Mariah is my elusive gg-grandmother and Zepher is my mother, Mariah's g-granddaughter. It is amazing to me that both names have a little to do with the wind. There was a song "They called the wind Mariah", and Zepher is a gentle breeze.
Mariah the wind I imagine is all over the place. That's probably why I can't find my gg grand on the 1870 and 1880 census. One day she will calm down and blow right into that page that I have overlooked, ease my mind, then watch me do a happy dance.
Now Zepher was something herself. A gentle lady who knew how to calm your nerves, made you laugh gently or laugh where your whole body would shake. Make no mistake though, she did not play when it came anyone taking advantage of her kids. She was then like a Nor'easter.
I started this blog in their honor. Mixing in a little Texas genealogy and history, a few funny stories as I go along as well as other tidbits.