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Monday, November 22, 2010

SIMEON AND NANCY LAKE FAMILY_WALTER TITUS_PATSIE REDDICK Lineage & connections.

Map of Freestone County Texas highlighting Fai...Image via Wikipedia


According to research, Edward (better known as "Ned") Titus and his wife Chlorie were among the slaves brought from South Carolina to Arkansas, and to Freestone County, Texas in 1852 by their masters the Simeon and Nancy Lake Family.

…..Ned and Chlorie had eleven children. They were:

Timothy (Tite)/ born 1844

Frances / born 1846

Jim born /1852

Harriet/ born 1854


Walter /born 1856


Henry /born 1859

Emma/ born 1861

Suddie / (?)

Willie /born 1867

Levi /born 1869

Guydon (Guy) /born 1874





HISTORY OF FREESTONE COUNTY PAGES 500-01 VOLUME II/story # 870
Lake, Simeon and Nancy by Leslie Lake and Mrs. Stanley M. Erskine

In the year 1852 a family came to Freestone County, Texas by ox wagon from a four year's residence in Arkansas where they were detained by the high waters of the Mississippi River on their trek from South Carolina to Texas. They were Simeon and Nancy Lake and their earthly possessions were on four wagons moved by ten oxen. The family was made up of the father, mother, three daughters and four sons, along with a family of five negro slaves….

Nancy was very happy with her new home and devoted her time to the needs of her children… The two negro women did all the housework, cooking, etc., as well as, working in the fields in cotton chopping and cotton picking seasons.

(Notes) 1830's-1930's CHORES…that were a part of housework comprised:

COOKING *CANNING*WASHING*IRONING*CLEANING*MILKING COWS*TENDING GARDENS*HAULING WATER*WOODCUTTING*SPINNING *SEWING *WEAVING*CARDING WOOL AND COTTON *QUILTING * CROCHETING *TATTING*RUG MAKING*EMBROIDERY AND OTHER NEEDLEWORK *NURSING THE SICK *BABYSITTING*PLOWING FIELDS AND PLANTING CROPS *MENDING FENCES*HARVESTING CROPS CONSERVING FRUIT AND VEGETABLES* FISHING AND HUNTING ( To supply the family with extra food).


Most settlers were God Fearing and Church goers, so were very familiar with Proverbs 31:10-31 ,which had a very strong influence upon what was expected of a good wife and woman of the times.



  • A capable wife who can find?
  • Her value is far more than that of corals.
  • In her the heart of her owner has put trust, and there is no gain lacking.
  • She has rewarded him with good and not bad, all the days of her life.
  • She has sought wool and linen, and she works at whatever is the desire of her hands.
  • She has proved to be like the ships of a merchant. From far away she brings in her food.
  • She also gets up while it I still night, and gives food to her household and the prescribed portion to her young women.
  • She has considered a field and proceeded to obtain it: from the fruitage of her hands she has planted a vineyard.
  • She has girded her hips with strength, and she invigorates her arms,
  • She has sensed that her trading is good: her lamp does not go out at night.
  • Her hands she has thrust out to the distaff, her own hands take hold of the spindle.
  • Her palm she has stretched out to the afflicted one, and her hands she has thrust out to the poor one.
  • She does not fear for her household because of the snow, for all her household are clothed with double garments.
  • Coverlets she has made for herself. Her clothing is of linen and wool dyed reddish purple.
  • Her owner is someone known in the gates, when he sits down with the older men of the land.
  • She has made even undergarments and proceeded to sell (them), and belts she has given to the tradesmen.
  • Strength and splendor are her clothing, and she laugh at a future day.
  • Her mouth she has opened in wisdom, and the law of loving kindness is upon her tongue.
  • She is watching over the goings on of her household, and the bread of laziness she does not eat.
  • Her sons have risen up and proceeded to pronounce her happy: her owner [ rises up], and he praises her.
  • There are many daughters that have shown capableness, but you- you have ascended above them all.
  • Charm may be false, and prettiness may be vain; [but] the woman that fears Jehovah is the one that procures praise for herself
  • Give her of the fruitage of her hand, and let her works praise her even in the gates.
    New World Translation of the Holy Bible

    Watchtower Bible and Tract Society


WILBUR T. (BILL) TITUS SAYS: "….I am certain that Aunt Patsie taught her daughters to quilt. It was characteristic of the period for mothers of the period to teach their daughters to perform other homemaking skills….


