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Settlin' In

Yep! We have been settlin' in to our Mac, 2007 and Winter snow around these parts. We hope the Season of Epiphany is being kind to all! Have you had an epiphany this weekend?

This is what some might call the "Twelfth Day of Christmas." If you count 12 days from December 25th, you come to January 6th, the Season of Epiphany, when many cultures celebrated with giving of gifts. In some places it was traditional to give christmas gifts for each of the twelve days of christmas.

Besides celebrating the Season of Epiphany... we have been humming a particular tune in our head the whole week. Remember the Clooney melody, This Ole House?"

This NW Okie has also been settlin' in with her Macbook Pro laptop. If you are thinking about a Mac over a PC Windows, it ain't so bad. It is very similar to the PC Windows... BUT... where did Gates borrow the concept of windows, anyway?!
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Remembering A Clooney Melody

This photo of an old homestead near Binger & Eakley, Oklahoma was sent to "The OkieLegacy" by one of our readers with a catchy little melody sung by Rosemary Clooney.

This NW Okie remembers Clooney, but remembers the song she sang better... "This Ole House."

That brings up the next question. What kind of legacy do you suppose this old Oklahoma homestead, along highway 152 experienced in it's day? Is it still there, or ... "Getting ready to meet the saints!"

Remember the rest of the words to this old favorite song sung by Rosemary Clooney? Here is the chorus to get you started:

"Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer
Ain't a-gonna need this house no more
Ain't got time to fix the shingles
Ain't got time to fix the floor
Ain't got time to oil the hinges
Nor to mend the windowpane
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer
He's a-gettin' ready to meet the saints"
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Update of 2006 Blizzard

We hear from some Kansas readers that the first part of January, 2007 there was snow, but only a few flurries -- about 45 degrees with sun -- a rather nice day. Other parts to the west got the blowing, drifting snow and road closures up towards Nebraska.

Rob Wagner took these photos January 4, 2007 as he was passing through Clayton, New Mexico a few days ago. Rob said it took him awhile to get through Clayton, NM because there was only one lane of traffic through town with the drifting snow from a week ago. AND... they were still digging out at Walsenberg, Colorado.
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Oklahoma Hall (NWOSU) Update

"This is a link to one of two photos of the former location of Northwestern's Oklahoma Hall, the old dormitory on campus that was razed some months ago. The former parking lot is being enlarged and lighted, while the front part of the site, where the dorm actually sat, is being turned into a 'green space.' The work is being done by university staff. Location is at the corner of Eighth Street and Oklahoma Blvd. (Highway 64)." -- from the e-desk of Rod Murrow Rod Murrow's Flickr site
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This Old Homestead

"Hi Linda, Just got thru reading the latest NW Legacy and the photos of the Jerry Beagley homestead made me recall these photos I took of an old homestead along Hwy 152 about halfway between Eakley and Binger (Oklahoma). I took these about a year ago and am not sure it is still standing considering its condition. Was wondering if any of your readers might shed some light on who might have built this 'Mansion' in its day." -- Ken Updike
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This Ole House Song & Links

This ole house once knew his children
This ole house once knew his wife
This ole house was home and comfort
As they fought the storms of life
This old house once rang with laughter
This old house heard many shouts
Now he trembles in the darkness
When the lightnin' walks about

CHORUS:
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer
Ain't a-gonna need this house no more
Ain't got time to fix the shingles
Ain't got time to fix the floor
Ain't got time to oil the hinges
Nor to mend the windowpane
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer
He's a-gettin' ready to meet the saints
Click Here for the Wav file of This Ole House. Lyrics to This Ole House continued here...
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Looking For Lauren R. Baum

California Anna's & Ruby Throats (hummingbirds)... "Looking for Lauren Ray Baum." -- Elaine Baum Caraway - Email: elaine_caraway@yahoo.com
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Dec. 2006 - Cimarron County Blizzard

"I have no idea who owns these images but some are really great and might be good for your Legacy ezine. I especially like the one with the stop sign." -- Rod Murrow

