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Debutante Ball

A US Navy cruiser anchored in Mississippi for a week's shore leave.

The first evening, the ship's Captain received the following note from

the wife of a wealthy plantation owner:

"Dear Captain, Thursday will be my daughter Melinda's Debutante Ball. I

would like you to send four well mannered, handsome, unmarried officers

in their formal mess dress uniforms to attend the dance. They should

arrive promptly at 8:00 PM prepared for an evening of polite… Continue

Added by Spivey on July 31, 2010 at 10:53am — No Comments

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone enjoys this Christmas season, and has a healthy and happy New Year's day! Don't watch too much football, it's not good for you! LOL.

Added by Spivey on December 24, 2009 at 11:09am — No Comments

Julia Rivers McClain - Query

I am looking for information on Julia Rivers McClain [dates of birth and death unknown] who married Americus Felder [1843-1914]. Date of marriage: about 1886. If anyone has any information on Julia, please let me know. Thank you.

Added by Spivey on September 16, 2009 at 11:06am — 6 Comments

Madison County, Alabama - Query

Looking for information about John Napier of Madison County, Alabama, specifically if a burial location is known for him; burial location possibly in Cluttsville, Alabama. Thanks for your help.

Added by Spivey on September 16, 2009 at 10:56am — No Comments

Bubonic Plague In The United States of America

My mother was born in 1915, and she and her 11 siblings all survived to adulthood to raise families of their own. She and her siblings were born during the period the Bubonic Plague was ravaging the United States, but perhaps because they lived on a farm in Millen, Jenkins County, Georgia, they survived since their exposure was probably minimal.

My daughter's grandfather was not so fortunate. He lived in Elloree, Orangeburg, South Carolina and died of the plague in April, 1918. He…

Added by Spivey on September 13, 2009 at 2:48pm — 2 Comments

My Beautiful, Wonderful, Loving Family

As I was adding photos to this site, I thought of all the love, caring, sacrifices and other acts of human kindness those photos evoked about my family members. Sometimes we get lost in the day-to-day emotional moments and forget what great triumps and achievements our family members have accomplished. Today, I got a reminder of how beautiful my family members are. Sometimes it takes a look over the history to remind us of this. Spivey

Added by Spivey on August 31, 2009 at 10:49am — No Comments

My Beautiful Welcome to GenealogyWise

Thanks for the warm welcome I have received. I think I have been looking for a place like this for the 12 years I have been involved in genealogy research. I have two places I have been with for over 10 years, but they are Yahoo! Groups. This forum offers so much more and it is just what a genealogist needs in the days when the 'free' providers are cutting back. Thanks ever so much, and I hope this forum is around for a long, long, time. Spivey

Added by Spivey on August 31, 2009 at 9:11am — No Comments


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