MABLE CLOUD - born 1925—states that she and her six sisters learned to piece and quilt from their mother Lula Mae (Tarkington) Smith and their grandmother and women who lived in their community of Petersburg or Kerens, Texas. They had community quilting bees, going from house to house helping neighbors to make winter quilts…..


GLADYS CELIA DURHAM-HENRY (born 1906-died 1996) …was born in Butler, Texas… into a family of quilters, including her mother Ellen Anna Titus-Durham,(b.1884-d.1930) ;her grandmother, Patsie Reddick-Manning. She completed schooling that was available to her community (up to the eighth grade) and married her husband Willie Elbert Henry, Sr. in 1924….
Her quilting activity was part and parcel of the activities she undertook to support and nuture her household. In addition to quilting, she sewed clothes for people, crocheted, tatted, and made rag rugs. Like the farmwoman she was, she canned fresh vegetables from the kitchen garden she tended herself….
Yet, the legacy of her quilting is especially notable, as all participants in the exhibit "QUILTS OF COLOR: THREE GENERATIONS IN AN AFRO-TEXAN FAMILY" point to her as a central influence…she is even the most direct influence on the quilting career of her grand daughter ,Sherry Byrd.


Pat Jasper, Director
Texas Folklife Resources Gallery , Austin, Texas…1999


KATIE MAE DURHAM-TATUM INTERVIEW by Pat Jasper, director of Texas Folklife Gallery/Austin, Texas, 1999.
"….my parents were Willie Anderson Durham and Ellen Anna Titus-Durham. My mother was the mother of 12 children….4 girls and 7 boys. One child died in childbirth, that made the 12th child….it was a girl.


…..I am the nineth child of the group…My sister Gladys…was the fourth child…born about 1906.
My mother (Ellen Anna) taught me to quilt and my grandmother passed away when I was probably 8 years old more or less, so I didn't get to see a lot of her quilting…(but she quilted)....I know that by going through her home….


…Back in those days, after the people laid by their crops…gathered their crops in the fall of the year, that was the main thing that most women did, was go from house to house and help each other quilt. And they quilted for cover because they didn't have enough money to buy blankets. That was out of the question.
….most of them piece string quilts and then they piece what's called stars and things of that sort… my mother, she quilted along the same lines.


I learned right from my mother…right at home. And she taught me how and it wasn't no time that I picked it up. The Lord just blessed me and I loved it…


I can't say the exact age, but {I learned to quilt} probably around 8 years old because my mother began to teach me early. Cooking and keeping house and sewing and quilting.


{The first quilts I made}…were string quilts…I never tied. Gladys did a lot of tying, my sister…but I cut and I pieced and quilted, that's what I did….


…My mother and the mothers in that day in the communities, when the children were at school… they would go to each other's house and help each other quilt just for a whole day while the children were at school. And then they would always make sure they would be home when the children returned home from school….


I never did go from house to house, but this is what my mother did and the rest of the mothers….I would be at school at that time cause fall and winter were the times that they quilted, you know helping each other.


{The first quilts I made } probably was a string quilt or either a nine-patch quilt… I really started quilting on my own when I was 16 years old. That was after I married. I married young, 15 and a half years. And I was completely on my own…so I had to quilt for cover. Piece and quilt for cover.


I didn't piece any while we lived away from here [Freestone County], only in Austin. I pieced a little bit but not too much… since moving back…I pieced 4 or 5 ,more or less strings quilts. And anytime anybody sees them they will buy them before they will any other.


….I quilted with my sister Gladys and sister Clara when I was living in Denver….I had two quilt tops…We came down here on vacation in 1954…I brought my tops with me, thinking that I would get them quilted… this is [when] they helped me quilt that quilt [Lone Star quilt] to take back to Colorado. But it was so hot we only did one.


PAT JASPER COMMENTS ON KATIE MAE TATUM INTERVIEW…..
"After leaving home and relocating to Denver….[Katie Mae Tatum] dropped quilting as one of her regular pastimes. When Mrs. Tatum and her husband (Henry) returned to Texas, (1977), her sister Gladys, was living just down the road. In an effort to relieve her sister of some of the demand on her time, Mrs. Tatum began accepting some of her quilting work. Soon, she was again quilting daily.





"QUEEN OF STRINGS"
String Pieced quilts by Katie Mae Durham-Tatum (born 1917-).




JUANITA LOUISE HENRY-DURHAM –born June l,1921.


