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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

When we attended the reunion in Mayhill my sister and I discovered a picture of our Maternal Grandmother Onie Clayton in 1914. She was enrolled in a Domestic Science Class (wonder exactly what that entailed). She is seated to the left, and I love the mobcap.
After we found this picture, I came across this quote in my Simple Abundance daybook.
"...women may not have had the vote or the trappings of power... but they were the moral, spiritual, and physical center of the home, responsible for creating a welcome retreat of beauty, comfort and contentment  that would protect, nurture, sustain those that they loved. To achieve this, ordinary middle class women elevated the pursuit of domestic bliss to an extraordinary art form, from white linen Sunday dinners to blue-checked gingham Indenpendence Day picnics. "
This is honor all the mothers in my life: Onie Clayton, Floye Clayton Adkisson, Lonnie Adkisson, Frances Weatherford. I love and treasure you all.
Happy Mother's Day to all mothers everywhere!

Busy, Busy!

On May 1, 2010 my sister, mother, uncle Charlie, Aunt Allene, Cousin Marsha  all went to a reunion of the two room schoolhouse that we had all attended in Mayhill NM. My niece Grace and her two daughters and cousin Kay went with us. My grandmother and brother had also attended. The school was demolished in 1986, but was an active school until 1960. I have created a webiste http://www.wix.com/weatherscf/Mayhill-school to show the pictures that alumni have contributed. The first picture is from 1903 and has three of my grandfather's siblings listed! Amazing, isn't it?
There were about 100 people in attendance and a great time was had by all. More pictures are coming from the celebration and some related pics we found.
This is the barn that my Grandfather Allen Clayton built. It has been around as long
as I can remember, so it is at least 60 years old. Houses are gone (demolished or burned)
but the barn endures.