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Davis Dairy, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee on Wildwood.
Taken by Judith Richards Shubert, September 28, 2005, Copyright

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cranberry Salad


If you read the post about my cousin, Julie Martin, you will know that she sent me a surprise Christmas present last year – a box of canned Bing Cherries. This is my husband, Bob’s, favorite dessert. If I don’t have or can’t find Bing Cherries I will make the Cranberry Salad shown below. I think it is just as good. Maybe you will try them both and you decide!



I usually make this version of Cranberry Salad at Christmas because I can rarely find the sweet Bing cherries called for in the Coca Cola salad. This makes a FULL LARGE rectangular Pyrex dish 9 x 14 or something like that.

Ingredients:
3 regular packages cherry or strawberry Jell-O
3 cans whole berry cranberry sauce
1 #2 can crushed pineapple and juice

Dissolve Jell-O with 3 cups boiling water. Let cool. Do not let it get firm. Add cranberry sauce and drained pineapple. Divide mixture in 2 parts. Put half in large oblong Pyrex dish and congeal. After it has congealed, spread with mixture of the following:

12 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
½ cup pineapple juice


Add ½ cup chopped nuts to remaining half of cranberry mixture. Pour over cream cheese and place in refrigerator again to congeal.

Pretty and good!

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Coca-Cola & Bing Cherry Salad


Here is the Coca Cola salad Bob's mother used to make - very sketchy directions but you get the idea. This is also the recipe that uses the Bing Cherries that my cousin, Julie Martin, mailed to me at Christmas.


Ingredients:


1 pkg. Raspberry Jell-O

1 pkg. Cherry Jell-O

2 cans Bing cherries, sweet (drained)

1 small can crushed pineapple (drained, saving some for cream cheese topping)

1 cup nuts

2 bottles coca cola (cold)
She used coke that was sold in individual glass bottles. I imagine they held about same amount as our canned drinks of today.

Congeal

Then mix one 4 oz. pkg. cream cheese with a small amount of pineapple juice.

Sprinkle walnut or pecan pieces to top.

Tastes great!

Enjoy!

Copyright 2008 Photo taken by Judy Shubert

at The Daily Grind Museum, Mineral Wells, Texas May 20, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Searching for Arthurs near Ducktown, Tennessee

On top of a mountain near Sylco, Tennessee looking at the Ocoee River

This is in the Cherokee National Forest just northwest of Ducktown. Bob and I were on the road to the old Arthur Community and the Sylco Cemetery. It was a beautiful place.

Photos taken April 30, 2003 by Judy Shubert

No, we didn't find the Sylco Cemetery. I think that it may be overgrown by now or maybe we made a wrong turn somewhere. But like Linda Kay tells me, "Judy, you KNOW they're not there." She loves to tease me about my hunting out cemeteries!

A Miner’s Shoes and Overalls

We spent the night in Ducktown and decided to go to a museum we ran across. These miner’s shoes and overalls were found in the Burra Burra Mining Museum. Just around the corner from this display was an entrance to one of the mining shafts. Those miners had more stamina and guts than I have!

This photo was taken inside the Mining Museum at the Copper Basin in Ducktown, Tennessee. The man giving Bob and I the tour gave me permission to take the photo. He said the workers in the mines were a happy lot and most of the copper mining accidents were single occurances, not accidents that will trap several men at one time as you see in the coal mines because they are mined differently. Bob had asked about that because his great-grandmother's younger brother died in the Muscat mine in 1910. He was only around 28 years old. (More about that later.)



This is a closer look at those folks in the previous picture. Just wish their faces were clearer!

Bob said he felt we were in a time-warp!

Imagine our surprise to round one of those horse-shoe turns up on top of the mountain near Ducktown, Tennessee and see this coming toward you. They were so nice and hated that they "couldn't rightly tell us where that Arthur cemetery was".

I lightened the photo up some trying to see the 2 gentlemen a little better.

You can't imagine how excited I was when I first saw them coming down the road. This reminded me of our ancestors coming across the plains in those Prairie Schooners. There is a story about Grandpa Harvey Puckett and Grandma Alice and Indians and camping overnight! That story reminds me, too, of these two gentlemen. You can find that story in Chapters 1 and 2 of Irene Gailey Stone's Memories – “Grandma in Her Bonnet.”

Carson Newman Men's Letter Club


Men's Letter Club

"Composed of all men who wear the Varsity C.-N. Monogram in athletics, the Men's Letter Club is active in promoting the interests of the varsity sports and also provides a means of sharing common interests in the world of athletics."
Taken from a 1940 Appalachian
Carson-Newman College Yearbook
Jefferson City, Tennessee
Published by the Senior Class
Yearbook belonging to Ray Allen Shubert, Class of 1941

My father-in-law, Ray Allen Shubert, is in the front row, second from the left. He was a student of Carson-Newman from 1938-1941.

