October 31, 2014

With Thanks To All Veterans

Eliz Pledge Poindexter gravestone

    As I noted right before, and on election day, I am eternally grateful to the veterans and *civilians who made it possible to vote in my country.  I am grateful to all of them, past, present and future. […]

Otto Family Had Five in World War II

Otto-Ranslow WWII newspaper

All Came Home (click on image until it is viewable full-sized) All of these men are, or were, my husband Jim’s uncles from his mother Mary Jane Otto Wilkerson’s side of the family.  Going by the dates mentioned in the […]

My Civil War Ancestors – John Watts Breedlove

john-breedlove-with-sword

My Great-Great Grandfather was John Watts Breedlove. Many of my family have called him John Wyatt Breedlove for years, but I believe his middle name really was Watts. The name Wyatt doesn’t show up in any of the naming patterns […]

COG -77th Edition – Disasters

COG -77th Edition – Disasters My father-in-law, Loren Wilkerson, was in the Navy during World War II and near the end of the war he was on the CVE (carrier vessel escort) Cape Esperance as they made their way to […]

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