Write list of New Year’s resolutions was on my calendar today, I decided not to for many reasons, the main one was, that I didn’t complete last years list.

Someone once joked that a New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. Each year we all sit around and try to think of ways to put a new spin on the same old problems. Mine is to just find out more about what I already know. To finish some old projects and not to start any new ones until they’re done. I hope I can do that.


Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!


Dear Amanda,

In response to your comment,

I was looking for my family tree found out my gggggrandfather peter tuner was born in virgina 1826 I think his father was charles or thomas but that were im running into the adkins anyone got info on them?

I found so many listed, but none married to an Adkins or Atkins or Atkinson? The Peter Turner’s I found married:
• Susanah Kinsley
• Ann A. Norsworthy
• Elisa Ann Edwards
• Penina Brammer
• Amanda R. Cooper
• Emelina T. Blair

What Adkins’ did you find?

I’m sorry that I couldn’t be of more help. I will continue to look, but will need a few more details than that. I need: who he married; names of known children; where he lived; and when; follow up on noteworthy experiences, or anything that ties him to the family.

Thanks for you comment and Welcome to the Family,
Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

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In The New Year

In the New Year,
we wish you the best year you’ve ever had,
and that each New Year
will be better than the last.
May you realize your fondest dreams
and take time to recognize and enjoy
each and every blessing.

Happy New Year,
And many more!

By Joanna Fuchs

My mind tends to wonder every now and then,  more now than ever before. I think it just needs a quiet place to go to get away from the hectic lifestyle that we lead. It’s a nice place to visit and relax. Try it!

Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go. ~ LOUISE DRISCOLL

that the nicest thing you can do for yourself is to do something nice for someone else.

If you were to go around asking people what would make them happier, you’d get answers like “a new car,” “a bigger house,” “a raise in pay,” or “winning the lottery.” Probably not one in a hundred would say ” a chance to help people,” and yet that is what brings about the most happiness of all. ~ GEORGE BURNS

by what you’d have left if you lost all your money.

If all I’m remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I’ve done a bad job with the rest of my life. ~ ISIAH LORD THOMAS III

of what you want to see more of in the world.

The example of great and pure individuals is the only thing that can lead us to noble thoughts and deeds. ~ ALBERT EINSTEIN

that imperfection is perfect – I talk a lot about the little things in a marriage, that make it memorable and this little video says it better than any words I could have ever expressed. It’s a new commercial that takes a humorous look at marriage from a grieving widow and how much she will miss the little everyday things that made her life with her husband special.

Make today a day of sharing stories about your life that your partner doesn’t know about yet.

What little things will you miss?