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Religious or Cultural?

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                                                                         Religion or Culture
The First Amendment (U.S. Constitution) gives religious freedom to the people of the United State. This freedom consists of not establishing a central governmental religion and not forcing one to participate in any particular religion. The Tenth Amendment (U.S. Constitution) gives the state responsibility over the powers not specifically delegated to the federal government and not forbidden to the state. Given the values of these two amendments, one must ascertain that abortion as well as homosexual marriage must remain in the state hands because it is not in the jurisdiction of the Federal government.
The issues of abortion and same sex marriage do not fall under the First Amendment but does fall under the jurisdiction of the individual state rights given through the Tenth Amendment (U.S. Constitution). The reasoning behind this allegation is moral complexity regarding cultural differences as well as the moral obligation to the future of mankind. Due to the complexities of the geographical and cultural differences as well as the moral obligation of human kind within the United States, one can see that the state should retain the control over these two aspects of American controversy.
When considering the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Congress and the Supreme Court may be looking at these issues through the wrong category. Abortion as well as homosexual marriage is more a cultural and moral aspect rather than a religious one. This is what is important about state rights and the whole concept of federalism laid out in the Constitution.
The United States is a large entity that crosses 2800 miles from East to West and 1582 miles from North to South. This is a total area of 3,537,438 square miles. This is more than all 28 European nations placed together. (C. I. A.) Because of the regional differences in the United States, cultures are not the same across the board. Along with climate differences, crop growth, dialect, food tastes as well as religious bodies are different in each region and state nationwide. This makes it hard for the United States to do justice for all of the states regarding issues which could be deemed a cultural difference. One only has to travel the United States to fully understand that each individual region has their own particular culture. While Alabama and Mississippi may be on the same wave length culturally, if one was to cross the border between Alabama and Florida or the Mississippi Louisiana border, one would immediately feel the difference in the culture. The framers of the Constitution understood these culture differences and saw the need for the states to have control over certain issues. This is the reason behind Federalism.
The theory of relativism (SCU) contends that what might be moral in one culture might not be moral in another. This is relevant in the United States as well as other countries because in the south, religion is a huge part of who they are and what makes them tick. To prove this point, one can heed the words of Prinz (2011), “Morals vary dramatically across time and place. One group’s good can be another group’s evil.” In other aspects of American culture religion is not as important. This is why issues regarding abortion, homosexual marriage, prayer in school and religious or moral symbols in a governmental building should be left up to the individual state to decide instead of the U.S. Federal Government.
Another concept to decide is whether these issues fall under religious headings or moral headings. The First Amendment (U.S. Constitution) declares, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” This statement declares that each citizen can worship in any way they may desire. Federalism and the establishment clause often butt heads over issues such as: prayer in school, abortion, homosexual marriage and religious symbols in governmental places.
This Amendment to the Constitution declares that it cannot tell which church to attend, or how to worship, it does not mention the common ground of morality. This country was founded on morality and what was right. Just because this coincides with Christian teachings, does not constitute that morality and Christianity are one and the same. After all, Islamic teachings have some of the same statutes in their religion.
While separation of church and state should exist, there remains certain aspects of religion that is an important feature in one’s individual lives: morality. Whether one wants to engage themselves in religious activities is one thing, but a certain level of morality should be expected. The sanctity of marriage and the respect for unborn human life are just two of the important features of this aspect. One doesn’t have to attend a specific church to associate these with a certain level of morality. These are aspects that should come with being human.
As a rule, humans need to preserve life and do what it possibly can to enhance the probability of life continuing on Earth. If one continues to allow abortion, the population of humankind will be endangered. If this is coupled with the institution of homosexual marriage, not only will human kind become endangered but possibly become extinct in the process.
Morals are values which make life worth living. Dictionary.com (2015) defines morals as, “principles or habits with respect to right or wrong conduct.” Morals, may be grounded through religious teachings, but in all honesty religion is not the compass in which guides morals; ones culture is the deciding factor. Morals gives us a sense of what is right and what is wrong. McKay and Whitehouse (2015) state, “A moral behavior is not necessarily a behavior that we advocate, but a behavior that is undertaken on putative moral grounds.”
Abortion is not preserving life, it is taking it away. Homosexual marriage does not induce procreation but impedes it. These might be religious aspects, but on another note, they are morally deficient. Because of the value of life, these aspects are going against the grain and instead of keeping life going, these are preventing the existence of humans to continue on Earth.
As a whole the laws and statutes in this country are governed after the Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mt. Sinai: Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and thou shalt not bear false witness (Exodus 20:3-17 KJV). Is it really that big a stretch to keep marriage sacred through the traditional means of one woman and one man? Or how about valuing the life of an unborn child? Since the original laws governing the land was based on the Ten Commandments and they are basically accepted, why can’t they be posted in the courthouse? Because it offends some.
This is when one must understand the legitimacy of Aesop’s fable of “the man, the boy and the donkey”: you cannot please everyone. No matter where the government stands on an issue, there will be someone who sees things differently. The matter of state rights are placed in existence to help bridge the gap between the people of a community and the federal government.
Federalism is separation of powers not only within the bounds of the federal government but also including the individual state rights to govern as well. Egendorf says, that the “states rights lie at the very heart of the American system of government. State governments, after all, are closer to the people than are the federal authorities in Washington. They can create laws better suited to local conditions.”
Regardless of these aspects one can see why these issues were brought before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide. When looking at these issues through a religious standpoint one can see the validity of their claims. Religiously, the government cannot outlaw either abortion or homosexual marriage. This is violating the First Amendment rights of every American citizen.
If the Supreme Court were to decide against either of these on a religious standpoint, the court would not be upholding the Constitution. If they were not upholding the Constitution they would be placing themselves and the Supreme Court up for public scrutiny and therefore placing the entire governmental body in jeopardy. After all, the Supreme Court is one-third of the federal governmental body.
The argument for state rights are: cultural and geographical differences within the United States as well as ones moral obligation to humankind. The argument for state rights over abortion and homosexual marriage are true, therefore the argument is valid. These issues brought forward are strongly in favor of the standpoint of the state rights to decide the issues of abortion and homosexual marriage. While the opposing argument has valid reasons as well, one can clearly ascertain that leaving these two issues in the hands of the state will solve the issues. It will also enable the Supreme Court to make the right decision without placing this governmental body in danger.
When looking at the issues from another standpoint rather than religion, one can see where the validity of the state rights to decide come into play. The real question is this: does abortion and homosexual marriage fall under the category of religion or cultural differences. One can ascertain the answer by how each individual feels about the outcome. The outcome of leaving it to the Supreme Court to decide falls under religion. While state rights to decide what is important to the culture of the individual state. This is the foundation for Federalism in the United States. It allows all of the governing bodies certain rights and responsibilities to ensure “We the People” are governed and represented to the best of the ability of the United States of America.

