Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I obviously have many followers whom I greatly appreciate. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my followers and those followers who have “signed on” as followers of this blog. Recently, a new follower, who signed on with his name, has joined us.
Thanks Howard for becoming a follower of The Wests of Wilkes. After I reviewed your profile and family lineage, I discovered that we are 5th cousins with our most recent common ancestors (MRCAs) being Jonathan Land and Elizabeth Isbell. I look forward to hearing more from you.
In addition, a few months ago, Ron Tipton, my 3rd cousin from my mother’s family—Tipton, Honeycutt, Hughes—signed on as a follower. Ron’s blog, Tipton Tales and Trails, depicts many of my ancestors from my maternal line. Thanks, Ron!
Again, anytime anyone wishes to add a comment or include an e-mail address and does not want the comment or e-mail to be published (made public), please indicate that in the comment. I will not publish those comments that a reader wishes to remain private.
Followers, I look forward to hearing from you!
Saturday, November 10, 2012
|William Charles West, Jr.|
Through his work and hobbies, Daddy made many friends with whom he enjoyed those activities. These friends often chided Daddy about his competitive spirit and determination to win.
|Charles' High School|
|Charles in his ROTC|
WU Messenger Boy
|Ruth and Charles West|
|Son and Father|
William Charles West, Jr.
William Charles West, Sr.
My parents stressed the importance of education and provided a college education for my sister and me. In addition, they were loving grandparents to my daughter and my sister’s son. Sadly, neither of them lived to see their great granddaughter and great grandson, my sister’s two grandchildren.
In addition, Daddy was “a man of few words.” This is a quality that I have noticed in other individuals of West lineage, namely, my grandfather West and my dad’s cousin, Fred Lowe. Not only does Fred possess this characteristic, but also Fred greatly resembles my grandfather and dad and possesses Daddy’s sense of humor. In addition to physical characteristics, I am convinced that personality characteristics and mannerisms are also inherited.
|Charlie, 1970s or 1980s|
|Ruth and Charles West, 2003|
NuWray Inn, Burnsville, NC
Ruth Stella Hughes, 1918-2007
William Charles West, Jr., 1916-2007