~ 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

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Service at Mt. Olivet ~ A Step back in time

Those that remember and love Mt. Olivet,  gather faithfully each year for the annual service.
The descendants of those buried here still gather and will never forget.
They have established a committee and fund drive to keep the tiny church in good condition and maintained.
The cemetery has its own fund and is well taken care of, thanks to those that care.
God Bless each and every one of you!

The modest altar inside the church.

The view from the cemetery ~

The stone in fhe foreground on the left is Welzia A. Arrowood's, the next stone in the middle, is Sarah Ellender Winters Arrowood Miller's, and the one on the right, is Isabell Correll Arrowood's, wife of Welzia.

The stacked stone foundation columns have been replaced with brick ones, after a windy storm knocked the tiny church off its foundation.