle soup, popcorn, and iced tea.

I am from...the whirrr of the sewing machine, cigarette smoke, cups of coffee and soap operas on quiet afternoons.

I am from...Nancy Drew, children's mysteries, Victoria Holt and the classics.

I am from...Krispy Kreme Donuts, hard work as a waitress at an early age, and working harder because you were family.

I am from...summer days at the lake, running barefoot in the grass, hot dogs, watermelon and sparklers.

I am from...doctor visits, surgery, medicine every day, fear.

I am from...Vick's Vapor Rub on my chest, mustard poultices, aspirin for colds.

I am from...Barbie dolls, books, and dress up.

I am from...a wonderful family, lots of love, lots of time, lots of teaching.

I am from...insecurities that came from nowhere, fear that was based on nothing, nervousness that agitated me for no reason, shyness that held me back.

I am from...church, Sunday School, Bible teaching, Vacation Bible School.

I am a sinner saved by grace.

I am a Christian.


A Spring dinner with family!

I used my Spring china which has beautiful violets.

Blue, White, Yellow

My kitchen is painted this shade of brilliant blue and trimmed in glossy white. I added bright, primary yellow for accents. This wall vase fits in nicely.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

My Guests

For the wonderful people who take the time to sign my guest book...I can't email you back without an email address. If you would like to correspond, please leave your email address in your comments. And thanks for all the warm comments!

A shout out to Prancealots Min Pins in Nashville! It seems that, as I was doing a Google search for Min Pin photos, I came across a shot of puppies that shows 3 different colors of the Pins, all in one photo! I used that photo to show the colors and Prancealots recognized their babies! I own some Pinheads and Iggies (or they own me) and I did a lot of research on the breeds using Google searches. This is where I came up with my Min Pin info and Iggy info. It's the way I come up with everything. I remember the days of the Encyclopedias and long afternoons at the library but now I do everything with Google over the Internet! I'm also involved in dog rescue and have been networking with people using Yahoo message boards and have I ever learned a lot from the knowledgeable people I've met this way!! Anyway, that is how I came to write my Min Pin and Iggy posts.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentine's Day Ideas

Put cinnamon red hots in water in ice tray. Serve them in a glass of juice or tea.

Take a small clay pot and decorate by painting little red hearts on it. Fill up the pot with Hershey's Hugs, Hershey's Kisses, cinnamon red hots, Valentine's Day Conversation candies, etc.

Spray paint a basket any color and put you favorite stuffed animal in it. Trim with Valentine's red bows, lace, etc.

Get Sundae fixings (ice cream, fudge and butterscotch toppings, whipped cream, chopped nuts, cherries, the works!). Don't forget dishes and spoons. Set everything up and let your family make their own Sundaes or make a Sundae or Banana Split for your special someone.

Make some heart shaped pizzas. Use a heart cookie cutter to cut hearts out of toasted bread. Spread a little pizza sauce on it and top with some mozzarella cheese and broil long enough to melt the cheese.

Make some heart shaped breakfast. Melt butter (or olive oil) in frying pan. Using heart cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes in bread. Put the bread in the frying pan and toast one side. Flip bread and crack an egg in the heart shape in the center of the bread. Slowly cook to make a poached egg/soft fried egg in the bread.

Or make heart shaped pancakes. Take a large tuna can and cut off the top and the bottom. Scrunch and pinch one side in to make the can a heart shape. Place in the frying pan and pour the pancake batter in the heart shape.

Make a no-sew red-and-white ribbon tablecloth. Drape wide red ribbons over the length and width of a plain white tablecloth for a dramatic, romantic effect. Sprinkle a few rose petals on top and place lacy paper doilies under your china.

Leave sticky notes around the house for your loved one to find.

Add a love note to their lunch bag.

Surprise a spouse or loved one at work with a picnic lunch at the office (if it's appropriate). Make a nice basket and a small cooler and fill with some of your best recipes. Here are some ideas: condensed tomato soup cut with a can of beef broth and add a 1/2 tsp of horseradish; washed and topped fresh strawberries; deli cheese with some gourmet crackers; roast beef sandwiches on special bread; sliced cucumbers in sour cream with dill; some expensive chocolates; raspberry tea; strawberry tea; crab cakes on toast; etc.

Use a video camera and microphone to make a music video for your loved one. Lip sync to a love song and share it after dinner.

Go dancing without leaving home. Remove all the furniture from the dining room to create a dance floor. String white holiday lights around the room, play a romantic compact disc and perhaps even dress up.

Back rubs are very romantic. Make a fun guessing game by using different items from around the house to give each other back rubs. Award kisses for correct guesses.

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