Tuesday, February 21, 2012
rumor had it that the pelicans were back along the river. Who would have thought there are pelicans in the midwest? R and I went to check the rumor out. tow and barge going down the river, I'm not sure if its the Mississippi or the Missouri. Alton is close to the confluence of both these rivers. the dam makes this a good place for eagles and pelicans to have easy hunting. We didn't see any pelicans or eagles. Our winter has been too too warm for them to be plentiful. Good thing is I've found a new place to photograph, there is a migratory bird preserve that I didn't know about
Saturday, February 18, 2012
James J Ruth, my grandfather in his World War 1 uniform. He died when I was 8 so my memories of him are alittle fuzzy.
I've started research my family tree. Went to a meeting given by the "Daughters of the American Revolution" to find out how to get started. I can go back 4 generations with the material I already know. There are a few blanks I'd like to fill in and generally want to know where my family came from.
I've been a big fan of the tv show "Who do you think you are" and decided to make a better effort to do this research this year. I like to research so this should be right up my alley.
Photo above is my paternal grandparents (Margaret and Stephen Powers) with my aunt and my dad as a boy.