Latest addition to our family


Hello world! My name is Jackson Ray Frantz! I was born July 29 at 5:47 am. I weighed 7’4 and I am 21 inches long!

Congratulations to the mother and father – Candace and Daniel Frantz, grandparents - Stacey and Robert Ramirez, and great grandmother - Peggy Caudle.

Welcome to the family Jackson!

Canadian Fishing Vacation 2012

I recently had the pleasure of going on a fishing trip in Canada. The following video is a compilation of the photos taken on the trip.


North Caribou Lake Fishing Trip


What a Blast! Thank you Gerry, Ron and Tom Mueller - Donald and Donald Schellinger – Sue and Tom Brown - and Rob, Sandy and Dusty Brodhagen. You all created the experience of a lifetime for me.

The American Flag – This July 4th, Remember…

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~Erma Bombeck


As we celebrate Independence Day, remember…The American flag does not fly because the wind moves past it. The American flag flies from the last breath of each military member who has died protecting it.  American soldiers don’t fight because they hate what’s in front of them…..they fight because they love what’s behind them.

Meaning of the Flag Draped Coffin

All Americans should be given this lesson.  Those who think that America is an arrogant nation should really reconsider that thought.  Our founding fathers used GOD’s word and teachings to establish our Great Nation and I think it’s high time Americans get re-educated about this Nation’s history.

Pass it along and be proud of the country we live in and even more proud of those who serve to protect our ‘GOD GIVEN’ rights and freedoms.

I  hope you take the time to read this … To understand what the flag draped coffin really means …. Here is how to understand the flag that is laid upon the coffin and then surrendered to so many widows and widowers.

Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776?




Have you ever noticed the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the United States Flag 13 times?  You probably thought it was to symbolize the original 13 colonies, but we learn something new every day!

The 1st fold of the flag is a symbol of life.





The 2nd fold is a symbol of the belief in eternal life.





The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing the ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of the country to attain peace throughout the world.





The 4th fold represents the weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.




The 5th fold is a tribute to the country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, ‘Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.’




The 6th fold is for where people’s hearts lie.  It is with their heart that they pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America , and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

The 7th fold is a tribute to its Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that they protect their country and their flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of their republic.




The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.




The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers.  For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.

The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of their country since they were first born.




The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.




The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.

The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding them of their Nations motto, ‘In God We Trust.’




After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for them the rights, privileges and freedoms they enjoy today.

There are some traditions and ways of doing things that have deep meaning.

In the future, you’ll see flags folded and now you will know why.

Share this with the children you love and all others who love what is referred to as the symbol of ‘ Liberty and Freedom.’



Trip to Six Flags

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This past week, I was blessed to be able to take all three girls to Six Flags. We drove over on Monday evening, and spent all day Tuesday at the park. What a wonderful time! The park itself was not … Continue reading

Merion Louis Henderson – At Rest

Born in a log cabin in Ozone, Arkansas to Perion and Nellie on July 7, 1925. Went home to Jesus on March 12, 2012 at age 86. He was a long-time resident of Roseville, CA. Merion was a devoted husband to Elsie, and a loving father to son Frank (Jan), daughter Barbara, stepsons Doug Locke (Melinda), and Chuck Locke (Beth). He was a proud grandpa to nine grandsons and 8 great-grandchildren.
He was proud to serve his country during WWII as Signalman Third Class in the Navy. Always a hard worker, Merion worked for PFE Railroad and Central State Racing Association. He also served in several volunteer positions: Treasurer for the West Capitol Racing Alumni Association, 15 years for the Senior Gleaners where he served in various positions inc. inspector, and for the last 20 years, served as a docent for the Maidu Museum and Historic Site in Roseville. Shortly before his passing, the City of Roseville and the Maidu Museum presented Merion with a Silver Star for his dedicated years of service.
As a last request, Merion asked that we all come together to celebrate his life the way he loved living it with good humor and good food! He asked that we hold a potluck with everyone bringing their favorite dish and their favorite stories. Please join his family at the Maidu Museum and Historic Site located at 1960 Johnson Ranch Road in Roseville on Sunday, March 25 at 2pm. (Published in The Sacramento Bee from March 18 to March 23, 2012)

Merion was my Granpa Caudle’s (Glen) Sister’s (Nellie) boy. Click the following link to go to his record in the database:


I haven’t been able to find where he was buried yet, but I have found a letter that says his mom (Nellie) was buried at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Fair Oaks, California.

Update: I located the funeral home that provided the services for Merion’s family, and they gave me the cemetery name, which I then went to on the internet, and found Merion’s Plot. All of the information is recorded on his record in the database. Please use the above link to view.

If anyone has any recent photos of Merion and his family, I would appreciate it if you could upload a few so that I could update their records in the database.

Home Page Remake

Thanks to Roger Moffat’s scripts provided on his website, I was able to add dynamic content to the home page.

You will now be able to see Birthdays, Anniversaries, Deaths, and Burial dates on the home page with linked dynamic data that, when clicked, will take you to the individual records.

On the other side of the screen, you will find a list of the Top Surnames in the database, that are dynamic as well – when clicked, you will receive a list of the individuals in the database belonging to that surname, which is also dynamic down to the record level.

All this leads to a more research friendly site, that I hope will give family members the ability to find what they’re looking for.

Family Group Worksheets

Among the many recent modifications that I’ve made to the site, I believe this one has the potential to add the most capability down the road. Guests, without having to login, can use the worksheet to:

  1. Update information that they’ve found in error on the site.
  2. Add to information that exists on the site, or might be missing from existing records.
  3. Submit new individual or family records on themselves, or other family information that they might be aware of.

Once received, I can then take the email that is generated by the worksheet, and use the submitted information to update, modify or add to the database, if it is applicable.

To open the worksheet, from the home page, near the bottom, click the Submit button, or if you are in the database, and wish to submit from there, simply click the “Find” dropdown, and select Submit Family Group Worksheet.

Congratulations to Kirsten Caudle – Athlete of the Year – 2011-2012 – Cajon High School

Kasandra Caudle Graduates

   Well, K.C. has officially graduated!. Thank you to  those who helped to make the day special for her; Stacey and Robert Ramirez drove down from Okmulgee, Oklahoma with Peggy and Carmen Caudle, the locals that showed were Sandy and Ken, Rhonda and John and their kids, Tina and Jeff and, of course, Nicole, Theresa and myself.

The ceremony itself was a quick one. No guest speaker – Yeah! We all celebrated afterwards at my house, with sandwitches, chips and soda – along with a really big cookie.

The video that Tina and Jeff put together was amazing! I might be able to put it up here…? We’ll see.

Anyway, another one bites the dust! Next up – College…

Check out Kasandra’s Graduation Compilation

Hello world!

Just installed WordPress so I could put up some current event type articles for the family. I will be developing this – so more to come…


For now, the links above and below will take you to the genealogy pages.