Saturday, April 28, 2012

Old picture made new

I have a picture that one of my maternal aunts had allowed me to make a copy of years ago. It is of James William Munday, my great-grandfather. When my aunt first allowed me to make a copy of it, I noticed (well how could I not) that the picture had seen better days.

But like any glad to have it type of person I made a copy of it and gave the original back to my aunt and went on my merry way.

So a couple of years ago I scanned many (unfortunately, not all) of my family pictures and added them to my computer, this well traveled picture being one of them. A few times I have opened the picture up in Picasa and worked on it with the retouch tool that Picasa includes. I had slowly noticed a difference but really thought I would never be finished with the retouching giving how worn this picture is.

Well today, I worked on this picture quite a bit more and think that I have finally gotten it to the final stages. I wanted to share it with you guys to see what you think.

I was shocked that when, after all of the scratches were removed, I clicked the "I'm feeling lucky" option that according to Picasa is the "one click fix for lighting and color" to see this image:

Wow! I was totally blown away. I think I will print out a high quality copy of this and mail it to my aunt that allowed me to copy her original so that she can enjoy it as much as I will.

Hope you enjoyed, glad you stopped by and please come back again ;)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Granny M's Memory Bk pt10

Today's entry is going to be a long one because there are four newspaper articles on page 22 of the memory book. So without further adieu here goes:

The first newspaper article on the top left reads:
"Alf Bray Killed as Team runs away near Summer Shade - Alf Bray, 48 year-old farmer and part time minister of the Summer Shad community, was killed instantly on his farm Monday afternoon, May 13, at 3:00 p.m. when a team ran away throwing him from the wagon as he was hauling water. He suffered a broken neck.
The son of the late Jim and Louiza Harlin Bray, both of Monroe County, he was born July 18, 1908 in Barren County.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mahalie Gilley Bray; two sons, Kenneth and Gerald Bray, both at home; four daughters, Mrs. Alma Jane Goode, Summer Shade; Mrs. Wandalane Page, Beaumont; and Brenda Sue and Loretta Gail Bray,, both at home; five brothers, Hobart Bray, Albany; Otha Bray, Glasgow; Walter Bray, Louisville; Bubby Bray, Rt. 3 Glasgow, and Ossie Bray, Rt. 5 Glasgow; a sister, Mrs. Florence Gooden, Randolph.
McMurtrey Funeral Home of Summer Shade has charge of arrangements and service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 at the Dripping Springs Church with interment in the Big Meadow Cemetery. Rev. Joe Richey will conduct services. The body will remain at the funeral home until time for services."
Ah, poor Alf.

Top right newspaper article reads:
"DR. E. S. Duncan, Edmonton Doctore, Dies Suddenly - Edmonton, Ky. - Dr. E. S. Dunham, 55, well known Edmonton physician, died at 11 p.m. Friday at another doctor's office in Nashville of a sudden heart attach. R. had practiced medicine in Edmonton for the past 26 years and was regarded as one of Metcalfe County's leading citizens.
A graduate of Berea College and the University of Louisville Medical School, class of 1931, he was a member of the Southern Medical Association Academy General Practice, Kentucky Medical Association, Kentucky Medical Association, and had been on the advisory committee of the Kentucky Tuberculosis Hospital located in Glasgow.
In addition to his varied medical interests, he was very prominent in civic and community affairs and was active in the Edmonton Lions Club and other community groups. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dora Dunham, two daughters, Rose Marie Dunham, at home; and Mrs. George Webb, Louisville; his father, W. F. Dunham, Chucky, Tennessee; two brothers, Herbert Dunham, Beaumont, Texas; and Henry Dunham, Chucky, Tennessee; and four sisters, Mrs. Allen Maclead, Mrs. Sam Shanks, and Mrs. Doyle Lawing, all of Chucky, Tennessee; and Mrs. Lewis Chambless, Philadelphia.
Funeral ervices were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Butler Funeral Home with burial in the Edmonton Cemetery."
Wow, I don't know that I would take very much from this obituary as correct. I mean, they even got the name of the deceased wrong in the title. Duncan/Dunham. Also have I ever told you all how much I really dislike obituaries with initials for the decedent? I mean why even bother with the obit if you are going to list them this way!

Anyway, the third newspaper article is in the bottom left corner. It reads:
"Overton Funeral Today - Hopkinsville, Ky., Dec. 1 - Frank Overton, 70, a retired State Highway Department employee, died Wednesday at Salubria Springs home for the aged near here. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clint Hoppers; Princeton; two sons, Paul and Engene Overton, both of Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Dulin and Mrs. Leonard Briggs, both of Crofton, and Mrs. Noble Sockett, Michigan, and two brothers, Fred Overton, Crafton, and Tom Overton, Madisonville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church. The body is at Thomas Funeral Home, Crofton."
Ok, as I was transcribing this obituary, I was wondering what was the connection to my grandmother or the family. Then half way through I find it. The sister of the descedant, Bessie Dulin, is the mother to my grandmother's daughter-in-law. Huh? Ok, Bessie Dulin's daughter married the newspaper article clipper's son.

Anyway, on to the fourth newspaper article in the bottom right corner. It reads:
"Doctor's Widow Dies - Glasgow, Ky., Dec. 1 - Mrs. Sallie Pursley Edwards, 78, widow of Dr. Fidella Edwards, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dallas H. Smith, Tunstall, Va. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Clay Coleman, Sr., Paris, Ky. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Crow Funeral Home here."
Hope you enjoyed, glad you stopped by and please come back again ;)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Granny M's Memory Bk pt9

Okay, I'm a little late today with the posting but my husband and I came back from vacation and I think I finally know what people mean by jet lag. I have been playing catch up all week long.

Anyway, here is the next installment of my grandmother/great-grandmother's memory book. When last we left my grandmother, in last week's posting found here, she was writing about what Zelma was doing. So this week we find out that....

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Granny M's Memory Bk pt 8

Here is this week's installment of my great-grandmother/grandmother's memory book.

This story is written by my grandmother, Gussie O. DeSpain Munday. Let's see what she has to say:

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Granny M's Memory Bk pt 7

I'm a little late with this posting today. Thanks for waiting.

Today's page has a lot of writing that my grandmother, Gussie O DeSpain Munday, did about a lot of different topics. Here we go:


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