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Just me...

A Baby Boomer, Alix is a photographer and a researcher in anthropology. She loves animals and cars as well as computers and as a winner of a 1987 international history/language competition she toured the former USSR. Alix is especially interested in the Depression Era and the War of Northern Disagreement, 1861-1865.

Involved in genealogical research, Alix has discovered dozens of cousins she never knew existed. She feels that genealogy brings history to life. Mayflower passengers Priscilla Mullins and John Alden were 7th great-grandparents. (President John Adams was their great-great grandson.) U.S. Grant was a double 7th cousin (i.e., 3.5 cousin) and Dr. William Beaumont, US Army and 2nd cousin 3 times removed, shared a house in St Louis with the Robert E. Lee family during their sojourn there while Robert was at work on the Mississippi River project.

"I've dozens of cousins,' she says, 'and genealogy helped me find many of them."

Alix and family fled the Hurricane State for Georgia. "Hurricane Wilma destroyed our complex and cost us most of what we owned. I realized fully that people had brought to the table all that was worst of the states from which they had migrated and there was zero sense of community or compassion or altruism in that benighted place. We headed north to the South and our adopted native state. We have been supportive of animal causes for many years and Woodhaven was created so that we could do even more for the wildlife of the area. It's been a long road but I am proud to be a naturalized Georgian." she added with a grin.

The lyrics of the theme of the unforgettable film, "Gods & Generals," seems particularly appropriate:


Going Home By Mary Fahl.......

They say there's a place
where dreams have all gone.
They never said where,
but I think I know.
It's miles through the night,
just over the dawn,
on the road that will take me home.
I know in my bones
I've been here before,
the ground feels the same
though the land's been torn.
I've a long way to go,
the stars tell me so,
on this road that will take me home.
Love waits for me 'round the bend
leads me endlessly on.
surely sorrows shall find their end
and all our troubles will be gone
and I'll know what I've lost
and all that I've won
when the road finally takes me home.
And when I pass by
don't lead me astray,
don't try to stop me,
don't stand in my way.
I'm bound for the hills
where cool waters flow
on this road that will take me home.

Love waits for me 'round the bend,
leads me endlessly on.
Surely sorrows shall find their end
and all our troubles will be gone.
And we'll know what we've lost
and all that we've won
when the road finally takes me home.
I'm going home.
I'm going home.
I'm going home."

Alix is currently listed in the Marquis Who's Who in America and Who's Who Among American Women. and has been a member of Sigma Xi.

Gone With the Wind