Birthday Blessings

Instead of counting candles,
Or tallying the years,
Contemplate your blessings,
As your birthday nears.

Consider special people
Who love you, and who care,
And others who’ve enriched your life
Just by being there.

Think about the memories
Passing years can never mar,
Experiences great and small
That have made you who you are.

Another year is a happy gift,
So cut your cake, and say,
“Instead of counting birthdays,
I count blessings every day!”
By Joanna Fuchs

Aunt Clara

l-r Clara, Frankie, Margaret, Lucille (Sisters-in-law)

Happy Birthday Jena

103 Years Ago Today
March 8, 1906
Mingle Lafayette Tabor was born to James Brittan Tabor and Annie Ardelia Hawley. Mingle was my 3rd cousin, 1x removed.
201 Years Ago Today
March 8, 1808
My 4th great grandaunt, Sarah Letcher married Robert Hamilton, Jr. in Rockbridge County, Lunenberg, Virginia. Sarah was on nine children born to John Letcher and Mary Davidson Houston.
  1. Hannah Letcher (my 4th great grandmother)
  2. James Letcher
  3. Stephen Giles Letcher
  4. William Houston Letcher
  5. Captain John Letcher, Jr.
  6. Isaac Anderson Letcher
  7. Mary “Polly” Letcher
  8. Sarah “Sallie” Letcher
  9. Ann Letcher

87 Years Ago Today
March 8, 1922
My 3rd cousin, 1x removed, Edith (Gregory)Patrick was born to Lacy Clemons and Rhoda Alien (Jewell) Gregory.
72 Years Ago Today
March 8, 1937
Otis Benton Harless married Virginia Ruth Tibbs in Princeton, WV. My 2nd cousin, 2x removed was one of 5 children born to Isaac Errett Harless and Callie Susie Gregory.

  1. Otis Benton Harless
  2. Josephine Elizabeth Harless
  3. Okey B. Harless
  4. Virginia Alice Harless
  5. Thurman Edward Harless

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