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"The best measure of the future is a record of the past."|
My name is Deleana Adams. I was born in Oklahoma and raised in Arizona. My first and only son, Scott, currently resides with me on the east coast where we've lived since the 1960's. I came from the Rocky Mountains, Grand Canyons, and desert cactus to sea level sand and bog.
My husband, Lanier, of 35 years was an Army Vietnam Veteran who died in 2009.
My numerous hobbies include cemetery rambling, bird watching, genealogy, art quilting, geocaching, Appalachian Trail Volunteer for 30+ years, backpacker, traditional basketmaker, amateur photographer, and Celtic musician.
As a performing vocalist and musician, I play Irish pennywhistle, Bodhran (Irish frame drum), Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer and Piano. I was also the lead vocalist and music arranger for a local band, "Tapestry." We regularly performed at coffee houses, art museums, zoological societies, period reenactments, music festivals and historic villages.
I attended Athens College in Athens, Alabama with a major in nursing and biology and received an entomology certification at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. At the Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta, Georgia I also received training in mosquito-borne diseases and identification while working in the lab and field for a County Mosquito Commission.
I was also a volunteer adult literacy tutor.
My genealogy research includes the following Irish, French-Canadian, Scottish, Welsh, Native American, Italian, German and English surnames:
Adams, Bernius, Botkin, Briley, Baldwin, Caldwell, Canada, Guy, Hackett, Hall, Harvey, Haslam, Hipp, Jackson, Kiernan, Lindsey, Martin, McDowell, MacPherson, Moore, Moseley, Painter, Parks, Reilly, Roberts, Simpkins, Smith, Sproule, Staats, Taylor, Walker, Whitted, Williamson and Wineinger.
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