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


Friday, December 17, 2010

Advent Calendar~Stockings

My Christmas Stocking
photo by: Robin Inge
In participation with the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories .
I wanted to share my favorite Christmas Stocking.

The above photo is of my a stocking that was given to me 'bout 1975, by Angie Butler. At the time, my father was dating her and everyone loved her. This particular Christmas, Angie spent many hours making Christmas stockings for my sister and I. She said one day while riding on the ambulance she was finishing up one of our stockings and I don't remember what she said happened, but the sequences went everywhere. She told us her and her partner ahd to spend an hour cleaning them up.

The weekend she came up to give us our stockings, we spent it making Christmas Cookie Ornaments. I remember making Charlie Brown and Snoopy and candy canes and Christmas Tree's and Christmas Bells. We had them for several years until moisture got to them and ruined them.

My little sister has a stocking almost like it.

They have been hung every Christmas since.
That was the same Christmas Angie made Kristi and I our very own "Raggady Ann & Andy". I have always cherished both and still have them.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

First Photo with Santa~Wordless Wednsday

Blog Caroling~ "Little Drummer Boy"

"The Little Drummer Boy"
Words and Music by:

The song was actually transcribed from an original Czech  Carol in 1941.
Since the orginal came out, many have rewrittend and recorded the song.

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,
So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
When we come.

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That's fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,
Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
On my drum?

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,
Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum.

Ever since I was a little girl "Little Drummer Boy" has always been my favorite Christmas Carol.  So in the sprit of Christmas, I am posting this to join in the Footnote Maven and the other blogging caroler's.  After I became a mom, my oldest became a drummer when he was in 5th grade.  I can remember thinking to myself... "He don't have a music bone in his body".  Well, I was very happy when he proved me wrong.  Michael was awesome at the drums.  Now when I hear this song, it makes me think of him.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Recipe for Life

A little recipe I'd like to share for Life:

1 c. good thoughts
1 c kind deeds
1 c consideration for others
3 c forgiveness
2 c faults, well beaten

Directions:  Mix thoroughly and add tears of joy, sorrow and sympathy for others.  Fold in four cups of prayer and faith to lighten other ingredients and raise the texture to great heights of Christian living.  After pouring all this into your family life bake well with the heat of human kindness.  Serve with a smile!

From "Our Family to Yours"

Have a Merry Christmas Ya'll!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Best Friends

In participation with the 100th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy, I am submitting the following article:  "Best Friends".

Often times we overlook some of the important little things in our families such as "Our Pets".  If you have ever owned one, you know!  You know that they become intertwined with your family and your daily lives just as your mom, dad, siblings or any other member of your family.  The following is how my son's dog became a member of the "Inge Family".


For several months, Ronnie had been planting seed's into the mind of my youngest son that he needed a Beagle.  The reasoning behind this to him was simple.... Hunting!  Ronnie would tell Dustin about a Beagle he once owned named Sarg and what a great "Rabbit Dog" he was and all the many wonderful hours they spent hunting rabbits.  So, needless to say the story begins...

Dustin began looking everywhere for a Beagle. 
One afternoon I received a phone call at work from my son telling me he found a Beagle in the newspaper for $50.  He also informed me that all he wanted for his birthday was money.  I told him we would talk about it when I came home to change clothes for school. 
When I got home from work, Dustin was impatiently waiting for me on the porch and ready to pounce on me about the find in the paper.  He had already called the dog's owner to inquire about price and to ask him how long he would hold one because his Birthday was in 2 weeks and he would have the money.  Lucky for me the man told him he would hold one.  I told Dustin I would have to think about it because we didn't have a fenced yard and off to my night class I went.  When I arrived back around 9:30 that night, I came home to fencing laying on my porch so that I would trip over it.

"The fence he found out behind our house in the wooded area"

So, then I had to find another reason to throw him off track.  Therefore, I decided to tell him I didn't have the money for the pet deposit.  I would have to think about it.  The next day after school Dustin called and told me he had called the "LANDLORD" and talked to him and they made a deal where he could pay the deposit out since he was working mowing lawns each week.  What the heck do you say to that?

So, I told him I would talk to Ronnie and see what he said.  After talking to Ronnie he told me to hold off since he was out of town working and couldn't be there to help us put up a proper fence.  I passed the word along and needless to say Dustin was heart broken.