References
Aesop, A man, a boy and a donkey.
C.I.A. The World Fact Book. (2015, July, 9) United State.
Accessed: July, 17, 2015.https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html
Dictionary.com. moral. Accessed July 16, 2015. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/moral
Egendorf, L. K. (2003). The legal system: opposing viewpoints. San Diego : Detroit: Greenhaven
Press ; Thomson/Gale.
McKay, R., & Whitehouse, H. (2015). Religion and morality. Psychological Bulletin, 141(2),
447-473.doi:10.1037/a0038455
Prinz, J. (2011). Philosophy Now. Morality is a culturally conditioned response. Issue 82. https://philosophynow.org/issues/82/Morality_is_a_Culturally_Conditioned_Response
U.S. Constitution. Amendment One; Amendment Ten.
Santa Clara University. (2014). Ethical Relativism. The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Accessed: July 17,2015: http://www.scu.edu/ethics/practicing/decision/ethicalrelativism.html

the service of dogs in the armed forcesd

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WWII Dogs
Unlike many other countries, when the United States entered World War II, they didn’t have a canine corps. But the military came to believe that dogs would prove an asset, so in 1942 awar dog program was introduced. Since the country was already at war, the military needed a large number of dogs right away, so they asked Americans to volunteer their pet dogsfor service in the Army, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard.

In the beginning, they accepted almost any kind of medium- to larger-size dog, but they eventually found that some breeds were better for service than others and limited the accepted breeds mainly to German Shepherds, Belgian Sheep Dogs, Doberman Pinschers, Farm Collies, Giant Schnauzers, Airedale Terriers, Rottweilers, Huskies, Malamutes, Eskimo dogs and mutts that were predominantly any of those breeds.

Americans volunteered almost 20,000 of their beloved pets, but only about half of that number were accepted and trained. Of those, only around 2,000 were finally sent overseas; the rest were used stateside.

