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Just to tell you a little about myself, my name is Vickie and I was born and raised in Kentucky. The majority of my ancestors have been in Kentucky since the 1790’s. I have always loved history, a good mystery and puzzles and that is what Family History Research is all about. As a child we would take day trips on Saturdays and head down some dirt road looking for old cemeteries. A lot of the time we weren't looking for anyone in particular, we just like to read the epitaphs. We would have a picnic lunch packed and have lunch at whatever cemetery we were at. If the weather was bad my Dad and I would go to a courthouse and dig through old records in musty old basements looking for our ancestors. So as you can see I have had an interest in Family History for quite some time.

Dedication Page

I would like to dedicate this blog to my Grandparents Ermon and Daisy Fraley. My Papaw (Ermon Edward Fraley 1914-1994) and Mamaw (Daisy Elnora Loftis 1917-2006) were wonderful and have always shown me and all of their family member’s unconditional love at every step. They were also wonderful neighbors and had many, many people who called them friends.

Ermon & Daisy at their 50th Wedding Anniversary Party in 1988

I would go home every year for at least a couple of weeks to visit with them. They were the greatest grandparents a girl could ever ask for. Mamaw was the world’s best cook and you should have tasted her catfish, hush puppies and coleslaw. They were out of this world. When I was small I was my Papaw’s little shadow and followed him everywhere and even as I got older I still wanted to go anywhere he was. Papaw use to pick me up from my house in town and take me home with him every evening. In the mornings Mamaw would wrap a blanket around me and Papaw would lay me in the seat beside him and drop me off at my parent’s house in town. The only way he could keep from picking me up every evening was to take a different road home. If I saw him drive by and he did not stop I would start crying. I was only about 1 or 2 years old at the time, but I remember, and my Aunt Iva always reminds me about laughing whenever I would see the cow getting her belly wet in the pond on the way out to their house.

The summer of 2006 was to be the last time that I was able to see and visit with my Mamaw. Our special Angel passed away at 4 in the morning on the 5th of December 2006. She will be greatly missed by one and all. My Mamaw was buried beside my Papaw at Deer Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Sheridan, Crittenden County, Kentucky and their two little children Connie and Edward are buried beside them. All five of her living children and her 15 grandchildren were in attendance at her funeral. Mamaw and Papaw also have 27 great-grandchildren and at the last count I believe there are at least 25 great-great-grandchildren as of 22 Nov 2014.

As the Dolly Parton song says, “The ole' family tree is shedding its leaves But we'll all meet in Heaven again Oh, she's an angel Let her fly, let her fly She's gone home to glory To her home in the sky When God sees her comin' Heaven's choir will smile And sing, "Oh she's an angel, let her fly, let her fly Ooh, she's an angel, let her fly”

These are the 15 grandchildren of Ermon & Daisy Fraley and were in attendance at Mamaw's funeral in 2006 at Deer Creek Baptist Church in Sheridan, Kentucky.

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