Thursday, October 22, 2009


Y'all want to hear something cool? Of course you do. Everyone likes to hear cool things. I was working on my geneology the other day, working on my Adair line. Here's what i found: my great-great-great-grandfather John Mangum married to Rebecca Canida Knowles had a daughter, Jemima Catherine. She married Samuel Jefferson Adair. They had a son George Washington. He married Emily Perscinda Tyler. They had a daughter, Ruth Alice. She married David Lorenzo Huntsman. They had a daughter Rosetta Irene. She married John Theone Biggs. They are the parents of Richard Jess Biggs (aka R J Biggs). John's brother Kleo Ottwal Biggs married Alice Amelia Gallagher. She is a decendant of Manessah Gallagher who is the father of Richard Harvey Gallagher who was Grandma Clara's first husband.
George & Emily Adair also had a son, William Albert who married Lucretia Black. They had a daughter, Eva Irene Adair, who married Wesley Weiler Chapman. He is the brother of Otanm Louis "Odie" Chapman who is the father of Val and Al Chapman.
You never know who you are going to run into. I think it's cool. Don't you?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What do children need?

I got a message from Brant and he told me that Eli has memorized the first 8 Articles of Faith. That is amazing. I am so proud of him. When I was 5 years old I don't think I even knew waht the Articles of Faith were. I'm grateful for good children who are good parents, which all of you are. Even those of you who don't have children yet, I know you'll be good parents when you do have them.
I just got this in my e-mail this morning.
Author Jay Strack says children need four things. First, they need a model... someone who says, "Here's how we do it" and then shows them how by example. Our children sometimes learn more from what's caught than taught. Second, they need a mentor... someone to share wisdom and experiences with them... a guide by their side. Third, they need a motivator... someone who says, "You can do it!"... someone to encourage them. Fourth, they need a monitor... someone to keep an eye on them... someone who always knows who they're with, what they're doing and where they're going.
I agree with him. I hope I was that kind of father. I think I was to some extent. Anyway, I love all of you and I'm grateful for your willingness to do those things that are right and raising your children the right way.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

You're probably wondering why I don't write anything in my blog. Sometimes I have a hard time putting into words what I want to say. Sometimes it's easier for me to express how I feel through music. I first heard this song when I was driving truck between Farmington and Albuquerque. I think it expresses how I feel about my wife and family. I love all of you. Please listen and enjoy.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A great song

I received the following song in my e-mail and I wanted to share it with everyone. It is a touching song. I hope you all enjoy it.

GI Joe and Lilly