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  • Rhet Wilkinson
    I have positive feelings about the name Carol. Rhet ... From: Carol Singh To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 11:23 AM Subject: Re:
    Message 1 of 58 , Aug 1, 2003
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      I have positive feelings about the name Carol. Rhet
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Carol Singh
      To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 11:23 AM
      Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] RE: Re:That Southern Thang


      Dear Rhet, Yes indeed! One of my classmates in high
      school shared my first name. On the whole she was
      nice, but when she chose to do so, she could make
      disparaging remarks that would curdle blood. I thought
      that habit of hers so mean-spirited that if it had not
      been for Mama's feeling so strongly about it, I would
      have changed my name. Mama named me for a cousin (of
      course!) who had died young and whom she had loved
      very much. For that reason, I tried to think of the
      cousin whenever someone used that name instead of
      thinking of my classmate. Later, Carol
      --- Rhet Wilkinson <rhet@...> wrote:
      > Isn't it interesting how you like names, or don't
      > like them often depending on who you know that have
      > a particular name? I know I have those feelings for
      > certain names. Rhet
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Linda Bass
      > To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 11:23 PM
      > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] RE: Re:That Southern
      > Thang
      >
      >
      > I love the name Henrietta. My nanny was called
      > Aunt Rhet, but she spelled it
      > Ret. She lived to be 100 years old. Being a
      > mid-wife, she was present at
      > most of our families birthing and was a dear
      > person and so funny. The
      > stories she could tell about "WAY" back yonder
      > made you laugh one minute and
      > cry the next. Aren't memories precious? LBB
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Rhet Wilkinson" <rhet@...>
      > To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 10:54 PM
      > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] RE: Re:That Southern
      > Thang
      >
      >
      > > I must "fess" up. My true southern first name
      > is actually short (one of
      > those nick names we were talking about) for
      > Henrietta. A pretty southern
      > name in itself I think. At least I was named for
      > my grandmother and great
      > grandmother who were both born in Georgia. Rhet
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Linda Bass
      > > To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 10:17 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] RE: Re:That Southern
      > Thang
      > >
      > >
      > > Love it, Y'all. Rhet even has a true
      > southerner first and last
      > name.....Now!
      > > If I see a Katy Scarlet O'Hare pop up,...I'm
      > Gone with the
      > Wind.......God
      > > Bless all
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "Rhet Wilkinson" <rhet@...>
      > > To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 9:57 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] RE: Re:That Southern
      > Thang
      > >
      > >
      > > > I would hope so
      > > > Rhet
      > > > UDC
      > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > From: Nancy Pittman
      > > > To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 9:40 PM
      > > > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] RE: Re:That
      > Southern Thang
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Rhet, stated like a true Southerner!
      > > >
      > > > Nancy
      > > > UDC
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > From: "Rhet Wilkinson"
      > <rhet@...>
      > > > To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 7:15 PM
      > > > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] RE: Re:That
      > Southern Thang
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > > Actually as a person from the south will
      > tell you he didn't die in
      > the
      > > > "Civil War". A Civil War is a war fought
      > within a nation and we had
      > > > actually seceded from the Union (ignore
      > the fact that it didn't
      > stick)
      > > so
      > > > according to us in the south it is
      > properly referred to as The War
      > > Between
      > > > the States. (Sometimes referred to as The
      > War of Northern
      > Aggression,
      > > THE
      > > > War, or simply, by some sweet old ladies.
      > "The recent
      > unpleasantness".)
      > > > Rhet
      > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > > From: Paula Bannerman
      > > > > To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
      > > > > Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2003 3:30 PM
      > > > > Subject: [genpcncfir] RE: Re:That
      > Southern Thang
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > I think it may be a uniquely southern
      > "thang". ;-)
      > > > >
      > > > > I've done Genealogy for my Mom's side
      > who all settled in Canada;
      > > > > South-western Ontario specifically.
      > You just don't find the same
      > > unusual
      > > > > nicknames, or the quirky given names.
      > You don't find the
      > extended
      > > > > history. My Canadian ancestors
      > immigrated 125-175 years ago,
      > tops.
      > > > >
      > > > > Southern genealogy is exceptionally
      > more colourful. My ancestors
      > in
      > > Pitt
      > > > > County span 3 centuries and 4 wars
      > (continental and worldwide).
      > I am
      > > > > enriched by this research. I was
      > stunned when it was finally
      > shown
      > > that
      > > > > my GGGreat Grandfather died in the
      > Civil War. Amazing. It
      > frankly
      > > never
      > > > > occurred to me. Never could figure out
      > why he died so young and
      > had
      > > only
      > > > > one child, my GGreat Grandfather
      > William S. Manning. If you live
      > in
      > > the
      > > > > Southern States, you have no idea how
      > neat this is for someone
      > who
      > > grew
      > > > > up in Canada.
      > > > >
      > > > > I mean, certainly I have ancestors who
      > were involved in wars. I
      > have
      > > > > stories of my Grandfather's ship
      > sinking in the Mediterranean, I
      > > have
      > > > > the Cameo's he brought my Grandmother
      > back from Italy. I have
      > the
      > > > > telegrams from overseas. I even have a
      > GGGGreat Uncle who
      > guarded
      > > > > Napoleon on Elba. But....the civil war
      > happened here, in North
      > > America.
      > > > > It transformed a nation, it divided
      > families and many of my
      > > ancestors
      > > > > fought and died in it. And...it never
      > once occurred to me
      > ...LOL.
      > > > >
      > > > > Southern Genealogy is unique and so
      > very interesting. It is
      > > colourful,
      > > > > vibrant and filled with strange and
      > wonderful characters. I have
      > far
      > > > > more respect and pride in my unique
      > history then I ever did
      > before.
      > > > >
      > > > > My Mom died just 1 1/2 ago. She grew
      > up in the house where my
      > Dad
      > > now
      > > > > lives alone. A big, rambling old
      > Ontario Farmhouse. They met for
      > the
      > > > > first time in the back kitchen of that
      > house. My Mom died in the
      >
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    • Rhet Wilkinson
      Amen - Rhet ... From: JGrimes227@aol.com To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 10:10 PM Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Remembering the
      Message 58 of 58 , Sep 4, 2003
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        Amen - Rhet
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: JGrimes227@...
        To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 10:10 PM
        Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Remembering the tobacco farm


        I sure stirred up a nest of something when I brought up the stories I heard
        about tobacco making (at least some) folks sick. That was about a month ago.

        Anyway, I sure enjoyed Bob Forbes' reminesences about his three years
        primin', pullin', or breakin' tobacco. It certainly had the ring of hard experience
        - and well written as well.

        Off Topic? I hardly think so! These kinds of stories bring the character of
        our relatives past into full life - the smells, the dew on the tobacco
        fields, the hard work and heat, the life -- all these kinds of stories are what
        bring out the real reason (for me anyway) of messing with all this Genealogy. I
        got started in it because of the family connection with the Civil War/War
        Between the States and I really enjoyed learning about that war through my Great
        Grandfather's experiences - he was alot more than another entry on the family
        tree. Off topic? I hardly think so.

        Thanks Bob for sharing your story. It was great!

        John B. Grimes
        jgrimes227@...
        Fairfax Station, VA 22039-2729


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