That weekend we had all planned a suprise pool party for Dustin's birthday and all his cousins and both of his grandmother's came to the party.  While the kids played the grandmother's and I stayed inside and talked.  One grandmother mentioned the puppy and asked me why Ronnie said no.  I told her he wasn't here to build a fence and he wanted to wait.  As they talked she mentions how hard Dustin had been working in school and that he deserved the dog.  So she had me call to see if the dog was still available.  We are in luck, there are still two puppies left.  About that time, Dustin comes in and the man down the street has decided to give him a dog kennel... with a dog house included.

"This is the Dog House and Kennel"

So off down the street Dustin's grandma sends all the kids to bring the kennel and dog house home.  They come back in a few minutes and Dustin said now the man wants to sell it for $60.  I go to say no and off they go again, this time with grandma on their side.  We all know how this is gonna turn out right?

You guessed it, when they arrive back at the house, grandma and Dustin have the kennel and dog house in the back of her truck and off we all go to see the puppies.  Before leaving we explain that we will decide if the puppies are ok to bring one home.  (now you all know he is gonna bring one home)

We drive all the way up into Oklahoma to see the puppy and instantly everyone falls in love.  Dustin and Raegan are both ewwing and awwing over the puppies.  Dustin decides on the fattest one of the bunch and tells the man:  "How much do you want for that one?"  The man tells Dustin he heard that he had worked very hard for that puppy and he was going to make him a deal.  He disappears into the barn and in a few minutes comes back out and gives the pup a shot.  He informs Dustin that he just gave him his first puppy shots and he needs to give him two more rounds.  He then informs Dustin that he was having a special today and he was going to take $20.00 off the asking price and he could have him for $30.00. 

 Dustin and his new pup

Dustin and his grandmother worked the next day to put together his dog pen and fix it up for the pup.  They also decided to name him "Copper"

What an awesome grandma...
Dustin working on the cage.
"Copper" (6 weeks old)
Since that day, Copper and Dustin have created a bond that will never be broken and they have become the "BEST of FRIENDS"

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"Nana's Sugar Cookies" ~ Treasure Chest Thursday

My dad's favorite cookie has always been "Sugar Cookies".  For several years, I had made one special recipe out of one of my grandmother's cook books for him each Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Each time I made it, the cookies were as hard as rocks.  However, each time I made them he ate ever single one and never complained.  Finally, Nana discovered this recipe and it was instantly a hit.  Each time she would make them, she'd have to make sure my youngest son was not around, because he would eat them off the plate faster than she could scoop them off the cookie sheet.  Once she got them cooked, she'd have to make sure she put the first batch aside for my dad and then make another batch for Dustin.  This at times could be a very difficult task.  However, each and every cookie was always enjoyed.

Thanksgiving is a time for Sharing,
a time for family,
a time for giving thanks.....

Let's remember what is important in our lives and this Thanksgiving while we are around our families, take time time to get those special memories told. Write down grandma's pie recipe, or moms dressing recipe, or that secret ingredient we are missing.  While everyone is gathered around the table eating or in the kitchen cooking, jot down notes of memories that are shared from Holidays' past so that you may perserve them for future generations to enjoy.....

Happy Thanksgiving!
Love Robin

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday~

Cora Etta Evans
28 Oct 1900 ~ 10 April 1981
Daughter of William Henry Clark and Amanda Elizabeth Dougan-Clark
Married to:  George Cletus Evans on 28 Nov 1920 in Fannin Co., Texas

Children:  Lyndol Ray Evans, Jimmy Lynn Evans, Clinton Ray Evans

Burial Place:  Indian Creek Cemetery @ Delba, TX

Miss you Aunt Cora

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday~ In Honor of Veteran's Day

These are just a few of my family members who have served in the military.
Lyndol Evans-Army
Donnie Ray Cordell-Father
Robert John Campbell-Grandfather
John Ray Bardin
Raymond Francis Cordell-Grandfather
Jesse Faleris-Cousin
William Faleris

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday~Happy Birthday Dustin

My Treasure Chest today is filled with the memories of my youngest son's birth and all the memories he has provided me the last 14 years of his life.  Today is his 14th Birthday and I wanted to share a little of those with friends and family.


