I am familiar with the Kansas City related lineages of: Armour, Benson, Bird, Cayot, Chandler, Charlesworth, Davis, Downing, Fish, Ingram, Jarman, Klock, Lewis, Marks, Mathews, Meriwether, Pearson, Pope, Ramey, Romick, Taliaferro, Thornton, Wheeler.............. ...and the Quincy, Ill related lineages of: Blausey, Bruemmer, Dietrich, Flood, Heaper, Kathman(n), Keane, Kelly, Koetters, Kohl, Kollmeyer, Lillard, Lumley, Mansperger, McTigue, Meisman, Mollet, Passarelli, Sawyer, Schenk, Seifert, Skeffington, Starmann, Stroot, Toice, Tuttle, Wensing......
...............Of Historical Note...............
*CAPTAIN MERIWETHER LEWIS(first cousins herein) of the LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITIONS is a maternal MERIWETHER lineage descendant. Most, if not all, American MERIWETHERS are direct descendants(including Meriwether Lewis) of Nicholas Meriwether I(1631-1678) of the JAMESTOWN, VA colony, c1652.
Additionally, by virtue of the Lewis & Meriwether unions, the George Washingtion, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Zachary Taylor and Jefferson Davis families are also related.
*Go HERE for detailed synopsi of above. ..........................
.....................CREDITS............... Much appreciation is given to websites such as Find-A-Grave, related family societies and contributors that have provided the opportunity to discover our ancestors like never before...and occasionally to our own amazement.
RE: photo challenge Well, I prefer blondes! Or is that’s a guy line? I agree; we Kansas City gals have class :) Guess your father’s idea of putting you to work to keep you out of trouble worked. I tried that with my oldest daughter but she met this guy…hence a early marriage. I am now a proponent of teens not working till college; need to spend time on studies and get “out there” too early. Summers are for fun; swimming, bike riding, lazing around. Nowadays the less money they have, the better…can’t buy booze or drugs.
LOVE your pic! you both look so cute; nothing like young love :) Never went to a dance at school…parents were strict, religious reasons; didn’t like their being strict at the time but glad they were later as I think it saved me some heartache. Only went to one reunion which was 2014 and I actually volunteered on the committee to put it all together. Apparently a couple people that used to help moved away or dropped out. Now I have moved away so if anyone lives to make the next reunion :), they will have to replace me on the committee. We had old alumni fly in from all over. There was one ole guy there that was going around asking if anyone wanted to come down to his lake house for the weekend…still trying to get a date (HA!). Sadly, some were in ill health….even more sadly, they played 1960 music and some tried to dance to it!
I learned at the reunion the guy I had a crush on in high school had become a doctor and was living in Virginia but couldn’t make the reunion. Just as well as I am sure he still does not know I am alive!
I have a book from my 10 year reunion (I didn’t go) that told all about what everyone was doing, those who died (some in Vietnam), and who was married with kids, etc. Very interesting, sure that all changed by now.
Sorry about the REPEAT on the photo. I think I was just trying to match your age photo. I would only want to go back in time to that era if I could know then what I know now (lol) Here is a photo of me around 16 with a “summer romance”. I can only remember his first name “Doug”. Met him at camp one summer, he lived in another city so it was doomed from the start. I remember he was really fond of that car (ha).
RE: Mansperger-Skeffington Here is what I know about George and Mary's kids: Vera Mae Cluster, 1907-1979, Died in Indiana, on findagrave. Wilber Burton Mansperger, 1908-1984, also died in Indiana and is on findagrave. I have submitted edits on them. Chester Sterling Mansperger, B: June 17, 1910, Clark County MO; D: August 19, 1979 in Kansas City, MO. Supposed to be buried in East Slope Cemetery, Kansas City, MO but can't find him and don't see him listed on findagrave. Would be great if you would make an entry for him. It's fun that George Washington was given such a prominent name because of his birthday. People used to do that kind of thing. All for now.
RE: photo challenge WELL, look at all that! :) My brother "bailed hay" in the summer and bulked up for football in so doing....he always had these BIG shoulders anyway so there was the illusion of "big and broad" even without the muscles. Bet you had those high school girls swooning! Elvis had nothing on you! Can you sing? (ha) Oh no, I was just plain ole SKINNY at 98 lbs but thank you for you lovely take on the look :) Yes, there's a song, you are probably referring to; "Goin to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come, got some crazy little women and I'm goin get me one" HA! That takes me back...long time ago. WOW! Getting all healthy! That is great, but then I thought all Californians were super healthy with the sunshine and all :) Great that you know how, and WILL cook; so many men just wait for a woman to do it for them. I don't like to cook but always have due to necessity :) so I just keep it simple and less stressful. BOTH our mothers were good cooks then! My mother owned a Bakery later in life so she was into it; didn't rub off :) Here ya go; ME at 17, graduation photo; have one in cap and gown too if you are interested but my hair is crammed under the cap. This one shows the flip so well loved in those days (ha).
