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Monday, December 30, 2013

Praise and Worship

Praise and Worship

Before I start, let me preface this by saying that these are photos I found on the Internet. I don't know any of these people personally and cannot judge the condition of their hearts. I was merely looking for visual aids, a visual picture of what I'm talking about. I tried to be careful not to show anyone's face.

What is real praise and worship? When we go to church se say we are attending the "worship service". But what does it mean?
If we think it means pulling out the hymnal, looking up the page number and following the "worship" leader by singing, then sitting back down and listening to a soloist and finally repeating some prayers that are written in the prayer book we may be missing the whole point!

If we think it means having a professional, slick, entertaining, sound-board, light-show musical entertainment we are missing the point!

All the matching outfits, Barbie doll clothes, Ken doll hair cuts, well modulated harmonies, dentist smiles, professional musicians make up an entertainment band and not the praise and worship that God wants. The singing may be professional and beautiful but it's about as meaningful as dry dust. Those smiles they shine when they turn and look at each other and then up to the ceiling are about as real as billboard signs. The pretty faces and makeup, the hairdos and fancy, sequin clothes are about as deep as paint on a barn. It's entertainment. They aren't leading you to worship God, they are leading you to pay them some attention and think they are great! It's about pride and self. They are only too happy to present their talent and their pretty faces and their canned "testimonies" in order to get their egos stroked. They want to be stars!

I sound harsh don't I? I'm so tired of fake, canned entertainment full of self and pride. My heart hungers for true worship, true praise, true communion with God. I like going to my local church where I know those people around me. Of course, I can't know their deepest heart and what goes on day to day but I know them as much as a community can know each other. I know if they are up on that stage because they really want to lead others towards God or they want their egos stroked by the clapping, whooping audience. I like to close my eyes and get alone with God. The best way to do that is for the Praise and Worship leaders to lead us (point the way, show us the way, go there first) to God and that place where we commune with Him. I may be in a congregation full of people but, for that time, I'm alone with God in my heart. Then I worship and praise Him with everything that I have, spontaneously. It may be that I fall on my knees or on my face, or shout with praise, jump up and down, wave my hands, tears falling down my face or laughter, dancing, rejoicing...whatever! It's just me and God! The Praise and Worship leaders lead us to that place and provide the evironment of music and song lyrics. But mostly by their own example, they show us how to worship freely and deeply.

If all they do is lead the choir and tell us which hymn to turn to, they are just musical artists and not true Praise and Worship leaders. Of course, we must always know they are human beings just like us. They have their sins, their faults, their bad days. And musical people can have an artistic temperament that God has to work on. Just like us, they aren't perfected yet and God has to draw out pride, pettiness, temperamental moodiness just like He has to draw out our sins and work us through to the other side. If you are stuck with worship leaders like that, it's up to you to take yourself to that place of communion with God despite the worship leaders.


Psalm 69: 30
I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 95: 1-2
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.


Colossian 4: 2
Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;

Psalm 9: 1-2
I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.
I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.


Psalm 33: 1-3
Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.
Praise the Lord with the harp; Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

Psalm 40: 3
He has put a new song in my mouth-Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord.

Psalm 98: 4-6
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.Sing to the Lord with the harp, With the harp and the sound of a psalm,
With trumpets and the sound of a horn; Shout joyfully before the Lord, the King.

Psalm 111: 1
Praise the Lord! I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.

Psalm 150 :3-6
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!

Hebrews 13: 15
Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

Nehemiah 8: 6
And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God. Then all the people answered, "Amen, Amen!" while lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.













Psalm 95: 6
Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Scrapbook Pages

Baby Will and his sister, Savannah, missed Christmas because they were sick. You can tell he had a fever in these photos taken on Christmas Eve by his mother. We sure did miss them.




Our grandniece, Savannah.




Our niece, Jenny, and her husband, Kyle, with their 2 little boys at Christmas.



Jenny did Elf on the Shelf for her boys this year.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Decorating

Here are some good ideas I found doing a Google search on Christmas decorating. I have not felt like decorating for Christmas yet so I looked for inspiration on Christmas decorations. I thought I would share them with you.
































Monday, December 16, 2013

Household Tips

To patch small nail holes and fine cracks in plaster or wallboard, mix 2 tablespoons Morton® Salt, 2 tablespoons cornstarch and about 4 to 5 teaspoons water to make a thick, pliable paste. Fill hole and let dry. Sand if necessary, then paint.

Use shallow tubs and boxes to contain like items in the refrigerator (idea from Susiej). Just pull out the tub and grab what’s needed (condiments box for relish, etc.). No more digging through the fridge trying to find that elusive jar of mustard!

Tips


Wax your dustpans and dirt will slide right out. Soak your new straw brooms in a hot, heavily salted bucket of water. Let it dry and it's ready to be used for the first time. It will last longer.

Before cleaning ashes out of wood stove or fireplace, spritz water over them with spray bottle. This will help prevent them from flying everywhere.

Clean, citrusy smell by throwing a few lemon peels into the fire. Use old candle stubs into the kindling box. They make great starters.

Christmas Planning

I thought it might be helpful for some of my readers if I gave you some Christmas Checklists to help plan for your Christmas. We don't travel for Christmas as our families are right here so I don't need the Christmas Travel Plans form. But some of you do travel and can use it. So I tried to include things for everyone. Print out the ones you need and place in a notebook. Use dividers for the years or sections. That way, it's all in one spot. A holiday planning notebook is a great tool for preparing for the season.

You can click on the photo and see it full size and right click on it to save it to your computer. Merry Christmas!


















Other ideas for a Christmas Planning Notebook:

Keep a calendar at the beginning of the notebook and put all your holiday plans in it. Things like: church choir practises for the Christmas program at church; school Christmas party; office Christmas party; etc.

Menus for Christmas, New Year’s , and individual parties, can be stored. Make copies of all the recipes you want to use. Recipe ideas as well as your tried and true essentials. Don’t forget recipes for easy meals to make during the busy holiday months. You can also keep recipes for gift jars and mixes in this section of your notebook.

A pocket page to store receipts. It's a good idea to keep all of your receipts during the holiday season in case you need to return something. Once the season is over you can transfer them to your regular finance folders.

Write down gift ideas for friends and family as they come up. You could use your cell phone camera to take photos of things as you are out shopping. For instance, if I'm with my Mother and she really likes an item, I could snap a quick photo of it once her back is turned. Then I use those photos to remind me and I jot it down in my Holiday Planning Notebook.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Studying The Word Of God

How important is it to read and study the Bible on a daily basis? I need to be reminded again how important it is. As someone said this week, "When we get busy one of the first things we neglect is reading and studying the Word of God." That is so true! I don't know why we do this except that our humanness resists it as an act that comes natural to it. But I live by my new spirit not by my old human nature so it should not be so in my life.



Why is it so important?

2 Timothy 3:16-17(Modern King James Version MKJV) All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, (17) that the man of God may be perfected, thoroughly furnished to every good work.

First of all, because it is the Word of God. We call it the Bible and sometimes that sounds just like the title of any other book but it's NOT! It is the actual Word of the living God. His Word to us. And why did He give His Word to us? So that we could learn about Him, learn how to live a life that pleases Him and fulfill our purpose and existence. We were made to worship Him and if we don't worship Him, we will worship something else, anything else! And that leads to untold misery and an eternity in Hell. But if we accept His free gift of salavation and forgiveness, His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, will come to live within us and empower us to do what God made us to do. And His Word can begin working in us to change us into the people God made us to be. I.e. we become more ourselves, who we were meant to be. We don't lose ourselves, we become more of what we were born to be so we become more ourselves. It is sin that messes us up and God can and wants to free us from that sin so that we can live freely and be who we really are. And there is NO sin that Jesus cannot forgive. If you think somehow you've sinned so badly that Jesus will never forgive you... then you have limited Jesus Christ. You have put Him in a box with borders as though He were limited!!! "Thus far and no further" says who!?! We are talking about the God who created the Universe, who spoke us into being, who breathed life into us, who arranges the stars in the sky and created Earth from nothing. How dare we limit God! No, there is NO sin that Jesus cannot and has not forgiven. So accept His forgiveness, accept His love, accept what He's done for you and live in freedom and grace!

