How to store old books

One of the things I have been looking into is a way to store old books so they do not deteriorate as fast.  Storing books in cardboard boxes is very bad and will harm the books because of the acid in the cardboard.  I found the video below on youtube and will try it out on a couple of books that I have.  One being a bible that has been hand to her from her great grandparents and is about 100 years old.

Once I have make my own box, i will post the results.

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Photo Friday

Each Friday I will post a photo from my collection to share.  The first one is one of my Grandpa Clemmons (1918-1999) that was taken at the family farm down in Barnhill, Illinois.  The picture was taken in 1997 or so.  This picture just cracks me up!

Harry Clifton Clemmons

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Kathleen Sanders Clemmons (1920-2010) Obituary

Kathleen was the wife of Luther Clemmons.  Luther was a desc. of Etheldred Clemmons Sr.

Kathleen Sanders Clemmons – From the Tennessean Newspaper

CLEMMONS, Kathleen Sanders Age 89, of Nashville, died January 2, 2010 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Susie Sanders of the Fellowship Community of Rutherford and Wilson counties. She is preceded in death by her husband, Luther Clemmons of Nashville; son Danny Daingerfield of LaVergne, TN and sister, Lucille Hampton of the Fellowship Community. She is survived by daughters, Shirley Wright of Nashville, TN, Kathy (Ron) Herrin of Holiday, TN; son, Jerry (Linda) McCulloch of Nashville, TN; daughter-in-law, Tina Daingerfield of LaVergne, TN; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was a member of The Una Church of Christ and retired from Aero Structures of Nashville. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 4, 2010 from the chapel of Ellis Funeral Home with Brother Todd Elliott officiating. Private Graveside Service Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2010 at ELLIS FUNERAL HOME, 2627 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN, (615)255-5412.

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Earl Clemmons – World War I Draft Card

Earl Green Clemmons (1895-1965) was 22 years old when he filled out his World War I draft card on June 5th, 1917.  Congress had declared war 60 days earlier on April 6th, 1917.  It had to be a very anxious time for everyone.  Below is the actual handwritten draft card that Earl filled out.  He is listed as single but would be married to Mary Alice Clifton about 3 months later.

Draft card of Earl Clemmons

World War I Draft Card for Earl Clemmons

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Cannot wait for the Reunion!

I didn’t post after the last reunion, but it was the best reunion that I have attended so far.   I think I have only missed one reunion since 1995.  All the prior reunions were held at the county fair grounds or at the Jimmy Floyd Center.  Last year was the first year that I had attended a reunion that was held at someones home.  Dave and Jo Smith hosted a wonderful reunion at their home in Lebanon.  We couldn’t have asked for anything better!

This years reunion (July 24th) will be held at Chad and Chris Jewell’s home in Franklin, Tennessee and I cannot wait to get there!

Clemmons Reunion 2010

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Bernadine Clemmons (1932-2009)

Bernadine Clemmons Picture

I am running a little behind and will try and do some catch-up.  This is the obituary for my Grandma B.  Though I was not one of her real grand kids, she was my grandma to me.

Obituary from Mt. Vernon Register News 10/30/2009
Bernadine Clemmons

Bernadine Clemmons, 77, formerly of Mt. Vernon, died at 9:20 a.m. at her daughter’s home in Louisville, Ky. She was born on Oct. 13, 1932, in Mt. Vernon.

She is survived by her son, David Mark McGaha, son of the late Robert McGaha, and daughter, Tracey Coale (Craig), daughter of the late Harry Clemmons. She is also survived by four grandsons and two granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Harry Clemmons; her parents,  Arthur and Mary Burke Hill; as well as three brothers, Donald, Jim and Bill Hill.

Bernadine was raised in the home of her three aunts, Bernadine, Mozell and Ada Burke. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. Before her retirement, she was employed as an office manager of the credit bureau in Mt. Vernon for 16 years. She then went to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon where she worked as the director of data processing and retired after 25 years of service. She also lived in Springerton for many years.

Services for Bernadine Clemmons will be on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield. Burial will be at the Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Monday.

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Clemmons Family Reunion – July 24th, 2010

I am working on the next newsletter and if you have anything to add, please send it to me.  Births, Marriages, Graduations, etc.  Also, please send picture(s) (new and old).  In the past year, I have found a couple more Clemmons lines that were dead ends and I cannot wait to share those.

The reunion this year is on Saturday, July 24th from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.

The reunion is being held at Chris and Chad Jewell’s home in Franklin, TN.  This is a pitch in lunch, when you come, please bring something to eat for everyone to share.

Chris and Chad’s address is:

1751 Sedberry Road, Franklin, TN 37064

To view this on Google Maps, please click on this link:

If you are on, I have set this up as an event.  You can view my Facebook profile at:

Please pass this on to other people that are in the family who may not know about the reunion.  Thank you and hope to see everyone there!

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