RE: photo challenge LOOK at those rippling ribs :) (ha) Oh, I mean muscle! Where was your farm? My younger self would have swooned over that visual :)
Yes, hindsight is always a reminder of "what if"; we could have been millionaires if we had only known how some things would be worth some day. Though you didn't have much choice since some dope thought they deserved to take YOUR car; never have understood that thinking where people think they are entitled to something they did not earn.
I was "younger" in that photo; but not "young" :) Late thirty-something...
I think we (my daughter & I) married too young hence the first was doomed; but the 2nd one was just bad choice on our parts. Think we were old enough to know better but you know how love is (ha).
I too loved the skyline of K.C., especially at sunset. I worked the 3 PM to 11 PM shift and would sometimes be on break at sunset standing at the window of the 8th floor of the Police Headquarters building....quite a view. Driving west on I-70 from the east also will give you a good view as you approach the city. Course, one you are down on the streets, its a whole different matter.
PHOTO: Me at 17; match set :) I was an attendant at a friend's wedding and about as skinny as you can get. Would love to have some of that metabolism right now.
RE: photo challenge You had a cool Chevy there; would have been my kinda guy, though a little young :) I am just not good with cars, or memory that far back either, but want to say it was a '66 Mustang as I remember we bought it new and that was about the year we got back from Turkey and bought it; it was a copper tone color....that's how I know cars, by the color...HA!
You just saw our "clean face"; the Plaza...downtown not so much. I worked for the Police dept downtown as a dispatcher for 20 years so got all the scoop. (see photo of back in the 80's) computers and consoles are all updated now but back in the 80's it was some old equipment. We wore the same uniforms as the police officers as the officers would rotate as dispatchers until they started hiring civilians so they just kept everyone wearing uniforms. A few years before I retired they finally started having the civilians wear pullovers and khakis.
Me 5'2", daughter 5'7"; we are neither one good at marriage, each tried it twice without good success so we're done :)
Yes, Marie is definitely in a better place but I miss her so. Don't wish her to come back and suffer but still would give my last breath to hug her again. Thank you for your kind words and I know everyone wants for me to be in a good place about her being gone but I am still hanging on.
That is a real gem you have there with the old Polaroid; you could probably sell it on Ebay and make a lot of money! :)
RE: photo challenge You are a kind man; THANK YOU for your "flower" memorial to my daughter Marie and for the kind words...you are right, it does seem like just yesterday. It is so nice for Marie to remembered, as family wants to forget and it saddens me. Great car! Love the pic; I could not come up with one of me in a car so here is a pic of me and the daughter I told you about (bun in the oven) while I was driving the 1969 VW bug. Tried to come up with a pic of me and her while she was younger but they are bad quality and could not get something worth viewing. Mostly back then we had the Polaroid; remember those? So the photos are worthless now. So do you have a father/son photo to share? :)
RE: Mansperger-Skeffington Mary (Johnson) married George Washington Mansperger. They had 3 kids: Vera, Wilbur and Chester. Don't know where you live or if you have been to the cemetery in Lewistown, but the Lumley and Mansperger folks are close together. Death certificate says Mary Susie. Both Mary and George have death certificates on-line. George is under Manspurger. It is a free site, just Google Missouri death certificates. It is done by the Secretary of State. I have tried to do some edit info. George died of pneumonia. Howard Skeffington lives in Connecticut. His Grandma Ida and my Grandma Susie were sisters. Sadly, he is not very friendly.
RE: photo challenge 4/20/2016 I have posted a photo of my daughter, Marie, for today ONLY as today is the anniversary of her leaving. A dreaded day; miss her so much. Will be back on the "challenge" tomorrow.
RE: photo challenge Yes, glad I missed all those changes in CA; I did get out to San Francisco about 10 years ago; my youngest son was working for an airline so he got free tickets and took me there for Mother's Day! It was a "hoot" and we enjoyed sightseeing for a couple of days. I was surprised by the number of homeless people that were everywhere, suppose it is the warm weather that attracts them. We don't really have a big a problem here in FL but maybe it is too HOT! :) In Kansas City it was a much bigger problem. Sounds like you had a fun trip to Turkey/Greece. I love the gyro sandwich which you can get at certain restaurants here. Okay; won't MAKE you show the mustache photo, again, though maybe later :) I am going to look for a photo of me in a car...we had a nice Mustang back in the 60's but I don't think I have any photo! So please go ahead and share what you have with your car. ALSO, I had a little VW Beetle when I was pregnant in 1969...you should have seen me trying to shift the gears! HA!