“I spend a lot of time looking at your work too. You make amazing, deep, rich, provocative, paintings that are beautiful in themselves—a true pleasure to behold. Your implicit attitude of bold, incisive seriousness, and realistic intelligent courage, and clear fresh deeply conscientious love make me rethink the banality of American Beauty and Love American Style. You have a gift for elevating the everyday into something holy, sacrosanct.”—patrick myers about my work
Today I got an email from a woman who was wondering if we were related because our family trees connected on Ancestry.com. She was a Reed and I told her that my Grandma’s (Nancy a.k.a. Mammaw) mom (Telia) was a Reed and that Bert Reed was Telia’s father, my great great grandpa. This is what she wrote back!:
Hi Katherine, Bert Reed was my grandpa Homer Reed’s brother and I met him years ago when we went to the Reed Reunion that they used to have.
My two great-grandmothers were sisters. O’tilla McDonald Reed was the Paternal one and we always knew her as Telia and several relatives were named for her, including your great -grandma. I am trying to find out more about her as I wondered why so many named their children after her.
I think I may have pictures of your Bert Reed when te brothers were younger and an old picture of a family reunion when about 1917=1919. Can’t remember which right now. It had a slew of relatives and is one of those pictures that is about 12 to 18 inches long.
I don’t want to give you more information than you want so I will let you tell me what you would like to know.
One thing that may interest you though, is that the Reed family goes back to Maine and before that to England.
another thing I learned recently is that Clara (I think was the first name) Newnam had a copy of this information and I have a family that has the history which was contained in a Reed family bible from the 1700s to the 1800s.
I have more acurate info, I just am not looking it up right now as I write.
My mother and father divorced when I was young, so I didn’t get to know my fathers family as I would have liked to have known them but dad remarried and my sister and I are in close contact with them so I am hoping they have some of the information I want. They are excited about the research I am doing, too. Let me know anything youd like to know. Hugs, Joan
Just bought these for less than $30, which I’m really stoked about. Mainly because they are usually $35, this price includes shipping, the nice lady at DSW gave me a $10 off coupon.
Feel free to use the code: MARCH10 for checkout and you’ll get the $10 off as well, but the offer ends on March 15, 2010. Valid only at dsw.com. Enter Promotion code MARCH10 at checkout the receive @10 off a regularly-priced purchase of $10 or more March 9-15, 2010. Dollars off will be configured by your subtotal purchase amount in your shopping cart. May be combined with up to two certificates (e.g., Rewards certificates) and not valid with other offers (e.g., 20% off) Excluders Skechers Shape-ups and Reebok Easy Tones. Gift cards, gift wrap, shipping, and takes do not count toward the qualifying amount. Not valid in stores for cash or cash equivalent, or toward previous purchases. Terms and conditions are subject to change at the discretion of DSW.
My eyes are tired and I want to sleep, but I have lots of papers to write before tomorrow.
Goodreads Bookswap! Find a book you want→ You pay for shipping → The owner ships the book→ You enjoy a good read!
More than 10,000 books are up for grabs on Goodreads Bookswap, and now you can get them in a batch. If you request more than one book from someone, you now have the option to bundle the books on one shipping label. You save money, the shipper uses one box (and still gets credit for sending each book), and everybody wins!
I just got 2 Charlaine Harris books for about $4.50!
Artlink would like to fill its Main Gallery with postcard mail art from around the world. So Artlink is asking artists to submit entries for display in a unique exhibition, Postcard Mail Art Show that will be held on April 9 and 10, 2010. All proceeds will benefit Artlink’s annual exhibition expenses. The public is invited to attend the opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 9.
There is no jury, no entry fee and no return of artwork. Artlink will retain 100% of the proceeds from postcard sales, but the artist will get something, too. All artists submitting a postcard will have their names posted on the Artlink website (www.artlinkfw.com).
There is no designated theme to this show, so artists are encouraged to let their creativity run wild. Submitted postcards must be an original drawing, painting, photograph, collage or mixed media, and must be standard postcard size (4 inches x 6 inches). The artwork on the postcard can be either horizontal or vertical, but only one side of the postcard will be displayed, so please design accordingly. Postcards must be received by April 1, 2010 to be included in the show. Artwork can be mailed to Artlink in an envelope or as an actual postcard (with stamp and cancellation mark).
On the back of the postcard, please include: name, full mailing address, title of artwork, medium, email address and website if available. All postcards should be mailed to: Artlink, 437 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. For more information please contact Artlink atDeb@artlinkfw.com or 260.424.7195 or go to www.artlinkfw.com.
Artlink is a not-for-profit contemporary art gallery founded in 1978 whose mission is to showcase artwork of highest quality by emerging and mid-career artists and provide educational programs for the community. Artlink is a funded member of Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne.