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Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina, 1921   Leave a comment

AC August 31, 1921, page 4

Above:  The Atlanta Constitution, August 31, 1921, page 4

Obtained via newspapers.com

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In the Summer of 1921 my grandfather, John Dodson Taylor, Jr. (1905-1976) and a sister, Helen Dodson Taylor (died February 13, 1977), stayed at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina, a fine resort.

The advertisement lists their names in the left column, at the bottom.

Maintaining this resolution prevents blurring it.

Here is the close-up:

Grove Park Inn

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

A Saturday Night Prayer   Leave a comment

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Above:  The Prayers and Commandments of Our Lord, Circa 1890

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/cph/item/2007684728/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-ppmsca-15872

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I come to thee, my Saviour,

So weary and so worn:

‘Tis late, and I’ve been toiling

Ere since the early morn;

And now I am so tired

I scarce know what to say,

Bend low thine ear, my Saviour,

And hear me while I pray.

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Take thou my day, Lord Jesus,

Cleanse it from every stain;

Forgive if I have grieved thee

Or caused a moment’s pain

To one of thy least children;–

Thou knowest I’ve truly tried

To follow thee in serving

And in thee to abide.

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Command thy richest blessings

On all who thee obey,

And may that happy number

Increase each passing day.

Prepare us for the morrow

And grant that it may be

A type of heaven’s sabbath,

Where we may rest with thee.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

DOUGLASVILLE, GEORGIA

1908

JUST BEFORE GIVING UP TO TYPHOID FEVER

Eugene Stoddard Taylor, Sr.   Leave a comment

AC September 16, 1920, page 6

Above:  An Article from The Atlanta Constitution, September 16, 1920, page 6

Obtained via newspapers.com

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Recently, during a session of family history research I conducted online, I found this article about Eugene Stoddard Taylor, Sr. (1890-1944), older brother of John D. Taylor, Jr. (1905-1976), my grandfather.  Eugene, Sr., lived in the house to the immediate left of the one in which my great-grandfather, grandfather, and father lived.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

Invitation   Leave a comment

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Above:  Meadow Garden, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, 1939 or 1944

Photographer = Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952)

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/csas/item/csas200800930/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-csas-00922

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

My great-grandparents served in Augusta twice–at the Asbury Circuit (late 1914-late 1916) and St. Luke Methodist Episcopal Church, South (late 1927-late 1929).  My great-grandmother wrote this text during one of those stints.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Be at home in my heart, O my Master,

The door I have set open wide;

I pray thou wouldst deign to enter,

And henceforth with me to abide.

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There is no niche where thou art unwelcome,

No room thou may’st not enter in;

Be at home, and with thy blessed fullness,

Cast out from my heart every sin.

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O Lord, I would be pure and holy,

As fitteth one whose guest thou art,

Nor ever by thought, word, or action,

To thee close the door of my heart.

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Then on that glad day of thy coming,

When all earth thy glory shall see,

With all who have made thee welcome,

May I be at home with thee.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

Lay Presbyterians Organize in Rome   Leave a comment

AC, May 26, 1919, page 2

Above:  An Article from The Atlanta Constitution, May 26, 1919, page 2

Obtained via newspapers.com

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I found the above article during a recent session of family history research online and “clipped” and saved it.

This article names my great-grandfather, John D. Taylor, Sr. (1860-1936).

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

Hush-a-Bye My Babies Two   Leave a comment

Owl

Above:  An Owl, Between 1900 and 1920

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/matpc/item/mpc2004004709/PP/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-matpc-02384

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

My great-grandmother wrote this text for her first two children, Randolph Winburn Barrett (1905-?) and Sarah Claiborne Barrett (1908-1954).

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Hush-a-bye, my babies two,

Sleep while mother sings to you,

Softly, softly close your eyes,

Till the morning gilds the skies.

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In your tree a birdie sings

To the nestlings ‘neath her wings,

Chirping softly bids them sleep

In their drowsy cradle deep.

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Asks an owl in grave surprise,

Whose are these wide-open eyes?

Only baby owls should be

‘Wake this time of night, you see.

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Ere long fairy folk will come,

Trooping from their woodland home.

Then may friendly mortals soon

Watch them dance beneath moon.

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But such sights are not for you,

Not tonight, my babies two;

The Sandman has closed your eyes,

Taking you quite by surprise.

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Soon in Dreamland you will be,

There perchance you’ll meet with me;

There I soon shall follow you,

Sweetly sleep, my babies two.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

CORNELIA, GEORGIA

1910

The Taylor-Whisnant Wedding, 1918   Leave a comment

AC March 30, 1918, page 6

Above:  A Clip from The Atlanta Constitution, March 30, 1918, page 6

Obtained via newspapers.com

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Recently, while researching family history online, I found this article, which I “clipped” electronically and saved to my computer.  Oh, the wonders of technology!

Sarah, daughter of great-grandfather, John D. Taylor, Sr. (1860-1936), and my great-grandmother, Harriett Stoddard Taylor (1865-1932), and sister of my grandfather, John D. Taylor, Jr. (1905-1976), died in November 1980.

John Black Whisnant, Sr., died on February 1, 1972.

The April 21, 1918, issue of The Atlanta Constitution, page 10, contained this update on the story at the top of this post:

AC April 21, 1918, page 10

AC April 21, 1918, page 10

I imagine what the interior of the old house (not old then) looked like for the festive occasion.  I also wonder how my ancestors looked.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR