Black Bears

Bible Studies





Little Kids

Kids' Crafts


Poetry & Stories






This site contains information about our home in northeast Pennsylvania and the Black Bears that visit us; fun and inexpensive places to visit in our area; photos of the birds that visit our yard; gardening, and bible study including Names of Christ, Job and Revelation.

The genealogy studies include many generations of my Ducth, English, French, German, and Scotch Ancestors.

SOME SURNAMES IN MY DIRECT LINE ARE: Aken, Ariensz, Anderson, Berger, Bevins-Burns, Bickhardt, Brout, Buys, Case, Cornelis, Cornelisen, Cornelius, Cortez, Corwin, De Herville, Demarest, Des Marets, De Parisis, De Ruine, De Tourneur, Donald, Eckerson, Folger, Helling, Helm, Horton, Hugesson, Hulse, Kortright, Loring, Loveday, Luquer, Mapes, Mc Kay, Malcolm, Meyers, Oblenis, Onderdonk, Oosteroom, Oosterum, Pieterze, Purrier, Quackenbosch, Quackenbush, Riley, Robertson, Salyer, Seljer, Sammis, Scholl, Sholl, Shatswell, Smith, Sohier, Stille, Straatmaker, Straet, Straut, Stroemer, Swits, Switz, Terneur, Tourneur, Theunis, Tibout, Treadway, Trommels, Vail, Van Aernam, Van Blarcom, Van Houplines, Van Kortryk, Van Oblinus, Van Quackenbush, Van Steenwyck, Walter, Westin

Published at THIS site are the narratives and photos (back to 1916) of my family, AND there is a link in the Table of Contents, "Surnames", to my Rootsweb WorldConnect database.

There are also recipes; and original poetry. I have a page on current issues concerning teenagers, and a page for younger children.

There is a link to the complete Table of Contents for pages at this site, and all of my other websites, at the bottom of this page.

BIBLE STUDY: What does God say about Himself? Our LORD is known by many names in the Bible. Scriptural studies within show the personality and traits of God. You will also find the last few chapters of Job, and, all of Revelation [in narrative form]. I hope you will be blessed with the scriptures I put here, and will contribute your favorite names of God when you sign my guest book.

The WALK. [Click on "WALK" and when you are at the opening page, select the top center picture, for an animated video of John 3:16]

Teenagers: Discussion of current teen concerns and great links for teens including online SATs, What to Do After High School, and more.

Little Kids - Fun material relevant to younger children; wonderful links for crafts, bubbles and play clay. Teach your children the meaning of the resurrection by baking the "Easter Story Cookies".

BIRDS: Lots of original photos of the birds at our feeders

Gardening: Tips, links, discussions and personal experiences.

Some wonderful original poems by my Aunt, Edith Sholl Darke, a gifted and award winning poetess, and other authors.

The Recipe page will keep you warm all winter and refreshed all year! Tons of Crock Pot, Fondue, Soup and Muffin recipes and links.

What Does GOD Say About You?

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