Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Family History

I thought some of you might like to read some of the things I have found about the Family!
I got this story from R.S. Sanders:
Wesley shared with his brother Romulus and brother in law Andrew McWilliams, the lease of 160 acres of land in 1884, with an agreement to build two log cabins, 14 feet square in size. Wesley and Lizzy Sanders probably lived in one of these cabins.

Wesley and Lizzy moved to Shackleford Countty in the 1890's They finally settled near Fort Griffin in Shackleford County. Some of their children were born in Caldwell county, but most of the children were born, went to school and were married in Shackleford county, Texas. Wesley and Lizzy became land owners and respectable citizens of Shackleford county. Unlike his brothers, and sisters Wesley refused to move from place to place. Lizzy McKean Sanders died in 1913 and Wesley married Ora Gandy that same year, Sept. 26, in Shackleford county Ora bore him several more children.

A daughter-in-law recalled some of the traits that Wesley had. She recalled that Wesley never believed in having an excess of chopped wood, or in later years kerosene fuel.His wife would remind him well ahead of time that more wood or kerosene was needed. Yet , only when the last log was on the fire would Wesley move to get more wood. He also had a habit of laying something down and forgetting where he had put it. (Several other Sanders have that trait.)Wesley had a quick temper and a deep respect for women. Once a fellow came over to borrow Wesley's gun. The fellow had been drinking, and Wesley refused to lend him the gun for this reason. The drinking man began to curse loudly in the hearing of his wife. Wesley's hand came out of his pocket with what appeared to be an open knife, because he had opened it so fast. His nephews, Henry and Andrew Sanders, caught his hand just as the knife reached the fellow's throat, saving his life.
Wesley also liked his whiskey. If he had a bad habit it was his drinkin. This habit became so bad that he could not drive. His wife had to drive to town for groceries. One day as his wife was leaving to get groceries, she turned to him and asked him, "Is there anything I can get you?" He replied "Bring me a Bible." He began reading and studying it. He became a preacher for awhile and held revivals in various country churches. One of these churches was at Curry Chapel in Haskell, Texas. Wesley is buried in Albany, Texas between his two wives.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Welcome to New Faces

I just sent out a mass email to everyone to invite them to check out the new site, so hopefully we should be seeing some new faces around here soon. Remember, anyone and everyone is invited (nay encouraged!) to add content and participate. So please leave us a comment, or shoot us an email, and we'll get you set up with authoring rights.

Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by. 

(note: The frog-cat photo doesn't have anything to do with anything; I just thought it was funny)

Friday, October 3, 2008

WWII Memorial Site Updated

Dad sent me an email yesterday letting me know that the WWII Memorial website was recently updated with Grandpa's information. Charles Nathan Lindley's honoree page was updated with his information and photo, so if you want to check it out, just hit the link.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

This is important!

Hey! I want my picture on the decent family news/info/photo site...como sadisas!!!

(edit: Brandi, you are awesome, heheh... I have this photo from my cell phone, if you want a different photo up here just email it to me - Britt)

Chuck Joining the Ranks as a Site Author

Hope everyone can enjoy the blog

Fresh from the Bakery: Bailee Elizabeth Lindley

Tuesday morning, early, we added another Lindley to our ranks. Bailee Elizabeth Lindley was born to my brother Eric and his wife Lisa in Grapevine, TX at 1:37am September 30th, 2008. She weighs 5 lbs. 6 oz, and is 18.5 inches long.

Lisa and the baby are doing great, and expect to be released from the hospital today. Eric is doing about as well as Eric usually does, which isn't saying a whole lot. :)

If you'd like to see more pictures from the hospital, I've added a web album to my Picasa site with a ton of them for your viewing pleasure.

First Post! The Luther Lindley Site Goes Live

Hello everyone!

My dad and I were lamenting the loss of the old Luther Lindley website from years ago, when I started thinking that it might be easier to maintain a decent family news/info/photo site if we used a blog format. So, we've spun up this little site. 

This place will be very easy to maintain, shouldn't ever "dissapear" like the old one, and the best thing is that everyone can participate. Comment on posts, and I'll add you to the "authors" listing on the site so that you can post articles as well. It's easy, and you can add links to other site, photos, or anything you like.

Thhanks for stopping by, and keep your eye out for updates.