My Uncle Sam who lives in Illinois asked for help getting a web site started that would be a site to receive and display information on the Thornton family history. The domain name for the site is www.sonton.info. Sonton is the Japanese pronunciation for Thornton. When my great-grandfather (Jesse Blackburn Thornton) was a missionary in Japan, he started a peanut butter factory as a place that the students in his Self-Help Bible School could work between taking classes and doing evangelistic work on weekends. The Sonton Food Industry Company is still operating in Japan today.
Anyway, there are already several interesting articles up on the web site. One recounts interactions of some Texas Thorntons with O Henry, Abraham Lincoln and Breckenridge.
There is still a little snow on the ground, with temperatures hovering around 20 degrees Fahrenheit. I need to make plans to get out and do some winter hiking
Love, INC is going very well under the energetic leadership of Ingrid Edgerly. Some members of the board are going to Anchorage to see several transitional housing facilities. We hope to do something to help alleviate the problem of homelessness here on the Kenai Peninsula. That’s a tall order, but with God all things are possible.