Remembering 911

Me at the United Nations, 2010

      September 11th was a tragic day in America’s History.  September 11 is the day  we memorialize those who lost their lives to terrorism. It is a day that will never be wiped away from our memories, nor from our Country’s mind.  I pray for all those that lost their lives, and the families and friends that had to endure the loss.

     On this day September 11, 2011, I celebrate my father’s life as this was the day he was born.  He is no longer with us, but I must remember the good times and the wonderful lessons he taught me.  Daddy, I miss you tremendously, and you are always in my heart.

Me & My Father, Walter Porter

     This is my 101 post today!  It has become a habit now that I post daily, and it is almost second nature for me.  One of the things I wanted to do was to write daily and I told myself I would do this daily until it became a habit.  I am proud of my persistence.  One thing for sure my father said to me is that I could do and would do anything I put my mind to do, and he was correct.  I think now I will not feel guilty if I take a day or two off from blogging once in awhile.

     Anyway, I am giving myself a break today from writing and will be sorting and organizing my papers instead of writing.  Sometimes it is just good to relax and take it easy and that’s what I will do.

     I hope you all have a wonderful day.  Let’s keep our country in prayer and spend time with our families, because they are most important.

Happy Birthday Daddy!



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Sympathy Saturday: Alice F. “Peters” Moore

     I am currently researching the Peters, My mother’s paternal side of the family.  I have located various death announcements and In Memorium Announcements in the Washington Post Newspaper via Ancestry.com.

     I found my Great Grandfather’s niece Alice F. Peters Moore’s Memorium in the Washington Post dated October 26, 1964.  Alice was the daughter of Yancey D. Peters who was the brother of my Great Grandfather, George Washington Peters.  I have more success locating my Great Grand Uncle’s direct line decedents than my own grandfather’s.

     Alice Peters was born in March of 1899 in Washington D.C, and died on October 26, 1954 in her hometown of D.C.
     According to this memorium Alice’s sisters Carlotta & Gladys and her brother Ralph were still living in 1964.  

Wordless Wednesday: Searching for Wendell Phillip Culley on e-bay

A couple of times a month I get on e-bay and search for anything that is related to the Culley/Cully Family.  I have had some successes.  I did not know what my Great Uncle Wendell looked like, and I could not find a relative that had a photo of Wendell in their collection (as he hated to take pictures).

Through my searches, I have been able to secure at least 4 photo’s of Wendell.  Below is a magazine ad that was being sold on e-bay and I bid on it and won.  I had it made into posters for a few of my cousins.
Wendell Culley, Count Basie & Reunald Jones
Here is a flyer that I was able to find and purchase on e-bay.
Wendell Culley, (bottom-far left)
More about Wendell Culley go here and here, or google Wendell P. Culley for information on his career as a musician.

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Wordless Wednesday: Old Photo’s Part #2

Possible year 1953

What’s Happening?–Pictured above from left to right are Charles Murphy, Sue Harris, Sybil Thomas, Wally Porter, and they are busy as can be making plans for the “Bermuda Beachcomber” party to be held July 9, between the hours of 9 and 2pm at the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity House, 3069 S. Oxford.  The hours for the affair are from 9:00 pm until 2:00 am.

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© 2010-2011

Sympathy Saturday: Jimmy Smith (The Jazz Organist)

When both of my parents passed, I had access to their address book.  I came across Jimmy & Lola Smith’s phone number and decided to call.  I spoke with Lola, as Jimmy was performing at a Jazz festival.  Lola had expressed that she was recovering from a stroke.  Through the years I would hear stories about Lola & Jimmy as my parents kept up with them and one of their children, Michael.
Apparently Michael had lived in San Diego for awhile and had attended the school where my father was Dean.

Jimmy Smith was born on December 8, 1928 and died February 8, 2005.  We lost the Jazz Organist Pioneer.

Signed picture of Jimmy Smith
to Yvette  (me)
Jimmy Smith Obituary
(l to r) The Grants, Betty & Walter Porter, Me & Jimmy Smith
I must have really liked Jimmy.
Lola & Jimmy Smith and Betty Porter at ECC
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