Climb Every Mountain-A View from another Window

CJ McCartney on an early quest

On an adventure





Coming from lands far away a young traveler has embarked on a dream of a life time. Study in a foreign land in the beautiful mountains of Austria and the history filled city of Salzburg!

Follow her on her 14 week adventure, as she climbs every mountain, fords every stream, follows every rainbow. (to shamelessly take from “The Sound of Music”)

What interesting things might she find? What narrow escapes from danger will she meet?  What lands will she visit? Join her daily at, “A View from another Window“.

Aunt Julie is very proud of you young lady!  What I have seen so far has been really good!  Have a wonderful adventure full of realized dreams!

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Advent Calendar-December 4, 2012

Ackkkkkkkkk it’s December 4th and I have not started my cards yet!  Seems I am getting slower at getting them done every year!

I really don’t know how far back sharing of Christmas Cards goes in our family, but I do know that my parents and grandparents sent out Christmas Cards. I think the ones I like the best are those that contain photos of our friends and family. Even if it just the kids :D




The Butler Boy’s okay so it is only two of them :D

Warde Jr. would be the young man and I believe the little man would be Pete.

My guess the photo was taken in about 1957 as Bill would have been little.
(feel free to correct me :D )
Warde Jr. is my Nana’s nephew.

This is the Bouman Family

They are as follows

Becky, Freddie, Bobbie  front
Bob and Gloria back.
Gloria is a niece of Nana’s as well.

There is a note on the back of this card.

We were glad to get your note and the account of the wedding. I didn’t know you had any cousins in England.
This is a very busy time for us, but then I guess there isn’t any time that is slow. I’ve been out every night the last two weeks.

We received some slides from Marge and finally got to see what Philip looks like, although the last ones were taken in April.

It’s been unusually cold here but more like Christmas weather.

Merry Christmas to you both

Love, Gloria

Last but not least are three of the William’s Girls

Susan, Debbie and Karen
daughters of Bob and Jane Williams

Jane is my grandfathers niece.

I was very happy to find these among photographs in my grandmothers belongings.  Puts some faces to names, and some cute little faces to grown up faces that I know.

I still get photos of families and I love getting them. Folks didn’t get family photos from us, but I did when the kids were in school send family members their school photos. I believe the school photos were appreciated, for they have been found in more the one family photo book!  Smile! :D



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Advent Calendar-December 3, 2012

Last year I wrote about ornaments “Made by Little Hands with Love !”.
This year I have a special ornament that hasn’t really ever graced one of our Christmas trees.
You see it is a tree in itself.
In 2006 my oldest daughter presented this ornament to me.





You are saying, I thought you said this was a tree.  It is if we flip the ornament around to see the other side this is what you will see.





Yes it is our family tree and it has never been in a tree. It actually sits on a shelf  in our tv cabinet year round. If you have a genealogist or family historian in your family. This would make a wonderful gift to them. I am guessing every Mom would like this one, even if she hasn’t been bitten by the genealogy bug :D
I know I cherish it!



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Friday Family History-Happy 13th Birthday Baby!

Thirteen years ago today Nov 30, 1999
You came into our lives in a quiet way.
Everyone had gone to lunch so that Momma could rest,
and as she rested you slipped into this world.

From those quiet beginnings came a young lady
That is full of ideas and the willingness to share them.
A blessing she is to those who know her.
A will that is hard as brick, which bore testimony in the 24 hours it
took for her to get here.

Her heart is even bigger and stronger than her will.
A heart that loves beyond what she understands and holds tight to those
that she loves. What a blessing she is!

She is a lovely young lady that a grandmother can truly be proud of.

We wish the blessing of a beautiful day!
May God continue to bless you.

Love Grandma



Friday Family History-Daniel and Mary Terrell Dimmock/Dimick married 23 November 1732 Windham, CT.

Daniel and Mary Terrell Dimmock are my 5th great-grand Uncle and Aunt.  Mary Terrell being the sister of my 5th great-grandfather Lewis Terrell/Terrill whose wife is Anna Babcock.

I don’t have much information on Mary . I believe that Mary was born between  1712 and 1713 in New Jersey(other sources say CT) to Josiah and Hannah Terrell/Terrill. Mary is the great-granddaughter of our immigrant ancestors and Great Migration participants Roger and Abigail Ufford Terrell.  Daniel is the second husband to  Mary Terrell, with Daniel, Mary had two children they are as follows:

Phebe born 8 December 1733 , Windham CT, married James Hawkins 12 May 1757 Coventry CT.

Joanna born 8 February  1736, Windham CT, married Samuel Curtis Jr., 26 May 1763 Coventry CT. She died 1 April 1816 Windham CT.

I was able to find a considerable amount on Daniel and his Dimmock/Dimick/Dymoke/Dimmocke family. Daniels great-grandfather was also among the earlier settlers of New England coming with the Great Migration, although I am not sure if he was with the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony or the Pilgrims at Plimoth, we find that Thomas died in Barnstable, Massachusetts  in 1658/9. Some research suggests that this Thomas, the great-grandfather of Daniel, is the son of Edward Dymoke. If this is his family link it would make Thomas and Daniel descendants of the House of Scrivelsby the Kings’ Champions. What makes this story even more interesting is that Thomas may well have come with a group of Puritans and very much  a contradiction to his standing  in life.

The King’s/Queens Champion have been of that house since 1066, they are also the royal standard bearers. A Champion stands in the stead of the King or Queen if they are being challenged. They do their fighting for them. Queen Elizabeth’s Champion is Lieutenant-Colonel John Lindley Marmion Dymoke. The position is much more involved then this and you can find much more information on the lineage and history of the Champions on the internet and I am sure at your local library!

Some of the information that I gathered on this family can be found at:

General Notes on the Dimick Families of North America

Descendant of Thomas Dymoke

CT -MANSFIELD RootsWeb message board 

Happy Anniversary Daniel and Mary

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