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An Interesting Day

As the rain and the wind continues we have to jump at any chance to conduct a bird ringing session. With fog and low wind this morning we arrived early and put up three nets. 189 more words

Bird Ringing


A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about looking for my cousin Nina Frances Faison Hardy‘s unmarked grave and wanting to honor her by placing a stone. 104 more words

North Carolina

Floyd McKissick and Soul City

On November 9, 1973, civil rights activist Floyd McKissick broke ground on Soul City in rural Warren County.

The Soul City project sought to improve the economic prospects of underprivileged African Americans by providing them with affordable housing and creating an alternative to urban slums. 285 more words


Lisa Y. Henderson reblogged this on Scuffalong: Genealogy. and commented:

We drove up from Wilson to Soul City a few times in the mid-1970s, when my mother's brother Charles C. Allen was city planner for the project. My memories are fleeting: the iconic Soul City sign, a scattering of house trailers, a large white "plantation house" cum operations center, and tick-infested fields. I was maybe 10 or 11; I wasn't paying attention. We didn't know it at the time, but we had another family link to Soul City. Floyd McKissick's wife, Evelyn Williams McKissick, was the granddaughter of Mathew W. Aldridge and niece of my grandmother's cousins Mamie Aldridge Rochelle and Fannie Aldridge Randolph.

Carolling in the Bowman!

We have yet another date for carolling! The Bowman, also in Aldridge, is hosting a community event on December 14th, and we’ll be there from 4:00pm helping with the carols and having lots of fun. 52 more words

Ales Beers And Carols

A busy morning

Today saw one of our first bird ringing sessions in a while following some pretty bad weather over the last few months with high winds and rain. 231 more words

Bird Ringing