Saturday, December 10, 2011
We just found out today that our mail went out for the first time today so that is the reason you have not gotten any mail from me. You should, however, receive two letters before this one.
It is one o'clock Friday afternoon now. It has been raining here since early Thursday evening.
We took our G.C.T. test and half a dozen others yesterday (Thurs.). I think I did as well as anyone. It took us all day and I got a terrible headache what with a bad head cold anyway. I am much better today however.
I have a watch to stand tonight from 02400 until 0200 in other words 12:00 till 2:00. You know me, the luckiest guy in the world. ha!ha!
Well, its 2:05 now we just stencilled our names on, ???? sea bags, blankets etc.
Tell Ralph and Nancy hello and tell them I will write to them soon.
The C.P.O. just walked in so I must close now.
P.S. Tell any one you see I know hello for me. Tell them to write. J.P.
I have just finished writing six letters and my time is short.
Say, Mom will you look in my drawers and see how many of my pictures I have left? I don't know where they are but I am sure they are in some one of my drawers.
We went for another boat ride today but I just loafed all the way through it. I was a stearn standby.
Tell Nancy and Ralph I would sure like to hear from them sometime.
Well, I guess I told you everything this morning so tell everyone "Hello" for me.
Love to all
This is the most amazing thing I have every experienced. Our company is made up of 17 year old kids like Stuart and I and of men 38 to 45 years old. We are considered equal to them in every respect.
We are beginning to learn to march now. We must also know the semaphore alphabet by Friday plus the eleven rules for guards on duty.
Our C.P.O. just informed us that we have a test to take tomorrow of some sort.
We have only been here three days and already we are getting tan and beginning to look like old salts.
Stuart is here beside me writing a letter to his dad.
Well I have to line up for chow now so this is all for now.
P.S. Please share this with Aunt Hope and all the rest as we haven't much time. I will try to write to them soon. J.P.
Thank you ever so much for your birthday greatings and salutations.
You need not explain to me about not having time to write. We work from eight till five.
We eat three hours
" sleep five "
" work at detail three hours
" have an hour of calisthentics
" " also to run the obstical course once a day
Then after taking time out for three or four changes of cloths a day we can do what ever we want the rest of the time. Of course we must roll our cloths and keep up our sea bags in our spare time.
All in all we are kept plenty busy all day long.
from big brother
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
As you can tell by the post mark I am in San Diego. We arrived here Monday night at about 014-45 navy time or 7:45 civilian time.
There are 180 men in our company. 54 aare from L.A. area. The rest are from the south. Most of us are volentary enlisters but a few are drafters.
We got our uniforms today and boy we had all the stuff we could carry.
We got another phisical and one vacination, two shots and one G.I. hairlift.
I haven't much time so I guess I'll close.
Love to all
P.S. The food is excellant, all you can eat of the best.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Jimmie was 17 years old when he entered the Navy, and served in the Pacific, mostly on the LCI(G) 373, until the end of the war.
Thank you, Dad, for giving your permission to publish these letters. To readers, I hope you find them interesting. Please feel free to comment.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
It is my habit to turn on the news in the morning and watch bits and pieces as I wake up, drink my coffee, and get ready to leave the house. That morning I saw the announcement of the first plane hitting the World Trade Center, and then live when the second plane hit. Still not comprehending exactly what was going on, I left for work on time.
I remember exactly where I was — the signal at Tyler and Hole — when I heard on the radio that the first tower fell. When I arrived at school all of the adults were talking about what they knew and gathering information someone else had heard. Most of the students at the elementary school were relatively unaware of what was happening, and even less aware of its meaning (although, looking back, few of us truly had any idea). But enough of the children had heard some of what had happened so that the word spread, and so did the fear and rumors.
The teachers and administrators spent much of the day calming fears and trying to maintain a normal schedule. When a recess or lunch occurred we would race to a location, usually the office, where we might be able to get some current news, to see what was happening. To shed a few tears. Back in class, as the news worsened, we did whatever it took to make the children feel safe. I did not cry in front of the students, but that was a hard won accomplishment. In twenty years, I only remember one other time when it was nearly impossible not to cry in front of my class and that is when I was told about a former student being shot to death. I had to turn away from them.
