The dictionary defines perseverance as the ability to rise above challenge in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement. Simply put, … Continue reading A Common, Uncommon Journey
My third great-grandfather, Jesse J. Bean was born on April 15, 1837 or 1838, depending where you look. On his … Continue reading Will the real mother of Jesse J. Bean please stand up?
This past summer, I took a road trip north to the Great Plains and back in time. Around the year … Continue reading The Whispering Wind
During the early 1800’s, Andrew Jackson led his army of Indian fighters south from Tennessee through what is now Shelby … Continue reading Mudtown
On July 24, 1944, off the coast of Tinian and Saipan Islands in the South Pacific, a hellish scene unfolded … Continue reading Homecoming…Finally
I know lately I seem to be obsessing on my paternal lineage, so I’ve decided to share quite a story … Continue reading Rebel Yell…Or Not…
Last Saturday I took a drive to a place very dear to my childhood memories – my grandparent’s farm on … Continue reading Time Marches On…