Thursday, March 22, 2012

Louella Foltz as heroine.

Part 2 of the story.


Mrs Foltz was Grandpa Miller's sister. Mom was and still is friends with all of the Foltz family. She kept this paper from 1983 with the story. Two years after the fire Mom's parents moved to the Taylor farm 1/2 mile north of the Foltz farm. The younger ones attended the nearby one room school with the Foltz kids. Mom met and married Dad who lived a few miles east.  Uncle Welty met and married Martha who lived across from the Foltz farm. And the story goes on.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Video of Aunt Dorothy

First time I've done a video, please excuse the current problem as it wont run, I'm seeking help to fix it and hate to delete the video and lose it.

George and his grandson Jeff

Velma and Vickie

Vickie was the driver.

Mom and Barb

I apoligize to Mom for not taking off her bib but we were so happy to see her and talk with her I just wasn't thinking of it.

Mom and I

Velma and Mom


Velma came by to spend some time with her big sister.

Barb and Mom


Debbie and Larry stopped in to see her earlier and she loved the surprise!


Janice (Wingerter)

Janice (Wingerter) bunch

Aunt Dorothy

Mom is hump shouldered because she carried her baby sis everywhere for years!


Eats like a hungry bear and on his way to being as tall as his great grandpa George Arnold!

Dora and Barb

Janice Adkins (daughter of cousin Christine Arthur Woods)

George and Larry and Randy

Uncle George Wingerter and his son-in-law Larry

I told the story of how Uncle George owned a BAD-ASS 1947 Indian Chief motorcycle when he was a young man. One nearly like it is for sale today in Florida for $37,500!

Randy, Dora, Velma

Marilyn Rose, Larry Pritchert, Janice

Velma, Barb, Janice Adkins

Dora, Velma,Barb

Aunt Dora, me (Rich), (My wife)Barb

Aunt Dora's 80th Birthday Party 17 Mar 2012

I posted the pictures even though some of the names need to be added because I can do that later. We all had a great meal and a good time so what more can you ask?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Adkins-Arthur Cemetery Decoration Day

The family of Mom's Grandfather, John Arthur, is buried in this cemetery near Somerset Kentucky on the Adkins-Arthur Road. Mom's parents lay next to to her grandparents. It is just across the road from the Arthur homestead now occupied by Christine Arthur Woods, Mom's first cousin. Each cemetery has their own Decoration Day schedule. It is a very beautiful place.

Eastern Pulaski County Kentucky Families
WELLS CEMETERY—Ano Community, Sunday, May 6, 2012
ACORN CEMETERY –Acorn Community, Sunday, May 20, 2012
CEDAR GAP CEMETERY – Dahl Community, Sunday, May 27, 2012
CHIMNEY ROCK CEMETERY — Squib Community, Sunday, May 27, 2012
... WHITAKER CEMETERY – Sandy Gap Road, Sunday, May 27, 2012
WHETSTONE CEMETERY – Whetstone Community, Sunday, June 3, 2012
ADKINS CEMETERY -- Sunday, June 10, 2012
CHANEY CEMETERY – Ano Community, Sunday, June 10, 2012
GOODWATER CEMETERY – Goodwater Community, Sunday, June 10, 2012.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


 Mom loved to go to auctions, antique stores and yardsales to see and sometimes buy treasures and such. We enjoyed going together. These yardsticks represent places and people from my younger days. I have this display in my garage.