Juanita is the second child of seven children born to the marriage of Stacia Manning and Ezekiel Henry….
Juanita says, "My childhood was very interesting….I played basketball and our team won a trophy when I attended Owens Chapel School which had ten grades…..I graduated from Dogan High School in Fairfield, Texas.


I married Alonzo O'neil Durham on December 27,1941 and to this union five children were born……All my sisters and brothers still live in the Butler community where we were born except for one sister who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


I started piecing and quilting at nine years of age. (My sister Merdis also quilts.) I have always been a homemaker…I stayed home to raise my children and filled my days with canning of fresh vegetables and fruits…


Because of our love for quilting----some of our family was featured in the Fort Worth -Star Telegram on April 13,2002 in an article 'STITCHES IN TIME".

I have made lots of quilts and have given each child and grandchild one; Plus some of the great grandchildren……








Juanita Louise Henry-Durham. The "QUEEN OF STRING PIECED STARS"
and Earnestine, one of her twin daughters. She has had a lifelong best friend in Katie Mae
Tatum. She married Katie Mae's younger brother LONZO.









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WALTER TITUS FAMILY LINEAGE THRU HIS FIRST WIFE PATSIE REDDICK-TITUS



They had one child: Ellen Anna and she married Willie Anderson (Papa Bud) Durham in 1898.

*(Bob Uzzel married one of Willie Anderson Durham's great grandaughters)
http://heraldindependent.com/bookmark/19941692/article-Historian+connects+with+locals#

They had 12 children,36 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. (No known photo of Ellen Anna exists.)



Willie Anderson Durham (Papa Bud)





Cuny Anderson Durham and wife Romy.
He was  born in February 1901 and died May 1969.



Clara Venetta Durham-Peters. She was born
November 1,1903 and died September 30, 1999.
She married Prince Peters.



Lillie Elliet Durham-Guaritty. Born
September 1,1904 and died September 1982.
She married Fred Guaritty.


)
Gladys Celia Durham-Henry ("BIG MAMA"
Born July23,1906 and died April 1996.
She married Willie Elbert Henry Sr.




Capoleon Yale Durham  and wife Eula.
Born 1907-died 1988.




*JOHN WESLEY(Freedney) died as a youngster 1911-1921(No photo available.)


Walter and his wife Ovena Simmons-Durham.
Born June 29,1915-died



Katie Mae Durham-Tatum
Born August 18,1917-
She married Henry Tatum.



Alonzo O'neil  ("LONZO")  Durham and his wife ,Juanita Louise  Henry-Durham.
Lonzo was born March 6,1921-died March 24,2006. His wife of 64 years,Juanita,was
born June 1,1921..She was Lonzo's sister, Katie Mae's ,lifetime best friend from
childhood and also first cousins to Willie Elbert Henry,Sr.....husband of
Lonzo's sister,Gladys. Juanita and Lonzo were also cousins via their shared grandmother,
Patsie Reddick., Lonzo thru the Titus lineage from Patsie's first marriage
 and Juanita thru the Manning lineage from
Patsie's second marriage.




HAROLD JAMES DURHAM...born October 21,1923--died September 29,1981(No photo available)



Eleanore Durham ....died in childbirth.(No photo available)



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Next we will focus in on the four daughters in the family, their sister-in-law; Juanita Louise Henry-Durham,( who married Alonzo Durham) and some of the wonderful quilts that they all created during their lives. Stay tuned to the creative "TELL AND SHOW" of quilts that are yet to come.
Sherry Ann













TELL AND SHOW

Gladys Celia Durham-Henry (Born July 23,1906-Died April,1996)


She was born in Butler, Texas. Her Parents were Willie Anderson (Papa Bud) Durham and Ellen Anna Titus-Durham. 

Grandparents were: Rance and Alice (MacDonald) Durham (paternal) and Walter and Patsie (Reddick) Titus (maternal).

Great Grandparents: Allen and Hannah (Wafer) Durham ;Anderson MacDonald;Edward "Ned" and Chlora (Dunbar) Titus.

Great,great,Grandparent: Gubbie (or Gobi) Durham. A slave owned by the Robert Winfield Durham family of Durham, North Carolina.

Gladys attended school at Owens Chapel Public School, which had 8-10 grade levels. She was one of the better students and in her earlier years, she was sometimes called upon to be a substitute teacher of the small community school.

Gladys was born into a family of quilt makers. She was taught to piece and quilt by watching her mother ...Ellen Anna Titus and her grandmother Patsie Reddick-Titus. 

