Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Family Portrait

The family got together at one of our favorite places for a family portrait--Grand Central Mall!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Eric with Family

My brother Eric with his daughter and her husband and his wife and her sister's family at her son Brandon's graduation.
Josiah with Hunter at Pam's birthday.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

New Niece

Patty and Garry Anderson with their new great grandbaby, Syrenity. Patty is Virgil's sister. The baby is Steven Anderson's son Zachary's baby.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mason's Family

Here's my cousin Richie Anderson, wife Carlene, and baby Mason

Cousin Mason

I just have to share this picture of my cousin Richie's baby Mason.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Hunter's First Visit to Granny's House

Josiah's Updated Resume 2011


1057 Welch Road 740-667-0272, 740-434-8069
Cutler, OH 45724 joemax1010@yahoo.com

Work Experience:

Manufacturing – Production, Simonton Windows, Pennsboro, WV
Manufacturing windows using corner cleaner, accessory saw, and pneumatic caulking gun.

Construction – Assistant Manager, Leggett and Son’s Construction
2004 – present
Breaking up old concrete, hauling it away, hauling and spreading gravel, building forms, preparing ground for new concrete, pouring and finishing new concrete, laying cement blocks, repairing stone walls, installing septic systems, digging ponds, clearing trees, laying foundations, erecting wooden structures, repairing and maintaining equipment, operating power tools, heavy equipment, and other machinery.

Farming - Assistant Manager, Leggett farm
2000 – present
Maintain, operate, purchase, and sell farm equipment including tractors, lawnmowers, four wheelers, chain saws, weed eaters, power saws, compressors and air tools, arc welder, acetylene welder, skidsteer, backhoe, bulldozer, dump truck, tillers, and trucks. Build fence, outbuildings, and ponds, run electric wiring and plumbing, maintain grounds, budget, schedule, care for various farm animals, garden, landscape, paint, hunt, photograph, and keep records, typing, computer, filing.

Music – Assistant Manager, Vocalist, Musician, Stage Manager, Productions Manager
Middle of Nowhere top 40 country band
2008 – present
Scheduling, planning, promoting, recruiting, purchasing, budgeting, performing, record-keeping, and recording concerts; creating and duplicating flyers and CD’s; maintaining, setting up, packing, and transporting sound equipment; playing and maintaining guitar, mandolin, banjo, piano, organ, drums, bass guitar; web site design and maintenance; songwriting.

Lead and Backup Vocalist and Musician, Good Time Country
2008 Same as above.

Assistant Manager, Vocalist, Musician, Stage Manager
Leggett Family Bluegrass Gospel
1998 – 2007 Same as above, plus vocalist, Cutler Mission.

Tenor, Eternity Quartet
2006 Performing tenor accompaniment with men’s gospel quartet.

Childcare - Afterschool Volunteer, Beechwood Kids Club, Beechwood Presbyterian
2006 – 2008 Over 500 volunteer hours logged.

Needlework - Sewing Assistant, Leggett Needleworks
2006 Construction of home fashions, using upholstery machine and serger.

Education: Parkersburg Christian School 1995 – 2002
Music Award – 2002
Drama, Music, Composition, Basketball

Wel-Life Ministries 2002 – 2009 - High School Diploma
Interest-led unit studies and skill-building assistance

Flight school, 2004, Bob Gibbs, Instructor, Ravenswood Airport
24 hours logged
King’s video course completed

Open Office computer software course, 2005, Adult Basic Education

Mandolin and Banjo lessons, 2000 – 2006, Ron Seebaugh, Instructor

Hobbies: Soccer, Wrestling, Basketball, Biking, Camping, Fishing, Swimming, Kayaking, Hiking, Playing and Recording Music, Videography, Computer games and messaging.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hunter Leevi Leggett

Newest addition to the family, born 10-19-11, weighing 7 lbs., 2 oz.
Mommy and baby are doing fine, and daddy is surviving, too.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Missionary Cousins Rod and Alisa (Gray) Hibberd and kids, Merrill and Taylor.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Virgil's Grandma Leggett and Aunt Grace

Jerry Buskirk, Jack Buskirk, Grace Leggett,Lottie Leggett, Althea Buskirk,?, Edith Buskirk,Holding Margie Buskirk,Grandma Buskirk.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Alaskan String Band

I found this family bluegrass group on youtube. They have an amazing sound.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Here's two of my cousins, Maci Oiler and Katie Moore, 1st and 2nd Field Commanders for the Viking Band in Ripley, WV. They're beautiful look-alikes. Katie's great grandmother, Charity Staats Bostic, is my grandmother (Maci's gr-grandmother) Faith Staats Anderson's sister. So they are 3rd cousins. (I had to look that up. )

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Silas and Let Casto Reynolds Family Reunion

I think I recognize some Casto family in here besides Let Casto and Silas Reynolds. Who can you identify?

Silas Ferdinand and Loretta Victoria"Let" Casto Reynolds

Here's another photo I found of my gr-gr-aunt Let Casto Reynolds. Courtesy Betty Briggs' WV Pioneers.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I found this picture of a younger Loretta Casto on Betty Briggs' site, WV Pioneers. She's also in a picture with my gr-gr-grandmother Elizabeth Casto Crane and their sister and brothers.

Grandad Anderson

My cousin Jody sent me a link to a new (to me) picture of my Grandad Anderson as a young man. Got me started climbing my "tree" again. Here is Omer on the right with his friend Everett Robie on the left.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Erica's Wedding Day

Cousins Erica and Kylie on Erica's wedding day.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

My lovely daughter and sweet grandkids at Quincy Hill Park on Mother's Day, 2011.

Monday, April 25, 2011

New Cousin

Here's a before and after picture of my cousin Richy's new baby, Mason. 3-d Ultrasound. He has red hair.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Family Pictures

Just thought I would add these pictures of my extended family, Hayes Carpenter with his grandson Brian Nutter, and Brian with his dad, Keith Nutter (young and older).

Monday, March 21, 2011

I Can't Complain

I just have to post this video I found on the net tonight of one of my favorite songs by the original author and artist--Don Johnson, former Superintendent of ALJC. I learned the song off of his album years ago and have sung it ever since then.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

New Bluegrass Gospel Band

I joined a bluegrass gospel band last month. I met them through mutual friends on Facebook, and then discovered Joey is my 2nd cousin!

We've done a couple of sings so far and I'm really enjoying it. I play the fiddle for the group.

Here's a portrait of the group before I joined. Members include Joey and Susan Boggess and Savanah Sims.

Also is a picture of Joey and Susan's family. I love those kids!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

New Link

I've added a new link on the right of my blog for those of you who would like to check out Lisa Collins' 5th grade daughter Bayley Collins' column in an online newspaper, The Anchor.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Here's my cousin Roger Hutton with his son, Greg, grandson, Jon, and new gr-grandson.

Hannah's House

This is the assisted living facility where I worked midnights for a while, Hannah's House in Marietta.

Verna Tuxhorn, the owner, is preparing food in the kitchen where I worked many nights preparing dishes for the next days' meals. I also did laundry, cleaning, ADL's, meds, and transportation.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wedding Dress

This is Bonnie and Pasi Sikio on their wedding day. I made her wedding dress and her bridesmaids dresses. Bonnie's was one of many wedding and bridesmaid's dresses I made over the years.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Matching Dresses

This was my life-size doll as a child. Now Kylie dresses her up in Natalie's dress.

Christmas Duds

They had to pause for a picture. Christmas 2011