The vast majority of dogs the military accepted were trained as sentry dogs. These dogs were used as guard dogs at various types of military installations and by the Coast Guard to patrol shorelines. Also highly valued, by both the Army and the Marines, were scout dogs. These dogs went ahead of patrols and silently alerted their handlers if they sensed anyone nearby.

There were other types of dogs trained by the military, but they were used less than sentry and scout dogs. These included sled and pack dogs, mine detection dogs, and messenger dogs.

Sled dogs at work in AlaskaAfter the war ended, the dogs were “demilitarized” and taught to socialize and act like normal dogs again. Dogs that successfully completed that process were sent back to their original owners—if the owners still wanted them. If the dogs were unwanted, they were either adopted by their former handlers or sold to new families. Want to see these war dogs? On Fold3, you can find a few photos of WWII’s canine soldiers and the men who worked with them:

  • A photo of “Ricky,” half collie, half shepherd, of the 6th War Dog Platoon, crawling into mouth of a cave on Iwo Jima
  • A photo of a Huskie sled team helping to rescue the crew of a downed Douglas C-47 in Alaska
  • A photo of Casimir P. “Casey” Gorajec of the U.S. Army’s Canine Corps in New Caledonia

Learn more about Word War II topics in Fold3’s World War II Collection!

8 COMMENTS

  1. The first war dogs of WWII were given to the Army in the Phillipines, after Pearl Harbor, by a woman who raised and trained standard poodles. The breed is very intelligent and easy to train, can be loyal to a whole group of men, and their keen intelligence makes them great alert dogs for the perimeter of bases or warehouses. However, the Army found they weren’t always the best attack dogs because their disposition wasn’t usually vicious.

    However, Napoleon had a large poodle war dog. He let his dog’s hair grow, then had it combed out to make the dog appear even larger in stature. He used this dog when he attacked the Russians to help lead the French troops. The Russians shot at the dog, always missing, because the extended hair was a great camouflage. The didn’t understand why it didn’t die. The French color bearer was shot and the poodle picked up the colors and carried them into battle. The French soldiers loved the dog who bonded to all of them. When they returned to France, a statute was built in Paris to honor “Moustache,” the French war dog.

    Poodles are extremely loyal. They they are as fast as greyhounds because they are built the same, long legs, lean, and deep chested for good air capacity. They really aren’t French dogs, they are German water retrievers and the fussy haircut was purposely developed by their trainers for their work retrieving water fowl.

    John West ran teams of standard poodles in the Iditarod for about eight years. While they did well, they don’t have a double (winter) coat which was the final deciding factor to not run them in such a extreme climate.

    They are the only dog where all three sizes, toy, miniature, and standard, are genetically identical. The bred is so old that they are shown on Trajan’s column in Rome.

    From my research on the web before I got my first poodle. Best dog I’ve ever had and, by far, the smartest and best mannered.

    Laura Ellene Tynes

    • I have a standard poodle Jacque 6 years old. I have had many wonderful dogs but he is so unique! He learned to surf too. Very athletic. A parti.poodle. White with brown spots!

  2. I went through High School with a black standard poodle named Mimi…named for the Chevalier song. She belonged to our favourite Teacher, and actually FOLLOWED THE BELLS. When the first bell rang, she’d stand by the door, and wait until we were seated, Then, she’d go to each one of us, and touch “nose to knee”. (It was a small school, with about 12 students per section) After the greeting, she would lie down by the desk, and learn History until the exit signal of two bells. I knew her from 8th through 12th grades, and I know she was there at least 3 years after I graduated, Mimi was a very wise dog, with a very deep heart, and I miss her still..

  3. My father had one dog when he was growing up, a German Shepard named, Buddy. When we asked what happened to Buddy, he told us that the Army took him. My father never had another dog his entire life. Since he died, I found a photo of Buddy that I had never seen. Are there any records tracking these donated dogs?

  4. I live in Bermuda and during World War II we acquired an Irish Terrier whom we named “Chips”. He came here from Boston, where the sailors stole him, on a Greek ship with a huge list. Initially he walked sideways but soon became a very loving pet. He only needed to be corrected once for any misdeed. We lived close to a home for elderly ladies and when he went there he greeted each lady in turn. He was struck by a motor cyclist and died of internal bleeding. On the night of his death he tried to get to the home to bid farewell to the ladies. Naturally we will always miss him but our memories of him are very happy.

