Saturday, March 30, 2019

In The Paper

Daddy did not talk about his war years. I have always said that this is one of my biggest regrets - not learning about his war years. I found this article while doing some of our family research. Evidently, he was involved in some very impressive events during the war. This award was "for outstanding performance of duty against the enemy."

Large Family - 12

I chose to combine two post Large Family and 12. George Marlow and Sallie Lucille had twelve children. This is the homeplace that was bought about 1905 between Tioga and Gunter. This is one of the earliest pictures we have of the place. Evidently it was named "The Lone Oak Farm." Oh, it these walls could talk - the stories they could tell. 

The following picture was taken about 1938 at Easter.

Thursday, March 7, 2019


Jessie Clark Scoggins, or "Uncle" to the family, was my grandfather's, George Marlow Scoggins, brother. He was born in Van Alstyne, Texas to William Anderson and Sarah Scoggins. He was the youngest of their children. I remember Daddy once telling me that he was "different". I never questioned what was different about him. Then last summer when we were visiting with a cousin talking about the family she made the same comment, but she went on to tell us how he was different. 
He always lived with his parents. After they passed away in 1920, he moved in with Papa and Granny. He raised chickens and sold the eggs for money to buy groceries to help feed the family. By the time I came along he was just an older man, sitting in the corner of the room in a rocking chair, that we called "Uncle".