God made sure through many miraculous machinations, that we would have His Word to read. And, here in America, we have the privilege of a free education so that we can READ His Word. And, in America, we have access to Bibles in every translation and Bible study aids available to us like never before in human history. Do you realize how privileged and blessed we are to have His Word, to have an education so that we can read His Word and to have access to Bibles and Bible study helps? There are churches every where too and we are allowed to go to church any time we want. There are so many people in this world who are illiterate and can't read the Bible. Or they aren't allowed to go to church. Or they don't have access to Bibles. Of course, God knows who will respond to His Word and to His gift of salvation so He makes sure that those who will accept Jesus Christ, hears the Word of God either through missionaries, gifts of Bibles, radio and TV preachers, etc. But, here in America, we have no excuse for not reading and knowing the Bible.

I currently have probably a dozen or more Bibles in my house. That's not counting all the Christian books I have. I really culled them out though and donated them to the Friends of the Library because I have access now to everything on the computer through ebooks and/or websites. All the study aids I need are free now. I use ESword.net for free Bible translations and Bible study reference books. There are many Internet sites that will help you study too. I really love reading a verse in multiple translations because it gives me different insights. For instance,

James 1:25 (King James Version KJV) But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Jamess 1:25 (James Murdock New Testament) But every one that looketh upon the perfect law of liberty and abideth in it, is not a hearer of something to be forgotten, but a doer of the things; and he will be blessed in his work.
Jamess 1:25 (Young's Literal Translation YLT) and he who did look into the perfect law--that of liberty, and did continue there, this one--not a forgetful hearer becoming, but a doer of work--this one shall be happy in his doing.
James 1:25 (English Standard Version ESV) But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
Jamess 1:25 (Easy To Read Version ERV) But when you look into God's perfect law that sets people free, pay attention to it. If you do what it says, you will have God's blessing. Never just listen to his teaching and forget what you heard.
James 1:25 (Contemporary English Version CEV) But you must never stop looking at the perfect law that sets you free. God will bless you in everything you do, if you listen and obey, and don't just hear and forget.

As you can see, it's the same message but in slightly different words and can bring you a deeper understanding of God's meaning. We should read the Word continually; persevering; continue there; pay attention to it; never stop reading it; abiding in it (sit down and take residence in it). I.e. read it, study it, memorize it, meditate on it, think about it, talk about it, sing it, practice it, do it, write about it. All these are ways to learn it and get it implanted in our spirits. One of the ways to really get it is by doing what it says to do. Don't just listen or read it but actually do it. It's like a science class. If a teacher just reads the book outloud and doesn't allow the students to participate and experiment on their own, then they don't learn much. I had a teacher one time who literally wrote down her notes on the blackboard every morning. When we came into class our job was to re-write it word-for-word in our spiral notebooks. That was the only teaching she did. How much do you think we retained from her class? Very little. We were reading and writing it but we weren't verbalizing, we weren't participating, we weren't experimenting, we weren't memorizing, we weren't talking it out, etc.

So the first reason that I gave you to read the bible is because it's God's Word. He made sure it was written and He protected it down through the ages so that we could have it today. I won't go into details about how the Bible came into being or how it made it through the centuries. You can learn that on your own. I have so I know you can too. I encourage you to look at the history of the Bible.

But for today, we are looking at why it's so important to us. The second reason is that it is miraculously infused with power. It has a suspernatural ability to bring us life and blessing. God doesn't just hope we will read and memorize His Word but He has put a blessing into it so that it is a living Word that changes and blesses us. The Holy Spirit within us takes the Word that we read and applies it to our hearts, begins to renew our mind, but also supernaturally, miraculously blesses us and empowers us. If you know that taking a vitamin or a pill will keep you healthy, you will take it every day and never skip a day. So it is with reading the Bible. It will keep you spiritually healthy and bring blessing to your life. (And not just a quick verse, but really focusing on it, paying attention and devoting some thought to it. This is what we call doing our devotions.)

Deuteronomy 8:1-3 (KJV) All the commandments which I command you this day shall you be careful to do, that you may live and multiply and go in and possess the land which Jehovah swore to your fathers. (2) And you shall remember all the way which Jehovah your God led you these forty years in the wilderness in order to humble you, to prove you, to know what is in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. (3) And He humbled you and allowed you to hunger, and then He fed you with manna, which you did not know, neither did your fathers know it, so that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of the mouth of Jehovah man shall live.

Deuteronomy 8:1-3 (ERV) "You must obey all the commands that I give you today, because then you will live and grow to become a great nation. You will get the land that the LORD promised to your ancestors. (2) And you must remember the entire trip that the LORD your God has led you through these 40 years in the desert. He was testing you. He wanted to make you humble. He wanted to know what is in your heart. He wanted to know if you would obey his commands. (3) He humbled you and let you be hungry. Then he fed you with manna--something you did not know about before. It was something your ancestors had never seen. Why did the Lord do this? Because he wanted you to know that it is not just bread that keeps people alive. People's lives depend on what the LORD says.

John 6:63 (Literal Translation of the Bible LITV) It is the Spirit that gives life. The flesh does not profit, nothing! The Words which I speak to you are spirit and are life.

Acst 7:37-38 (LITV) This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, "The Lord your God will raise up a Prophet to you" "from your brothers, One like me." You shall hear Him. (38) This is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the Angel who spoke to him in Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, who received living Words to give to us,

Deuteronomy 30:11-18 (ERV)"This command that I give you today is not too hard for you. It is not a secret hidden in some far away land. (12) This command is not in heaven so that you should say, 'Who will go up to heaven for us and bring it to us, so that we can hear and do it?' (13) This command is not on the other side of the sea so that you should say, 'Who will go across the sea for us and bring it to us, so that we can hear it and do it?' (14) No, the word is very near to you. It is in your mouth and in your heart. So you can obey it. &(15) "Today I have given you a choice between life and death, success and disaster. (16) I command you today to love the LORD your God. I command you to follow him and to obey his commands, laws, and rules. Then you will live, and your nation will grow larger. And the LORD your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take for your own. (17) But if you turn away from your God and refuse to listen, if you are led away to worship and serve other gods, (18) you will be destroyed. I am warning you today, if you turn away from God, you will not live long in that land across the Jordan River that you are ready to enter and take for your own.

Deuteronomy 30:11-16 (CEV) You know God's laws, and it isn't impossible to obey them. (12) His commands aren't in heaven, so you can't excuse yourselves by saying, "How can we obey the LORD's commands? They are in heaven, and no one can go up to get them, then bring them down and explain them to us." (13) And you can't say, "How can we obey the LORD's commands? They are across the sea, and someone must go across, then bring them back and explain them to us." (14) No, these commands are nearby and you know them by heart. All you have to do is obey! (15) Today I am giving you a choice. You can choose life and success or death and disaster. (16) I am commanding you to be loyal to the LORD, to live the way he has told you, and to obey his laws and teachings. You are about to cross the Jordan River and take the land that he is giving you. If you obey him, you will live and become successful and powerful. On the other hand, you might choose to disobey the LORD and reject him. So I'm warning you that if you bow down and worship other gods, you won't have long to live.

The fourth reason why it's important to read the bible every day is that it is God's Wisdom and it teaches us about God, about who He is, trains us, prepares us, rebukes and corrects us, encourages us, admonishes us, leads and guides us.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ERV) All Scripture is given by God. And all Scripture is useful for teaching and for showing people what is wrong in their lives. It is useful for correcting faults and teaching the right way to live. (17) ;Using the Scriptures, those who serve God will be prepared and will have everything they need to do every good work.

We need to see the Bible as our standard against which everything in our lives is measured against. It has the answer. I'm not saying the Bible will tell you to use the yellow paint instead of the green paint in your living room. But it holds the answers to a majority of questions you struggle with.

Should you vote for Candidate A or Candidate B? Educate yourself on the what these candidates stand for. Of course, they can and will lie but it's all you have to judge by so what does each candidate say on each subject? Compare their stated beliefs against the Bible.

Abortion:
Psalm 127:3-5 See, sons are a heritage from the Lord; the fruit of the body is his reward. (4) Like arrows in the hand of a man of war, are the children of the young. (5) Happy is the man who has a good store of them; he will not be put to shame, but his cause will be supported by them against his haters.

Ezekiel 16:20-21 (1965 Bible In Basic English BBE) And you took your sons and your daughters whom I had by you, offering even these to them to be their food. Was your loose behaviour so small a thing, (21) That you put my children to death and gave them up to go through the fire to them?

Jeremiah 49:11 (BBE) 11 Put in My care your children who have no father, and I will keep them safe; and let your widows put their faith in Me.

