Stone Wall To Native American Women

This is an amazing stone wall constructed single-handedly by a man named Tom Hendrix. His great great grandmother was a 14-year old Euchee Indian girl who was forcibly moved along with thousands of others to an Oklahoma reservation during the early 1800s. From the reservation she ran away and traveled alone all the way back to her homeland in North Alabama.

 

This is an amazing wall and when i get home i will go see Mr.Hendrix.I too have hendrix in my family genealogy and we think we may be related I hope.

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Living in the South

1960s it was a time of racial conflict.In downtown Birmingham,I can remember signs posted “Whites Only” and “Blacks Only”.There were times we could’t go downtown or drive too far because of all the tensions. My daddy worked with a black man and he would come to our house and I would get up in his lap.My mother would tell to get down and tell me you don’t sit on a black mans lap.I liked my daddys friend.He would bring daddy home if he was too drunk and that happened quite a bit.I knew then how momma didn’t like blacks.She wanted to raise me that way but I didn’t want nothing to do with it when I got older.Daddy had a 1960 Ford Falcon,that was suppose to be my car when I got older but instead he turned it into a junk car.It was nice.It was black and I remember alot of trips we made to my aunts in Memphis and to Hamilton to see my grandparents.

 

1970s,wow what a time.Teenager and went nuts,ran away from home,done the drugs ,had a baby.The interstate 65 wasn’t even finished at that time.You could sit up at the Birmingham airport and watch the planes come in.They stopped all that now.Too many people were found dead in that spot.Use to hangout in Southside where all the “cool” people were.Yeah you know where that place is if you have ever been there.Partied too hard at times there.But it was fun.Moved to Lousianna and moved back so many times.I was so skinny back then lol!

1980s Moved to Florida,went home several times.I didn’t like Florida all that well.I was more of a country gal.Met my husband there and when we were bored we would go fishing in  the river,catch some crabs and shrimped.We still miss that part some.Heck free seafood,you can’t beat that.We had a hard time there.We just couldn’t get our act together so…..

1990s Yep we moved back to Alabama again.It got better after awhile,bought a house and it was a money pit but it wasn’t too bad.I didn’t mind Alabama too much but I had noticed all the changes Birmingham had went thru while I was gone.New stuff,old places gone.New places popping up.The interstate a madhouse!Anyone who has been thru there malfunction junction on interstate 65.Yep been there done that.What were they thinking when they put that thing in?

2000s Stayed for a few years and decided to get out of the city.A few problems came up and we moved to Mississippi,what a BIG mistake,long story don’t want to get into it.But we ended up going to California for a couple of months.I met a lady online and well once we were there we didn’t hit it off too well.We ended up coming to Texas and have been here for 5 years.5 nice years,I really have enjoyed it here but now it is getting expensive to live so guess where we are going?Yep back home to Alabama.Got land got a cabin gonna do the country thing finally.I think sometimes we have to spread our wings and fly but I also think we are always meant to go back home to rest.That’s the south for ya.

It’s been a good Day

After a sleepy weekend and under warm covers,it’s so hard to get out of bed.I keep my bathroom door closed to keep the bedroom warmed up.if you have ever lived in a mobile home you know the walls are thin and a rental is worse.We picked up some more boxes so this week, I got to get busy doing some more packing.I’ve been sifting thru useful and not useful stuff.Since we have been here I have been buying mostly useful stuff we can use.O.K. not to include my beads I caught on sale or the DVDs or the dog toys but they are for his amusement .

I have decided after much thought that we are going to NOT do a traditional kitchen.Check this out-I want to use old but good WOODEN furniture and redo the furniture  for the kitchen.I seen a kitchen sink set in an old dresser.Hows that for convience?I fell in love with it.So when we get home I told my sister-in-law about that and she knows a place we can go to for just that! We’re going to put our own shelves up and either paint them or stain them(haven’t decided that yet).Until we pay the cabin off I wanted a more portable type kitchen where I can remove these things and use them again if I have to.Really you never know how things are gonna go.We are giving ourselves three years to do what we need to do.It will take that long to pay the cabin off(hence portable stuff)and get the garden going good with some of the property cleared off.It will be good I know it.I had even mentioned about building another small cabin too.It would be useful for a crafting place or just a santuary.

It has been cold and for all you who are having snow please be careful if you have to get out in it.I found out they were having an ice storm in Alabama and I haven’t seen one there since “81”.Wow my brother said it was hanging off the trees.That’s cold.We haven’t had any snow to speak of here in west central Texas,not yet and I hope now we don’t get any.We got just a few weeks before we leave.I am happy about the progress we have made getting this property and cabin,it’s almost like we are meant to go back home.Just as well i had looked all over Texas and found nothing,well somethings but the land I found was too close to the border for my taste.I didn’t like that at all..So home it is and hard work ahead.Hubstead is looking forward to getting some off time even if he will be working on the property.He is still not sure of what to do but I told him once we get our  rythm going with what we are doing it will get better.So he is up beat about it.Just not looking forward to that long ride.Orion has never been in a vehicle that long and we’ll probably have to make alot of stops lol.

So that’s been the outlook around our house lately.I can’t wait to see brother and have him around more.

Belt Buckle

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Sunrise Texas Style!

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Orion(Baby pic)

Orion(Baby pic)

Poor thing lol thats a face only a mommy can love and I DO.He is however severely afraid of loud noises.We think he was hearing hunters with guns.

Orion

Orion

My baby. and no scars.

Orion

He doesn’t know what’s in store for him once we get him out in the country! He’s never seen a squirrel or a deer,or any other kind of critter.He’s been in a small yard and now he will have a large yard to run in.This is something I can’t wait to see.I know he will be happier and healthier too.We got him from a lady in Hamlin Texas and her daughter heard these puppies whimpering in a den,yes a den.And when she pulled them out he was one of them.The lady took them to the vet and the vet said it looked like he had wolf in him.So we weren’t going to get another dog but I was so lonely with the hubstead working nights, I (me,myself and I)decided to call about him and the lady even brought him down to me,that was nice of her I thought.When she brought him out I was shocked.Poor thing had a case of mange and I was stunned.But he looked so sweet and I brought him home.I woke up hubstead and told him what I did and the only thing he said when he saw him,besides the groaning of oh really, was”he’s gonna look better won’t he?”We had to take him to the vet and after alot of medicine he turned out gorgeous!So Orion gets to start new with us in the country and I know he will love it!

A Good Day!

Yes!The cabin people are going to send me the paperwork and work with us on the
cabin.I am so thrilled.I told the lady that it took a ton of worries off
me.

To catch up,we didn’t know if we had to wait to get there to do the
paperwork.We wouldn’t of had no place to stay with Orion if that
happened.Camping out would of been the only option.So now we can get the
paperwork early and fill it out and put the down payment on it and it will be
waiting for us when we get there.YAH!Something is telling me that I am meant to
go back home.

So happy is what happy does.I am going to have a good
Monday,hope your Monday is great!

Beaded cuff bracelet

Beaded cuff bracelet

I am a sucker for these things and I still have more to make.This one is mine and it’s like a watch,I wear it every where.The design is ny own.I sit and doodle some of these designs out on paper then transfer them over to my bead software.

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