Archive for the ‘HMC Family Memories’ Category

Mary Elizabeth Cornwell Wilkinson, by Joanne Coombs Shipley (8/3/2014)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

My grandmother, Mary Wilkinson, was being courted by a young man who kept pestering her a lot.  She was very annoyed.  One evening, she was serving coffee to everyone at the supper table, and when she asked him if he wanted some, he said, “Sure!”  He pulled the edge of his front pants pocket out and said with a laugh, “Put it right there,” and she did!

Joanne Coombs Shipley [Jasper Matheny descendant]

My Grandmother’s Sayings, by Karen Kerr Weaver (8/3/2014)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Although diluted, the blood (genetics) of my beloved grandmother runs in the veins of my 5 grandboys.

So, as I loved some of the things I learned as a young child from Grandma Sylva Kerr, I am passing them on in the same way.  These are some of the treasured and useful sayings.

“Any job, once begun, is not finished ’till it’s done.”  – Delivered during a peach canning session – when it seemed like there would never be an end.

“A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still.”  – Delivered to mitigate useless arguments.

“Anything worth doing is worth doing well.” – Delivered upon inspection of tasks poorly done.

age 12 – Luke Stephen VonHeeder; age 12 – Aidan Scout Weaver; age 11 – Colt Marian Franks; age 11 – Jim Alden VonHeeder; age 10 – Tate Marian Franks

These boys, Sylva’s great-great grandchildren, already quote her sayings.

Karen Kerr Weaver [James Andrew Hewitt> Sylva Kerr>Wm. Henry Kerr> Karen Kerr Weaver> three children (all have boys only.) Frank Weaver, Dora (Eudora) Weaver Franks, Kora Weaver (VonHeeder) now Williams]


Anna Eliza Hewitt Carver, by Kathleen Percy (8/3/2014)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

I am telling a story when I (Kathleen) was about 5 years old.

I remember going to Anna Eliza Hewitt, my Grandma Carver’s house spending hours, upstairs in grandma’s bedroom; which was a huge room and I would spend hours in her closet. playing dress-up, which she had this big old trunk and it had lots of clothes in it.  I also remember spending lots of fun times watching the Mickey Mouse Club and The Lawrence Welk show that was my grandparent’s favorite show.  I grew up watching and growing to like The Lawrence Welk Show for many years.

I remember years later when I (Kathleen Percy Gilchrist) was married to Boyd Percy and we and our children (6) went over to Grandma Carver’s place; she lived in West Salem off of Wallace Rd. and we would go visit her and weed her garden and flower beds.

I also remember my Grandpa Carver (William).  I would spend time with Grandpa in their backyard, swinging on their swing and Grandpa Carver would show me his great garden.

Kathleen Percy (Gilchrist) [Isaiah Hewitt descendant]