Psalm 139:13-18 (ERV) You formed the way I think and feel. You put me together in my mother's womb. (14) I praise you because you made me in such a wonderful way. I know how amazing that was! (15) You could see my bones grow as my body took shape, hidden in my mother's womb.  (16)  You could see my body grow each passing day. You listed all my parts, and not one of them was missing. (17) Your thoughts are beyond my understanding. They cannot be measured! (18) If I could count them, they would be more than all the grains of sand. But when I finished, I would have just begun.

Jeremiah 1:5 (ERV) "Before I made you in your mother's womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I chose you for a special work. I chose you to be a prophet to the nations."

Job 31:15 (ERV) The one who made me in my mother's womb also made them. God shaped us all inside our mothers.

Mathtew 18:10 (BBE) Let it not seem to you that one of these little ones is of no value; for I say to you that in heaven their angels see at all times the face of my Father in heaven.

Welfare:
Deuteronomy 15:7-8 (BBE) If in any of your towns in the land which the Lord your God is giving you, there is a poor man, one of your countrymen, do not let your heart be hard or your hand shut to him; (8) But let your hand be open to give him the use of whatever he is in need of.

Proverbs 28: 27 (KJV) He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

2 Thessalonians 3:8-9 (BBE) And we did not take food from any man for nothing, but were working hard night and day not to be a trouble to any of you: (9) Not because we have not the right, but to make ourselves an example to you, so that you might do the same.

Taxation:
Mattew 17:24-27 (BBE) And when they had come to Capernaum, those who took the Temple tax came to Peter and said, Does not your master make payment of the Temple tax? (25) He says, Yes. And when he came into the house, Jesus said to him, What is your opinion, Simon? from whom do the kings of the earth get payment or tax? from their sons or from other people? ;(26) And when he said, From other people, Jesus said to him, Then are the sons free. (27) But, so that we may not be a cause of trouble to them, go to the sea, and let down a hook, and take the first fish which comes up; and in his mouth you will see a bit of money: take that, and give it to them for me and you.

Mark 12:14-17 (BBE) And when they had come, they said to him, Master, we are certain that you are true, and have no fear of anyone: you have no respect for a man's position, but you are teaching the true way of God: Is it right to give taxes to Caesar or not? (15) Are we to give or not to give? But he, conscious of their false hearts, said to them, Why do you put me to the test? give me a penny, so that I may see it. (16) And they gave him one. And he said to them, Whose is this image and name on it? And they said to him, Caesar's. (17) And Jesus said to them, Give to Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and to God the things which are God's. And they were full of wonder at him.

Romans 13:3-7 (BBE) For rulers are not a cause of fear to the good work but to the evil. If you would have no fear of the authority, do good and you will have praise; (4) For he is the servant of God to you for good. But if you do evil, have fear; for the sword is not in his hand for nothing: he is God's servant, making God's punishment come on the evil-doer. (5) So put yourselves under the authority, not for fear of wrath, but because you have the knowledge of what is right. (6) For the same reason, make payment of taxes; because the authority is God's servant, to take care of such things at all times. (7) Give to all what is their right: taxes to him whose they are, payment to him whose right it is, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour is to be given.

God’s example of taxation is flat, fair and equal. God’s work is to be supported by a divine tax on His people called the tithe. The word tithe means “a tenth,” thus 10%. Everyone of all ages and financial conditions are to give 10 percent to the Lord. This is a divine flat tax that is equal and fair to all. The tithe was to be used to support the tribe of Levi in their work for the Lord. Aaron was the first High Priest and the tribe of Levi was the tribe chosen by God to work in the Temple, be the priests and worship leaders, to make the sacrifices, etc.

Leviticus 27:30 (KJV) And all the tithe of the land, of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is Jehovah's. It is holy to Jehovah.

Leviticus 27:30 (CEV) Ten percent of everything you harvest is holy and belongs to me, whether it grows in your fields or on your fruit trees.

Numbers 18:25-30 (CEV) The LORD told Moses (26) to say to the Levites: When you receive from the people of Israel ten percent of their crops and newborn animals, you must offer a tenth of that to Me. (27) Just as the Israelites give me part of their grain and wine, you must set aside part of what you receive (28) as an offering to Me. That amount must then be given to Aaron (High Priest), (29) so the best of what you receive will be mine. (30) After you have dedicated the best parts to me, you can eat the rest, just as the Israelites eat part of their grain and wine after offering them to me.

Hebrews 7:7-10 (CEV) Everyone agrees that a person who gives a blessing is greater than the one who receives the blessing. (8)  Priests are given a tenth of what people earn. But all priests die, except Melchizedek, and the Scriptures teach that he is alive. (9) Levi's descendants are now the ones who receive a tenth from people. We could even say that when Abraham gave Melchizedek a tenth, Levi also gave him a tenth. &(10) This is because Levi was born later into the family of Abraham, who gave a tenth to Melchizedek.

The word equity in Scripture means “eveness, staightness, equality.” On the other hand iniquity means “injustice, wrongfulness.”

Micah 3:9-12, “Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity. They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity. The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us. Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.”

In one of the darkest days of Israel’s history, the prophet, Isaiah, says , Isaiah 59:14, “And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.”

There should be balance, equity, fairness in taxation. Yes, we should pay our part, but our part should be a fair, equitable part. It is to be used correctly, not wasted or stolen in corruption.



These are just a few examples of subjects on party platforms and candidates plans. Once you know what they purport, you seek wisdom from the Bible. You read it, study it. Then you vote according to what you've learned in the Bible. Find it out for yourself! Don't rely on others to tell you how you should think. Read the Word for yourself! The same for all the important decisions you make.

The only way you will know God's thoughts on any matter is to pray and read His Word! It's so important and yet we treat it as though it were boring, an option that we prefer to ignore. If you can read the newspaper; can read the latest thriller novel; can watch hours of TV... then you have time to read the Bible. I'm not being any harder on you than I am on myself. I need this reminder every bit as much as every other human being.

Personally, I've made Bible study a priority each year. It's about my only New Year's Resolution any more, and that is to take at least one intensive Bible study each year (and this is in addition to my regular devotions). It can be in Sunday School, a Wednesday night class, or a separate Bible study as long as it is intense. Not a fellowship, feel good, inspirational-story kind of group but where the goal is Bible study first. There is a place for fellowship, a time for service and duty, a place for encouragement/edification/building each other up, and a time for worship and prayer. But there should also be a time and place for just reading and studying the Bible. We become unbalanced if we neglect any of these activities. We need to get together and get to know each other. We need to reach out and encourage each other, reminding each other of our hope. We need to reach out and serve and do our duties. There is such a need for time in worship and prayer. But we also must not neglect the reading and studying of God's Word. We need all these things.



Friday, December 13, 2013

Family Friends Friday - William Arthur Reid and Sarah Jane Sloan

This family is not directly blood related. William Arthur Reid was pretty much a brick wall. But I will tell you what I can.

William Arthur Reid (aka William Arthur Reed) was born About 1843-1846 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC to David Reid (aka David Reed) and Morgan or Margaret.

1850 U.S. Census of Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Roll: M432_858; Page: 205B and 206A ; Image: 416 and 417, Lines 41-42 next page Lines 1-10, "David Reed" (sic)
David Reed, 50 yrs old (DOB 1800), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, Born in SC
Morgan Reed, 40 yrs old (DOB 1810), F, W, Born in SC
Martha Reed, 22 yrs old (DOB 1828), F, W, Born in SC
Mary Reed, 20 yrs old (DOB 1830), F, W, Born in SC
Nancy Reed, 16 yrs old (DOB 1834), F, W, Born in SC
Samuel Reed, 17 yrs old (DOB 1833), M, W, Born in SC
Susan Reed, 13 yrs old (DOB 1837), F, W, Born in SC
Lucy Reed, 11 yrs old (DOB 1839), F, W, Born in SC
James Reed, 9 yrs old (DOB 1841), M, W, Born in SC
William Reed, 7 yrs old (DOB 1843), M, W, Born in SC
John Reed, 5 yrs old (DOB 1845), M, W, Born in SC
Aldora Reed, 2 yrs old (DOB 1848), F, W, Born in SC

I could not find William Arthur Reid in the 1860 or 1870 U.S. Censuses or any military records.

He married Sarah Jane Sloan who was born 3/1/1849 in Spartanburg County, SC to Capt. James Fowler Sloan and Dorcas A. Lee.

