To My Mothers

Mother’s Flower Garden

Nelda Grace

Lady Seafarer

To My Mothers

For Grandparent’s Day and because the change of the seasons always make me think of my mother and granny. They made sure we paid attention…. https://grannysfrontporch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Like-Ghosts-Moving-Across-the-Water.mp4 “To My Mothers” I…

Mother’s Flower Garden

In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share a collection of photos and a poem written by my granny about my Great Grandma Wright’s lovely yard. Thanks to my…

Nelda Grace

She glides through the home making sure all is in order; The pantry is stocked, the bills are paid and in the recorder. She prepares her meals several hours ahead;…

Lady Seafarer

In honor of my mother’s birthday, November 15th, I am sharing one of my poems inspired by her. Lady Seafarer There was a lady who loved the sea She longed…

Online Grocery Shopping From Home

If you are like me, you may be finding it a bit challenging to stay at home during the spring of 2020 and still provide your family with a well-balanced meal. How should one stock up a pantry and fridge during quarantine without leaving home? What if you live in a small town or rural…

Zachariah Brown – On This Date in 1802

On this date May 26th, in 1802, our maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Zachariah Brown was born in South Carolina, United States to father James Brown, Sr. and mother Hannah Smith.* Here is how we are related: Our parents –Nelda Grace LaPrarie was married to Floyd Dee Adams Nelda G.’s parents – ^Lucy Dee Wright was married to John Alvis LaPrarie Lucy D.’s parents…

On Having Enough

When I hear the saying “Mama’s cleaning house” it reminds me of what my mom, Nelda Grace LaPrarie Adams, used to say when she’d had enough: “No more Mr. Nice Mom!”

John T. DeVille – On This Date in 1785

On this day the 15th of February in 1785 our maternal great-great-great-great grandfather, John T. Deville was born Rapides Post, Louisiana to parents Miguel “Michel” DeVille and Marguerite Katzenberger.* According numerous records, John’s name was spelled as John Tee (Gentille) Deville, Johnter Deville, Jean T. Deville, and Juan Deville.** John’s christening was February 27, 1787 in…