Although I had only been in the classroom a few days with these children, at some time (and I can not tell you when) we must have had a discussion about President Kennedy being assassinated. I had told them that I remember exactly where I was when I heard that news...sitting on a small hill in the playground at recess at the elementary school I went to.
But they remembered the conversation, these children, ten years ago! During one of our discussions during the course of the day, one of them raised their hand and said "This is going to be our President Kennedy, isn’t it, Ms. Prime? We will never forget this day." "Yes," I said, "I believe it will."
Although much of that day is a haze, I remember driving home, looking into the sky, and thinking how strange it was to know there were no planes up there. I remember watching the news that evening, finally being able to cry...and I cry today.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
John E. Phillips married Dolly Prime, daughter of Nathaniel Prime and Mary Jane Morrison, on July 05, 1881 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.
John Lincoln Prime, son of Nathaniel Prime and Mary Jane Morrison, married Grace McDaniel on July 06, 1919 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.
William Seton, son of William McGee Seton and Elizabeth Ann Bailey, married Emily Prime, daughter Nathaniel Prime and Cornelia Sands, on July 17 1832.
Forrester Call Stanley, son of William Grewell Stanley and Rebecca Ellen Farmer, married Ada Claire Dwelley Whitney, daughter of William Butler Whitney and Samantha Belle Prime, on July 27, 1915 in Beaver City, Furnas, Nebraska.
Fred Albert Donner, son of Frederick George Donner and Gladys McGovern, married Marceline Jean McCray, daughter of Walter James McCray and Anna Marie Foss, on July 30, 1960 in Seattle, King, Washington.
Sylvester Gardiner Prime, son of Frederick Prime and Mary Gardiner Curtis, was born July 01 1916 in New York, USA.
Gladys McGovern Donner, daughter of Thomas McGovern and Ada A. Prime, wife of Frederick George Donner, was born July 2, 1899 in Arapahoe, Furnas, Nebraska.
Hannah Stevens Prime Sanborn, daughter of Thomas Prime and Hannah Stevens, wife of William Moses Sanborn, was born on July 2, 1819 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.
Matilda Prime Coster, daughter of Nathaniel Prime and Cornelia Sands, wife of Gerard H. Coster, was born July 2, 1810 in New York City, Bronx, New York.
David Henry Prime, son of Daniel Prime and Mehetable Scott, was born July 3, 1826 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.
Infant Prime, son of Thomas Prime and Margaret Ruth Ogden, was born July 7, 1920 in Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey.
David Nelson Prime, son of Thomas Prime and Mary Nelson, husband of Sally Boyd, was born July 8, 1787 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.
William H. Bloodworth, son of Thomas Bloodworth and Catherine Unknown, husband of Nina Belle Prime, was born July 10, 1880 in Nebraska.
Thomas Prime, son of Thomas Prime and Mary Ann Unknown, was born July 11, 1846 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.
James Mark Prime, son of John Thomas Prime and Martha Ann Carr, husband of Pauline E. Eychaner, was born July 15, 1872 in Nevada, Story, Iowa.
James S. Prime, son of Daniel Prime and Christina Smith, husband of Coral White, was born July 15, 1874 in Furnas, Nebraska.
Daniel James Prime, son of George Prime and Anna M. Cleary, was born July 16, 1904 in Akron, Tuscola, Michigan.
Henry Prime, son of Rufus Prime and Augusta Temple Palmer, was born on July 16, 1834 in New York City, Bronx, New York.
Mary Prime Smith, daughter of Thomas Prime and Mary Nelson, wife of George Smith, was born July 20, 1780 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.
Josiah Prime, son of Joshua Prime and Bridget Hammond, husband of Rachel Carrierl, was born July 22, 1753 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.
Nathaniel Prime, son of Edward Prime and Anne Bard, was born July 23, 1830 in New York City, Bronx, New York.