1880 U.S. Census of Pacolet, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Roll: 1240; Family History Film: 1255240; Page: 274C; Enumeration District: 145, Lines 42-50, "William Reed" (sic)
William Reed, W(hite), M(ale), 34 yrs old (DOB 1846), Head, Married, Attending mill G**(illegible), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Sarah Reed, W, F, 31 yrs old (DOB 1849), Wife, Married, Housekeeping, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mary Reed, W, F, 12 yrs old (DOB 1868), Daughter, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
John Reed, W, M, 10 yrs old (DOB 1870), Son, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
James Reed, W, M, 8 yrs old (DOB 1872), Son, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Lester Reed, W, M, 6 yrs old (DOB 1874), Son, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mattie Reed, W, F, 4 yrs old (DOB 1876), Daughter, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Ella Reed, W, F, 3 yrs old (DOB 1877), Daughter, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Willie Reed, W, M, 4/12 mos old (DOB 1879), Son, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

Sarah Jane Sloan Reid died 8/10/1886 in Spartanburg County, SC. I could not find William Arthur Reid again. That's all the records I could find of him or Sarah.

They did have 9 children:

I. Mary Reid (DOB 2/14/1868 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 10/18/1953 in Union County, SC) married John Columbus Gossett (DOB 10/1865 in Pacolet, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 8/20/1928 in Columbia, Richland County, SC).

1900 U.S. Census of Pacolet, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Roll: 1541; Enumeration District: 0091; FHL microfilm: 1241541, Taken 6/5/1900, Lines 79-86, "John C. Gossett"
John C. Gossett, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Oct, 1865, 34 yrs old, Married 14 yrs (DOM 1886), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Cotton mill loom fixer, Can read and write, Rents home
Mary Gossett, Wife, W, F, Born Feb, 1866, 33 yrs old, Married 14 yrs, 5 children with 4 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Sallie Gossett, Daughter, W, F, Born Dec, 1887, 12 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
George Gossett, Son, W, M, Born June, 1889, 10 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
John Gossett Jr., Son, W, M, Born Nov, 1894, 5 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Janie Gossett, Daughter, W, F, Born June, 1899, 11/12 mos old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
John Cohen, Boarder, W, M, Born Jan, 1877, 23 yrs old, Married 4 yrs (DOM 1896), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Carder in cotton mill
Ella Cohen, Boarder, W, F, Born June, 1877, 22 yrs old, Married 4 yrs, 0 children, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

It seems John Columbus Gossett and Mary Reid Gossett separated and lived the rest of their lives apart. They had 4 children:
1) Sarah "Sallie" L. Gossett (DOB 12/31/1887 in SC; DOD 12/1978 in Union County, SC) married Boyce Buell Wright.
2) George E. Gossett (DOB 6/9/1889 in SC; DOD 12/10/1942 in Hart St, Union, Union County, SC)
3) John Reid Gossett (DOB 11/18/1894 in SC; DOD 3/7/1962 in Union County, SC) married Lillie Belle Lavendar
4) Janie Gossett (DOB 6/1899 in SC; DOD ? in ? ) married ?

Mary Reid Gossett lived with her daughter, Sallie L. Gossett Wright, and son-in-law. John Columbus Gossett lived in Columbia, SC.

Columbia, South Carolina, City Directory, 1909, Pg 219
John Gossett, Mill oprtr, r. 231 Marion

Columbia, South Carolina, City Directory, 1912, Pg 234
John C. Gossett (Mary), Mill oprtr, r. 407 4th

Columbia, South Carolina, City Directory, 1918, Pg 279
John C. Gossett, Carp, r. 612 Huger

Columbia, South Carolina, City Directory, 1920, Pg 277
John C. Gossett, Carp, r. 509 Green

Columbia, South Carolina, City Directory, 1921, Pg 282
John C. Gossett, Carp, r. 509 Green

Columbia, South Carolina, City Directory, 1922, Pg 216
J.C. Gossett, Carp, r. 409 Gervais

Columbia, South Carolina, City Directory, 1925, Pg 240
John C. Gossett, Carp, r. 407 Gervais

Columbia, South Carolina, City Directory, 1926, Pg 236
John C. Gossett, Carp., r. 407 Gervais

Columbia, South Carolina, City Directory, 1927, Pg 263
John C. Gossett, Carp, r. 407 Gervais

I could not find him in the U.S. Censuses.

SC Death Certificate #15218, Registration District #38-A, Registered 1005, John Columbus Gossett, DOD 8/20/1928 on back of Congaree River, Columbia, Richland County, SC (residence in city for 25 yrs)
Male, White, Married, DOB (blank), 61 yrs old (DOB 1867) in SC
Occupation: Carpenter
Father: G.W. Gossett, born in SC
Mother: Sarah Reaves, born in SC
Informant: Mrs. J.C. Gossett, Pacolet, SC
DOD 8/20/1928
Cause of death: Acute dilation of heart due to chronic myocarditis
Buried: 8/22/1928 in Pacolet, SC

1910 U.S. Census of Pacolet, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1473; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0082; FHL microfilm: 1375486, Lines 33-36, "Mary Gosett"
Mary Gossett, Head, F(emale), W(hite), 43 yrs old (DOB 1867), Married, 23 yrs (DOM 1887), 6 children with 3 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, No occupation, Can read and write, Rents home
George Gossett, Son, M, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1891), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Weaver in cotton mill, Cannot read or write
John R. Gossett, Son, M, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1895), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Laborer in cotton mill, Cannot read or write
Sallie Wright, Daughter, F, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1888), Married, 0 children, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write

1920 U.S. Census of Boyd Street, Union, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1713; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 142; Image: 867, Lines 89-96, "Bernell Wright"
Bernell Wright, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 35 yrs old (DOB 1885), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Overhaul in cotton mill
Sallie Wright, Wife, F, W, 32 yrs old (DOB 1888), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Spinner in cotton mill
Mary Wright, Daughter, F, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1911), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Eliner Wright, Daughter, F, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1913), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Ruth Wright, Daughter, F, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1917), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Woodrow Wright, Son, M, W, 1 yrs old (DOB 1919), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mary Gosset (sic), Mother-in-law, F, W, 52 yrs old (DOB 1868), Married (sic), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

1930 U.S. Census of Academy St., Union, Union, South Carolina; Roll: 2215; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0020; Image: 231.0; FHL microfilm: 2341949, Lines 28-37, "Boyce B. Wright"
Boyce B. Wright, Head, Rents home for $4, M(ale), W(hite), 44 yrs old (DOB 1886), Married at age 22 yrs old (DOM 1906), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Overhauler in cotton mill
Sally L. Wright, Wife, F, W, 42 yrs old (DOB 1888), Married at age 20 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Spinner in cotton mill
Woodrow W. Wright, Son, M, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1919), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Ruth E. Wright, Daughter, F, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1917), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
S. Ella Wright, Daughter, F, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1923), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Richard S. Wright, Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1925), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Aubrey F. Hicks, Son-in-law, M, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1908), Married at age 21 yrs old (DOM 1929), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Machinist in cotton mill
Mary E. Hicks, Daughter, F, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1911), Married at age 18 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Weaver in cotton mill
Mary F. Gossett, Mother-in-law, F, W, 62 yrs old (DOB 1868), Widowed, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
George E. Gossett, Brother-in-law, M, W, 40 yrs old (DOB 1890), Widowed, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Weaver in cotton mill

I could not find her in the 1940 U.S. Census.

