Death of James Orville Hale

Orville Hale
Orville Hale

James Orville Hale was the oldest child of my great-grandparents, Effie Allen Rice Hale (1887-1978) and Henry Orville Hale (1882-1966). He was known by his middle name of “Orville” and his younger sister Audrey Vellence Hale Farley (1908-2001) was my grandmother.  Continue reading “Death of James Orville Hale”

Triple Wedding

Three related couples from Carter County, Kentucky were married on 24 Dec 1903 in Grayson County, KY.  Effie Rice married Henry Hale; Effie’s brother Willis Rice married Lucy Stephens; Henry’s sister Bertha Hale married George Rice, 1st cousin of Effie (through their fathers James and Granville, respectively). Continue reading “Triple Wedding”

Boone Tavern Spoon Bread

Boone Tavern Spoon Bread
Boone Tavern Spoon Bread

This dish was frequently made by my grandmother, Audrey Vellence Hale Farley (1908-2001, affectionately known as “Grandmam”) and the recipe handed down to many friends and family. I was interested in the provenance (with its quaint instructions of removing from the “fire” and using an “electric” mixer), and Continue reading “Boone Tavern Spoon Bread”