Welcome back Team David followers,
Happy Hump Day to everyone! I am doing well today with no aches, pains, or complaints. The overcast skies made for a perfect autumn day drive. The overnight rains will help bring out the scarlets, auburns, and oranges in the leaves as the days shorten and the night temperatures become cooler. I find the autumn season to be a little bit on the depressing side as Mother Nature winds downs for the year. I find solace in the fact of knowing all will be re-born again when the cycle is completed in spring.
I drove up to my hometown of Franklin to visit with grandma and mom. My grandmother continues to be amazing in her recovery and I am in awe of how well she has progressed in just a short time. She is eating solid foods now and it won’t be too long before the feeding tube is removed. Grandma mobility has returned to her par level as she is able to dart about the house without the use of her walking cane.
Today while I was out driving around I noticed a couple of old, overgrown cemeteries out in the middle of farm fields. I couldn’t help but think of those interned there and how the families have left the vegetation and undergrowth take over the hollow ground. I have volunteered in the past to go clean up the limestone headstones and markers in some of the area’s oldest cemeteries. I will admit it is not an easy task to clean the tiny cracks and crevices of the limestone, but the reward for your work is uplifting when can actually read the once faded lettering. I enjoy traveling around to these old final resting places to seek out my family descendants which I have added to my ever growing Fleming Family Tree.
Another pastime of mine is the role of Administrator for The Fleming’s of Sumner County Tennessee. One of my projects I am working on is our family tree. I joined the most popular Utah based genealogy web site five years ago and started researching. My surname is Fleming and I really didn’t have a clue as to our origins. The rich history of my family progress into the state in the late 1790’s has become a worthwhile project for me personally as I researched the great stories, newspaper articles, and oral history. So far, I have over 14,000 people in my tree. It has many branches and it could be used a great tool for history buffs.
Well folks, this is a wrap up for today. The middle of the week is now gone and the weekend will be here before you know it.
Go Team David!
Stay positive until tomorrow…
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~ Louis C. K.
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