Blackberry Creek (McCarr, KY)

I’ve mentioned the times my family spent at Grandma Hatfield’s house in Kentucky, and at Great Grandma Ratliff’s, and one of the main features of playing with our cousins was wandering through and skipping rocks in Blackberry Creek. The creek was right across the street from Grandma’s house. I have joyful memories of time spentContinue reading “Blackberry Creek (McCarr, KY)”

Artifacts

Several years ago I found artifacts in a farm field. I was amazed, as the blade (pictured in the photo) was sitting on a furrow of soil, as plain as day, as if it had been left there during the spring rain (the arrow head was in an adjacent field). It is a highly cherishedContinue reading “Artifacts”

Pearl Emmaline

My great grandmother’s line contains rather high and lofty folks all the way back to the fourth century in Ireland/Scotland/Dalriada. Fascinating history. “Too much history for one heart to carry.”