  5. My family “donated” Dutch to the Marine Corps. He was a Doberman and served in the Pacific then came back to be my gentle babysitter. How can I find out more about his service???

  6. My mother’s family had a dog, Cinders, that was donated for duty. We have a certificate from the War Department expressing appreciation for “…your patriotic action in donating your dog…”.
    She was returned to the family at the end of the war; Mom remembers being told that she had worked with the Coast Guard. I also have a picture (was published in the Brigeport Post, 1946) taken of all of the family males who had participated in WWII, with Cinders in the picture!

  7. I hadn’t known about this. Very interesting. I can’t imagine knowingly & voluntarily sending my pet off to war. Thank you for sharing it. I’ve included your post in my Noteworthy Reads post for this week:http://jahcmft.blogspot.com/2015/06/noteworthy-reads-17.html

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Sharon Louise Sanderson Walley Clark

 

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Sharon Clark

 

Sharon Clark, 63, passed from this life on 21 May 2014 at 745 am. She was preceded in death by her parents: Willard Lance Sanderson and Rebie Louise Wilkins and a great grandson Gabriel Scott McWilliams.  She was a native of Mobile, Alabama with many years spent in the Wilmington area of North Carolina. She moved back to the Mobile area in 2009.

She was a 1969 graduate of John S Shaw High School in Mobile. Her hobbies of late was genealogy. She worked diligently on her husbands lineage. She loved to garden and her favorite flower was roses.  After her move back to the Mobile area she became acquainted with her grandchildren and her great grandchildren and loved to play and watch the babies. She will forever be in their hearts forever.IMG_0835

She is  survived by her husband of twenty-five years, James Clark of Wilmer. Two daughters Sandy Walley McWilliams  (Dennis ) of Wilmer.;Jaime Clark Craig (Keith) of Moss Point  Five grandchildren: Brittney (Detrick) McDonald of Mobile; Brandi (Michael) Bryant of Ocean Springs; Clint Lewis ( Holly) of Eight-mile, Patrick Lewis of Moss Point and Caryn McWilliams of Wilmer. Her seven grandchildren include: Kaitlyn McWilliams, Catherine Stringfellow, Cayden Kurtz, Brittany Lewis, Isabella McDonald, Bentley Lewis and Olivia McDonald. She also has four step grandchildren: Shannon, Wayne, Chastity McWilliams all of Gulf Port and Tamara (Johnny) Stevens.  They have provided her with an additional thirteen grandchildren: Tony and Taylor King, Tyler Longwith, Adan McWilliams, Haley and Ramona Stevens, Abigail and James Layne Jr, Zoey and Dillon Tilton, London and Benjamin Salas and Riley McWilliams.

Her extended family included her husbands family and many  cousins and friends. She was extremely loved by the Clark family and they continued to show there support with her battle with cancer.

Her wish was to be cremated and placed between her parents in Wolf Ridge Cemetery. There was a private gathering during the placement of her ashes.

Here is a link to her online memorial in which you will be able to leave flowers.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSmcid=48233444&GRid=146054581&

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chaos- complete and utter chaos

Hello dear readers. I haven’t blogged in a few weeks cause everything has been so absolutely crazy with my family. I covet your prayers for my family. There is not any of my kids and some step kids who it seems as have lost their complete minds since the beginning of December. It began with my youngest, who I honestly thought had it all together. She has been planning a wedding for 6 months; date August 2015. She decided that she was mad at her fiance and said okay here is what I am planning to do: I am going out with this other guy. You are going to be at my beck and call. When I say jump, you will simply ask how high. Now this is not exactly how the conversation has went, but it may as well have. What does he do? He jumps through as many hoops as she hands him.

How do you stop a nineteen year old girl from insanity? Have her commited? The problem is this, and this only clarifies it in my mind. She is NOT ready to be married. I know this, but if I say something to her, it will be bad. She has moved out and is now not speaking to her father nor to I. The ex-boyfriend? She is still leading him around by the nose. This boy has become part of my family for the past 2 years and I am not going to just throw him to the wolves. His family is not very supportive of him. And in a sense even negligent. Yes, I know that was judgemental. Currently, he ex is staying at our house. He went to leave the day she moved out and his car won’t start. I am driving him back and forth to work, unless I have nothing to do and just let him take my car. Then, he got really sick, Saturday, I took him to the hospital. He has been at my house sick as a dog and not one phone call or visit from any of his family members. they haven’t even thought about getting him back and forth to work.

