Team Rubicon

I have discovered a pretty remarkable organization called Team Rubicon. The organization focuses on disaster response and is absolutely free to those recipients of said response. One of the headings on their “Our Mission” page is “Serving the Underserved.” Love it! I loved it so much that I signed up, took the basic training courses…

Rough Weekend

This past Friday, something happened that would change my life. To stop speculation, I am still married, everyone still loves each other, no one died, kids are okay, everyone is still in school, dogs are fine, house is fine, truck is fine, my relationship with God is still in tact. Nothing has changed except for…

My Top Genealogy Problem

Okay, if anyone is looking for a tough genealogy problem to solve, here it is: Puzzle Piece #1: My grandfather’s name is Leon Eugene Barber. His father is named Alden Burt Barber. Leon has a brother, Harold, and a sister, Anna. Leon was born in Batavia, Genesee County, New York. This is all proved by…

RIP Cheri

At approximately 7:10am on May 25, 2018, my mother-in-law, Cheri Lynn Cox Miller Payne, went to be with the Lord. Here’s her obituary:   Payne, Cheri Cox Retired From U.S. Probation And Pretrial Services Friday, May 25, 2018 Cheri Payne Cheri Cox Payne, 69, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, May 25, 2018, after a nearly year-long…