KGV About Age 8 

            Hi, this is me (well,  . . . kinda). I am fifty-three years young with a beautiful wife and two wonderful daughters, ages 21 and 13, and a baby boy age 3.  My profession is that of college registrar at Toccoa Falls College, a Christian liberal arts college located in the foothills of the Smokies. I enjoy my family, gardening, hiking, camping, local native American history, woodworking, and remodeling, and really, just about anything!

As you can tell from my Page, I enjoy not only genealogy, but family history, with the emphasis on family and hisSTORY .  Family is important to me, and the telling of the family story has the capacity to communicate and instill the lasting values which must be passed on to each new generation. It is my hope that our Vickers cousins will come to sense the value of our shared family story. We should seriously consider the positive characteristics and moral values we discover as we research the life experiences of our near and distant family. We must also evaluate and learn from the negative characteristics, for we can learn from both the lasting values we should possess.

The Venerable Bede in the preface to the "Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation", in the year 731,    ". . . industriously take care to become acquainted with the actions and sayings of former men of renown, especially of our own nation. For if history relates good things of good men, the attentive hearer is excited to imitate that which is good; or if it mentions evil things of wicked persons, nevertheless the religious and pious hearer or reader, shunning that which is hurtful and perverse, is the more earnestly excited to perform those things which he knows to be good, and worthy of God."

For the year 1087, concluding the notes on the death of King William the Conqueror, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles records,    "These things we have written of King William, both good and evil, so that good men take after the goodness and eschew all the evil, and go on the way that takes us to the heavenly kingdom." p. 221, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, trans. and collated by Anne Savage, Crescent Books, 1995.

"Happy is he who remembers his progenitors with pride of their deeds and silently rejoicing sees himself linked to the end of this goodly chain."   Goethe

"Men have their intellectual ancestry, and the likeness of some of them is forever unexpectedly flashing out in the features of a descendant, it may be after a gap of several generations. In the parliament of the present every man represents a constituency of the past."  Keats

This page is intended as a resource page for the all of the Vickers cousins, not only to use to discover our family story, but to contribute to as well, so that we all may benefit. Well, enough rambling for now.

Am happy you stumbled across my Page, and now . . . I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Kelly

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Kelly G. Vickers, 50 Trembly Bald Drive, Toccoa, GA 30577

Phone 706-886-0012      Email  kvickers@tfc.edu