Friday, March 13, 2009

Here is another photo of CP, when he was in France during world war one. I recall a story my dad told me that grandpa CP was kicked out of school because he was "incorrigible" and that he wandered around for awhile then decided to sign up as a dough boy and went to France. I have no idea how true that story was but here is a picture of CP in his army chef whites clowning around with a couple pals on break.
I found this photo of my grandpa CP, this is how I Remember him, laid back and pensive. My favorite memory was during one of his visits and he showed me how to make chili. Not with any recipe mind you but by just knowing what goes into chili and making it up as you go. Just for the record it started out with a couple pounds of good hamburger and a couple choped onions browned in a big cast iron skilit , a deep one, with a little salt and black pepper to taste. Once the hamburger and onion is browned add two large cans of stewed tomatos, and some chili powder to taste. That's it. As I remember, we then let it cook on a low heat all afternoon. Then I remember adding kidney beans when it was about half done. That was some of the best chili I ever had.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A New Start

I have had the domain name for awhile now and have tried several different sites which had what I think was a good start but fell off as my time was taken up with more important things like work and stuff.

So I'm going to try something different again, I hope it works. My plan for is to blog and post on what information I have on the Weygant family and along the way throw in personal anecdotes' I recall from my parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents. When my sister Janice passed away I received most of the family photos, some with quite a story as to how they came to me. I'm working out the best way to get these photos into an electronic medium, the hardest ones are pasted in albums my grandmother Leila made from their grand motor car trips in the 20's and 30's.

I have a Weygant family genealogy booklet that my Great Aunt Sr. Noemi Weygant, My Grandfather Clarence aka CP and many other family members put together that will give me a good starting point. So that's the plan, I think as I move forward this will be a site that it won't matter if it lies fallow for weeks or months at a time since it is a repository of information.

Of course I will have comments turned on but moderated since the spammers like to abuse sites like these. If you're a Weygant and want to contribute email me at tweygant at (another tactic to avoid spammers, replace the at with the @ sign)

Terry Weygant