One of my hobby is genealogy. One thing I learned from my grandfather, Bill Goad,from Mangum,Oklahoma, was concern for others and treating everyone equally. Several of his former employees were life long friends.Some are even friends of the family down the generations. It is great to hear stories from them about my grandparents.
Soon I would like to do some traveling and do some genealogy. . I have already visited White Co AR where my Goad ancestors lived. There is even a Goad Cemetary there that has a large number of graves of known relatives. Would like to see Itawamba Co,MS,Brown Co.,KS and Madison Co.,KY where my ancestors once lived. Some new Coleman and Thrower genealogist have contacted me. Welcome to the family!!
I have found that lot of my ancestors had family friends that last several generations. Hopefully I will get to do that with some of the friends in my life.
This last year I have found a lot of new things on the net. Able to locate long lost friends ,cousins and make several new friends. Also, found some distant relatives who are researching the same family surnames I am. For me personally,a very fulfilling year. Never know what you will be able to find on the net. Friends are so precious and I have found some rather special people. . Just want to tell them that their friendship means alot to me and I cherish each one. You know who you are so I will not name you..I also got to see my cousin that I had not seen in many years. Visit was short but very fulfilling for me. It was great to see her after so many years.
We lost a dear friend that we will always remember,Steve Patterson. For some who have followed my page for couple of years, this was the heart transplant patient I had a page for 2 years ago in October. He passed away Feb 1999 due to rejection. Steve was in our wedding and had been friends with my husband and his family since birth. Just want to let his family know that we will always remember him and cherish those memories.
I have also met some really great people thru #ÖkLãhômã and other channels on IRC (Dal.net) You know who you are. Some are like family to me. I just want to say thank you for the friendship and kindness I found there. Hopefully our friendships will last a lifetime.Friends are more precious than gold in my book. Make sure you tell or show them that you appreciate them.This last year I found the best friend I have wanted to have all my life--I feel very greatful for this friendship. All my friends are very special to me and you know who you are and my thanks goes out to each one of you.
Please have patience with me,I will update my page soon. My husband is a Gold server support person for Dell, based in Oklahoma City but I want to learn how to do web pages on my own. My husband, Mark, and I were high school sweethearts at Putnam City West High School (1975 and 1976), who later married in 1978. We have two kids - one son,Nathan, who is 26 and a daughter, Traci, who now is 15 yrs old. During this last year we have gotten involved in ham radio. I will be adding a ham page link in the near future and information on what repeaters we frequent. I got my callsign in Feb. 1998. Mine is KD5DJE. I am a no code technican.
This slideshow is some of the pictures taken over the last month. I will change the pictures on it from time to time.