Rough Week

This week has been exceptionally rough for Rick and I. I’ve tried to remove all thoughts from my mind during any free time I have had this week, so I haven’t been very productive on the website, and for that you all have my most sincere apologies.

Bobby has told me many times to not allow myself to get burned out on working on this site, and I want to assure you all that this was not why I have been so quiet this week. Perhaps the break I have taken this week will help to ensure that I do not get burned out!

Those of you who have dropped by the site may have already noticed, but I have made a couple of minor updates throughout this week. The most noticable change to the site is that I have added some additional advertisements. Not all pages have advertisements yet, and I will likely reduce the number of ads on each individual page from what I have right now, as I have created a page with all of the advertisements that I am affiliated with. This page is listed under ‘Corel Cousins Info’ on the side menu navigation as ‘Advertisers’.

There has been a much more exciting new page this week, under the Photos section, you will now see that the link to James Pickens has a home! There is an index for this section, and the new page I have added is of Documents pertaining to James Pickens and his descendants. You will find many items in this section, and of course, I have missed a couple, so more will be added later! The things I found most interesting, or wanted to point out, are a Funeral Card for James Pickens Corel, the Death Certificate for Donald Charles Bishop, and the Funeral Cards for Donald Charles Bishop, Anthony James Vital, and Gloria J. Wiggins Laughlin Beauchamp. These three Funeral Cards are from my immediate family and deaths we have endured in our family in 2005, 2006, and 2007.

I found the Funeral Card for James Pickens very interesting because it shows how much things have changed through the years, but even at that time a Card was created as a keepsake for the difficulty of dealing with the loss of a loved one.

As genealogists, I think that many will find my Dad’s death certificate very interesting, to be able to see how different a death certificate is today from those we are so used to seeing.

As humans living together in this world, I share the Funeral Cards of my Dad, my cousin’s Husband, and my former Aunt, and I ask that you keep my family in your positive thoughts, especially my first cousins, who have endured too much pain over the past year.

Questions & Comments & Such

Well, there aren’t many questions today, but I do have a few comments.

  • I have been working on the McGlothlin page. I am struggling a bit, so if anyone has an image that relates to this family, I would certainly appreciate it!
  • I’m no where near where I had hoped to be by the end of April, but that seems to be how this site is going! I want to finish the McGlothlin, Puckett, Peart, and McGee pages before I move on to the grandchildren of William Corel and Rebecca Oney. I probably will have enough info on the McGee’s to create their own site, but I promise I will try to not get too carried away on this line!
  • Sandra & Ruby – I would like to ask that you start sending me some info on the Pucketts! I expect that I will start working on the Puckett page by the end of this week!!
  • Shawn – I know next to nothing about the Peart family, and would dearly love it if you could share some of your info with me as well!

  • Today, Mom and I are meeting Cousin Ella and her sister for lunch! I am so very excited about meeting this new cousin face to face!

  • Finally, I want to say for you all, as well as for myself, that everything in this world happens for a reason. We may not always know what that reason is, but it is there nonetheless. Whatever hardships we must endure in this lifetime are not put before us to crush us, but to teach us. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. With that said, by the end of this year I expect to be able to take on anything!!Laughing

    Have a GREAT week everyone!

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