Alexander Nelson McNutt, husband of Sara Ethylwyn Prime, was born on July 25, 1877 in Iowa.
Mark Prime, son of Samuel Prime and Sarah Platts, husband of Jane Lambert, was born July 28, 1681 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.
Mark Prime, son of Samuel Prime and Sarah Jewett, was born July 30, 1710 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.
Mary Furniss Prime, wife of Israel Day Prime, died July 5, 1934 in Bergenfield, Bergen, New Jersey.
Margaret Adeline Prime Jordan, daughter of John Prime and Rebecca Unknown, wife of Samuel Joshia Jordan, died July 5, 1920 in O'Brien, Iowa.
William Butler Whitney, son of Nelson Whitney and Dorothy Dwelley, husband of Samantha Belle Prime, died on July 5, 1930 in Beaver City, Furnas, Nebraska.
Infant Prime, son of Thomas Gabrial Prime and Margaret Ruth Ogden, died July 7, 1920 in Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey.
Nathaniel Prime, son of Edward Prime and Anne Bard, died on July 8, 1885 in New York City, Bronx, New York.
Vernice Zike Prime, daughter of William Allen Zike and Flora Virginia Hill, wife of Earl E. Prime, died on July 8, 1904.
Lawrence Prime, son of Daniel Prime and Agnes Elizabeth Peters, died on July 17, 1943 in Akron, Tuscola, Michigan.
Nathan Lambert Jr., husband of Abigail Prime, died July 18, 1831.
David Henry Prime, son of Daniel Prime and Mehetable Scott, died on July 18, 1827 probably in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.
Delores Ann Donner Ackerman, daughter of Frederick George Donner and Gladys McGovern, wife of Lloyd Marvin Ackerman, died on July 20, 1999 in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado.
David J. Prime, son of Israel D. Prime and Mary Furniss, died July 20, 1939 in Santa Ana, Orange, California.
David Nelson Prime, son of Thomas Prime and Mary Nelson, husband of Sally Boyd, died July 23, 1854 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.
Joshua Prime, son of Samuel Prime and Sarah Jewett, husband of Mehitable Platts, died July 26, 1770 in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Advanced Photo Detecting by Maureen Taylor: I have heard her speak before and wanted to make sure I got into one of her sessions this year. Maureen Taylor does amazing things with old photos! It is so interesting to hear her talk about cases she has worked on, and points to help us figure out who is in all of those old photos many of us have with no names on them.
Migration Routes of our Ancestors by Leland K. Meitzler: Our question, so how did those Prime brothers get to Indiana by 1820? Leland talk, quickly, about all the different routes, where they were (and are), and when they started being used. It was enough information for a three house talk, done in one hour! My head was spinning! But it made me want to figure it out even more than before!
After this session we decided it was time to head for home. We reviewed, planned, and analyzed all the way home. It was a wonderful conference and we are already anticipating next year's Jamboree. Great job, Southern California Genealogical Society!
They Became Americans by Lou Szucs FUGA: All about naturalization and where to find the records. It amazes me every time I hear that there was a time in our country when women lost their citizenship if they married a man who was not a citizen!
Find Them Fast by Anne Mitchell: Great speaker! I really enjoyed listening to her speak! Although the session was about using the search at Ancestry to find ancestors, her message was really about telling their story! Loved it!
But It Ain't Really the ORIGINAL Record! by Kory Meyerink, AG, FUGA: Primary vs secondary sources! Holey, moley! It all gets so complicated! This is an area I need to keep working on!
Finding your English/Welsh Ancestors by Margo McKinstry, AG: A lot of our ancestors came from England. Unfortunately, they came too early for this information to be of much use. Parish records are where it is at for us!
The dinner banquet tonight was good and included Curt Witcher as our speaker. His presentation, The High Tech and High Touch of 21st Century Genealogy, was focused on encouraging us to embrace today's technology.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Genealogy Society Development Workshop (Made up of three sessions and speakers)
- The Shape of the 21st Century Genealogical Society by George Morgan: I have been absorbing anything having to do with Society growth recently and this was a continuation of that. Much of what was discussed I had come across in my research, however, it was good to hear it again, with comments and examples. Of course, much of it was focused on technology and how to use it to the benefit of the Society. This was a great way to start the conference!
