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T.C. Hacklemans and Furleys in, Weatherford, Texas, December 2008
T.C. Hacklemans and Furleys in, Weatherford, Texas, September 2008
T.C. Hacklemans and Furleys at 215 Hidden Oaks, Weatherford, Texas, November 2004
Tom C. Hackleman & Clan
Hacklemans with Furleys in Weatherford, Texas, November 2004
John Sikes with Dr. E.E. Anthony at Texas Shriner's Convention
             >>Read eulogy to Dr. Anthony
>>More about our 'Granny'John Sikes with Dr. E.E. Anthony, Jr.
Read Dr. Anthony obituary from Texas Medicine,
November 1975

Jackie Rumph Anthony 1917 - 2005
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Matthew 6:28b-30
>>More about our 'Granny'

Anthonly is AMP's research & development engineering manager 

Congratulations to Anthony upon being granted the U.S. Patent for the revolutionary automatic retracting full-length running board, the AMP Research Power Step™!>>More about the AMP Research Power Step TM
In less than 1.3 seconds after opening any door, the AMP Research Power Step automatically extends down providing a natural 10-12 inch step height.
Power Step automatically presents a step assist low enough for women and even children to easily climb in and out of the tallest trucks.
When doors close, Power Step retracts up and under the truck, flush with the rocker panel, keeping step surfaces free of mud, snow and road grime. >>See Patent Details.

Enjoying the out-of-doors, side by side
Owen waves!
>>See Balancing Act video
They 'came together to break bread,' this time with Aunt Odile
Tom and Mary greet a great aunt and a great-great aunt

Aunt Odile enjoys getting a little attention just as much as we enjoy visiting with her! Try her recipe for Ratatouille Nicoise.

 Solomon twice wrote
It's not for debate:
Your Mom's got a right,
Her law don't forsake!

Proverbs 1:8, 6:20

Greetings from Jay, Carol, Marie, Suzanne, Thomas, Laura, Beth, Anthony and Nicholas

...Sweet Emeline
Mom received the ultimate healing as she began eternity with her savior on Monday, September 22, 2003. She was 91, and had been active until recent months.
What can we say about Mom? Her endurance and desire to serve people is what Jay appreciated most. "She was very servant-oriented, and never wanted others to wait on her when she could serve them,” he said. ”She was a great example of endurance by exhibiting the inward strength to withstand stress, and to do her best, even when discouragement would have overcome others.”
How did she get that way? Emeline was born on in 1912, in Logan County, Illinois, the daughter of Harry D. Duff, Sr., and Pearle (Meister) Duff. She graduated from Illiopolis (Illinois) High School before moving to Springfield where she graduated from Brown's Business College. Following graduation, she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Champaign and Decatur, Illinois. In 1939, she married Russell Hackleman, a native of Columbia Missouri, and graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana. She was widowed upon his death in 1993.Emeline Duff Hackleman
A resident of Fort Worth since 1958, "Em" had a distinguished career with R.E. Cox & Co., where she was honored for retail sales achievement and years of service. Through the years, as a homemaker has she received numerous awards for her baking and gardening while living in Berkley, Illinois, Des Moines, Iowa, and Fort Worth, Texas.
Emeline enjoyed reading, writing poetry, cooking, and was an accomplished seamstress. Her early years were spent with her parents and eight brothers and sisters in Iowa, and in Logan County, Illinois.
And outside the home? She was a member of Ridglea Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth. Emeline was generous with her time and was a common sight at Cook Children's Medical Center, where she volunteered. According to Jay, "Mother had a strong trust in her Lord, Jesus Christ, which was reflected in her service to others. She was very dedicated to her family, and looked forward to visits with her children, grand children, and great grand children." >>More photos.
Emeline was the mother of four children. In addition to sons Jay and Thomas, she had two daughters, Katherine Ann who died in 1975, and Donna who died in 1951.
Other survivors include one sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Jeane) Connolley of Mt. Pulaski, Illinois, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials be made to Happy Hill Farm Academy, Granbury, Texas 76048. >>Listen!
Two smiles for the road

Even better than we remember it

The blessed man, the fruitful vine and two olive plants

Blessed is everyone that feareth the LORD;
that walketh in his ways.
For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands:
happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house:
thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.
The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion:
and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
Yea, thou halt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.
Psalm 128

There's nothing like home cookin'

Three generations gather out west amid family heirlooms for some home cooking, Italian style! Nicholas and Ian are anxious for the next course.

