Perhaps I should entitle this post: How to Hang a Christmas Ornament Without a Hook.
A little background first….My maternal grandmother was Cecile White Howard (1917-1983). She passed away when I was 18. Fast forward to 1989 when I had my own apartment and my very first “grown-up” Christmas tree. My grandfather (Lester Howard) had [...]
Is it unusual to keep a fishing bobber on one’s office desk?
Well, I suppose it is, but it actually has something to do my family history.
You see, my grandfather Lester Howard loved to fish. He also loved to teach his grandchildren and great grandchildren how to fish. We learned to fish using [...]
I thought I would update my cousins and fellow researchers where I am in my research. I have been a little quiet in posting my research mostly because I am involved in “community” research. In some cases I have “lost” my ancestor’s trail and am currently researching all those associated with my ancestor. It is [...]
I found myself last week needing to alter a prom dress. I do know how to sew, but it is not something I do very often. When I do sew, I tend to stick to simple projects with straight seams. I actually feel more comfortable with hand sewing, but this project required taking in the [...]
NC Education Building Being Built
My great grandfather Connie M. Howard (1891-1995) worked in construction. He would often need to leave his family to travel to where he could find work. One area he found work in was Raleigh, NC. Above is a photograph of the (old) NC Education Building being built. It is [...]
I thought I would update you the reader on my recent research. I like keeping my cousins updated and blogging about my research helps to keep me focused.
The White Family Line: I have been working with another White family researcher (descendant of Albert White of Surry County, NC) to attempt to trace our White [...]
Front page of Cecile White Howard’s scrapbook. Notice the spelling of her first name. In 1932 she had not added the “e” to the end of her name.
Violet and Cecile White
I found this photograph of my grandmother Cecile White Howard (1917-1983) and her sister Violet White Hicks (1920-2005). The sign in the middle says “DANGER KEEP OFF“. I don’t know the story behind the picture, but it would appear we have a couple of daring rule breakers in the [...]
Connie M. Howard 21 Nov 1891-10 Jan 1995 103 Years Old
Granddaddy (Lester Howard) was discharged from the Civilian Conservation Corps in June 1937. I love how the Certificate of Discharge gives a description of his. Brown Hair. Brown eyes. Ruddy Complexion. (Just what is a ruddy complexion?!) Five feet, 6 1/2 inches.
The service record for my grandfather tells me much I already knew from [...]