Monday, December 6, 2010

Joy in the Journey - Preface


"Joy is a deep settled conviction that a loving Heavenly Father is in control of the details of my life."

John 14:27 .... "Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

2 Timothy 1:7 "For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline."

Today is April 27, 1997 - I shall try to write a prayer, a quote, what I am thankful for, a prayer request or list of those for whom I am praying each day during the remainder of this year.

This is the first page of the journal and it seems pretty clear what Dorothy Hollingsworth intends to write about. One side note on her signature. She was born "Dorothy Beth Hollingsworth," married Andrew Lester, then married again (after Andrew died) to Theodore Hollingsworth. So her initials started as D.B.H. then D.B.L. then D.B.H. Somewhere along the line she adopted the full D.B.H.L.H. (for Dorothy Beth Hollingsworth Lester Hollingsworth). We have not determined if this was out of humor or a way of honoring her past. Whatever the reason, the signature was always the source of a few chuckles in the family.

Some of you may be wondering about her marriage to Theodore (Ted or Teddy) Hollingsworth. Dorothy married and had several children with Andrew Lester. He died in 1960, leaving Dorothy to care for several young children by herself. She remarried in 1971 to Ted Hollingsworth. Ted was the adopted cousin of Dorothy. Ted's biological parents were Homer Dean and Grace Brown. He was adopted by William Hollingsworth and Mary Lane. William Hollingsworth was the brother to Glenn Hollingsworth. Glenn was Dorothy's father.

- Hollingsworth, D. B. (1997). Joy in the Journey. Private Collection.
- Numerous facts were gathered from the private Richard Family Estate collection. These facts span numerous sources of information and contain genealogical data, photos, and newspaper articles.

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