born:  9 Sept 1996
Place:  Wilson Jones Hospital,
Sherman, TX
Time: 6:32 am
Weight:  8 13.2 lbs
Length:  21.5 in

I was so glad when this day finally came!  For most of the time I carried you, you sat on my kidney or pussed up against my rib cage.  Every night when I finally decided to go to bed, you decided to wake up.  You were causing problems before you ever got here and your still full of spunk now.

photo by:  Chris Franka aka "Papa Chris
April 15, 1998

This was taken at Destiny's First Birthday! We had such a great time that day with the two of you.  Ever since the two of you were born, you've been connected at the hip. 

photo by: Chris Franka aka "Papa Chris
Fall of 1997

This was a regular hangout for the family when Papa and Granny lived in Ft. Worth.  I laughed one day when we were there and Uncle Larry informed all the kids that "Alligators" lived in the creek just below the deck on the patio and were waiting for little children to fall over so they could get fed.  After that, no one ever climbed on the railing, but you always got ALMOST to the railing and would try to look over to see if there were really "ALLIGATORS" down there.  It wasn't until you were much older that you realized that was just a big joke.

photo by:  Chris Franko aka "Papa Chris"
April 15, 1998
"Destiny's First Birthday Party"!

photo by:  Chris Franko aka "Papa Chris"
abt 1999
McKinney, TX
"First Fish"

This is probably one of my favorite photos!

Dustin's grandma had taken him fishing and while she was helping the other kids, he couldn't wait to get his hook in the water and figure out what was going to happen.  All he knew was everyone else was doing it.

Dustin took his pole, without any bait on the hook and tossed it in the water.  Before  Granny Cissy knew it, you were screaming and jumping up and down and when she looked over at you, you had caught your first fish all by your self!

As you can tell, your pretty proud of it too!

Barwise Junior High
7th Grade


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sentimental Sunday

Grace Evans-Thompson
Born:  15 September 1907, Dessert, Collin, TX
Died:  27 May 2001, Sherman, Grayson, TX
Buried:  Leonard Cemetery, Leonard, Fannin, TX

Married to:  Marion Ray Thompson
5 Oct. 1924

Aunt Gracie was a "tot"!  Being the youngest of  of seven children and the "ONLY" girl, she learned how to take care of herself.  Even as a little girl, I remember watching her give my great-grandfather fit's all the time.

photo property of:  Robin Inge
Date:  5 Jun 1947, Leonard, Fannin, Texas, USA
This photo is of Aunt Gracie and her brothers at their Mother Anthaline Beasley-Evans' Funeral at Leonard Cemetery in Leonard.
In this picture:   Left to right: Ervin, Clarence, Ray, Gracie, Lawrance, Archie Evans

  My favorite memories are of visiting Aunt Gracie's house in Leonard out on 5035, renamed "Raggedy Ann Ln, for her 90th birthday.  Her Daughter Anthaline, had gotten a bunch of signatures for neigbors and took it to the City for approval.  Until her death, a big Raggedy Ann sign stood on the corner.  Aunt Gracie's Signature Doll that everyone from all over came to see and buy were her Raggedy Ann Dolls.

photo by:  Robin Inge
Home of Marion and Grace Evans Thompson

I couldn't get any closer to the house, because the gate is locked and someone else is living there now.  But this is the house that Aunt Gracie lived in up until abt. August 1996. To the far left is her craft room. 

photo taken by:  Robin Inge
Created by:  Grace Evans Thompson

photo taken by: Robin Inge
Created by: Grace Evans Thompson

Before Aunt Gracie passed away, I was priveledge to be given two very special afagans that she had made and I had always played with as a child.  Each of these afagan's where created when I was a little girl and are apart of the past that reminds me of "Where I Came From".  I can still remember seeing them on the back of the chair in the living room or drapped across her bed. 
Aunt Gracie had a gift for "creating"....
Even has her health began to fail and her hands hurt from Artheritis, she still found comfort in sewing and creating.  After I was grown and pregnant with my first son, I received my first sewing lesson from Aunt Gracie and she and I would spend hours playing and creating.  Those are very special memories and times I was able to share before she left and I will always remember all the love that she shared with me through her gift of sewing and dolls.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

