The Sugar Bowl

kst1969   January 4, 2011   Comments Off on The Sugar Bowl

Well Arkansas lost!  The first half wasn’t so great but I thought they were going to pull it out in the third and beginning of the fourth quarters but another couple of dropped passes and a turnover lost the game!  Now we just have to wait for next season!

Sunday’s Obituary: Belle Grigg Reynolds

kst1969   January 2, 2011   Comments Off on Sunday’s Obituary: Belle Grigg Reynolds

Mrs. Belle Reynolds Mrs. Belle Reynolds was born June 14, 1872, and died October 20, 1936, at her home near Wharton, Ark. Funeral service was conducted at the home by Rev. Jake Drake and burial was made in the Kingston cemetery Oct. 22. Mrs. Reynolds was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Grigg. She was married to Jackson Reynolds… Read more »

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: Week #1 – New Year’s Memories

kst1969   January 2, 2011   Comments Off on 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: Week #1 – New Year’s Memories

Week 1: Did your family have any New Year’s traditions? How was the New Year celebrated during your childhood? Have you kept these traditions in the present day?! This challenge runs from Saturday, January 1, 2011 through Friday, January 7, 2011. We didn’t have a lot of New Year’s traditions when I was growing up.  I do remember watching the… Read more »

Surname Saturday: Waggonner

kst1969   January 1, 2011   Comments Off on Surname Saturday: Waggonner

From About.com the following information on the origins and meaning of the Wagner surname with its alternate spellings or Waggoner or Wagoner: WAGNER Definition: From the Germanic "Waganari," meaning wagonmaker or wagon driver. This common occupational surname was often given to one who transported produce or other goods via high-sided wagons or carts. Among some German populations, especially the Pennsylvania… Read more »

Advent Calendar: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

kst1969   December 24, 2010   Comments Off on Advent Calendar: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Christmas has always been a special time of year for me.  I love the old Christmas movies and the way that at least for a day or two you can pretend that all the bad in the world is gone and focus on the good and just be hopeful! Christmas Eve when I was a very small child was the… Read more »

Blogging Interrupted Again: In the Hospital For a Week

Well, I started back to blogging after my bronchitis and setup my posts for most of last week.  Then, my leg started hurting.  I really thought it was muscle cramps!  I called the doctor thinking he could give me some muscle relaxers to stop the pain.  But, he had me come in to see him.  Then, sent me for a… Read more »

Surname Saturday: Treat

kst1969   December 11, 2010   Comments Off on Surname Saturday: Treat

From the Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4, from the Ancestry.com website: Treat is an Americanized spelling of German Tritt. Tritt is German: apparently from Old High German tretan ‘to step’. However, a South German family of that name are the descendants of late 16th-century immigrants from Como, Italy who bore the name de Triddi. My… Read more »

Funeral Card Friday: Elsie Louise Reynolds Stout

kst1969   December 10, 2010   Comments Off on Funeral Card Friday: Elsie Louise Reynolds Stout

Elsie Louise Reynolds Stout was my great grandmother.    I don’t have many memories of her since she died when I was four years old but I have many memories of my Great Grandpa Stout speaking of her in loving terms when I was a kid.       IN MEMORY OF ELSIE LOUISE STOUT PLACE OF BIRTH Witter, Arkansas November… Read more »

Those Places Thursday: Grandpa’s Chair by the Window

kst1969   December 9, 2010   Comments Off on Those Places Thursday: Grandpa’s Chair by the Window

Grandpa and Grandma Thompson moved into their house on Old Wire Road when I was a very small child, around 3 or so.  I don’t remember them living anywhere else. From my earliest memories, Grandpa had a chair and a table or desk setting by the big Windows in their living room.  That was his chair.  It was ok for… Read more »

Wedding Wednesday: Ray Stout Marries in OR

kst1969   December 8, 2010   Comments Off on Wedding Wednesday: Ray Stout Marries in OR

PVT. Ray Miller Stout Marries in Oregon Pvt. Ray Miller Stout, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Stout of Kingston, was married in Oregon recently, the following account of the happy event being taken from a newspaper clipping: Miss Lois Webb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Webb of this city, was united in marriage Wednesday of this week… Read more »