~ The pieces are all sewn together, stitched with love.........and a quilt tells a story and the story is our past ~
The Arrowood family immigrated from England to Maryland in the 1700's. They went south, eventually settling in the mountains of North Carolina. Later , some went further south, into the Piedmont of North Carolina, in search of work and a better way of life.
I am in search of my family.
I search for those that came before me, and lived their lives as best they could. I am in search of their stories, how they lived, and how they loved.
I shared this love of seeking the past with my Dad, sharing each new finding with him, the thrill in his heart intermingling with mine. I continue this search in his honor, and hope to know these people of ours when I join up with them all in heaven.
~ Steve Lewis Arrowood 1932-2008 ~
Come with me, back to a simpler time and place. A place far removed from the hectic pace of today. To a time when life was hard, but the rewards were great. When your quality of life was determined by your own sweat, your own toil, and your own ingenuity.
Would you like a glass of sweet tea? Let's sit out on the porch where we will catch the sweetly scented breeze of summertime. Maybe Grandma will fry up some of her wonderful chicken... Time slows here.
"We shape our lives not by what we carry with us, but what we leave behind."
~You live as long as you are remembered.~
"Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. " Author: Unknown
"But those who came before us will teach you. They will teach you from the wisdom of former generations."
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Setzer Family Coat of Arms
The German surname Setzer is an Upper German name with roots in the southern region of Bavaria, Germany. The name is derived from the German verb "setzen" meaning "to set" and was probably first used by someone who worked at a market or fair, setting the prices of merchandise.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Setzer, Sezzer, Setter, Settegast, Settgast and many more.
The name Setzer was first found in Rogensburg, German.
The first recorded bearer of the name was the Orlieb der Setzer, who lived in Rogensburg in 1290.
Setzer is also a Jewish (Ashkenazic) name: an occupational name from the Yiddish "zetser", which was a ‘typesetter’, ‘compositor of typography’.
The Setzer family had its origin in Germany, and the early immigrants brought with them the traits of character of which they are well-known: they are industrious, thrifty and honest.