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July 17, 2014

Isaiah 51:1 “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness
and who seek the Lord:
Look to the rock from which you were cut
and to the quarry from which you were hewn.” 556 more words


62 Year Old Woman Renews Vows with 9 Year Old Boy

Well, this is just plain weird. Saneie Masilela, 9, of South Africa, renewed his vows with his 62 year old bride named Helen Shabangu. They were originally married a year ago after young Saneie said his dead ancestors told him they should wed. 48 more words



We recently drove to NYC for a family vacation. I love the culture and history that is enveloped into the city! We did a lot of fun things with the kids, but one of the favorites was being able to see The Statue of Liberty up close. 73 more words


Generation to generation

There is an old book that rests upon my shelf,

Mottled with stains page to page,

Once my father’s,

Now mine.

There is a cigarette case that sits in my jewelry box, 61 more words



I did some more research on Mary Hill last night and did not come up with much. So, I’ve decided to take a break from the McRae side of my family and look at my mother, Jacqueline Annette Urquhart. 640 more words

my ancestors made me quit

The last few weeks have been full of activity and last weekend’s super full moon was the pinnacle of intensity!

For starters, I had my amazing international family in town and for nearly three weeks, we ate, drank, laughed, cried, and learned family stories (and secrets!) that spanned lifetimes in India, Africa, Europe, and North America. 738 more words


video clip about the venice canals

My brother Fred recently sent me a video clip containing some great photos and his own audio comments about the Venice canals. There are some photos from the 1970s (and earlier) including pictures of Fred, my mom, my brother Billy, Tommy, and others. 49 more words

Tom Marton