A Genealogy Quilt

July 7, 2013

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I have talked about “my quilt” a couple of times and use it at a backdrop when I am “hangin’ out” with my cousin Dear MYRTLE.

As you can see, it was a Christmas present from my older daughter Carrie Worthington. She captured, in this one quilt, the pieces of my life, I’ll share parts of this quilt here.

Music to my Dad, she says.

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That is the boarder and background to this side of the quilt. Music has been a large part of my life. For example, I went through the US Coast Guard boot camp, in Cape May, NJ as a member of the marching band. Of course 4 years of high school and 2 years of college playing in the band and orchestra in both didn’t hurt. But singing is what I have done more of.

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Started out in a church choir with my brother and Grandfather. My dad, couldn’t carry a note in a bucket, but he was the crucifer for the choir. I also sang Barbershop Quartet music in several chorus’ and several quartets for about 15 years. Competed with a chorus in 1982 where we placed 2nd internationally.

But, lets go back a generation to pick up my mother in this quilt.

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She loved horses and had a number of them over her life. So, Carrie’s grandmother was remembered.

What about my dad? Besides a round or two of golf, it was about fishing.

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OK, I like fishing too. But, this also picked up that her other grandfather owned a fish store, here in NJ.

I was a scout. Did that help me in the US Coast Guard? Oh yeah.

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Oh yeah, the Coast Guard is here with all of this nautical stuff

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She didn’t miss to show one of her skills, but the skills of her mother.

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Of course, she didn’t miss herself and sister Jennie

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and a few years later

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Speaking of kids, and I have not clue where she got this one from

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I think this was at Easter, Lionville, PA about 1946 or so.

Did I mention we lived in Washington DC for 15 years, and both daughters were born there?

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We may live in New Jersey, but Jenn and I are still Redskins fans.

Can’t forget out camping years

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My 30 years working for AT&T wasn’t missed.

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Jumping ahead many years, Carrie’s wedding with Jenn and my parents.

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Maine was / is a favorite place to visit, so shortly after Patti and I were married, we went to visit the home of one of my ancestor’s in Southwest Harbor, the Mountain House on the Carroll Homestead. Did I mention that Patti also does family history research?

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You just can’t drive down the road and pass a cemetery without stopping.

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Can’t forget the Grand Pup’s

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But, what about Genealogy?

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You put that all together and you have:

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Thank you Carrie !!


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