Thursday, May 22, 2008

Frederick Home-1709 Cheston Dr., Jacinto City, TX



Old homestead of Leroy Eugene & Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick. Purchased in 1948. Raised six (6) children there. Joseph Lee, Phyllis Jean, Sally Ann, Karl Thomas, Patricia Marie, and Sarah Kay Frederick. I have a lot of good memories of that old house. We had the nicest yard in the neighborhood. Daddy worked hard in his yard. The front yard had lots of trees and shrubs. We liked to eat persimmons off the trees. Boy, were they sour! But...they were good. We ate them green, because if we didn't the birds would get to them before we could. Daddy & Mother worked hard to make our house a home.
Mother made our clothes and took in ironing to help feed us six kyds. We ate a lot of macaroni & cheese, beans, and spaghetti. The holidays were always special.
Daddy served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.
Daddy worked at Brown & Root in their automotive department for forty six (46) years. He started out as a Mechanic's helper, and advanced up to the Asst. Supt. of the automotive department, at 4100 Clinton Drive, Houston, Texas 77001.
We lived life to the fullest! We celebrated life through birthday parties, Christmas, Easter, and all holidays. I loved rolling in the cool, green grass, climbing the trees, and swimming in our pool in the back yard. Every summer we had a pool, that is the only way we could stay cool in this hot, humid Texas weather. One of my favorite memories is of when Daddy let us paint the picket fence between the Rhodes' house and ours. We had never been allowed to paint before that. We loved it! The Rhodes' kyds were jealous, because they couldn't paint too.
Back in the 1960's, everyone knew their neighbors. We had the Whites on left of us, the Rhodes on the right of us, across the street were the Johnsons, Mancills, Brantleys, and Monks. Down the street was the Camfields next to the Whites, then the Meyers were near the Deans. Down the other way, were the Bobbitts. Man, we had a lot of playing, swimming, and fun with all those kyds! Back in those days, just about everybody each six children. Imagine all those kyds!!

FAMILY ROOTS RUN DEEP!

I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY GENEALOGY SINCE 1987, WHEN I TOOK TEXAS HISTORY AT THE SAN JACINTO JR. COLLEGE. I HAD TO WRITE A RESEARCH PAPER, AND I CHOSE TO WRITE IT ABOUT MY FAMILY.

1994 IS WHEN I REALLY STARTED WORKING DILIGENTLY ON MY GENEALOGY, BECAUSE THAT IS THE YEAR MY MOTHER, JEAN MARIE LINDERMAN MANCILL, AND MY STEP DAD, LOUIS CLIFFORD MANCILL, HELPED ME TO GET MY FIRST COMPUTER. NOW, I'M ADDICTED!!!

MY OLDEST BROTHER, JOSEPH LEE FREDERICK, REBUILT COMPUTERS AND SO HE PUT US ONE TOGETHER. MOTHER AND LOU EVEN HAD THEIR OWN COMPUTER.

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT A 67 YEAR OLD WOMAN, AND A 70 YEAR OLD MAN USING A COMPUTER!!!
MY DREAM WAS ALWAYS TO BE AN AUTHOR, LIKE LOUISA MAE ALCOTT, AND I PLANNED TO WRITE A BOOK SOMEDAY. I HAVE WRITTEN SEVERAL POEMS AND STORIES. FOR A LONG TIME I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WANTED TO WRITE.

MY DAD, HAD ASKED ME, " WHY DO YOU DO ALL THIS WORK? NO ONE WILL EVER READ IT!" FOR AWHILE THAT KEPT ME FROM WRITING ANYMORE, BUT THEN I DECIDED THAT THERE HAD TO BE SOMEONE IN OUR FAMILY WHO WOULD ONE DAY BE INTERESTED TO KNOW OUR FAMILY HISTORY, AND EVEN IF NOT, THEN MAYBE SOMEONE YEARS FROM NOW WILL BE INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW WE LIVED.

WHEN I FINISH THE FINAL DRAFT OF MY FAMILY STORY I PLAN TO DONATE A COPY OF IT TO THE GEORGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY, IN RICHMOND, TEXAS, AND ALSO, A COPY TO THE CLAYTON GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY, IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.

I THINK THAT I AM GOING TO WRITE FIRST ABOUT THE STRONG, DOMINANT WOMEN IN MY FAMILY, I HAVE WRITTEN SOME ABOUT THEM, BUT I PLAN TO WRITE MORE AS I GET THE TIME.

MY MOTHER, JEAN MARIE LINDERMAN FREDERICK MANCILL, WOULD BE THE FIRST ON MY LIST. MY GRANDMOTHERS, BESSIE MAZAC FREDERICK, OR PHYLIS PALEN LINDERMAN. OUR NEIGHBOR, DOROTHY JOHNSON, MY SPONSOR BIRDIE MAE NEFF, GLADYS LINDERMAN NELSON, AND YVONNE LINDERMAN BURGESS LEVESQUE.

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EACH OF US HAS ROOTS AND THE ABILITY TO TRACE THESE ROOTS, TO IDENTIFY OUR ANCESTORS.

THE HIGHEST AND MOST POWERFUL MOTIVATION IN DOING THAT IS NOT FOR OURSELVES ONLY, BUT FOR OUR POSTERITY, FOR THE POSTERITY OF ALL MANKIND. AS SOMEONE ONCE OBSERVED, "THERE ARE ONLY TWO LASTING BEQUESTS WE CAN GIVE OUR CHILDREN--ONE IS ROOTS, THE OTHER WINGS!!"

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HAPPY 175th. BIRTHDAY, TEXAS!

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