 True friends!

Clark's right at home on the range
Leta with Owen King

Calvin's brother, Owen, joins the family in 2004!

 Calvin with Grandpa Tom
Right, Grandpa "sits" with Calvin!

The sleeping Calvin King

Katherine and Norman with their sleepy blessing.

Calvin and Levi play make believe with their Mom, Katherine
'Superman' Owen plays hide and seek
The growing family
           >>Read the 'most important thing of all'
A "Keeper at Home"
Do you know anyone who, from an early age, wanted to be a Titus 2 woman? With all of this world's pressure to pursue credentials, financial gain and recognition, who in her right mind would ever set out to be a Titus 2 woman? >>Find out.

 Katherine graduated Summa Cum Laude from UT!

Congratulations to Katherine who graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin. Her Bachelor of Science Degree is in Applied Learning & Development, and her minor in Childhood Studies. She is a 1999 graduate of Aledo High School, entered the University in January 2000. Katherine credits her Advanced-Placement teachers at Aledo High for igniting an interest in a teaching degree. She and her husband live in Austin, and are expecting their first child in October. Her future plans include pursuit of a Masters of Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary via its extension campus and faculty in Austin.
"Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD...." Psalm 128
>>Listen to this 1947 Eddie Heywood recording on the Signature label--
              'On the Sunny Side of the Street'

All That Jazz!
Emeline had a batch of old records, most of them 78's, in which she had lost interest. She hung on to them for sentimental reasons, and thought they might be at least a curiosity to someone, although they had already spent 50 years merely taking up space in her home.
She may have lost interest as she began to see life from a broader perspective. As Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, once wrote, “All is vanity.”
To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up…
Her late husband, “Russ,” had enjoyed collecting them over a lifetime. One glance evoked memories of earlier days. He enjoyed music and had been a musician throughout high school and college--even playing under the direction of Sousa on at least one occasion. But listening to his old record collection was another matter--no one in the family even had a phonograph player that would handle that old format.
Featuring mostly jazz, these recordings were collected by Russ for his personal enjoyment and sharing with family and friends. Back in the `40's, the family gathered around the Zenith console with its one, large speaker. Later, a smaller Voice of Music (“VM”) player with automatic changer offered high fidelity by means of two separate speakers! Finally, a beautiful Grundig player was utilized. But, alas, even that fine machine had been discarded.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.
Russ and “Em” would both be pleased to know that now, thanks to the expertise of extended family, these fine specimens are available for all of us to enjoy. From the Softblend menu, select by artist or musical selection, then view the label, or click the title to play the music!
So, for some, this may be the time to laugh, to gather, and to keep. >>Select and listen!
REH December 24, 1993, in the home stretch
"Children's children are the crown of old men,
and the glory of children are their fathers."
Proverbs 17:6
When things go tilt, hang in there! Romans 8:35                                 (paraphrased)
Psalm 127 concludes, "Happy is the man
that hath his quiver full of [children],
they shall speak with the enemies in the gate."
Professor J. C. Hackleman
     >>Read 1940 discussion of agricultural menace 

Memorial to Prof. Jay C. Hackleman--Read text of the memorial written by his colleagues and adopted by unanimous standing vote of the University of Illinois Faculty Senate, December 14, 1970.
Skip the brick and mortar--Stay at home and read the 1941 article, "Fighting Illinois Weeds," one of several papers written by the late Prof. J.C. Hackleman available electronically without as much as a library card, let alone an imposing building! Even more from J.C. >>Also read, One Library Puts 12 Million Volumes Online!
Read "Anthony Lake," a Texas newspaper account published in 1933 involving another branch of the family.
Mary kneels at the grave of Hezekiah Hackleman Mary's 'murder mystery' birthday party in Nov. '05

A Fallen Uncle
Mary kneels at the grave of Hezekiah Hackleman. He was born in 1824 to Jacob Hackleman in Boone County, Indiana. He died on February 19, 1863, in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Private Hackleman served with Company A of the 101st Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, and is buried in grave 11067 at the Nashville National Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee. At the time of his enlistment, Hezekiah had a large family and lived in Westfield (Hamilton County), Indiana. When two of his grown sons expressed an interest in joining the fight, Hezekiah persuaded them to stay at home by volunteering to go himself.
The Nashville National Cemetery was established as a U.S. Military Cemetery in 1867. The deceased were gathered from an extensive region of middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky, including Bowling Green.