1941 Carson Newman Graduate Ray Allen Shubert Deceased - September 8, 1917 - January 17, 2003


Ray Allen Shubert
1940
Carson Newman College
Jefferson City, Tennessee

Death Notice
The Tennessean, Sunday, January 19, 2003
Nashville, Tennessee

SHUBERT, RAY ALLEN – Age 85, January 17, 2003. He was born September 8, 1917 in Lenoir City, TN. Mr. Shubert was a graduate of Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, TN. While there he met his wife, Marilee Davis. They were married September 27, 1941. He was captain of the Carson-Newman football team, played on the baseball team and was inducted into the Carson-Newman Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986. He served as President of the Men’s Student Government. He also served in the U. S. Navy in 1941 and retired from Eaton Laboratories. He and his wife were active members of the First Baptist Church of Nashville for more than 50 years.

Mr. Shubert was preceded in death by his wife, Marilee and parents Henry E. and Martha Conner Shubert of Lenoir City, TN. He is survived by sons, Robert A. (Judy) Shubert of Fort Worth, TX and William H. Shubert of Brentwood, TN; one daughter, Leta (John) Sproule of Franklin, TN; sisters, Helen (Paul) Dutton, Alyce (Harold) Proaps, Lucille Gardner-Greene, and Berniece Walker, all of Lenoir City, TN; brother, R. H. Shubert of Knoxville, TN.

Grandchildren are Brandy Shubert of Bowling Green, KY; David (Tammy) Shubert of Andalusia, AL; Gail (Troy) Blalock of Caldwell, NC; Michael (Shannon) Shubert of Mt. Pleasant, TX; Jonathon Shubert of Brentwood, TN; Clint Wilder, Shannan Saratella Shubert, and Lacey (Joseph) Dozier, all of Nashville. Services will be held on Monday, January 20, 2003 at 10 a.m. with Dr. Frank Lewis officiating at the Broadway Chapel of Roesch Patton Brentwood Funeral Home. 1715 Broadway, Nashville.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 19, 2003 from 2-4 p.m., also at the funeral home. Honorary Pallbearers are members of the Koinonia Sunday School Class. Services will also be conducted in Lenoir City, on Tuesday, with interment to follow at the City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Association. Broadway Chapel of Roesch Patton Brentwood Funeral Home. 1715 Broadway. (615) 244-6480.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Henry Milton (Mitchell) Shubert - March 07, 1839-June 01, 1915

Back of Photo reads: Nancy Ann Shubert
Blaine Plemons, cousin
Henry Shubert

My search for the Shubert ancestors began with my husband’s great-great-grandfather, Henry “Mitt” Shubert. The search was compelling because my husband’s father told us he had come to the United States from Austria in 1842 when he was a small child. The combination of Austria and the name Shubert was intriguing enough to make me long to find proof of this, even though at the time I knew nothing of genealogy and researching various documents and census records.

The search led me to South Carolina and a Robert Shoebird and his wife, Lydia. My father-in-law had never seen a copy of any census and when I showed him the copy of the microfiche page where Robert and Lydia’s names appeared he nearly cried. He was amazed. He said, “There, that’s (Milton) my great-grandfather.” He knew and had already given me all of the other names of the children and parents that appeared in the census. I felt that was a pretty good indication that I had the right family. But, then again, I was new at genealogy.

This census record seemed to prove to us that Mitt was not born in Austria, but in Tennessee; that his father and mother were born in South Carolina, unless they fabricated a story for the census taker. I have not been able to track them further back than this 1850 census.

A photo given to my husband by Loma Schubert Rodgers has Blaine Plemons, "cousin", with Henry M. Shubert and Nancy Ann Parks Shubert. This could be the son of Nancy's daughter, Carrie, and L.M. Plemons. The photo shows Mitt in what the owner of the picture called his military uniform. He did serve in the Civil War with the Union Tennessee Volunteers.

Nancy Ann Parks Shubert was Henry’s second wife whom he married April 04, 1881 in Loudon County, Tennessee, after Henry’s first wife (my husband’s great-great-grandmother) Mornan Matilda Jenkins, died on November 03, 1878.

The 1890 Civil War Veterans census indicated that a Nancy A. was to receive benefits. Nancy A. was 10 years younger than Henry. Her daughter, Dialtha Parks, by her previous marriage to James Parks was married to Henry's son, Jacob Pearson Shubert. Another of Nancy's daughters, Carrie Parks, married L.M. Plemons.

My husband and I have spent many hours looking for information and learning about this very interesting family. Family tidbits picked up here and there to be shared with you as time goes by.

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