- But...It's My Family!by Cath Madden Trindle: Lots of wonderful information on copyright laws as it pertains to genealogists and societies. Not really what I am looking for right now, but very important to re-visit, but for myself and for the GSOR.
- Program! Program! Git yer Program! by Jana Sloan Broglin: The focus here was on providing a good programs for the Society. The ins and outs of meetings, speakers, seminars, etc. The presenter gave a good list of resources for finding speakers as well as important information about contracts. I am also impressed by the focus on the need for advertising the Society! I know that this is an area we really need to work on!
Prostitution in the Wild West by Jana Sloan Broglin, CG: Okay, this one was just because it sounded fun and interesting! No, I have no reason to believe it applies to us, but...
Using Veterans' Censuses and Lists by Leland K. Meitzler: As usual, Mr. Meitzler's enthusiasm for his topic was infectious! He provided lots of resources for finding veterans, from the Revolutionary War through the present. He showed examples of each record type, what information is included, and where to find the records. The comment was made that we are seeing a huge increase of digitized records recently and, therefore, the list of resources is only a start. Continuing to check to see what is available is crucial.
U.S. Agricultural Census Schedules by George G. Morgan: Genealogists use census records all the time. But many of us don't use them to their full benefit. And we sure don't us the Agricultural Schedules as often as we should! This session was focused on where to find them, what is on them, and why we should pursue them.
We finished the day at the banquet. The food was good, the company was good, and we enjoyed the speaker, Tony Burroughs.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Frankie Joy Root, daughter of Charles Franklin Root and Nancy Merriam Wood, was born on April 24, 1895 in Murray, Cass, Nebraska. she died on June 01, 1968 in Seal Beach, Orange, California. She married Elmer Campbell Prime on September 28, 1920.
Thomas Gabrial Prime, son of Israel Day Prime and Mary Furniss, was born on March 03, 1883 in Bronx, Bronx, New York. He died on June 04, 1967 in Bergenfield, Bergen, New Jersey. He married Margaret Roth Ogden.
Mehetable Scott, daughter of John Scott and Mehitable Todd, was born in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts. She died on June 04, 1845 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts. She married Daniel Noyse Prime on September 03, 1815 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.
Martha Ann Carr, daughter of James Carr and Elizabeth Ann Townsend, was born on September 13, 1839 in Indiana. She died on June 05, 1916 in Iowa or possibly Nebraska. She married John Thomas Prime on September 20, 1860 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.
Emily Frances Prime, daughter of Nathaniel Prime and Cornelia Sands, was born on December 25, 1798 in New York City, Bronx, New York. She died on June 08, 1804 in New York City, Bronx, New York.
Samantha Belle Prime, daughter of George Smtih Prime and Ann Elizabeth Anderson, was born on September 05, 1859 in Story, Iowa. She died on June 14, 1954 in Palo Alto, Alameda, California. She married William Butler Whitney on August 31, 1887 in Furnas, Nebraska.
Frank Vernon Prime, son of William F. Prime and Cora W. Rohr, was born on October 30, 1889 in Beaver City, Furnas, Nebraska. He died on June 16, 1955 in Salem, Marion, Oregon. He married Eva P. Bellington
Thomas Prime, son of Mark Prime and Jane Lambert, was born on may 16, 1710 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts. He died on June 16, 1757 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts. He married Abigail Boardman on January 24, 1747 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
Fred Albert Donner, son of Frederick George Donner and Gladys McGovern, was born on August 16, 1925 in Denver, Denver, Colorado. He died on June 18, 2004 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada. He married Marceline Jean McCray on July 30, 1960 in Seattle, King, Washington.
William Hoffman Prime, son of Edward Prime and Charlotte Hoffman, was born on March 01, 1837 in New York City, Bronx, New York. He died on June 18, 1881 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas. He married Anne Rhodes on January 13, 1879 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.
