Up until very recently there was a program in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints known as Home Teaching. The program didn’t go away, but was modified and is now known as Ministering. This isn’t the first time such a change has happened. Before Home Teachers there were Ward Teachers. Ward Teaching was … More Richard Michlethwaite Galloway
The prompt for #52Ancestors this week was, predictably, Valentine. I chose to do my research on the couple in my family tree that was married on the date nearest to Valentine’s Day. John Morris King and Sarah Ann Jewell, my 6th great grandparents, were married on February 11, 1833 in Grove, New York. Outside of … More John Morris King and Sarah Ann Jewell
It seems strange to think of my dad, Louis Albert Kirby, as my ancestor, but by definition he is. Regardless, when I saw the #52Ancestors prompt “Invite to Dinner,” I immediately thought of him. If I could invite any of my progenitors to dinner he would be my first choice. I wouldn’t invite him for … More My Dad, Louis Albert Kirby
This year I am participating in a challenge called 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Each week I get a writing prompt emailed to me to help me explore my family history. This week’s prompt is “Start,” which means I should talk about myself. Rather than give a life history or ramble on and on about … More Our 2017 in Summary
The phrase “From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success” especially stood out to me. Well, we planted the seeds of the roses of success while the ashes were still hot burning embers. … More From the Ashes of Disaster Grow the Roses of Success
When Brandon and I were first married Brandon had trouble sleeping. He had been having trouble sleeping since about 9th grade. Of course, now that he had a new wife, his trouble sleeping became my trouble sleeping. Something had to be done. We had a number of theories about the cause of his sleep troubles and finally he … More “Ask the Bishop”: Why We Met With Our Bishop When We Didn’t Need Help
We spent the rest of the day discussing the pros and cons of fighting. OK, let’s be honest…I spent the day weighing the pros and cons. … More Is The Fight Worth It?
This is not how I ever wanted a phone call between my husband, Brandon, and I to begin. But sometimes fears, big ones, become reality. … More A Surprize New Beginning