Saturday, July 29, 2006

I've found another soul mate.


At first I thought it was Hulk Hogan. Turns out, he's just my soul mate. Bon Jovi from yesterday said it was okay for me to 'take another husband' since he's always pretty busy 'rocking out.'

Thursday, July 27, 2006

I've found my soul mate.


Well..today I found my soul mate. I am at Creation West at The Gorge (about 3 hours outside of Seattle) for work. I was on stage watching one of the bands I work with and I spot him in the crowd. Never in my life have a seen someone 'rock out' as much as this man. Never in my life have I seen someone generate so much sweat, while 'rocking out' as this man. Never in my life have I seen someone with Miami Vice Hair, wearing a wife beater, dripping sweat, and 'rocking out' as this man. What can I say? It's love. I literally ran off the stage to request our engagement photo be taken. He turned, paused, posed. Then he gave me a thumbs up and starting 'rocking out' again. Wow.....what a man.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Day 4 Highlights





* Chiggers and ticks.

* Finding the grave site of Dr. John Hillman, a highly respected local doctor.

* Sharing antibiotics with my dad and uncle.

* Learning more about Charles Cromwell Addington, one of my great...grandfathers. One anecdote: at his 100th birthday party, he picked up a 100 lb bag of feed with his teeth. Yup, that's right.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Day 3 Highlights




* The thrill of the hunt: today we were hot on the trail of some significant mellungeons like Lewis Green Jr. and John A. Bingham.

* Successfully avoiding snakes and Deliverance reenactments.

* Mingling (Dennis) with southern women like Daisy Mae. What happens in Appalachia, stays in Appalachia (but may go on the blog).

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Day 2 Highlights




* Breakfast at Jerry’s Restaurant (“We haven’t cleaned since 1956”).

* Gravesite of Moses H. Stull (my Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather)

* Observing Uncle Jack’s possible cell in Bath Co. jail (his brothers were killed trying to free him). See picture, marking where the window was.

* Helping Uncle Mike pick out a swimsuit at Walmart.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

William Martin Hillman b. 1839



Bible in his hand, who knows what in his beard...

Oh yeah...Hillman History Tour 2006 in two days.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Not fair

I may or may not have heard a rumor about some additional CC members going on the Melungeon geneology expedition.
Are you guys taking two cars or is Billy sitting on Uncle Mike's lap?