Anyway, my oldest son is having troubles in his relationship. My oldest daughter is also. My youngest  son also moved out Christmas eve. I began wondering if I had cooties or something at this point. But the truth, they didn’t want my opinions. He moved to another state and in with his girlfriend. My step-daughter was on drugs really bad, she lost custody of all four of her children. She just got out of jail. This bothers me. At least I know she was alright while she was locked up. Her and her sister drive me crazy worrying about the mess they get their selves into. My stepson has turned into someone I have no clue who he is either. My only hope is for the two of our children who live no where around us.

That only leaves us with my granddaughter and the ex at home. The only thing I can do is allow God to have complete control. So that is what I have done. My issue is this, when I go to the throne of grace and give something totally over to God, fifteen minutes later, I take it back and try to work out the problem for myself. This is so not how to get the right outcome. I can do absolutely nothing. I am nothing. God is the only one who can fix this mess my children have made, so why am I trying to fix it myself? Because I love them. Because I want whats best for them. Because I want them to know and love the God I do, the only true God. Because that’s just what mothers do. So you may be wondering who I am trying to convince, you or myself? I don’t know. I know that I can’t do this, I need God to take control. I need to let go and let God. So please pray for my family and the struggles that we are going through.

Is what you are living for worth dying for?

In church the other night a question was posed to the congregation. “Is what you are living for worth dying for?” If it’s not then its not worth living for either. Too many people work more than forty hours a week. They possibly have more than one job. Mom’s are working in order to provide better objects for their children, in addition to Hubby’s income. Are we sending the right message to our children? Are we saying that the new video game our kids want is worth our blood pressure from working too many hours? Are we allowing our children to understand its okay to go to the river on Sunday, after all God and consequently your soul is not as important as going out on the boat. After all, I’ve saved for five years and worked every Sunday for the past year, just so I could buy this boat.
Are we working to buy new toys or are we working to further the kingdom of God. Again I ask is what you are living for worth dying for?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Gut Feeling.”

In my life, God plays a very significant part. I depend on God for everything, and because I depend so much on him, he allows me to know when something is just not right. A few years ago I was looking for a used mini van for my growing family.  I done the stats online and looked at each van that was offered and came up with the best possible solution, a caravan. They had the least amount of recalls, least amount of problems. I then called all the surrounding used car dealers in my county looking for a caravan. There was about six in the vicinity. Only two with my payment options and price range. I went and looked at the one closest to me and test drove the van. It didn’t feel right, something was wrong. I had prayed God would lead me in  the right direction with this purchase. I just absolutely did not feel good about this one. I passed, I then drove another 30 miles, and came across a van exactly like the one I had just drove, same payments, same down payment, same year… exactly the same. I was like really, I started to leave and God told me to go back and drive the van. Immediately I felt like this van was made just for me. It felt wonderful. I told the guy I would have to think about it and me and my friend went to grab a burger. While I was sitting there eating, God asked me, I told you I would give you the right car and you walked off? Why? I then told my friend I was going back to get van. That afternoon I drove home in my new to me Dodge Caravan. I had the van about 5 years and the only thing I had to do besides pay for it was put tires , brakes, and the regular maintenance. It never left me on the side of the road. Never failed me for one minute, the other van, I called them about a month later and asked them if they still had it, they informed me yes we do, but you don’t want it. A guy had test drove the car about a week after me and the thing caught fire with him driving the van.  I am going to ask you, gut feeling or God? I am convinced it was God leading me away from that sale. I am certainly glad he did.

Food for thought

When God moves you from something…. He always moves you too something.

After church yesterday while I was chilling between church services this thought came to my mind ans has not left me alone yet. So I decided to share it with you.

When churches split, I’m talking generally speaking, some members tend to follow others who left, some go their own way and find other churches, but yet there are and always will be those who do nothing. Yeah, they may tend to go to services sometimes, but the otherwise faithful attendee will not be as faithful. My question is this, did they get moved by God? or did they just follow along with the others and just decide to leave. My thoughts on the matter is this, one is supposed to find a body of believers to worship with and to glorify God. This is not always as easy said than done. But put on your big people’s pants and try. Do not give up on God, because someone who you considered a friend left, the pastor quit, the church ran off the pastor, or your feelings were hurt. The truth is, we are all human, we are going to screw up, make rash decisions, disappoint not only other people but ourselves as well. We are not perfect. BUT…. God is. He knew previously what was going to happen and he walked that road before the foundations of the earth was laid. . Joshua 1:9 says, ” Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

If this seems as if its speaking to you, maybe that’s the Holy Spirit of  God telling you to get back in church. He is not in churches splitting, but in unity. Don’t give up on God, he did not and will not give up on you.