SC Death Certificate #53-017797, Registration District #42-A, Registrar's #124, Mrs. Mary Reid Gossett, DOD 10/18/1953 in Union, Union County, SC Usual Residence: 106 Malone Ave, Union, Union County, SC
Female, White, Widowed, DOB 2/14/1868 in SC, 85 yrs old
Occupation: Housewife
Father: William Reid, Mother: Sarah Jane Stone (sic), Informant: John R. Gossett
DOD 10/18/1953
Cause of death: Arteriosclerosis due to cerebral arteriosclerosis due to cerebral hemorrhage
Buried: 10/19/1953 in Rosemont Cemetery, Union, SC


II) John T. Reid (DOB 12/5/1870 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 11/9/1934 in Pacolet, Spartanburg County, SC) married Leila Hames (DOB 11/5/1877 in ? ; DOD 5/9/1959 in Spartanburg County, SC). They had 2 children:
1) Lamar Reid
2) Wilfred Reid (DOB 9/4/1904 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 6/15/1970 in Pacolet, Spartanburg County, SC)

SC Death Certificate #18295, Registration District #40-A, Registered #522, J. T. Reid (sic), DOD 11/9/1934 in Spartanburg General Hospital, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC
Male, White, Married, DOB (blank) in SC, 63 yrs old (DOB 1871)
Occupation: Machinist
Father: William Reid (sic), born in SC
Mother: Sarah Sloan, born in SC
Informant: Mrs. J.T. Reid, Pacolet, SC
DOD 11/9/1934
Cause of death: Thrombosis of left femoral artery
Buried: 11/11/1934 in County

John T. Reid's obituary, Spartanburg Hearld Journal, Obituary Section, 11/10/1934, on page 5.
JOHN T. REID, 65, of near Pacolet Mills, died at a local hospital yesterday after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with the Rev. W. T. TATE and the Rev. B. H. TUCKER officiating. Interment will be in the Pacolet Station Cemetery. Surviving are his widow and two children, LAMAR and WILFRED REID of Pacolet; one brother, L. B. REID of Ranlo, N. C.; and four sisters, Mrs. MARY GOSSETT, Mrs. I. T. ELSON and Mrs. JOHN COHEN, all of Union, and Miss MAGGIE REID of Spartanburg.


III) Lester Boyd Reid (DOB 10/10/1873 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 2/6/1946 in Gastonia, Gaston County, NC) married Jessie Gertrude Wilson (DOB 8/29/1879 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 2/4/1913 in Forest City, Rutherford County, NC). They had 2 children:
1) Doris Katie Reid (DOB 4/19/1907 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 2/1977 in Spartanburg County, SC) married John Melton Burgess, Sr.
2) Percy A. Reid (DOB About 1904 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD ? in ? ) married ?

1900 U.S. Census of Cool Spring, Rutherford County, North Carolina; Roll: 1216; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 0134; FHL microfilm: 1241216, Lines 97-98, "Lester Reed" (sic)
Lester Reed, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Oct, 1873, 26 yrs old, Married 2 yrs (DOM 1898), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Mill overseer, Can read and write, Rents home
Jessie Reed, Wife, W, F, Born Feby, 1880, 20 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Housekeeper, Can read and write

1910 U.S. Census of Cool Springs, Rutherford County, North Carolina; Roll: T624_1132; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0130; FHL microfilm: 1375145, Lines 17-20, "Lester B. Reid"
Lester B. Reid, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 37 yrs old (DOB 1873), 1st marriage, Married 12 yrs (DOM 1898), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Cotton buyer Florence mills, Can read and write, Rents home
Jessie Reid, Wife, F, W, 29 yrs old (DOB 1881), 1st marriage, Married 12 yrs, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC, Can read and write
Percy Reid, Son, M, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1904), Born in NC, Both parents born in SC
Katie Reid, Daughter, F, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1907), Born in NC, Both parents born in SC

1920 U.S. Census of Railroad Avenue, Limestone, Cherokee County, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1690; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 357, Lines 51-60, "Guy C. Meredith"
Guy C. Meredith, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 37 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Overseer cloth room cotton mill
Lilly L. Meredith, Wife, F, W, 37 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in GA, Both parents born in GA
Christine L. Meredith, Daughter, F, W, 16 yrs old, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in GA
Clinton O. Meredith, Son, M, W, 14 yrs old, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in GA
Gertrude H. Meredith, Daughter, F, W, 10 yrs old, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in GA
Guy P. Meredith, Son, M, W, 6 yrs old, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in GA
Madie Cooper, Boarder, F, W, 23 yrs old, Born in SC, Father born in TN, Mother born in SC, Head grader cloth room cotton mill
Lester B. Reid, Boarder, M, W, 46 yrs old (DOB 1874), Widowed, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Overseeing cotton mill
Pearcy A. Reid (sic), Boarder, M, W, 16 yrs old (DOB 1904), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Doffer in cotton mill
Dorris K. Reid (sic), Boarder, F, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1908), Single, Attend school, Born in NC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC

1930 U.S. Census of Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina; Roll: 1692; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0027; Image: 293.0; FHL microfilm: 2341426, Lines 12-14, "Lester B. Reed" (sic)
Lester B. Reed, Head, Rents home for $5, M(ale), W(hite), 57 yrs old (DOB ), Married at age 26 yrs old (DOM ), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, No occupation
Doris K. Burgess, Daughter, F, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1908), Married at age 22 yrs old (DOM 1930), Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in SC
John M. Burgess, Son-in-law, M, W, 23 yrs old (DOB 1907), Married at age 23 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Warp ? in cotton mill

1940 U.S. Census of Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina; Roll: T627_2914; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 36-26A, Lines 27-34, "John M. Burgess"
John M. Burgess, Head, Rents home for $5, M(ale), W(hite), 33 yrs old (DOB 1907), Married, Attended school thru 6th grade, Born in SC, Lived in Ranlo, Gaston County, NC in 1935, Weaver in cotton mill
Doris Burgess, Wife, F, W, 32 yrs old (DOB 1908), Married, Attended high school 2 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in Ranlo, Gaston County, NC in 1935
John M. Burgess Jr., Son, M, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1931), Single, Attended school thru 3rd grade, Born in NC, Lived in Ranlo, Gaston County, NC in 1935
Joe Boyd Burgess, Son, M, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1933), Single, Attended school thru 1st grade, Born in NC, Lived in Ranlo, Gaston County, NC in 1935
Lynda Burgess, Daughter, F, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1934), Single, Born in NC, Lived in Ranlo, Gaston County, NC in 1935
William Mack Burgess, Son, M, W, 4 yrs old (DOB 1936), Born in NC
Raymond Burgess, Son, M, W, 8/12 mos old (DOB 1939), Born in NC
Lester B. Reid, Father-in-law, M, W, 66 yrs old (DOB ), Widowed, Attended school thru 6th grade, Born in SC, Lived in Ranlon, Gaston County, NC in 1935

NC Death Certificate #4917, Registration District #36-80, Certificate #48, Lester Boyd Reid, DOD 2/6/1946 in 205 S. Trenton St., Gastonia, Gaston County, NC (at home where he had lived for 21 yrs)
Male, White, Widowed, Spouse Jessie Wilson, DOB 10/10/1873 in Union County, SC, 72 yrs, 3 mos, 26 days old
Occupation: Retired textile
Father: William Reid, born in SC
Mother: Sara Sloan, born in SC
Informant: Mrs. J.M. Burgess, Gastonia, NC
DOD 2/6/1946 at 7:00pm
Cause of death: Probably cancer of spleen due to ? (illegible), other contributing factor was malnutrition
Buried: 2/8/1946 in Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, NC

NC Death Certificate #3, Registration District #81, Registered #3, Mrs. Jesse Reid, DOD 2/4/1913 in Forest City, Rutherford County, NC
Female, White, Married, DOB 8/29/1879 in Spartanburg County, SC, 33 yrs 5 mos 6 days old
Occupation: Housekeeping
Father: Robert A. Wilson, born in "Don't know"
Mother: "Don't know", born in "Don't know"
Informant: Lester Reid, Forest City, NC
DOD 2/4/1913 at 10:00am
Cause of death: Hemorrhage from placenta previa
Buried: Lowell cemetery, NC


IV) James David Reid (DOB 12/1873 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD Between 1903-1910 in Charleston County, SC) married Amanda Ella Matthews (DOB 12/15/1872 in Lake City, Florence County, SC; DOD 8/6/1935 in Charleston County, SC). They had 3 children:
1) Bertha Adele Reid (DOB 12/14/1892 in SC; DOD 2/10/1964 in Charleston County, SC) married John Wesley Grooms.

