Sunday, August 3, 2014

Thankful Sunday--August 3, 2014

I am thankful for family and friends.

Some of the family and friends I spent the weekend with.
This weekend I went to a family reunion and caught up with family and friends. A good time was had by all, and I enjoyed three kinds of deviled eggs, played cornhole, and learned that my paternal 4th great grandmother was a famous Indian fighter.

Details, details:
  • Not only did I enjoy three kinds of deviled eggs, I had a slice of a Twinkie Cake--chocolate cake with cream filling topped with chocolate icing. I guess it could be more appropriately named, a "Hostess Cupcake Cake" but whatever it was, it was good. :)
  • Yes, I did win the cornhole game I played because Ward was my partner. Let's just say that I am a little wild with my throws and not a big scorer.
  • My 4th great grandmother was born in England 1761 and after coming to this country she was kidnapped by Indians and all of her children were killed. After a period in captivity, she made it home to her husband. Then she had some more children of which I am descended from. Apparently, she was famous and has been written up in several books, but I had no idea she existed until recently. Now I have stories about my brave grandmother to go with stories about my great, great uncle's moonshine business. (However, I guess that business took a certain kind of bravery too.)

6 comments:

  1. That sounds like a lot of fun. I love devilled eggs but don't often have the patience to make them :)

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    1. Me too, that's why I really enjoyed them.

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  2. Love your family history! What books has she been written up in? I bet it would be fascinating reading.

    Glad you had a fun visit with family.

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    1. I don't know the name of any of them specifically, but I think one of my sister's knows. I just heard that my grandmother's saga has been written about in numerous books of pioneer courage and WV histories

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  3. Family get togethers are always so much fun. What a great bit of family history to learn!

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    1. Who knows what lurks in any of our pasts? I'm lucky that I have a sister that's interested in genealogy and uncovers some of this stuff.

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