Ancestors of the Day

Today I am doing a double post… I do not have time on Sunday to do a blog. I set the day aside for the Lord.

I am thinking about my biological grandparents today. I have no idea of their birthdays, death dates or any facts whatsoever except:

The following was derived from the adoption and original birth certificate received from the Vital statistics office in Montgomery, Alabama.

Henry C Hahn married Alice Marie Bennett. Henry was a truck driver from Texas. Alice was born in New York. This information was derives from the birth record of their daughter, Sharon Louise Hahn. My mother. Alice spent some time in Mobile, Alabama, and she remarried a man with the last name of Crowe. The original adoption papers says 1952, the following records says 1953 with the change of name. She gave Weavers address on the birth certificate of Haas Street.

This is a family tale of how the adoption took place. Can’t prove any of it.

My grandmother met Alice while they both were in the hospital in 1951. She was alone and had no where to go and pregnant. My grandmother set her up with a friend of hers who lived across the street from a boarding house in Prichard. Friend’s name was Weaver. My grandmother paid her rent and was trying to help her get on her feet. One day after my mother was born -about 2 months old- Weaver calls my grandmother and tells her Alice has abandoned the baby and she runs over there to find her in a closet, soaking wet, hungry, and near death. My grandmother picks her up and takes her to the doctor. She finds she has the ricketts and needs all kind of TLC. She takes it up the state and begins adoption proceedings. The state finds Alice who signs off on the adoption and she leaves town. She kept in contact with my grandmother, got remarried and was asked to come and do another adoption process with her new married name. After a while, contact was lost. the last thing my grandmother mentioned about the situation was she was sick and in a hospital in Alabama around Huntsville.

I have taken these facts and made a story, if any parts of this story is true, I don’t know.

Alice was working in a restaurant in New York and met this older man Henry. Henry was a truck driver and was on the road a lot. They fell in love, she wanted to visit new places and they were married. After their marriage, Henry got sick and died, around the Mobile area. Alice was pregnant and didn’t know what to do. She stayed and ended up having the baby. She then allowed my grandmother to adopt the baby, She met someone new, ran off with him and married. She wanted to begin a new life without the past attached.

Does any of this make sense… not really. In my ancestral hunt. I found A Henry Hahn in Texas who was buried in early 1951. Is this him. I dont know…

Ancestor of the day

Elizabeth McLain Walley
Born to John Alexander McLain and
Mary Matilda Norris
On 4 October 1835 in Grafton,Greene,Mississippi.
She married Willis Berry Walley in 1854
They continued to live and raise a family in the same area.
They had nine children who made it to adulthood.
Thomas Walley married Sarah Jane Candace Brewer
Minerva married Haywood Alan Meadows
Zechariah married Rebecca Evaline Meadows
James Abner married Josephine Meadows
And Callie Smith
Sidney Albert married Mary Jane Pope
Elizabeth married Neil Freeman
Barbara Ann married Simeon B Brewer
Joseph Eagleston married Nancy Elizabeth
Meadows
Missouri married Alexander Freeman
Alexander married Laura Meadows.
Nebraska married AB Byrd
There’s a descrepency in the month she died some say Aug others Nov. I tend to believe August.
29 August 1892
She is buried in Frisco Cemetery on Walley land in Richton, Mississippi .

She is my third great grandmother. If only I had known her all my questions would surely have been answered.
Grandma take care of all your babies in heaven we will meet one day.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Under the Snow.”

When I am afraid, I’ll trust in you. This verse has helped me more than anyone could imagine. I learned this bible verse while I was teaching bible drill to a group of children. There’s a story behind the verse. Read on and be amazed.
A lady who worked at a flower shop near Jackson, Mississippi, who was also a teacher of bible drill, was robbed.
A man came into the store, pulled a gun out and shoved it in her face. He beat her up, raped her till she ended up in the hospital with a concussion and several broke bones. All in the name of 150 bucks. When it was all over with she told everybody that God pulled her through the ordeal. She kept repeating this verse over and over till it was all over with.
I can only hope I have that same strength and faith if I was to ever endure something as tragic as this.