Sunday, April 27, 2014

Annie Laura Magee Robertson

Annie Laura Magee Robertson (1882-1967) was my grandmother's sister.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Walter Andrew Magee

I just love these old pictures. Walter Andrew Magee (1884 - 1942) was the brother of my grandmother Mollie Ora Magee Wells.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

John Wesley Magee and Family

Here is a picture of John Wesley Magee (1886-1962) and Oklahoma Ellis Magee (1889-1970) with their children. John was my grandmother's brother.

Monday, April 21, 2014

A few more pictures of the Oliver Family

My great great grandparents on my mother's side.

Addie Ola Wells Willis

Another one of my grandfather's sisters Addie Ola Wells Willis (1887 - 1963)

The boy in the picture Is Baxter Henry Willis, Jr (1912-1938). The girls are Martha Willis and Rebecca Willis.
Martha was married to Joseph Taylor Hudson. They lived in Spartenburg, South Carolina. Rebecca was married to Clarence Zipp of Beaumont.

Dinner and a Play

On Friday my friend Alice and I went to Radical Eats. I had a fried green tomato sandwich and sweet potato fries. My friend had a beet mushroom onion dish. I forgot to bring my camera (I'm still not used to this all food has to be photographed thing) but the waiter was nice enough to take these pictures and email them to me. After dinner we went to Rice and saw a student production of Little Shop of Horrors.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Susan Lena Wells White

Here are 2 pictures of my mother's aunt, Susan Lena Wells White (1882-1968). She is the sister of my mother's father James Daniel Wells. My mother was named after her.

My Mother's Family

Today would have been my mother's 96th birthday. I have posted just about all of the pictures I have of her on this blog but was able to find pictures of her maternal grandmother Canzadie Oliver Magee (1862-1949) and maternal great grandparents Andrew Jackson Oliver (1832-1919) and Cynthia Ann Faver Oliver (1843-1920).

Thursday, April 10, 2014

My Maternal Grandparents and Aunt

I found this picture of my grandparents and aunt that one of my second cousins had posted on a website.

Monday, April 7, 2014

A Brilliant Mind

Congratulations to my brilliant daughter who received a University Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award at the University of North Texas in Denton last Friday.  She received her masters degree in math last year and is now working on a PhD.

Cranberry Quinoa


2 cups quinoa
4 cups water
½ teaspoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
2 ribs celery, chopped
3-4 Tablespoons green onions, sliced thin
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup pecans, toasted and chopped
5 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons cilantro, minced
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
Dash pepper

•Place water and quinoa in a 2-quart pot. Add ¼ tsp. salt and ½ tsp. oil. Bring to a boil and then simmer at a very low heat. Do not stir. Cook covered for about 15 minutes until small peaks form on top of quinoa and liquid is evaporated. Remove from heat. Stand covered for 10 minutes before transferring to a bowl and cool to room temperature. (Can cool faster in refrigerator if preferred.)
•Gently mix dressing in small bowl or measuring cup with a fork.
•Add dressing to quinoa and mix in.
•Add in vegetables, nuts and cranberries and mix well.
•Serve at room temperature.
Serves: 4-6

I made this over the weekend and I have to say it's one of my favorite quinoa dishes. My roommate enjoyed it too and took this picture.