"In Loving Memory...Billy D. Hudgins

"In Loving Memory"
Billy D. Hudgins
9 March 1930 ~ 21 August 2010

Married to Martha M. on 6 August 1948

Services are being held on Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 11 am in Rendon, TX.  Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX. 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sentimental Sunday: Happy Anniversary

photo taken: shortly after they married
property of:  Robin R. Inge
Alma Elizabeth Clark-Evans
 Clarence Evans
14 August 1922
Desert, Collin, TX

Eighty-eight years ago, in front of the preacher's house in Desert, Tx my great-grandfather took Alma Elizabeth Clark to be his wife.  I'm told that, they pulled up to the house in a horse drawn buggie and he came outside and married them on the spot.  The preacher took a picture and to this day, no one knows where it is. 
My grandfather told me many a time that his father had told him and his brother's that if they would wait till they turned twenty-one, he would give them each $1,000 on their wedding day as a wedding gift.  Well, Papa said no problem, and he did just that.  Let's face it, in 1922 that kind of money went a long way.... "Bread $.05, Milk $.25, a Movie $.025". 
My great-grandmother stayed at home and took care of the home while my great-grandfather delivered "ICE" back when they had real "ICE BOXES".  I still have his "Ice pick and Ice Tongs" that he used to deliver to his customers.  Later we worked for the lumber yard.  After he sold the farm in Bells, he began delivering newspapers for the "Herald Democrate" newspaper.  I can rememember helping role the papers and load them up in papa's "GREEN" Nova and delivering papers after school.  I think the most memerable thing about delivering the papers, where the old "Wooden Bridges" that he had to cross and it always terrified me to cross.  I would lay down in the front floor board until he told me crossed.  I was always afraid we would fall into the creek, but thankfully we never did.
I remember my great-grandparents always sitting down on Saturday Evenings and watching the Hee-Haw Show and Lawrence Welk and dinner was always served at the table and we all sat down as a family.  On Sunday mornings, we would always go to church and afterwards my grandmother would always come home and fix Sunday Lunch.  You could bet on a few extra people showing up afterwards for lunch.  No matter who showed up for dinner or how many, my great-grandmother always managed to have enough for everyone and no matter what it was, it was always a hit.
My great-grandmother passed away on Sept. 8, 1978 after loosing her battle to cancer.  However, no matter how much she hurt, or how bad she felt, she always managed to keep a smile on her face.  Papa, always told her he loved her and he was always pickin' at her and teasing her.  Even after 56 years, you could always see the love they shared between them. 
My great-grandfather lived another twenty years after my grandmother passed, but not a day went by that he didn't think of her.  I alway knew that they loved each other and as a little girl I always dreamed of finding the love like what they shared.

photo taken for their 50th Wedding Anniversary
property of: Robin R. Inge

My great-grand parents taught me the meaning of love, family and life....

To Alma Elizabeth and Clarence Evans
"Love is Patient"
Thanks for teaching me...
Happy Anniversary

Love your Great-Granddaughter


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sentimental Sunday~In Loving Memory ~ Lawrence R Huyck~

Lawrence Raymond Huyck
Born: 15 June 1932, St. Ignace, Mackinac, Michigan
Died:  1 May 1994, St. Ignace, Mackinac, Michigan
Burial:  Lakeside Cemetary, St. Ignace, Mackinac, Michigan

I did not have the priveledge of meeting Uncle Lawrence before he left this place, Joan (or Joni as he called her) and his family very much. 

I spoke with my "Aunt Joan"  regarding "Uncle Lawrence" and she told me that they meet at a place in St. Ignace called " Danny's Bar".  She told me that they dated for 4 yrs before she left for Detroit.  She returned some 11 years later and they again dated for another 3 yrs, before getting married on 28 December 1977 in St. Ignace.  I asked "Aunt Joan" about something funny she remembered about "Uncle Lawrence" and she said that everyday when she would return home, he would say "Everyone back up, Joni is about to take her girdle off". 

"Aunt Joan" ended our conversation by telling me that "Uncle Lawrence"  was a "TREASURE!"

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Aunt Joan

Born:  20 March 1944, Detroit, Wayne, MI

Parents:  James Faleris and Helen Marjorie Baker (Faleris)

The photo is a picture of Aunt Joan with her father at their home in Detroit MI, in 1944