Author Archives: Rosanna Ward

About Rosanna Ward

Rosanna is a devoted wife of 20 years and mother of four children, two of which are homeschool graduates. She currently homeschools her 8-year-old son and her youngest son is a toddler. Rosanna is a homeschool graduate and a graduate of Oral Roberts University: She grew up in Tulsa and has been homeschooling here for the past eight years. Her mission at Tulsa Homeschool Happenings is to provide a “one-stop” local community hub online that will help homeschooling families in our area fulfill their individual missions while connecting with the greater homeschooling community.

Sibling Saturday – Tracy/Watt/Boblett Connection

Here is a fun sibling marriage puzzle from my family tree: My great great grandfather John Edward Tracy (1832) married Maria Artlysia Boblett (1839).  He was the seventh child of ten children of Joshua and Rachel Dilworth Tracy.  His older … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – Newspaper clippings my Grandma kept

Here are some newspaper clippings my Grandma McConaughy kept.  I have no idea how old they are but they all hold true today, especially The Lazy Man’s Psalm.

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Those Places Thursday – K+J Hardware Store

My maternal grandparents owned a small hardware store in a very small town in the 1970s.  In fact, the hardware store was really a general store.  I remember every time we came to visit grandma and grandpa if we arrived during … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – My mom is going to Kill me!

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Tombstone Tuesday – Rusler Tombstone through the years

Rusler Tombstone long ago. Council Cemetery, York, Nebraska

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Amanuensis Monday – From Mabel to “Friend”

I found this letter mixed in with a box of letters written by Manuel Martinez to my Grandma Mabel.  Mabel and Manuel were college sweethearts who wrote letters back and forth for over a year after teacher’s college ended.  Manuel … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Obituary – Mary Artlysia Boblett Tracy Forbes

This is my great great grandmother Tracy’s obituary.  I love the last couple sentences here and hope someday people can say this about me. “To her death had no terrors, and with a strong faith in Him she had served … Continue reading

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Sorting Saturday – iPhoto faces

I have recently been moving all of my genealogy pictures to my laptop iphoto program.  Over the years I have somehow duplicated many of my pictures and they aren’t really in very good order, nor do they all have good … Continue reading

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Friday’s Faces from the Past

Here is a picture of my Grandpa Leo Gotcher’s class.  They lived Omaha, Nebraska and from the ages of the children I think it was probably taken about 1923.  My guess is that grandpa is 5th from the left on … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday – Digitized Photos

Today I would like to express my thanks to those that digitize and share their old pictures.  After my Grandma Gotcher died in 1998, I wondered what was going to happen to all of the old pictures that Grandma had … Continue reading

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