Gladys was very active in the Sewing Circle of her church as the program below reveals:

Here are a few of the beautiful quilts which she created during her lifetime....












This Folkart creation and the one directly below it were inspired from
Newspaper Crossword Puzzles. Gladys loved to use them as patterns
for developing quilt ideas.


























Gladys Henry's Handpainted Bible Story Quilt. Created
around 1969. This is the very last quilt I (Sherry A. Byrd)
ever saw my grandmother work on. She was creating it the
year I graduated from High School and went off to college
that Fall  to Sam Houston State University. It would be 40
years before I would ever lay eyes on this art work again.I
retrieved it from being thrown on the burnpile or trash heap.




Gladys also created her own clothes,sewed for others as a seamstress ,created many wonderful crafts and canned her own garden foods which she raised herself.










Show and Tell

Katie Mae Durham-Tatum (Born 1917-)
Katie Mae and her husband, Henry Tatum.

Katie Mae was the nineth child of Willie Anderson and Ellen Anna Durham. She was taught at the age of eight years old to cook,clean house and make quilts by her mother. This was very fortunate for Katie Mae, as her mother Ellen Anna died four years later when she was twelve years old. She then helped her father to raise her two younger brothers until she married at the age of fifteen to Henry Tatum.After that she was totally on her own when it came to providing covers for her household for the cold winter months.

Katie Mae loved quilt making  and she and her lifelong best friend Juanita Henry-Durham spent a lifetime 
creating quilts together and alone.

Her farm home provided a Christian atmosphere. She remembers vividly her mother's teachings, and the living example that Ellen Titus Durham presented.

She attended Owens Chapel School, Freestone County, Texas, where she completed the 8th grade under the instruction of Mr. M.J. Manning.

During her youth she attended Pine Top Methodist Church, where she was active until she married Henry Tatum on February 19,1933 and moved to the Avant Community. She continued her religious work there and served as a Sunday School teacher.

The Tatum's moved to Austin, Texas, stayed several years and then went to Denver, Colorado, where she was most active in the work of the Lord.

While in Colorado, she held positions of leadership and responsibility on the local and state levels. Some of these positions include Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, District Missionary for 12 years, State Treasurer for the Sunday School Department, and Secretary for the Metropolitan District.

She is a licensed evangelist, a dynamic, eloquent speaker, and works faithfully in her church, Fairfield Church of God In Christ, No.1. She is also a godparent.

Her husband died on April 9, 1986.

Her neice, Earnestine Williams, says as follows: "She is nominated as one of the persons for (Titus family) Who's Who because of her care and love for many, many people that she comes  in contact with. She always greets everyone with a big beautiful smile and a pat on the hand. Her beautiful smile and even tempered disposition sets her aside from the average person and personifies the many attributes that are so magnificantly displayed. ....she is more than WONDERFUL!!!"

She loves God, her family, and people in general.

 Her hobbies include flower gardening, fishing and quilting.


Here are some of Katie Mae's wonderful folkart creations for you to enjoy!!!







This beautiful Lone Star Quilt was pieced by Katie Mae Tatum,
while she resided in Austin, Texas. In 1954 when she and her
husband, Henry came home from Denver,Colorado for a vacation,
she and her sisters Gladys and Clara hand quilted it together.



This quilt was begun by Clara V. Durham-Peters, but had to be finished by
her younger sister, Katie Mae after Clara went blind while creating it.


This is Clara Venetta Durham-Peters. She was born in 1903-died in 1999.
Clara married Prince Peters and lived a simple country life as the photo
below shows. She and her husband Prince lived in the Butler area of
 Freestone County, Texas. They had no children.

Clara was a quilt maker and sometimes quilted with her sisters Gladys
and Katie Mae...before she went blind.




Katie Mae's Pinwheel Quilt on display in Quilts of Color Exhibit ,Texas Folklife
Resources Gallery, Austin, Texas...1999.









This beautiful folkart piece was created from handkerchiefs which
belonged to Henry Tatum, Katie Mae's husband.


Besides quilt making Katie Mae also became very
good at embroidery as the two photos above show.



Tell and Show

Juanita Louise Henry-Durham (Born 1921-)

Is the best friend to Katie Mae Tatum and married Katie Mae's younger brother, Alonzo (Lonzo) O'neal Durham. 

On June 1,1921, a bundle of joy was delivered to Stacia Manning and Ezekiel Henry. They named her Juanita Louise. The bundle of joy grew up to be a good wife and mother, a wonderful person, a good neighbor and citizen, and a servant of God.

