Monday, February 23, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Howland Flats, CA

Digital photos taken and held by Steve Webb (address for private use,) June 2007

The Tombstone photos that I am posting are of no relation to me. Our family did a camping trip up in Northern California in 2007 in Marysville, CA. My husband and some of his co-workers went jeeping along the back roads thru La Port and ended up in Howland Flats, CA.

My husband took these photos for me, knowing my passion for Genealogy and Cemeteries! We have several photos of Head Stones that I will post here. I have been wanting to post these photos but could not remember the town they were in, my husbands friend and co-worker, who is a Jeep guru, looked it up for me and told me where to go on google so that I could give you the facts. I was going to post a link but when I found the one I wanted, it's protected by the US Gen Web project. I was happy to see that...however I could not use that here. So if you want to know more about this wonderful little mining town just google Howland Flats, CA. It lists all who are buried there. I would like to get ahold of Beth Bullard-Watson and offer these photos for part of that archive if she is interested. As I was starting to say, I have been wanting to post these photos so that it may help others who are looking for their Ancestors that could be buried there.

Howland Flat was a prosperous mining town settled in the early 1850’s. In 1861 the Union Tunnel company washed out 110 ounces of gold in 8 hours. Howland Flat continued its boom or bust cycle until the early part of the 20th century. Source and quoted from: Google search, site:

Digital photos taken and help by Steve Webb (address for private use,) June 2007
Wm. Hughes
May 19 1980.
Aged 66 YRS.
3 MO. 24 DS.
Oct. 28. 1895
Age 64 YRS.
10 MO. 3 DS.

Digital photos taken and held by Steve Webb (address for private use ,) June 2008

Daniel McKeever


Oct. 30. 1882


46 Years


Rest in Peace

Digital photos taken and held by Steve Webb (address for private use,) June 2007

Patrick Costello Mary Costello

Died Died

Jan. 8, 1892, Aug. 1, 1905.

Aged Aged

58 Years. 78 Years.

_______ _______

Rest in peace. Rest in peace.

Most of these headstones are in great condition. Marysville, Howland Flats, La Port, CA, are neat little towns, its so pretty up there. I grew up in Northern Cal, camped as a little girl all over these areas... I really do miss it there!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I am so Surprised and very Honored!!

I was so surprised and excited that Mysteri at

picked me to to receive the Kreativ Blogger Award, I am truly a lucky girl. Mysteri is the reason I am here and started blogging! Her support and encouragement helped me to finally create my blog. I thought it would be a long time before I was awarded anything! I have a long way to go before catching up with the other wonderful blogs here.

Thank you Mysteri, thank you very much!

The instructions for the Kreativ Blogger Award are:
1. Copy the award to your site.
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate 7 other bloggers. (how to choose only 7!!)
4. Link to those sites on your blog.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominate.

My nominees for this award are:

I agree with Mysteri, it was really tough to only pick 7!
I still have this big smile on my face Mysteri, you made my week, again thank you.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Getting Organized Continued~

I have been absent from blogging for a while now. Between work and daily life events I have very little time to blog or even do research these days. Too many things going on!

My Step Grandson Ronnie (6 years old) has been in the hospital since last Sunday with an infection in his throat, it's not Strep or Meningitis, it's a bacterial infection of some sort, but one that almost caused his throat to close up and may have had to do emergency surgery, thank goodness it did not come to, he is doing much better and may get to go home tomorrow or Friday if his temperature stays down and the swelling continues to reduce in his throat. We were so worried about the little guy and am very relieved that he is getting better. I tell ya, it's always something! Today I am home with a bad I get to enjoy reading every ones blogs with a cup of tea!!

I have been focused on getting organized and following Dear Mryt's 2009 Organizing Checklist, it's a priority that I have had to set for myself. I am a little late but I am following it as best I can! I have made my piles...that was a big job! But once I did get my piles done it was like a big weight lifted off my shoulders! I try to do a pile a day or some of that pile! The piles are spread out on my desk and I am one that can't stand piles so I will work on them as quickly as time permits. I started with the binder system so it's not too bad but I have let things slide and didn't put them away or in binders as I acquired them. I am at the point where I just need to put everything into page protectors. I took a trip to Kentucky April 2008 and still have not organized papers, photos and misc. findings.
It's a good feeling to get organized, so I won't be here much. I love Dear Mryt's Checklist and it has helped me immensely.

The other reason I haven't blogged is I am reading more blogs than I am blogging! Once getting home from work, I do the routine tasks that need to be done and then turn on my laptop and the next thing I know it's late and all I have done is read other blogs. I am not complaining (I am addicted, laundry, dishes are all going to pot!), I love to read them and time passes so quickly that I realize I didn't post and am not sure what to post about at that point. Tombstone Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday are somewhat easy but the other days are harder for me. Again, once I get my research organized and photos scanned and organized, I think that I will be a more interesting blogger...Oh and more time would be nice! I have never let my house go under any circumstances...since I have taken up Genealogy it has suffered dearly and all of it is driving me nuts! There has got to be a happy medium! I wish I was super woman and could do it all!

Hope to be back the meantime I am keeping up with reading all of your blogs. Can't stay away!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday ~ La Jolla Cove

The picture of the Cove in La Jolla was taken from a spot at McKeller Plaza.

Digital photo owned and held by Bob Ewing (address for private use,) Taken Sunday 08 Feb 2009
Permission to post photo given by Bob Ewing
Bob is my ex-brother in law, I am still very close to the family. Bob takes the most wonderful photos of San Diego, thank you Bob for sharing.
I am hoping that this photo brings a little sunshine to the areas that have very cold weather. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are going thru devastating weather and tornado's.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Robert Newton Eimes 1898 ~ 1979

My Grandfather: Robert Newton Eimes
b: 06 Jun 1898 ~ d: 25 Aug 1979 Louisville, KY

US Army
World War 1
Jun 6 1898
Aug 25 1979
Buried at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, KY

Digital photos owned and held by Gini (address for private use,) April 2008

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday ~ Leaving Louisville, KY

Digital photo owned by Gini (address for private use,) taken April 2008

First Genealogy trip from California to Louisville, Kentucky by Motorhome! This photo was taken leaving Louisville and heading back home. April 2008. It was a wonderful trip!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tombstones(s) Tuesday ~

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis, Missouri
Photo Privately held by Gini (address for private use,) April 2008
Photo taken on Genealogy trip to Kentucky.
My Father, John Adam Eimes b: 27 Dec. 1931 in Louisville, Ky
d: 14 Jan. 1997 St. Louis, Missouri
Michael Thomas Eimes b: 23 Feb 1974 in St. Louis, Missouri
d: 3 Aug. 1992 St. Louis, Missouri
2nd row, 3rd from the left with the flower in front.
My brother is on one side (one facing camera) of the stone and my father is on the other side.
It's a beautiful cemetery. My Grandmother Inez Eimes Arbogast is also buried there with her husband Arthur Arbogast.