Monthly Archives: January 2015

Remembering James Holt b. 1804, d. 25 January 1894

James Holt was born on 10 February 1804 in Halifax County, North Carolina, to Jesse and Elizabeth Davis Holt. He married Mary Pain in 1830. She died in 1845 and that same year he married Parthenia Overton. He became a … Continue reading

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Remembering Priscilla Elizabeth Bushman b. 22/23 January 1858

   Jacob & Charlotte Bushman Today I will remember a sweet little child, the first-born of my great grandparents, Jacob and Charlotte Bushman.  her name was Priscilla Elizabeth Bushman and she was born January 22 or 23, 1858.  She only … Continue reading

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Helping Hands at Heritage School

Today was Martin Luther King Day.  One of the places we held an event was at the Heritage School in Provo.  This is a wonderful safe campus for youth who are dealing with challenging problems of their own.  We’ve been working … Continue reading

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The Holt Family introduces DfG to Washington County!

 I had a remarkable experience yesterday in St. George, Utah.  On Friday, my dear friends, Melissa Clark and Julie Treadwell and I traveled south to help kick off Days for Girls in southern Utah.  Last Labor Day weekend, I was there for … Continue reading

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Grace Helen Smuin Laemmlen b. 14 Jan 1930, d. 31 Oct 1998

Today I remember my mother.  She would have been 84 years old today.  I think about my mother when I watch my daughter, Claire.  We three are very much alike, although I never would have thought that growing up.  I … Continue reading

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Taking down Christmas

I’m always a little sad the day the tree comes down.  The needles have been vacuumed, the ornaments sorted, the lights wound up, and the boxes of decorations are headed back to their closets, this time for a few years.  … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mary Ann Pain Holt Barker, my 2nd Great-Grandma!

Mary Ann Pain Holt Barker was born on this day in 1840, 175 years ago in Johnston City, Illinois, the daughter of James Holt and Mary Pain/Payne.   She was a young girl when her family joined the James Emett Company in … Continue reading

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I have my moments . . .

 There are some minutes and even some hours in some days where I just sit and stare out the window, thinking about my life and my family and my friends, and I feel a huge sadness that I’ll be leaving … Continue reading

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