On This Day: Woody’s Anthem

Eighty-one years ago today, Woody Guthrie composed what some might call an alternate “National Anthem.” Woody composed “This Land is Your Land” at the Hanover House hotel at 6th Avenue and 43rd Street in New York City, shortly after moving there from his native Oklahoma. Woody Guthrie with one of numerous guitars upon which was… Continue reading On This Day: Woody’s Anthem

On This Day: Birth of Clifford Lee Harding and Aubrey Nichole Laney

Clifford Harding was born October 17, 1942, in Iola, Kansas, and resides in Lawrence, Kansas. Aubrey Laney was born October 17, 1991, in Plano, Texas, and resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clifford is my uncle. Aubrey is my niece. Siblings Clifford and Sandra Laney in Iola, Kansas - September 1943 My Uncle Clifford and my mother,… Continue reading On This Day: Birth of Clifford Lee Harding and Aubrey Nichole Laney

On This Day: Birth of Jean Linton

Jean Linton was born October 15, 1921, in Denison, Kansas. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jean Linton is my 1st Cousin 1X removed. Jean Linton Hemphill at a granddaughter’s wedding in 2012 Jean Linton and her younger sister Frances Linton (born in 1924 and also still living) were the children of William Roy Linton… Continue reading On This Day: Birth of Jean Linton