own "believe it or not!"
Wayne Hodge, 1122 S. 11th St., Gadsden, AL 35901-5042 never used to
enjoy flea markets much, until....the day he was visiting a flea
market in 1998. His wife came across a card "In Loving Remembrance"
of the birth and death of Elizabeth J. LaFollette.
Mr. Hodge could not believe his eyes. Elizabeth J. LaFollette had
been the wife of Ephraim G. LaFollette, his own great-uncle!
Elizabeth had died in 1905.
The time between her death and the finding of the card was 93 years!
Where had that fragile piece of paper been for nearly a century?
Mr. Hodge says he now loves to go to flea markets and that he
particularly enjoys searching for treasures amongst any vendor who
has old letters and documents.
Clan Shaw honors Michael Shaw, Peter Shaw, Nancy Foxworthy and
Meredith Shaw for 2003!
The Clan Shaw Society has announced its annual awards for 2003.
Named Clansmen of the Year are two first-year state conveners,
Michael Shaw of Iowa and Peter Shaw of Arizona.
The Order of the Dagger goes to Nancy Foxworthy, Indiana Convener,
who was a Clanswoman of the Year for 1998, and who has continued her
work for the society since then.
The Order of the Dirk goes to Meredith Shaw, president, cofounder,
newsletter editor and Virginia convener, who was previously named
Clans of the 1980s and who has continued to serve the society since
Information on the Clan Shaw Society may be obtained from William C.
Shaw, Secretary, 1121 North Quail Lane, Gilbert, AZ 85223.
Researching THOMAS BARRETT anno 1635, Braintree,
Massachusetts? I have ancestors through 752 CE. Please contact
Richard Morrissey, 28656 Murrieta, Sun City, CA 92586.
Wanted: Information on HARRIET VIRGINIA PILLAR, born 3
November 1854, the daughter of WILLIAM PILLAR, blacksmith Montgomery
County, Virginia and wife, MAGGIE HUNTER PILLAR. HARRIET married
AARON CLARK, Scott Co., Illinois 1887. Also need information on
PEGGY CAMPBELL, Baltimore, Maryland 1802. Also JEAN CAMPBELL
"somewhere in America" 1802, daughter of NEIL CAMPBELL shopkeeper in
Londonderry. PEGGY had sisters NANCY, ROSE in Londonderry 1802.
Please contact Margaret E. Zerwekh, 500 Mill Road, Delafield, WI
Scottish Weekend 2004 set for Valentine's weekend!
Best ever weekend honors Rob & Bob Fletcher, Jim & Jo Pennington
Honored at the February 13, 14, 15 Scottish Weekend 2004 in
Moultrie, Georgia, will be the father-and-son writing and artist
team of Rob and Bob Fletcher, authors of Remembrance - Honoring our
Nation's Veterans and Jim & Jo Pennington who founded The Jan
Pennington Gray Harp Camp and Scholarships.
This is the first year there will be two categories of Odom Heritage
honorees - with the Fletchers being honored with the Odom Heritage
Award and the Penningtons with the Odom Heritage & Culture Award.
Honoured Clans for the event will be all that have declared The Odom
Library archival & genealogical home. Each group will be presented
a certificate and ribbon and will be honored in a Saturday evening
Parade of Honored Clan Tartans at the Saturday evening Gala
Valentine's Banquet & Ceilidh.
Bob Barr will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event. SAMS
Post No. 7 from Savannah, Georgia will serve as our Honour Guard.
The Centerville Volunteer Fire Department Pipes & Drums will be our
Dick Lucas of The Scottish Armoury is organizing a Silent Auction
which will conclude on Saturday afternoon at 5 PM. (If you have
goodies to donate for this, please contact Beth at the library.)
Saturday speakers (so far) include: A representative from the
Kilmartin Centre who will present a program on the ancient musical
instruments of Scotland; Mrs. Fionna Ashmore, BA, FSA, FSA Scot -
Director of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland from Edinburgh;
Lord Jamie Sempill - The Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs;
Alastair McIntyre - Electric Scotland; Maj. Randal Massey of Dunham
- the new Society of Scottish Armiger's Society; Mr. Frank Shaw, Jim
& Jo Pennington, Rob Fletcher; Eric Duncan - a program on the
ancient Celtic music that became our cowboy music; Mr. Dick Lucas -
Minors who were Kings & Queens of Scotland - Baby Kings & Queens;
Colin Grant-Adams; Carl Peterson - Mouth Music & More and Rixey &
Peter Wilson from "escot" will present a program for those
interested in new and unique items for their Clan Quartermasters
(You will be absolutely delighted by what you'll see!). Once more,
Janet Danforth and Robert Moir will present Bloody Ribbons, their
original playlet about the Women of Culloden. Terrie Weems will
bring us The Field Guide to the Little People and Ward Weems is
preparing a program, the Musical "Now" Part of our Scottish Weekend
Bobby Murray and Nan Currance will present Scottish Country Dancing
Workshops on Saturday as well.
Caberdancer (and Clan MacBubba) will be at the weekend as well as
The Caledonian Kitchen. Weems & Sons will be set up too.
Meet Narra The Wonder Cat!
Negotiations are under way with Narra The Wonder Cat's agent for her
to make a rare "personal" appearance on Saturday morning during
Scottish Weekend 2004. As reclusive as Marlene Dietrich, Narra will
be escorted by her "Daddy" from her home in New Elm, Georgia to
Scottish Weekend 2004 for a brief meeting with some of her fans.
She is preparing autograph cards to present to those fortunate few
who will be graced by her presence.
CHAF recruitment opportunity too!
You may meet the Air Marshall of the Clan Home Air Force, Albert C.
Eaton, and also the Vice-Air Marshall, Judy Eaton. Recruitment for
Clan Squadrons will be possible, as well.
We can expect a fly-over each day from The Clan Home Air Force.
of the weekend
Briefly, the weekend includes the Friday the 13th Old-Fashioned
Ceilidh & Feast, Saturday programs and ceremonies, the Saturday
evening Gala Valentine's Banquet & Ceilidh (Tom Hodges will defend
his Bonnie Knees title! Jimmy Grizzard will present the Address to
the Haggis...and more!) and a Sunday morning Kirkin' o' the Tartan
and Luncheon at the First Presbyterian Church.
Something new this year!
On Saturday afternoon we'll present a concert, open to the
community, featuring Dr. Pat Talbert performing on her harp and (we
hope) the Cynthia Lynn Douglass Harp Ensemble as well as The
Centerville Volunteer Fire Department Pipes & Drums. This concert
will be held at the beautiful, brand new auditorium at Moultrie
Entertainers for the weekend include Smithfield Fair, Carl Peterson,
Rixey & McMillan, Eric Duncan, Colin Grant-Adams, Bobby Murray, Dr.
Pat Talbert and we're working on having Cynthia Lynn Douglass and
her harp ensemble.
Complete information on <electricscotland.com>
For complete information visit <http://electricscotland.com> and
click on The Family Tree. Right at the top of the index page,
you'll see Scottish Weekend 2004. Click on that...and you'll see a
complete (so far - check back often as we add things frequently)
program, registration forms and hotel information. On the Internet,
you may use PayPal and your credit card.
If you don't have Internet access, please write or call Beth at the
library (PO Box 2828, Moultrie, GA 31776-2828 or 229-985-6540) and
we'll send you a printed packet of information.
Remember, we only have facilities for 400 guests, so don't delay in