John Lambert, son of Nathan Lambert Jr. and Abigail Prime, in Massachusetts. He died on June 21, 1821 in Massachusetts. He married Sarah Bradstreet.
Maria Angeline Prime, daughter of John Prime and Rebecca Hutto, was born on October 21, 1837 in Johnson, Indiana. She died on June 21, 1924 in Turlock, Merced, California. She married John Coleman Russell on December 30, 1857 in Webster City, Hamilton, Iowa.
Bridget Hammond, daughter of Nathaniel Hammond and Bridget Harris, was born on April 13, 1727 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She died on June 22, 1794 in Sutton, Worchester, Massachusetts. She married Joshua Prime on June 18, 1752. she married Nathaniel Carriel on December 29, 1772 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.
Thomas Prime, son of Thomas Prime and Mary Nelson, was born on November 01, 1782 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts. He died on June 26, 1848 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts. He married Hannah Stevens on May 02, 1812 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.
Gilbert Nathaniel Prime, son of Isaac Nathaniel Prime and Alma Ida Draper, was born on January 07, 1899 in Edison, Furnas, Nebraska. He died on June 28, 1963 in Polk, Oregon.
James Mark Prime, son of John Thomas Prime and Martha Ann Carr, married Pauline E. Eychaner, daughter of Andrew James Eychaner and Anna Beck, on June 02, 1908 in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida.
Nathaniel Prime, son of Joshua Prime and Bridget Hammond, married Cornelia Sands, daughter of Comfort Sands, on June 03, 1797 probably in New York.
Earl Girch, son of Gottleib Girch and Hattie Brent, married Grace E. Prime, daughter of John Thomas Prime and Pearl Bailey, on June 08, 1902 in Furnas, Nebraska.
Gerard H. Coster, son of John G. Coster, married Matilda Prime, daughter of Nathaniel Prime and Cornelia Sands, on June 09, 1831 in New York City, Bronx, New York.
Earl E. Prime, son of John Thomas Prime and Pearl Bailey, married Vernice Zike, daughter of William Allen Zike and Flora Virginia Hill, on June 10, 1900 in Edison, Furnas, Nebraska.
William Massena Benjamin, son of Samuel Nicoll Benjamin, married Charlotte Hoffman Prime, daughter of William Hoffman Prime and Anne Rhodes, on June 11, 1903.
Joshua Prime, son of Samuel Prime and Sarah Jewett, married Bridget Hammond, daughter of Nathaniel Hammond and Bridget Harris, on June 18, 1752 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.
Glenn Hazard Browning, son of Albert Hazard Browning and Mary Ruth Sutliffe, married Ruth Jordan, daughter of Clayton Prime Jordan and Mary Lucia Hitchings, on June 20 1922 in Mount Vernon, Black Hawk, Iowa.
Frederick Prime, son of Frederick Prime and Lydia Hare, married Laurette De Toussard Coxe, daughter of Alfred Coxe and Laurette De Toussard Stocker, on June 22, 1871 in New York City, Bronx, New York.
James Stewart married Sarah Prime, daughter of Samuel Prime and Sarah Platts, on June 25, 1733 probably in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts.
Ben Root Prime, son of Elmer Campbell Prime and Frankie Joy Root, married Della Allene Littrell, daughter of Henry Ernest Littrell and Vesta Eunice Thompson, on June 30, 1946.
Margaret E. Prime, daughter of Thomas Gabrial Prime and Margaret Ruth Ogden, was born on June 06, 1908. She died on June 30 2004 in Madison, Maine. She married William J. Farley on Oct 05, 1930 in Bergenfield, New York.
Timothy Everett Pittenger, son of Nicholas Earl Pittenger and Mary Margaret Feeney, was born on June 15, 1983 in Hennepin, Minnesota.
Rebecca Yvonne Prime, daughter of Barry Dean Prime and Kristine Annette Spies, was born on June 21, 1983 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Britini Lee Ackerman, daughter of Lloyd Marvin Ackerman and Brenda Lee Pirkl, was born on June 22, 1987 in Denver, Denver, Colorado.