Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hard to believe that it's been sixteen years since you came into the world.
You have grown up into such a wonderful young man.
I love you!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Grandma's Hands

photo taken by:  Robin Inge
Jan 28, 2012

To most this is just a photo of a bunch of hands.
To me this is a photo of Love, Life and Family.

When you look at your hands; what do you see?
For most they see just a hand.
But for me I see the love that has held me when I was sad,
Strenght that has held our family together,
Determination to live,
Support when we were down,
Comfort when we were sick.

These hands have fed a family,
Held a friend in pain,
Hugged a child,
Worked to support a family,
been scrapped, bruised and  broken.

But what these hands have never done,


This photo is very special to me as it is a photo of my mother's, my grandmother's, mine and my granddaughter's.

Jaycee was born

October 25, 2011
1 lb 10.8 oz

Most thought she wouldn't make it, but through determination and sheer will she has thrived and proven everyone wrong against all odds. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Canning~"A Lost Art"

I can remember when my great-grandma Evans would send me out to pick greenbeans, cuccumbers or tomatoes from her garden and then spend all day canning for the winter.  She would gather her jars and boil them and then place whatever item she was working on and then I remember her pulling out the hot lids to seal the jars with a pair of tonges.  She would never let me get to close for fear the lid on the pressure cooker would: "Explode" she would say.  Being the curious one that I was, I would always get as close as possible so that I could see all the activites in the kitchen.

Grandma Evans passed away when I was only nine years old and I never got to learn the "Art of Canning".  I never got the chance to have her teach me because Cancer took over and she was not able to teach me. 

Even though I never learned, I have never forgotten and have always wanted to learn.  Today, there are only a hand full of women that I know who still practice the "Art of Canning".  In this busy world we live in with computers, ipods and video games who has the time or the want to.  For most, the thought is just too time consuming and why would we need too with all the stuff we need at the local supermarket just around every corner....

Recently, I have realized that we have lost our communication skills with others unless it is through FACEBOOK, TEXT MESSAGING or EMAILS.  I for one thing that the ways of the "OLD TIMES" might not be such a bad thing.  The memories I have from watching my grandma in the kitchen, going out and helping pick dinner from the garden and spending time helping her snap the peas or pick the tomatoes for her to can are the best memories I have. 

Thanks to Canning Across America for reminding me of these memories and keeping the "Art of Canning" alive for future genrations to come.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

...and the story continues.~Happy Blogiversary

WOW!  Can not believe that it has been two years since I created "Where I Come From."  Since then, I have broken down walls and discovered new stories, family members, places travelled, and met a lot of wonderful friends.  The road at times is long and frustrating when you run into those brick walls and it seems information just is not there.  But out of the blue when you least expect it, a hint or clue will appear and the bricks come tumbling down.

Thank you to my wonderful friend Jasia over at Creative Gene, for giving me the courage and inspiration to start this journey.  It has truly been a wonderful experience.

Here is a look at the beginning of:  "Where I Come From."

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Alma and Mable Clark~Sentimental Sunday

Alma Elizabeth Clark (Evans)
26 Dec 1903~08 Sept 1978  

Mable Clark (Short)
26 Dec 1892 ~ 21 Nov 1984

Happy Birthday Grandma and Aunt Mable

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas~Happy Birthday Lane

 Lane Jeremiah Wirth
25 Dec 2002

Lane was not schedule to arrive until the Tuesday after Christmas.  My bags were packed and after we had Christmas with my grandmother and dad, we were to head to Wichita Falls, TX to have Christmas with my son's other grandparents and Aunt. 

My sister came in with the phone and told me that Misti was on the phone, so I said hello.  She proceeds to tell me that Lane had already come.  Oh, I was so upset, because she didn't wait for me.  This was her only child that I had not witnessed the birth of. 


Saturday, December 18, 2010

First Christmas~ Sentimental Sunday

These are just a few photos of "First Christmas" that I happend to find and wanted to share with you in remembering Christmas and our family.....

Memories to Tresure
by: Joanna Fuchs
May the days until Christmas be full of sweet pleasure,
and your holidays create joys of memories to treasure...
These are my memories that I treasure....

Robin Lynn Campbell
Christmas 1954
Bells, TX
In the photo is her mother Lydia Mae Campbell

Michael Ryan Cordell
Christmas 1992
Sherman, TX
Jami Theresa Nicole Inge
Christmas 1993
McKinney, TX

Dustin Jacob Inge
Christmas 1996
Ft. Worth, TX

Included in this photo are Dustin's sibilings:

Paul Inge (holding Dustin), Jami Inge and Michael Cordell
The kids had went to Ft. Worth to spend the weekend with their Granny Cissy because she was putting up her 101 Dalmation Tree for the very first time. She had even bought special pj's for the older kids so they would match.

Destiny Elizabeth Trammel

Christmas 1997

Melissa, TX