Author Archives: Patricia Black

Roan Mountain Tennessee


It was nearly five years ago, we visited Roan Mountain Tennessee , in Oct 2012.  Still one of the most beautiful places I have seen.

There is something so serene about an old church and a blue sky. The story told to us from Dad’s friend David is , he was here when WWII broke out, he was about 8 years old. That year, dad was starting to have some real memory issues. David and his wife Shirley took us around this most beautiful place where David and his family grew up, how fortunate. It was gorgeous! Just at the edge of the Cherokee National Forest and at the top part of the Smokey Mountains. Heaven on earth. Majestic, peaceful and breathtaking scenery. Always enjoyed better with life long friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last photo is of dad and David from sevreal years before at the same mill. , Dad wearing the same jacket. Lifelong friends. Like a second father to me. I have known him since I was five. DADDY AND DAVID.JPG

 

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Reflection Weekend 


We lost Dad to Alzheimer’s just a few short weeks ago.  He had been in the hospital since July 25, and was never able to return home. After those trying weeks of emotional stress, I decided to have a girls weekend planned with  Mom, sister, niece and great-niece. Everyone had a fantastic time.

I chose a cabin in the woods of Murphy North Carolina. On a creek secluded in the woods. It was wonderful.


It was a wonderful time to reflect on many things in life. We shared stories, asked many questions that had beeen left unanswered, listened to Mom speak of their early life together before we came along and there were tears. Though it was a challenge, all of us in the same cabin, different thoughts on everything, we dealt with it, had a lot of fun and enjoyed our ” girl time ” .


Dad’s Visitation Memorial Video


 

I was writing a new post and had forgotten to post this. Glad I saw it.

The Longest Day 


My page: http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=9704&pg=personal&px=13415185

Dad, Mom and me Feb 2017

Dad and me Christmas four years ago

Neurologist Dr Christopher Laganke


This June, I will participate in The Longest Day®, a fundraising event benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. On June 21, people around the world will do what they love to honor a caregiver, a person living with the disease or someone they’ve lost, while raising funds and awareness to advance Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Newspaper Family Finds 


While I had some time to search this morning, I went to online Georgia newspaper archives. I have been to the site previously, but it was rather difficult to navigate. It looks like they have updated some of the platform in order to make it a little bit more easier to make your way around in the search engine. 

Several years ago, I had located the obituary for my great great grandmother. This is where I learned of her maiden name. I have yet to locate any history of her family from Mobile Alabama, but, I am still searching.

I Need a Genealogy Trip 


Feeling like I need a trip back in time to visit ancestors. Trying to decide on a place 

South Carolina and Oklahoma are where the mysteries are located ……thoughts ?

LOCAL TRIP TO OAKVILLE INDIAN MOUNDS


Oakville Indian Mounds is located in East Lawrence county, Alabama

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We decided to take a short trip tp learn of some local history. Not far away, in Lawrence county is Oakville Indian Mounds. We did not see uch at first, then decided to go in the museum. If not for Teddy Reed, the instructor, we may have left. He was extremely informative. A former educator and coach, he made our visit both educational and intriguing.

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The history of the park can be found here. 

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