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Magill/McGill In Michigan

Message Board Post... "I have been searching for years for information on my great-grandfather, Gerald Harold McGill. All I know to date is he was born in Michigan, changed his last name from MaGill to McGill after serving in the military. Married my great-grandmother Hazel and had at least two siblings, sisters named Tessie and Bessie who lived in northern Michigan. He had 5 children: Mildred, Robert, Leon, Gerald and Harold (twins). I have plenty of information from his CHILDREN on down... but nothing from HIM on up. I would appreciate any information anyone can give me so I can get some more branches on that side of the family tree!" -- John McGill
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Lookout, OK - School House

Lookout, OK School House... "In the 20's-30's Lookout was what is now known as a C store. You could buy most every thing there you needed. Gas, Groceries, Pop, Candy and it was also a post office. The school house set about a quarter mile east ond then south on the east side of the road. If my memory serves me right the Brought family ran the store. That may not be the right spelling of the name. They had 2 sons R.L. and J.D. Ivan Murrow were the last owner I remember before Alfred and Laura Bliss. The Post Office was then moved to the Bliss residence. I remember the Beagley house but can''t tell you just how many miles it set from Lookout." -- Marthesia (Marty) Myers
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OkieLegacy Guestbook

1/3/2007 -- Jayne - EMAIL: millertimejayne@aol.com - Musings of the Pilgrim... "I am the great granddaughter of Scott Cummins. I am interested in buying a copy of the book if anyone has one."

1/2/2007 -- Brandee Elam Conway -EMAIL: brandeeconway@yahoo.com - Slapout Native... "I really enjoyed reading this! My family is from Slapout. My parents still live there with my grandfather Herchal Elam. My Greatgrandparents were Herman and Maggie Kamp. I always enjoy hearing the history of the town. Thank You."

12/30/2006 -- Tony Hocker - EMAIL: gunnyh@cox.net - POW camps... "Very good information on the POW camps in Oklahoma. I have a matchbook cover from the Alva Internment Camp Exchange. This prompted me to seek information on this camp."

12/30/2006 -- Marsha Cobb -- EMAIL: Marsha.cobb@gmail.com - Mary A. Cobb... "Mary A. Cobb was a teacher in Carmen, Oklahoma in 1910. Do you have any other information about her or her sister Lucy E. Cobb."
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Twelfth Day of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Dennis Bratcher

"The Twelve Days of Christmas is probably the most misunderstood part of the church year among Christians who are not part of liturgical church traditions. Contrary to much popular belief, these are not the twelve days before Christmas, but in most of the Western Church are the twelve days from Christmas until the beginning of Epiphany (January 6th; the 12 days count from December 25th until January 5th). In some traditions, the first day of Christmas begins on the evening of December 25th but the following day is considered the First Day of Christmas (December 26th)..... In the Western church, Epiphany is usually celebrated as the time the Wise Men or Magi arrived to present gifts to the young Jesus (Matt. 2:1-12). Traditionally there were three Magi, probably from the fact of three gifts, even though the biblical narrative never says how many Magi came. In some cultures, especially Hispanic and Latin American culture, January 6th is observed as Three Kings Day, or simply the Day of the Kings (Span: la Fiesta de Reyes, el Dia de los Tres Reyes, or el Dia de los Reyes Magos; Dutch: Driekoningendag). Even though December 25th is celebrated as Christmas in these cultures, January 6th is often the day for giving gifts. In some places it is traditional to give Christmas gifts for each of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Since Eastern Orthodox traditions use a different religious calendar, they celebrate Christmas on January 7th and observe Epiphany or Theophany on January 19th." -- (READ MORE)
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Season of Epiphany

The Season of Epiphany by Dennis Bratcher

"In western Christian tradition, January 6 is celebrated as Epiphany. It goes by other names in various church traditions. In Hispanic and Latin culture, as well as some places in Europe, it is known as Three Kings' Day (Span: el Dia de los Tres Reyes, la Fiesta de Reyes, or el Dia de los Reyes Magos; Dutch: Driekoningendag). Because of differences in church calendars, mainly between the Eastern Orthodox and the western Catholic and Protestant traditions, both Christmas and Epiphany have been observed at different times in the past. Today, most of the Eastern Orthodox traditions follow the western church calendar. The exceptions are some Greek Orthodox Churches and related traditions (e.g., Russian and Serbian Orthodox) that still follow the older calendar and celebrate Epiphany as the Theophany on January 19th....." -- READ MORE
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