Friday, April 22, 2011


What a strange title for today.  My life has been full of family and not much else so as you can see my blog has been sparse this month.  Between new great grandbabies being born, of course I have to visit, a husband that had a liver biopsy, and just the usual, I haven't been very good at updating.

But today I got a shot in the arm so to speak.  I received an e-mail from a lady that said she googled Nathaniel Green's name and she came up with the information I had posted.  Wow!  I am elated that someone found what I had put out there.  Especially from a branch of the family I had little information on. 

I search and research my information to make sure it is correct before I post.  There is nothing more heart breaking to find out that you've done all this research and come to find out you do not have the right person.  Oh don't get me wrong I've done that.  I even litterally followed a family to Dubois, Wyoming and found out it wasn't my family.  I even took pictures of their graves.  But alas not part of my family.  It was a beautiful trip though.  My husband even said so!

It is with great joy to let everyone know I will be hosting the first ever Nathaniel T. Green family reunion.  Now this is the Nathaniel T. Green who was born abt. 1822 in New York.  He married the following women, Sarah Bessey (Bessie), Melissa Davis, and Clarissa Barnes.

The following are his children by these women:  Ira Willis, Sarah, Elmer T., Ezra, Thomas, Edward, Charles, Baxter, Elijah, George W., and Cedar.  If you think you are related to any of these children I would greatly appreciate your input. 

Oh yes the book on Nathaniel is rolling and no I haven't forgotten Katie.  Working on that also.  My work is cut out for me for the rest of this year!

Until then...............

Friday, April 1, 2011


Another new month.  Wow how the time flys.  Today is my daughter's birthday.  My jokester.....and I'm awaiting the birth of her second grandchild, my fifth great grandchild.  I was really hoping for another April Fool baby.  In fact my little brother was born on April Fool's Day too.  Guess he was my mother's little joke.

All kidding aside I'm very anxious for the new baby.  Guess you could say so is her mommy, my granddaughter.  From all accounts she has been a very good mommy to her two year old daughter and I suspect she will be just as doting on her son as she has been on her daugher.  But I would have to caution her that boys are so much more different to raise than daughters!

Right now all you have to do is ask my other daughter about raising a boy and a daughter.  Last night she called and asked me what am I going to do with him.  Everyday is something new at school.  I'm at my wits end. 

Well dear, they are all different.  You just have to find that perfect, or the right, thing that will stop them in their tracks when they are misbehaving.  Sometimes that takes a lot of give and a mother of four girls and two boys would say.

All in all I can say I was blessed beyond my wildest dreams with the children I've raised.  There were only a few growing pains between all of them that put the gray hairs on my head.  None of us were given an instruction book when our babies were born, but if you are in step with the Lord, stay in His word, attend church regularly, and leave the lines of communication open between you and your children you've raised your family with His guidance.

Thank you Lord for your help all the way.

Until then............................