Juanita, the second of seven children, grew up in a religious farm environment in the Butler community of Freestone County. Her life was greatly influenced by her parents. Her mother had varied skills ,but was a great homemaker who delighted in quilting and canning fruits and vegetables She was known throughout the community for her cooking.

 Her father was an avid farmer and friend to humanity.

Juanita says that her childhood was very interesting and that she began piecing and quilting at the age of nine. This is still one of her hobbies. She loves to quilt, garden, can and be involved with the church, community activities, such as the Senior citizen volunteers and hold offices in the church.


She has been a member of the Methodist Church since she was 15 years old. She has held the office of Membership secretary since 1976. She served as chairman of the Communion Stewards for 20 years and serves in the Pastor's Parish Relations Committee. 

At the Butler Senior Center she has volunteered for 25+ years. She was named Senior Citizen of the year in 1990 and 2002.

At the Hunter-Titus Family Reunions she holds the title of "BLACK EYED PEA QUEEN",because she supplies her delicious black-eyed peas at the annual event.

Juanita attended  school with her long time sweetheart, Lonzo, at Owens Chapel School and later married him in 1941.She has been a devoted wife and mother for 64 years.

 She graduated from Dogan High School in Fairfield, Tx. 
While at Dogan she was member of the trophy winning Basketball team.

Juanita loves to quilt and it is even reported by her children that their father Lonzo occassionally helped her with the quilt top piecing in the winter time when he sometimes could not get out to the fields to work.


Alonzo O'neal (aka.Lonzo) Durham was born on March 6, 1921 in Freestone County, Texas. He was the 10th of 12 children to Willie Anderson Durham and Ellen Anna Titus-Durham.

 His paternal grandparents were Rance and Alice McDonald-Durham .( Rance was selected as a Republican District  Road Commissioner and County Chairman in Freestone county in 1912.)

Rance owned property near Red Lake that he farmed.The place was called the"Jolly Slute"in former times. He later built a cotton gin and syrup mill on his property to use himself  and for the people of the community. His place became the regular meeting place for the surrounding communities. Rance's history is recorded in the Freestone County History Books, Volume I, Stories # 286-87,page 349. 

Lonzo attended Owens Chapel Public School and  graduated 10th grade in 1936. He followed in the footsteps of his father, Willie Anderson Durham and his grandfather Rance Durham. He became a farmer and rancher for the rest of his life. Because of his constant involvement in community life and affairs, he was often referred to as "The Black Attorney of Butler". He had a keen sense of tracking down things...

Alonzo says: "My childhood was very interesting."

 Most of my brothers and sister stayed in the Fairfield and Butler area to raise their families. Two brothers and one sister went to Denver, Colorado. But Lonzo stayed in and around Butler his entire life.

Lonzo goes on to say " I learned very quickly how to take care of myself and became self sufficent. I planted small truck patches to earn money and thus farming became a passion, where I learned to bargain and sell.

I have farmed and raised cattle my entire life. I raised cattle with A. N. McCallum of Austin, Texas for many years before I took a construction job. I retired from Traylor and Sons Construction in 1984. 

I provided for my wife and children through those means. 

I also raised peaches, peas, corn, tomatoes, okra and other vegetables and fruits. I peddled them from the back of my truck to outlying communities and neighborhoods...It afforded a comfortable living for my family. 

I married Juanita Louise Henry on December 27, 1941 and to this union five children were born. Beauford, Monson, Joyce and twins Earnestine and Ilene.

My passion to help people led me to many communities where I shared information on how to raise cattle, new leases of property throughout the area, etc.

I am a active member of Union United Methodist church and served as a Trustee... also in many other capacities..."
 I have been the chairman for the upkeep and consultant on where families are buried for the Pine Top Cemetery for 30+ years.Lonzo has been the chairman of the Board of the Pine Top Cemetery for more than 25 years and a member of the Owens Chapel/Pine Top Community Council and a Volunteer for the Butler Senior Citizens. He also served the Senior Citizen center where he volunteered to haul off the trash away weekly. 

  (His health failed in 2003 and he had to retire from these duties.) 

Lonzo departed this life on March 4, 2006 in Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco, Texas following a length stay in Mya Health Care and Fairview Nursing Homes.

