About


A Little About Me....

 My name is Marcia Douglas & I am a Midwestern lady from Indiana.  I love to travel, learn foreign languages, cooking, history and family history research.
My first stop?  I’ll start with my Grandparents, Jasper & Sophia.  Now, here is a dichotomy.  He was from the foothills of the Smokey Mountains in East Tennessee.  Son of Joseph & Sarah, his ancestors fought in the Civil War and the Revolutionary War and even farther back, his roots were in Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Germany & Romania.  Sophia was from Ontario, Canada, daughter of James of Galway, Scotland and Suzannah, a French Canadian girl, whose family had originally come to Canada from Pictou, Normandy, France.  How they came to meet is a story all its own.  My roots?  A combination of all of them plus, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, New York, and Rhode Island.  
So, in future posts, I hope to write about travel, cooking and history in the places my ancestors came from.Stay tuned . . .
Photos for my header courtesy of http://www.dreamstime.com.
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40 Responses to About

  1. Shelley Giles says:

    I love your writings cousin…can’t wait till you continue Jasper’s story!

    • anniedm778 says:

      Thanks Cousin!!! Maybe you could help me out with some recipes of your own!

      • Shelley Giles says:

        What kind of recipes would you like?…would love to share
        I need to follow your blog more often as I love your writings, and need to find time to get back into our genealogy!

      • anniedm778 says:

        Oh, do you have any family recipes passed down through the years?
        I need to be more organized in working on our genealogy too!

  2. aliciasunday says:

    What an interesting heritage. I’m sure there’s a historical novel in there somewhere!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your family heritage is fascinating – have you found any living relatives of your grandparents in Europe?

    • anniedm778 says:

      Not yet, but that would be exciting. We’ve had some trouble (my cousin in Canada & I), providing the link to the Papineau line, but I have a handwritten note from a family member who verified it years ago. We just need the documentation and then we’re off and running. I remember my grandparents talking about my grandmother’s great uncle who was so famous.

  4. Nice to ‘meet’ you Marcia, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Sonel says:

    Nice to meet you Marcia and thanks for taking part in my Black and White challenge hon. Beautiful blog you have here and I will be visiting again. 😀 *hugs*

  6. MELewis says:

    What a colorful picture you paint of your heritage! I share some of the same passions – looking forward to reading more from you. And thanks for the follow!

  7. WhiteTrinity says:

    What a fascinating family tree! Just curious to know, how long did it take you to piece together all your ancestor’s history? Thanks for following my blog. Cheers, Mrs. J

    • anniedm778 says:

      I did most of it about 15 years ago, it took a couple of years. I had some fairly complete records on my mother’s side, but my dad’s side I had to start from scratch.

  8. Angie says:

    Hi,Marcia. Thank you for dropping by my blog and the follow. I like your posts, they’re wonderful and I am going to try making a recipe here. 🙂

  9. Uncle Spike says:

    Hi Marcia … Just wanted to pass on my thanks for stopping by to check out my blog and for being brave enough to ‘Follow’ it 🙂 I do wonder how you stumbled across it though?
    I admit, it’s all a bit new still, but I hope you liked what you read so far, as much as I have writing.
    Uncle Spike

    • anniedm778 says:

      You’re welcome! I occasionally do random searches on topics, like travel, France, Greece, Milan, etc. I came across your blog in one of these searches (via the Explore option).

  10. WhiteTrinity says:

    Hi, Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Liebster Awards, http://whitetrinity.com/2013/09/21/liebster-award-nomination/. You have a lovely blog! Cheers, Mrs. J at WhiteTrinity.com

  11. VisitSiena says:

    Thank you for following my blog! Happy that you like it 🙂 What an interesting blog you have 🙂 !! for sure will be back here 🙂

  12. jeff says:

    Hi sister. Have enjoyed reading serendipitouscookery–especially the history!

  13. Hello, good day:) Thanks very much for your like on my about page .. much appreciated! Wish you a great week ahead..

  14. Anita says:

    Thank you for following my blog, Marcia! You seem to have tried your hand at a lot of things. 🙂 Your cooking-related posts are pretty interesting to me. I don’t cook much these days, but I think I should try out a few of your recipes…

    • anniedm778 says:

      You’re very welcome! I chuckled at your knitting project as I am famous for starting to knit and not finishing. I know how to knit, per say, but making a complete garment is a challenge for me. I finally knitted a hat last winter and wouldn’t you know, I’ve lost here near where I work. Guess I’ll have to knit another one!

      • Anita says:

        Haha, too bad about the hat. Hopefully, you’ll knit one again someday.

        Yeah it’s difficult for me to keep going on the bigger projects. Earlier, I used to knit smaller items like hats or scarfs now and then, and that would be a change of scenery, but ever since I’ve moved back to not-so-cold Bangalore, I find there are lesser things to give me a break. To tell you a little secret, I also feel I finish Raglan projects faster. 🙂

      • anniedm778 says:

        I’ll have to try a Raglan project 🙂

      • Anita says:

        If you give it a try, do post about how it goes!

      • anniedm778 says:

        Ok, I sure will!

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