Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pinning & Webinar

Pinterest is amazing. I have had it for over three years. I use it for hoarding. If I put all my stuff I had on my pinterest board in my house we would be seeing me on "hoarders" literally.

Two nights ago I watched a Webinar with Thomas MacEntee which was awesome about Pinning. I learned how to scan your genealogy information and pin it correctly so others can view it. I will also be making a Board for this blog. So be on the look out for some Powdered Donuts & a good game of Yahtzee!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Teaching Evolution in 1925

Back in 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee there was a "Monkey Trial" which took place on this day for a teacher who was in violation of teaching Evolution.

Wow. Times were different back then. Evolution is now taught for creative thinking. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

My great great grandfather W.E. (Eddie) Downs (sitting in the chair) Lillie Axley (his wife standing behind him). The little boy in his lap is my great grandfather Jesse Donason Downs (he died when he was forty years old).  The little girl standing beside him is his sister Myrtle Downs. The tall woman standing behind him is Theoria Axley (Lillie's Sister). 

A few years after my Poppa passed away I wanted to know about his grandparents, so I went on rootsweb and ancestry. I found his cousins in Childress & Paducah, TX. This is where this picture came from. More cousins started to make contact from other places and I actually met them. I have traveled to many places I never thought I ever would and met people who look just like those who I am closely related too. 

and it all started with a photo..

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Fourth of July Celebration

Last year we took an amazing trip to Mount Rushmore.  This was educating and historical just because it was a living history fourth of July celebration.

The Declaration of Independence approved and signed  239th Anniversary is today.
I remember having to memorize the first part of the Declaration of Independence when I was in seventh grade. Hope you have a Happy fourth of July!