1920 U.S. Census of America St., Charleston Ward 9, Charleston, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1687; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 48; Image: 935, Lines 41-47, "John Grooms"
John Grooms, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 34 yrs old (DOB 1886), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Repairer for railroad
Bertha Grooms, Wife, F, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1893), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Vernon Grooms, Son, M, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1912), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Julian Grooms, Son, M, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1917), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Rosa Lee Grooms, Sister, F, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1904), Can read and write, Does not attend school, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Amanda Reid, Mother-in-law, F, W, 41 yrs old (DOB 1879), Widowed, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Lettie Reid, Sister-in-law, F, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1903), Single, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Roller in cigar factory

1930 U.S. Census of Meeting Street, Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina; Roll: 2189; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0032; Image: 1115.0; FHL microfilm: 2341923, Lines 3-9, "John W. Grooms"
John W. Grooms, Head, Rents home for $26, M(ale), W(hite), 43 yrs old (DOB 1887), Married at age 24 yrs old (DOM 1911), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Mechanic at steam railway
Bertha A. Grooms, Wife, F, W, 37 yrs old (DOB 1893), Married at age 18 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Vernon C. Grooms, Son, M, W, 18 yrs old (DOB 1912), Single, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Machinist at steam railway
Julian A. Grooms, Son, M, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1917), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
James W. Grooms, Son, M, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1921), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Marion P. Grooms, Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1925), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Amanda Reid, Mother-in-law, F, W, 57 yrs old (DOB 1873), Widowed, Married at age 19 yrs old (DOM 1892), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

1940 U.S. Census of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina; Roll:T627_3794; Page: 65B; Enumeration District: 10-59, Lines 42-45, "John W. Grooms"
John W. Grooms, Head, Rent home for $21, M(ale), W(hite), 53 yrs old (DOB 1887), Married, Attended school thru 8th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935, Carpenter for railroad
Bertha A. Grooms, Wife, F, W, 47 yrs old (DOB 1893), Married, Attended high school 4 yrs, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935
Julian A. Grooms, Son, M, W, 23 yrs old (DOB 1917), Single, Attended high school 4 yrs, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935, Shipping clerk for fertilizer co
James Grooms, Son, M, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1921), Single, Attends school, Attended high school 3 yrs, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935
Marion Grooms, Son, M, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1925), Single, Attends school, Attended high school 1 yr, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935

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Bertha A. Reid Grooms
Birth: Dec. 14, 1892
Death: Feb. 10, 1964
Family links: Spouse: John W. Grooms (1886 - 1972)
Inscription: Together Forever
Note: She is interred next to her husband, John W. Grooms.
Burial: Live Oak Memorial Gardens, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Created by: Juanda Owens B.
Record added: Dec 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31866053

John W. Grooms
Birth: Jun. 18, 1886
Death: Apr. 2, 1972
Family links: Spouse: Bertha A. Grooms (1892 - 1964)
Inscription: Together Forever
Note: He is interred next to his wife, Bertha A. Grooms.
Burial: Live Oak Memorial Gardens, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Created by: Juanda Owens B.
Record added: Dec 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31865959

2) Emmie Labelle Reid (DOB 6/5/1899 in SC; DOD 6/16/2002 in Southern Pines, Moore County, NC) married 1st John Taylor McMaster (DOB 6/2/1884 in Edgecombe County, NC; DOD 7/25/1940 in Washington, DC) and 2nd Ernest Tate Coward (DOB 1/4/1896 in Randolph County, NC, DOD 11/3/1965 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC). She and John Taylor McMaster had 2 children:
i.) Robert Dewey McMaster (DOB 7/6/1915 in SC; DOD 2/9/1999 in Oxon Hill, Prince George County, Maryland)
ii.) Doris Lee McMaster (DOB About 1932 in SC; DOD ? in ? )

John McMaster was in the US Navy from 17 Jul 1907–16 Jul 1911, U.S. Navy, Machinist Mate 1st Class
U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962
John Taylor McMaster
Interment in Arlington National Cemetery
To the Quartermaster General, Washington, DC
Machinist Mate 1st Class, US Navy
DOD 7/25/1940
Date of Interment 7/27/1940
Grave mark: Section: Wh. Enl., Grave #: 23635
Enlisted 7/17/1907, Discharged 7/16/1911
Shipping Point for Headstones: Rosslyn, VA
8/30/1940

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John Taylor McMaster
Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 25, 1940
Note: MACH MATE 1/CL USN
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec: WH EN, Site: 23635
Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49256936

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Registration State: Virginia; Registration County: Norfolk (Independent City); Roll: 1984905; Draft Board: 1, Serial #1917, Order #3407, John Taylor McMaster, DOB 6/2/1884
Serial #1917, John Taylor McMaster, Order #3407
71 Walnut St, Norfolk, VA
DOB 6/2/1884, 34 yrs old
White
Machinist for Southern Ironworks, 15 Nebraska St, Norfolk, VA
Nearest Relative: Emmie McMaster, 71 Walnut St, Norfolk, VA
45-1-33-C
Medium Height, Medium Build, Blue Eyes, Light Hair
Signed by him 9/12/1918

1920 U.S. Census of Walnut St, Norfolk Washington Ward, Norfolk (Independent City), Virginia; Roll: T625_1901; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 792, Lines 5-8, "John McMorter" (sic)
John McMorter, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 34 yrs old (DOB 1886), Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Machinist for shop
Emmie McMorter, Wife, F, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1900), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Robert McMorter, Son, M, W, 4 yrs old (DOB 1916), Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC

1930 U.S. Census of Owen St., Portsmouth, Portsmouth (Independent City), Virginia; Roll: 2474; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 0022; Image: 76.0; FHL microfilm: 2342208, Lines 57-59, "John T. McMaster"
John T. McMaster, Head, Rents home for $25, M(ale), W(hite), 46 yrs old (DOB 1884), Married at age 30 yrs old (DOM 1914), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in NC, Machinist for dairy
Emmie McMaster, Wife, F, W, 30 yrs old (DOB 1900), Married at 15 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Robert McMaster, Son, M, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1916), Single, Can read and write, Born in SC, Father born in NC, Mother born in SC

1940 U.S. Census of Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia; Roll: T627_568; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 1-455, Lines 74-78, "John T. McMaster"
John T. McMaster, Head, Rents home for $43, M(ale), W(hite), 55 yrs old (DOB 1885), Married, Attended school thru 8th grade, Born in NC, Lived in same place in 1935, Machinist Navy Yard
Emmie McMaster, Wife, F, W, 40 yrs old (DOB 1900), Married, Attended school thru 5th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935
Robert McMaster, Son, M, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1916), Single, Attended college 1 yr, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935, Toy repairman for department store
Doris Lee McMaster, Daughter, F, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1932), Single, Born in DR, Attends school, Attended school thru 1st grade, Lived in same place in 1935
Charles P. Finnell, Lodger, M, W, 47 yrs old, Married, Attended high school 1 yr, Born in NC, Mechanist Navy yard

Social Security Death Index
Name: Ernest Coward
SSN: 242-09-2608
Last Residence: North Carolina
Born: 4 Jan 1896
Died: Nov 1965
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951)

NC Death Index, 1908-2004
Name: Emmie Labelle Coward
[Emmie Labelle Reid]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Hispanic Origin: Non-Hispanic
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Last Name: Reid
Age: 103 Years
Date of Birth: 5 Jun 1899
Residence City: Other
Residence County: Moore
Residence State: North Carolina
Residence Zip Code: 28373
Education: 6th
Date of Death: 16 Jun 2002
Death City: Southern Pines
Death County: Moore
Death State: North Carolina
Autopsy: Autopsy Not Performed
Autopsy Findings: Autopsy findings were not considered in determining cause of death
Institution: Nursing Home
Attendant: Physician
Burial Location: Burial in-state
Recorded Date: 24 Jun 2002
Source Vendor: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Social Security Death Index, Master File
Name: Emmie R. Coward
SSN: 579-20-0087
Last Residence: 28387 Southern Pines, Moore, North Carolina, USA
Born: 5 Jun 1899
Died: 16 Jun 2002
State (Year) SSN issued: District of Columbia (Before 1951)

3) Lettie Reid (DOB About 1903 in Charleston County, SC; DOD About 1967 in Charleston County, SC) married John Gilbert Buckheister, Sr. (DOB 12/10/1898 in Charleston, Charleston County, SC; DOD 9/9/1947 in Charleston, Charleston County, SC). They had 1 child:
i. John Gilbert Buckheister, Jr. (DOB 6/3/1924 in Charleston County, SC; DOD 7/27/1971 in ? ) married ?

