Tuesday, March 1, 2016


This Henry came to America as a young boy and became a farmer in Ochiltree County Texas,

he married Pauline "Pauly"

This Henry came to Bokchita Oklahoma Indian Territory, as a young boy by way of
he married Phoebe Onie

this Henry
 turned one on February 26
and is sitting on the ground where his family has farmed for over 100 years

 in a room full of young and old

while he was eating his tractor cake

each stood in turn to say who they were and how they were related to Henry

as we all stood to salute Henry on his big day
I couldn't help but wonder if 
Henry Benton
Henry Pshigoda

were talking a few things over... 
namely... how in the world did their separate lives all those years ago...

become woven into 
one little boy named



At Rivercrest Cottage said...

your post is so sweet, almost as sweet as your pictures of Little Henry. Would love to hear more about your family history.

Pondside said...

So glad I found this via Hyacinths for the Soul. What a sweet post. I love the song 'I Come from a Long Line of Love'. Your wee Henry certainly comes from a long line of love!

Heather - New House New Home said...

What a great lineage for this Henry to be part of!! I love it when you share your family history

Down On The Farm said...

I love family history! Some families no nothing of their ancestors. That is sad. My great-great-great grandparents . . . TWO SETS OF THEM . . . are buried about 1/2 mile from my house and I have pictures of one set of those great great greats. Family is SUCH a blessing!

Karena Albert said...

Gina these images are priceless! Thank you for sharing this poignant story with us!

The Arts by Karena

bj said...

This is just the BEST post...full of family history..love and the cutest little Henrys....all the way thru...
and that concert was so awesome, I can hardly stand it...my sweet grandgirl and I had the time of our lives...loved every minute...

chateau chic said...

Such a sweet post spanning the generations.
Mary Alice

handmade by amalia said...

Happy birthday to little Henry. How nice to think of all the Henrys that came before.

Algodão Tão Doce said...

"Ontem foi embora.Amanhã ainda não veio. Temos somente hoje, comecemos!!!Qualquer ato
de amor, por menor que seja, é um trabalho pela paz" (Madre Teresa de Calcutá)
Fico sempre feliz com sua doce presença lá no meu cantinho! Obrigada!
Belas recordações de família!!!!
Um grande abraço querida, Marie.

Marissa said...

I just want to eat little Henry..
that was awesome history.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love vintage photographs....true pieces of history. Amazing <3

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Happy belated birthday, Henry! He's so adorable , Gina...love the frosting in his hair! LOL
How am I missing your posts? I'm not getting an email. ;(
How was your trip with Mr. Prez???