S: MY FAMILY
1: Dedication | To my grandmother, who inspires me to be my very best. Who always has, and always will, be there for me.
2: Meaning of names. | Names | Prentice | Prentice came from my grandmother's middle name. | Elyse | Corum | Elyse has no significance other than my parents liked the name. | Corum comes from England. More specifically, Devon. Originally Coram or Corham | Corum
3: Craig | Cravens | Bowles | Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a steep or precipitous rock, from Gaelic creag. | English: regional name from the district of West Yorkshire so called, which is probably ‘garlic place’, from a British word, the ancestor of Welsh craf ‘garlic’. | English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Bouelles in Seine Maritime, France, so named with Old Norman French boelle ‘enclosure’, ‘dwelling’.
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14: Ancestor Biography | My grandfather, Donald Morris Craig was born during the depression, in 1932. He had two brothers, James Lee and Billy Jack Craig. His parents were Morris Howard Craig and Sula Lamaster Craig. He Graduated from Scottsburg High School in 1950 snd was employed at Morgan Packing Company from 1948 to 1952. He enlisted in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. After completing basic training in San Diego, California, Craig was stationed at USNAATTC in Norman, Oklahoma for additional training from June 6, 1952 to October 31, 1952. He was then transferred to USNAAS Corry Field, Pensacola, Florida as Engine Mechanic Apprentice. On February 17, 1956, he was discharged with honors from active duty and remained on reserve duty for four years until February 17, 1960 with the rank of AD3 (Aviation Machinists Mate Petty Officer Third Class). He had also earned the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
15: ANCESTOR BIOGRAPHY | Craig returned to work at Morgan Packing Company where he remained until his retirement 41 years later. During that time, he rose from the position of dispatcher in the trucking terminal to Senior Vice President of Sales. After retirement, he served as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the firm's Board of Directors, John Morgan. | He was a member of Scott Memorial Hospital Board of Directors for over 10 years, was a member of the Scott County VFW Post 6582, as well as the Scottsburg High School Alumni Society and was selected as Outstanding Alumnus in 1998 and also served a term as president of the organization.
16: Ancestor Biography 2 | Ancestor Biography Continued | He married the former Donna Howard in December of 1952 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Following Craig's discharge from the Navy, the couple purchased a farm in Vienna Township of Scott County where they lived since 1956. He and his wife had three daughters, Rica Diane Craig, who died as a child, Cheryl Jean Craig Torline and Christy Ann Craig Corum. The Craigs have seven grandchildren.
17: Grandpa Donald died at age 69 on July 7, 2002 at the Scott Memorial Hospital. He is buried in the Scottsburg Cemetery alongside his daughter Rica, and the rest of his family.
18: Autobiography | Autobiographical Sketch | There are a lot of different things that influence my life. From family and friends, to church and school. I think everyday changes my perspective on life, so when I was asked to capture a moment that dramatically changed my life I had no idea what to write about. After reflection of the past year or two, I realized after my brother started applying for colleges my views on schoolwork did a complete 180 degrees. | Throughout my brother’s senior year I saw him do his best to balance school and homework, college preparation and applications, along with trying to hold a reasonably normal social life. I saw how much work it took for an outstanding student to complete all these tasks, and I realized if I didn’t make an improvement to my grades and the attitude I had towards completing homework, I would most definitely suffer through trying to get into a decent college.
19: Around March of this year I went on two college tours with my brother. This opened my eyes to the vast future ahead of me. I didn’t want to end up not accomplishing my dreams in life because I didn’t push myself hard enough in my high school years. My entire life was ahead of me and the thought of selling myself short because I was lacking motivation for schoolwork was crushing. My eyes were finally open to the fact that, right now, whatever my choices in high school are, will effect me, my family, and will effect my future children, not only for my life but theirs too. I was giving myself the short end of the straw for no reason, I was perfectly capable of reaching my farthest dream, and even farther if I would just push myself.
20: Just “getting by” in school is not enough. The mediocre level of work I was producing was pathetic, and as I look back on my past years, I’m embarrassed. I refuse to not give my all. I don’t want to look back when I’m a senior, regretting my choices because i couldn’t get into a good college, or when I’m 30 and struggling to make ends meet because my education wasn’t sufficient for a good job. My biggest fear is too look back and realize that I can’t give my children the life they deserve because I didn’t take education seriously. I want to be proud of myself, and I want my family to be proud of me. I will push myself to be better. I will be the very best I can be. No more playing around, I want to be the very best I can be.
21: What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds. -Wayne Dyer
22: 1 cup butter, softened (no substitutes) 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3-1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam Glaze 1 cup powdered sugar 2 -3 teaspoons water 1/2 teaspoon almond extract | Ingredients | Recipe
23: Shortbread cookies | Directions | 1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. 2. Beat in extract; gradually add flour until dough forms a ball. 3. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. 4. Roll into 1 inch balls. 5. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. 6. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center. 7. Fill with jam. 8. Bake at 350 degrees for 14-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. 9. Remove to wire racks to cool. 10. Spoon additional into cookies if desired. 11. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over cookies.