We Cut The Cable Off This Week

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This week we turned in our cable dvr box and turned off all television services. We kept Internet and next month our cable bill will be $110 cheaper.
I’m done. My project is complete. Disconnected the TV and Internet cables in the attic. Put the Internet on its own line (removing it from the spliter). Put together and mounted the remote controlled antenna in the attic and reconnect the TV cables. Now we get 47 free channels in the living room and bedroom, using one antenna and existing wiring. #geekgirlsrock

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It’s “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” Time of Year!

It’s that time of year again. Just 3 weeks away from the Alabama – Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend event. Twice a year the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) sponsored event takes place at the 4-H Center near Columbiana, Ala. This year I get to go free, on a scholarship that I won at the event in March. This will be my 4th trip and each time I love it! If you want to know more please visit this LINK and start planning for March 2017. Each event is limited to about 125 like minded women who enjoy the outdoors.
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Archery

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From Field to Freezer

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Fishing

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Sticks to Staffs

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1800 Frontier Skills – Fire Starting – Flint and Steel

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Rock Wall Climbing

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Frontier Skills – Tomahawk Throwing

This year I’m planning on taking my little 2 person backpacking tent and sleeping under the stars on Saturday night. It’s always good to get in a little practice when your planning a backpacking trip!

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Genealogy Research – Calhoun County Alabama

When doing genealogy research on my own family tree I sometimes come across information I feel like others may need to see also. Maybe there is another family out there doing research that hasn’t found these little details that I have stumbled across. This week I found an article in the Jacksonville Republican, a newspaper that was published during the 1800’s in Jacksonville, Alabama.
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12 April 1890 – Page 2
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DEATH OF MR. W. H. JEFFERS.
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A Valuable Citizen Has Breathed His Last.

Mr. William Henry Jeffers died at his home on Mulberry street, last night at 7:30 o’clock. He was stricken with paralysis while at work in his office a couple of weeks since and never rallied.
He as born in Hamburg, S. C., on the 8th of September, 1837, and died on the 8th day of April, 1890. During the Confederate war Mr. Jeffers, assisted by Capt. Trenholm, organized the Rutledge Mounted Riflemen and joined Hamptons Legion. He surrendered at the head of the squadron at Appomattox, and witnessed the greeting of Generals Grant and Lee. He was always noted for his coolness and bravery. He was one of South Carolina’s most gallant soldiers and leaders during the war. He was a Southern gentleman of the old school and since 1867 a consistent christian and member of the Baptist church. He came to Anniston in 1874 and at first did business for the Woodstock Iron Company. He as elected clerk and treasurer of the city in 1883 and was holding that responsible position at the time of his death.
He married a daughter of Dr. Jenkins, in Newberry, S. C., in 1868, and was the father of ten children, six of them living.–Anniston Hot Blast

Genealogy Research – Calhoun County Alabama

When doing genealogy research on my own family tree I sometimes come across information I feel like others may need to see also. Maybe there is another family out there doing research that hasn’t found these little details that I have stumbled across. This week I found an article in the Jacksonville Republican, a newspaper that was published during the 1800’s in Jacksonville, Alabama.

The following is a transcript from a letter written by H.L. Whiteside to the editors of the Jacksonville Republican Newspaper. He is writing to send news back to Calhoun County Alabama on their situation in arriving in Texas with his family of eleven and only $94. Mr. Whiteside was a tenant farmer and lived in the Holland Texas area for a very long time.

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Letter from Harvey Lafayette Whiteside (born Nov. 24, 1848 – Alabama) to the Editors of the Jacksonville Republican Newspaper – Jacksonville Alabama Continue reading