Saturday, February 27, 2010


I have been listening to the CNN News to see if my son Zeb and girl friend Molly will be okay on the Pride of America ship with a tsunami wave coming at them. Looks like it will be minor, not very big waves so or two feet is nothing. Molly says it is calm on the ship and that container ships, whales, dolphins are all out to sea waiting for it to hit. We are in contact via facebook and phone with them.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Yea.... got a call today Feb. 25, 2010 from a man from East Machias on what I had put in the Machias Valley Paper that my cousin is looking for information on Kennedy's, Gosgoves etc...
I offered to help her, and just got done talking with her, to put her in touch with this guy from East Machias . I hope this will help her on her Kennedy's side.
As my husband says I am in hog heaven when I get a call like this. I can hardly wait to hear when and if she gets in touch with them. Do I sound excited? Yup I am!!!
I have been plugging into my family tree program the Reynolds side and have been in contact Lucille Carr and her sisters.
A few years ago in September 2005 I think-- I had placed information in the Bangor Daily News in Roxanne Moore Saucier column and my cousin Faye Gardiner in Old Town read it, got in touch with these "Reynolds" cousins. Hallelujah, they called me and ever since I have new found "family". A whole bunch of them....LOL.
They did not know about my grandmother Angie, and I did not know much about their side except my grandmothers siblings names.

At this same time I got a call from Leonard Tibbetts the genealogist that he had all of the Reynolds family done!...When I asked him where was the book he told me that he had not published that one, but he would write it out for me and send it. At about 95 years of age I wondered if I would get it before he died. With the help of my cousins, we prayed a lot on this. Than one day in the mail on February 14, 2006 came the information that I needed. Off went a thank you note to him, and just in time it seems as he was not well. All he asked of me was-- would I take a picture of two gravestones in the Columbia Cemetery of Matthew Coffin. and wife

Sooooo tonight has been a good evening for me. Now if I could only find out who Naomi Davis is, besides being my great great grandmother, no parents-- nothing on her at all, but she did marry Horace Hutchings.

Monday, February 22, 2010


“If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together...there is something you must always are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. I'll always be with you.”

I just received this in an email, and liked it. Hope you like it too!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ingersoll Boil Dinner

Ingersoll or New England Boil Dinner---Corned beef, cabbage, carrots, turnip, potatoes, onions, and beets. If you have left overs grind up everything for a Red Flannel Hash meal. So good!!

I think the other Ingersoll-Wass Boil Dinner has cranberry beans in it, as I remember mom making it with whole cranberry beans (or pole beans) in it along with the corn beef and all of the other ingredients.....
I make it sometimes with the added cranberry beans in it as I put up some whole in my jars when I can in the summer. Fresh from my garden.
I love a boil dinner and the red flannel hash afterwards.. I think I just might have to have one soon.
Usually one has to have a canner to make this as with all of the ingredients you just don't have room in a small pot and why not invite someone in to help you eat it!

Out and About

Just another Sunday, Feb. 21st, 2010 here in Addison, Maine....went to the Narraguagus Snowmobile club for breakfast, than brought my bus home. Vacation week is now over....where has it gone, did I do anything worth while this week? Well I started a walking program, did 6 tenths of a mile for several mornings, than met up with Arleta Grant and started to walk on the West Side Rd...two miles, three miles, five miles and than four miles. I huff and puff all the way, I feel it in the ankles and legs....boy if I sit to long....I can barely get up and get going. Have been putting stuff on the Family tree program, writing my article for the Machias Valley Observer, need more to do....on that.