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Registration State: South Carolina; Registration County: Charleston; Roll: 1852498; Draft Board: 2, Serial #1685, Order #a2660, John Gilbert Buckheister, DOB 12/10/1899
Serial #1685, John Gilbert Buckheister, Order #a2660
565 Meeting St, Charleston, Charleston County, SC
19 yrs old, DOB 12/10/1899
White
Employed: Clerk, F. Condon, 431 King St, Charleston, Charleston County, SC
Nearest Relative: Mother Azile Buckheister, 565 Meeting St., Charleston, SC
39-1-8-C
Medium Height, Medium Build, Brown Eyes, Brown Hair
Signed by him 9/12/1918 in Charleston, Charleston County, SC

26 Jul 1917–2 Nov 1917, U.S. Army, 105 Am Tn 30 Div, Private, WWI Veteran
U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963
National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Applications for Headstones for U.S. military veterans, 1925-1941; National Archives Microfilm Publication: A1, 2110-C; Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General; Record Group Number: 92, John Gilbert Buckheister
Flat Marble Marker
DOE: 7/26/1917, Discharge: 11/2/1917, Honorable, Serial # None assigned, Pension #XC-1 728 312, Emblem: Christian
State: SC, Rank: Private, Company: Co 3
U.S. Regiment: 105th Amm. Train. U.S. Army, 30th Div
John G. Buckheister
DOB: 12/10/1898, DOD: 9/9/1947
Buried: Bethany Cemetery, 6 Sunnyside Avenue, Charleston, Charleston County, SC
Consignee: John G. Buckheister, 3/3/1948, 6 Sunnyside Ave, Charleston, SC
Verification: 9/22/1948
Ordered: Tate, GA, 11/10/1948
B/L: 3791258

1930 U.S. Census of Hampton Avenue, Saint Michael and Saint Phillip, Charleston, South Carolina; Roll: 2190; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 0062; Image: 981.0; FHL microfilm: 2341924, Lines 8-10, "John G. Buckheister"
John G. Buckheister, Head, Rents home for $20, M(ale), W(hite), 31 yrs old (DOB 1899), Married at age 23 yrs old (DOM 1922), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Truck driver for ice company
Lettie B. Buckheister, Wife, F, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1903), Married at age 19 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
John G. Buckheister Jr., Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1925), Born in sC, Both parents born in SC

SC Death Certificate #10979, Registration District #9A, John G. Buckheister, DOD 9/9/1947 in Charleston, Charleston County, SC
Usual Residence: Rural, Mt. Pleasant, Charleston County, SC
Male, White, Married to Lettie Reid, age 44, DOB 12/10/1898 in Charleston County, SC, 48 yrs old
Occupation: (illegible)
Father: William Buckheister, born in Charleston, SC
Mother: Azile Buckheister, born in Charleston, SC
Informant: J. Buckheister, Jr., St. Andreas Homes
DOD 9/9/1947 at 1:15pm
Cause of death: Aneurism thoracic aorta and cirrhosis of liver
Buried: 9/11/1947 in Bethany Cemetery, Charleston County, SC

FindAGrave.com
John Gilbert Buckheister, Sr.
Birth: Dec. 10, 1898
Death: Sep. 9, 1947
World War I Veteran
Burial: Bethany Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Created by: Mike Bell
Record added: Sep 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42508496

Social Security Death Index
Name: John Buckheister
SSN: 249-22-6076
Born: 3 Jun 1924
Died: Jul 1971
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)


V) Mattie Reid (DOB 12/12/1875 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 11/27/1966 in Union County, SC) married Isaac Thomas Eison (DOB 10/12/1872 in SC; DOD 5/28/1951 in Union County, SC). They had 7 children:
1) Mamie Asenith Eison (DOB 12/4/1893 in SC; DOD 8/18/1980 in Union County, SC) married Albert Drayton Edwards (DOB 8/2/1882 in GA; DOD 2/20/1953 in Union County, SC)
2) Isaac Harold "Henry" Eison (DOB 8/1897 in Spartanburg County, SC; 10/17/1917 in Union, Union County, SC)
3) Minnie Kelps Eison (DOB 7/21/1901 in SC; DOD 4/6/1986 in Union County, SC) married William F. Fletcher (DOB About 1883 in GA; DOD 1926-1930 in Unio County, SC). They had 2 daughters, Ossie and Sarah.
4) Frank Sloan Eison (DOB 8/6/1904 in SC; DOD 3/30/1981 in Union County, SC) married Ruby James (DOB 6/24/1909 in ? ; DOD 7/16/1983 in Union County, SC)
5) John Lawrence Eison (DOB 1/13/1907 in Union County, SC; DOD 10/29/1962 in SC) married Essie Ione Clark (DOB About 1905 in SC; DOD 11/17/1998 in Unino County, SC).
6) William Montgomery Eison (DOB 11/23/1910 in SC; DOD 7/21/1912 in SC)
7) Cole "Coley" Blease Eison (DOB 4/22/1914 in Union County, SC; DOD 5/15/1944 in Naples, Italy WWII Veteran)

VI) Ella Blanche Reid (DOB 6/12/1877 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 2/20/1967 in Union County, SC) married John W. "Bud" Cohen (DOB 3/12/1877 in Union County, SC; DOD 9/19/1964 in Union County, SC). They had no children.
1900 U.S. Census of Pacolet, Spartanburg, South Carolina; Roll T623_1541; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 91, Lines 79-86, Dwelling 65, Family 66, "John C.Gossett" with John and Ella Cohen boarding with the Gossett family
John C. Gossett, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Oct, 1865, 34 yrs old, Married 14 yrs, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, cate mill loom fixer
Mary Gossett, Wife, W, F, Born Feb, 1866, 33 yrs old, Married 14 yrs, 5 children with 4 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Sallie Gossett, Daughter, W, F, Born Dec, 1887, 12 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
George Gossett, Son, W, M, Born June, 1889, 10 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
John Gossett Jr., Son, W, M, Born Nov, 1894, 5 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Janie Gossett, Daughter, W, F, Born June, 1899, 1 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
John Cohen, Boarder, W, M, Born Jan, 1877, 23 yrs old, Married 4 yrs (DOM 1896), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, cotton mill carder
Ella Cohen, Boarder, W, F, Born June, 1877, 22 yrs old, Married 4 yrs, 0 children, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, cotton mill Tier

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Registration State: South Carolina; Registration County: Union; Roll: 1877684, Serial #413, Order #A34, John Cohen of 2 William St, Union, Union County, SC
41 yrs of age, DOB 3/12/1877
White
Native Born
Occupation: Machinist at E.K. Mills, William St, Union, SC
Nearest Relative: Ella Blaesch (sic, Ella Blanche Reid Cohen) of 2 William St, Union, SC
Stamped 39-2-22 C
Description 5'7", Medium, Medium Build, Brown eyes, Dark Hair
Signed by John Cohen, and J.C. Jolly Registrar on 9/12/1918

1920 U.S. Census of S. Church St, Union, Union County, SC, Roll T625_1713; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 146; Image: 1008 Lines 55-57, Dwelling 209, Family 209, "Cohen, John"
Cohen, John, Head, Rents, M(ale), W(hite), 41 yrs old, Married, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Boss Machinist at Ex Knitting Mill
Cohen, Ella, Wife, F, W, 42 yrs old, Married, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Eison, Mamie, F, W, 26 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Bother parents born in SC

1930 U.S. Census of Union, S. Pinckney St, Union County, SC, Roll 2215, Pg 10A, ED 19, Image 213.0, Lines 23-24, Dwelling 197, Family 208, "John Cohen"
John Cohen, Head, Rents house for $2/month, R, No doesnt own farm, M(ale), W(hite), 54 yrs old, Married, 21 yrs old when married, Can read & write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC, Chief Machinist at cotton mill
Ella Cohen, Wife, F, W, 54 yrs old, Married at age 21, Can read & write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in SC

1940 U.S. Census of Hart St., Union, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T627_3843; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 44-20, Lines 38-39, "John Cohen"
John Cohen, Head, Owns home valued at $1,500, M(ale), W(hite), 63 yrs old (DOB 1877), Married, Attended school thru 5th grade, Born in SC, Lived in the same place in 1935, General work in mechanic shop in cotton mill
Ella Cohen, Wife, F, W, 63 yrs old (DOB 1877), Married, Attended school thru 6th grade, Born in SC, Lived in the same place in 1935

Spartanburg Herald Journal, Spartanburg, SC, Obituary for Ella Reid Cohen, 2/21/1967, Pg 18
"Union-Mrs. Ella Reid Cohen, 90, widow of John W. Cohen died Monday at 6:15am after a long illness.
Daughter of the late Willia A. and Sarah Sloan Reid, member of Unity Methodist Church..."

Social Security Death Index
Name: John Cohen
SSN: 247-10-2175
Last Residence: South Carolina
Born: 12 Mar 1877
Died: Sep 1964
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)


VII) William "Willie" C. Reid (DOB About 1879 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD ? in ? ) married ?

