Chris Raabe – On This Date in 1862

“Bill” John Alvis LaPrarie – On this day in 1953

Ida Mae Burris Adams – On This Day in 2001

Bobby J. Adams – On This Day in 1994

Chris Raabe – On This Date in 1862

John and Chris Raabe**** On this date the 15th of February in 1862 our paternal great grandfather Chris Raabe was born in Germany. (I’m still researching his parents but his…

Ida Mae Burris Adams – On This Day in 2001

On this date the 14th of February in 2001, our paternal grandmother, Mae Adams  passed away in Ferriday, Concordia Parish, Louisiana. She was laid to rest next to her husband Floyd in Heard…

Bobby J. Adams – On This Day in 1994

Shirley and Bobby Adams On this date the 10th of February in 1994 our Uncle Bob passed away.* I have fond memories with my dad, Floyd Dee Adams, visiting his…

Home Made Laundry Room Products

Going green in my laundry room has actually been the easiest change for me to adjust too. Not only is making homemade laundry products, better for the environment, it’s also less expensive than most products found on the laundry aisle at your local supermarket. I’ve included a few links to recipes from a few of…

Fresh Herb Salad Dressings

I love walking out to my garden and picking fresh lettuce for a spring salad and whipping up a fresh dressing to accompany it. Here are three of my favorite salad dressing. The first recipe is a ranch dressing made with fresh herbs and milk instead of mayo. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing with Fresh Herbs   …

God Gives Us Seasons

“To everything there is a season. A time for every purpose under heaven:”- Ecclesiates 3:1 (NKJV) GOD GIVES US SEASONS There is spring, and there is summer There is autumn and there comes winter. Through all the seasons we are kept guessing How God fills each one with His blessings.   We know God’s plans…

Mary Horton Burris- On This Date in 1778

On this date in the 25th of May in 1778, our paternal great-great-great-great-great grandmother, Mary Horton was born in Cherokee Lands, North Carolina to parents William Horton and Winnefred White.** Mary Horton was married to Daniel Burris and had 16 children. She died on September 28, 1866 in Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA.*** Here is how we are related: Our parents – Floyd Dee…

He Knows, He Loves, He Cares

I love how fragrance triggers memories. I open my window on a spring morning and breathe in a faint scent of sweet olive. Immediately I have memories of my granny’s house and sitting with her on the front porch.The thought brightens my day, just as sharing her writings do. Her poems reflect her outlook on…