~ 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

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sentimental Saturday ~ Shadow Fingers Reaching Out

Shadows fall on the mossy ground, as those long gone, slumber deep.

There is something very special about an old cemetery.

You can feel that the world has simply "moved on".

There are no flowers placed anymore, those that remember are all gone themselves.

I can see why my family loved this place and called it "home".


Friday, February 10, 2012

Arminta "Minty" Correll Sellars ~ Great Grand Aunt

This is a newly "discovered" photograph of the baby sister of Isabell Correll Arrowood, my great grandmother.
What a thrill to see this.

Many  special thanks to my two, new-found cousins, from the Correll family.
Being sent  a photo like this,  is like finding a treasure to a gal like me!

Thank you, Carol & Victor!

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She and husband, Hiram Watson Sellers are buried at Red Top Primitive Church Cemetery (Chilhowee) in Happy Valley, Blount County, Tennessee.


In Remembrance~ Lewis William "Pat" Arrowood ~1900-1985

Wednesday, February 8, 2012