VIII) Maggie Morgan Reid (DOB About 1882 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 8/31/1941 in Spartanburg County, SC) never married

SC Death Certificate #13467, Registration District #40-A, Registered #493, Miss Maggie Morgan Reid, DOD 8/31/1941 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC Female, White, Single, DOB (blank) in SC, 59 yrs old (DOB 1882)
Occupation: Retired
Father: William Reid, born in SC
Mother: Sarah Sloan, born in SC
Informant: Mr. Edwin B. Hendrix, Spartanburg, SC
DOD 8/31/1941 at 8:15am
Cause of death: Carcinoma of rt breast due to cerebral pressure (metastasis), secondary pneumonia
Buried: 8/31/1941 in city

IX) Richard Hilton Reid (DOB 8/4/1886 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 8/23/1886 in Spartanburg County, SC)

How does this family connect to my genealogy? William Arthur and Sarah Jane Sloan Reid's daughter, Ella Reid, married John Cohen. John Cohen was Stan's Great Grandfather, William "Will" Edward Cohen. So the Reid's aren't related except by marriage.

I met Sarah A.B.R. through my NSDAR Chapter and she invited me to a Bible study at Morningside Baptist Church. I came to really enjoy the Bible study and getting to know Sarah better. She's such a sweet lady and good Christian. She invited Stan and I to her home one morning for brunch and to meet some friends. Stan knew her friends from Beaumont and while we were chatting Sarah happened to point out a small antique desk that she has and said her Uncle Bud Cohen in Union made it. That snapped to my attention. Come to find out Stan's Great Grandfather, Will Cohen's brother was named John "Bud" Cohen. John was married to Ella Reid. They didn't have children. Anyway, Sarah is the daughter of Doris Kate Reid Burgess and Doris Kate was the daughter of Lester Boyd Reid. Ella Reid Cohen and Lester Boyd Reid were brother and sister. She said that Bud and Ella practically raised Doris Kate and were like her grandparents. Such a small world. The desk is a pretty little desk with lift top and short, thick but turned legs. He must have been good at wood work. According to Stanley C., John built a log house in the back yard and this was where Stanley C. was born. Then he built the house they lived in and maybe Will and Kate Cohen's house. ? Stan was about 10 yrs old when his Great Great Uncle John Cohen died so he doesn't remember him. His mother, Peggy, remembers going to his funeral.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

First Snow

The first snow of this winter up in Illinois wasn't much but Brett and Ryan enjoyed playing in it. Last winter was Ryan's first winter and he wasn't walking and didn't enjoy it too much. But he's walking now and keeping up with Brett's every step. Here is the digital scrapbook page I made of them playing in the snow.



Christmas Trees Go Up!

Our great nephews and niece are putting up their Christmas trees. So I made these digital scapbook pages of the photos.
Savannah and Will's Christmas tree. It is Will's first Christmas! Will's page began as a Quickpage but I added my own touches to personalize.






Brett and Ryan helped their Mom put up their Christmas tree. I used a Quickpage as the background for this one and added my own touches to personalize.

Savannah Goes Christmas Shopping

Our Great Niece, Savannah, went Christmas shopping with her mother and grandmother. They snapped this cute pic of little Miss Hollywood!


And here is the digital scrapbook page I made with the same photo. I used a Quickpage as the background but then added my own touches.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you and your family and friends had a happy Thanksgiving! My husband's family get together on Thanksgiving Day and my family gets together sometimes during the weekend. This time it will be Sunday evening.

Yesterday we had a really great time at my sister-in-law's home, Kathi. We all brought our normal offerings to the table. Mine is broccoli salad and cheeseball. I also made a huge fresh fruit salad. Just put in all the fresh fruit you can find this time of year. I didn't do bananas. They sort of dissolve in a salad. But I used fresh strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, seedless grapes, cantalope, apples, seedless naval oranges, clementines (aka cuties, and they are seedless too), raisins. Then I added powdered sugar and stirred. That's all there is to it. The powdered sugar seems to sweeten AND preserve. The apples don't turn dark.

After dinner we visited and took photos of the family. We also watched some James Gregory standup videos on Youtube. The whole family laughed so hard!

I also got some snuggle time with my little grandnephew, Will. Poor little Savannah, his sister, didn't get to come because she has been sick. She had to go to Urgent Care on Wednesday and had a high temperature Wednesday night so Hannah kept her home. But Luke came with Will. Everybody got some lovey dovey time with him. He's only 6 mos old but already seems to love and know each of us. He will go to any of us.

We also missed our Jenny (our niece) and her husband and two boys. They live in Illinois, too far away to be here with us. But they are close to Kyle's family and his family always gets together like we do. I'm so glad they have family times and get togethers or she would be lonely. And they are a great help to them.

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving doing the things you like to do. It may not be a big family get together. That's OK as long as you are OK with it. It can be nerve wracking to have a big to do on Thanksgiving. Maybe you and your family prefer smaller gatherings, going out to a restaurant, watching a movie or football game, going shopping? It's OK to be "non-traditional" just like it's OK to be "traditional". Do what makes you and your family happy. The only requirement to this holiday is to be thankful to God for what He has done!

Tips

Recycling used pill bottles

Peel off labels by soaking them in hot soapy water. Rinse and dry before using. Cut pieces of masking tape to place around the bottle or lengthwise and write the contents on this.

Store small things like thumb tacks, paperclips, toothpicks, small nails-anything loose that never seems to have a place.

Store spices and dried herbs.

Use bottles for holding salad dressing, mayonnaise, ketchup or mustard for packed lunches or picnics.

Fishing organization: great for hooks, lures, bobbers, weights---any of the small loose items.

Craft supplies: sequins, wiggle eyes, needles, tiny ribbon roses, straight pins, safety pins, and beads.

Kits: The larger pill bottles work great for little first aid kits or sewing kits that fit in your purse, car glove compartment or suitcase.

Camping organization: matches, salt, pepper or another spices you'll need for grilling. Use them for shampoo, conditioner, dish soap etc.

Gardening: seed storage

Donating them to your veterinarian.

But remember...don't keep things because "one day" you will use it. If you know you won't be using it, throw it away. Hoarding is a mental illness.

My Aunt Judy's Fruitcake Recipe

Aunt Judy’s Fruitcake

5 lbs diced Candied Fruit 4 cups Sugar
2 ½ lbs Pecan Pieces 14 Eggs
1 box of White (or Gold) Raisins 1 Tbsp Vanilla
5 cups Self Rising Flour 1 cup Orange Juice
1 Tbsp Lemon Extract (or lemon juice) 1 lb melted Real Butter
Mix fruit with flour and nuts to keep them from sinking to the bottom of the pan while baking. Add remaining ingredients. Grease 4 tube pans. Get oven hot, then reduce heat to 225 when you put cakes in. Bake about 4 ½ hours. Make sure pans aren’t touching each other. Wipe off any excess batter from rims so it won’t burn. Pour Rum over the top to help preserve moisture. Makes 4 cakes. Source: Aunt Judy

To do one large fruit cake:
1 (2 lb) container of Candied Fruit (I got it at Walmart)
1 lb Pecan pieces 2 cups Sugar
1 box of White (or Gold) Raisins 7 Eggs
2 ½ cups Self Rising Flour ½ Tbsp Vanilla
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice ½ cup fresh Orange Juice
½ lb melted Real Butter

Mix fruit and nuts with flour to keep them from sinking to the bottom of the pan while baking. Add remaining ingredients. Grease 1 tube pans. Get oven hot, then reduce heat to 225 when you put cake in. Bake about 4 hours. Wipe off any excess batter from rims so it won’t burn. Pour Rum over the top to help preserve moisture. Makes 1 large cake.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Basketball

Our grandnephew, Brett, played basketball last Fall. Here is the digital scrapbook page I made of this.

BIG Pumpkin

Last fall two of our grandnephews and their cousin had their photo made on a big pumpkin. This is the digital scrapbook page I made of that picture.



Hunting

Kyle and his brother, Marc, were going hunting. Brett was going to tag along for awhile and Ryan was telling them goodbye. Here is the digital scrapbook page I made of the photos my niece, Jenny, took before they left that morning.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

1950's Western Furniture

Western Furniture, aka Wagon Wheel Furniture, Texas Furniture



































I came across a set of furniture that was similar at a thrift store. I remember reading an magazine article about it some time ago, so I got online and Googled the above appellations and finally found these photos. This was furniture made during the 1950's during the Dude Ranch days and the Lone Ranger and western movie days. I do NOT sell furniture. I'm just showing you some photos so you can identify this unique, vintage furniture.

























































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