Friday, February 29, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Dr. James E. Arnett, Rhoda Carolyn Melton Arnett
Unknown Arnett, Sam, Kate, and Emma Arnett
(One of my family pictures)
I've finished reading another book, thanks to a fellow family history researcher in Tennessee. I am so excited for her, about her wonderful book, too! I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of her book. If you have an interest in history, or Tennessee, or life as it was, you should enjoy this book, "Mechanicsville", by Melanie Nistad. Of course, I was particularly interested in the parts that had to do with my grandmother's family and where she lived. But the stories were wonderful and I could relate many of them to my hometown in Texas as well. The book contains factual information and maps, but also many wonderful old pictures, stories from people who remembered them, and wonderful writings by Miss Mary Reams in her newspaper column.
I can really relate to that since, at one time, I also wrote a column of happenings for local newspapers. I wish I had read Miss Mary's columns before I wrote mine. I would have looked for different things than I wrote about back then.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
On Valentine's Day (well, probably it will be that night. I just got the information so I'm a little late starting. That will give everyone a little more time to participate.) , I will draw from e-mails in a hat to determine a winner. So, be sure that I have your name and e-mail address included with your comments.
If you would like to do this yourself, on your own blog, you will need to get your information in by February 12th. See http://oneworldevent.blogspot.com/ for more information.
Don't have a blog yet? You can still start one fairly easily.
The One World-One Heart event is a project of Lisa Oceandreamer from Heart of the Nest and Imagination Cafe. The idea behind this is to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact and discover new and wonderful people, and, in the process, possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. There are over 300 bloggers signed up for this years event. You can find links to their blogs on the One World Event site. The link is above.
I hope that you enjoy my work, and that you will come back and visit often. Periodic give-aways are a possibility, so you might want to sign up to receive e-mail notifications and updates.
My featured give-away item is a small, fun, cheerful watercolor of a tree, with a lot of red in it. Appropriate for Valentine's Day and all through the year.
If there should be over 50 people who sign up with comments, I will add a second tree watercolor. I'll have to post that picture later as it wasn't dry enough to scan yet.
Remember that all you have to do is leave me a blog comment and make sure that I have your contact information. After I draw, on Valentine's Day (night) I will notify the winner and announce the winner on my blog.