He left behind, Juanita, his wife of 64 years, five children, and one sister, Katie Mae Tatum of Fairfield. He had 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Lonzo's maternal grand parents were Walter and Patsie Reddick-Titus.Walter's family had been slaves to the Simeon and Nancy Lake family who came to Freestone County,Tx from South Carolina. Walter's family history is also recorded in the Freestone County History books, Volume II,page 500,Story #870...Titus,Edward "Ned".

Lonzo's mother, Ellen Anna, died at the age of 49 in July 1930, when he was very young. He was raised by his older sister, Katie Mae.

His mother was a homemaker and his father was a farmer who raised tobacco, made home made sorghum syrup and raised sweet potatoes. He died in 1965. 
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Juanita and her sisters learned the art of quilt making from their mother, Stacia Manning-Henry. 

Stacia Manning-Henry (Born December 9,1897-Died November 11,1982).Stacia
was born in Oakwood, Texas and attended School in Freestone County.She is the
Mother of Juanita Louise Henry-Durham. Stacia created and quilted the Ninepatch
shown below . This quilt is 100+ years old.





Jaunita's father ,Ezekiel Henry, was born April 8,1892 to Jeff and Delphia Henry. Delphia was sold as a slave at the age of 8 years and brought to Texas from Alabama. 

Ezekeil's father,Jeff Henry, died in 1924 and his mother Delphia, died in June 1934. 

Jeff came from Mississippi and settled in Marshall, Texas in the 1800s. 

Ezekiel lived longer than any of his brothers and sisters. He lived to be 84 years young and died on January 4, 1976. 

Ezekiel's siblings were according to age:

Moriah
Samantha
Lewis
Elbert--father of W.E. (Willie Elbert Henry, Sr.) Juanita's 1st cousin, who married Gladys Celia Durham-Henry. W.E. was an only child.
Gennie
Jeff
Watt
Ezekiel--Juania's Henry-Durham's father.
Sims

Juanita's mother, Stacia Manning-Henry, was the grandaughter of Patsie Reddick Manning (formerly Titus). Stacia, was born to Alf and Sarah Jackson-Simmons-Manning. Stacia, died November 11,1982. Stacia's father Alf (Alfraid) Manning died Frebruary 4, 1934. Her mother, Sarah died June 16, 1942. Stacia lived to be 74 years young and lived six years longer than her husband, Ezekiel Henry.

Stacia's siblings according to age are:

Stacia
John Wesley
Ossie
Bronson
Alfraid (Lutton)
Hortense
Rachel
Gertrude
Owen Jake (O.J.)
Joel

Stacia's Half Brothers and sisters were:

Edgar
W.J.
Sarah Annie
Mary Jane (Babe)
Clara (Doll)
Johnnie
Matilda

Stacia's children were:

Merdis-- born February 22,1920
Juanita --  born June 1,1921
Tyree--born March 13,1923
Delores--born May28,1926
Alton--born March 10,1929
Wilson--born November 22,1932



Here are some of the wonderful creations that have come from Juanita's hands over the years:

This "LAZY GAL"/#1 creation was created from the old farm
shirts and work clothes worn by Lonzo Durham...who was a
farmer all his life.

Hand dyed lining for "Lazy Gal /#1.
Family Quilt makers Interview With Star-Telegram Reporter
in Spring of 2002.

Some of Juanita's Star Studded Creations




And there are the varied sized "Squares"


BIG SQUARES AND REVERSIBLE, TOO.


Parade of the reversible "Lazy Gals"....

Lazy Gal #2/Side 1
Lazy Gal # 2/side 2
Lazy Gal #3/Side 1
Lazy Gal 3/side 2
Lazy #4/Side 1
Lazy Gal #4/Side 

Lazy Gal #5/Side 1

Lazy Gal #5/Side 2
Lazy Gal #6/Side 1

Lazy Gal #6/Side 2

Inner Works of  Cotton batting in Lazy Gal #6.

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 REASONS TO LOVE FREESTONE COUNTY

Sunrise
 Storms Clouds rolling  in......




Sunsets


Gorgeous Skyscapes


Moon Phase on a dark Night
Moon Rise

Stormy Sky Scapes




Gorgeous Rainbows
Birds' Nests High In The Trees

Red Clay Roads

I suppose these are some of the same reasons so many settlers who migrated to this county came to love it so much, along with other reasons.The views are as varied and facsinating as the people who reside in their midst. Sorry for the digression .....but I was just looking thru some of my many photo albums and couldn't resist sharing some of them with you....I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.....


TILL NEXT TIME......Sherry Ann












































































































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