~ 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."


Arrowood Family

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday~ Love Goes On

This beautiful poem was found propped on a headstone in a country church. The poem was framed and leaning on the stone. A loving tribute to the man's wife.


If I could have one wish, I would make it on you.

To see you laugh and smile, the way you used to do.

Now all I have are memories, down deep inside.

What I would give for one more day, by your side.

I know you tried so hard, to keep holding on.

But God called your name and in a second , you were gone.

But tomorrow will always come and the sun will always shine.

And down deep in my heart, I know you are at peace and doing fine.

I wear your memory proudly, you were a true friend.

And may my love for you reach heaven above,

Until we meet again.