Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Samuel Eames Tidbit

Connecting to HodgePodge Wednesday

Preacher Sam holding a granddaughter

1. Do you have an interest in learning about your family's heritage? Why or why not? If you know a little bit about your roots, share an interesting piece of trivia or a fun fact about someone who goes way back on your family tree.

I've been searching my roots for 40+ years. One story that comes to mind is a branch of my Eames family who stayed in Missouri and did not come west to Utah with the pioneers.

I found an article from a local Newspaper (Hannibal Journal):

Yesterday (March 28, 1895) Clark Duncan and Miss Ada Owings of Olney, Missouri were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on the Short Line train while running between Troy and Moscow.  It seems the bride’s parents objected to the marriage. She eloped with her lover and they boarded the train at Silex. As was pre-arranged, Rev. Samuel Eames got on the train at Troy and united them in marriage. 

They called him Preacher Sam and he was not about to let his niece run away without being married - he was a first cousin to my great great grandpa.

2. Branch Rickey, the baseball exec credited with signing Jackie Robinson, is quoted as saying-

"Luck is the residue of design."

 Agree or disagree? Why?

I agree.  I think it really takes an amount of energy to be lucky.

3. In the town where you currently reside, what's your favorite green space?

I enjoy taking a ride up a canyon into the mountains - green trees are everywhere.

4. Who is your favorite comedian? 

Bob Hope was always a favorite of mine.  I remember one year in Anchorage, he put on a show and the only place large enough was the high school gym and we had to cross a picket line.  Never done that before or since.

5. March is National Nutrition Month, and almost everyone needs to improve their diet in some way.  What about you? How can you improve your nutrition on a daily basis? Will you try?

I try to eat healthy most of the time especially as I age, it is more apparent how nutritious food is needed for this old body.

7. Where is one place you don't mind waiting?

In the self checkout stands at the grocery store - the lines are always short.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Yesterday we had an inch or snow in the morning and a blizzard - in the afternoon it had all melted into the grass. Today is a gorgeous warm wonderful spring is coming day!


Rebecca Jo said...

That's true - express lanes go pretty fast.

We're opposite - yesterday it was 70 degrees - today its snowing. I DONT think Spring is coming :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

Our grocery store doesn't have self checkout lanes, but I don't mind standing in line too much. Hubby and my date nights consists of grocery shopping, so that gives us a little more time to visit and enjoy each others company without children chiming in.

Mersad said...

I'm glad the snow is gone. Hopefully warm spring days will soon show their face.

Mersad Donko Photography

Cathy said...

I love your family story. Thanks for sharing.

NanaDiana said...

I love family history...and that countryside is beautiful. xo Diana

Sally Henry said...

Isn't winter/spring bizarre sometimes? We lived in Flagstaff for 6 years and we still miss Arizona! Loved your pics of Sedona!


...crossing a picket line to see Bob Hope?!! Curious.

Love your photo of your favorite 'green space'!!! Beautiful.

Hoping the blizzard didn't do any damage before the warming sun came out the next day.

Interesting family history.

Joyce said...

We're at a balmy 16 degrees this morning, and the wind is howling. Spring rarely arrives in March, but I'm sure ready for it. That was a fun little piece of family trivia. I love the stories, and fear because we're so 'electronic' future generations will miss out on some of that.

Mrs. Doug said...

I think it must be interesting to dig up things about your family history. I would like to do more of this... maybe when I retire.
Thank you for sharing.

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