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Alexandria
(2002 - 2???)

Elizabeth
"Beth"
Ann
Loftin

(1976 - 20??)

Curtis
Dean
Loftin

(1953 - 20??)

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William
Loftin

(1918 - 1979)

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Lester
Loftin

(1876 - 1937)

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Loftin

(1851 - 1939)

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Franklin
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(1827 - 1864)

Thomas
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(1798 - 185?)

James
Loftin

(1768 - 1836)

John
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(1740 - 1793)

Cornelius
Loftin III

(1714 - 1785)

Cornelius
Loftin II

(1675 - 1735)

Cornelius
Loftin I

(1648 - 1735)

Leonard
"Laughton"
Loftin

(1610 - 1678)
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Alexandria

 

Born: 2002, Hickory, NC

 
 

2009

 
 
 
 

MARCH 2009

 

 

Purim Celebration

 
The Seese family joined Beit Yeshua for their 2009 Purim Celebration.  Purim is the Biblical Festival that recounts how God used Queen Esther to save the Jewish people from the evil Haman.  Part of Beit Yeshua's Purim Celebration included a Parody Play.  Savanna & Ali's paternal grandfather, Curtis Loftin, writes and directs the Purim play each year.
 

The 2009 Purim Play was entitled "Purim Wars"
and was a STAR TREK and STAR WARS parody of the Purim Story

Cast Left to Right
Mordechai Kenobi (Andy Melnyk), Princess Lei-Esther (Myrl Peeler), James T. Kirk'shuerus (Joe Melnyk), Queen Vashti (Susan Miles), Yoda  (Sam Melnyk), Darth Haman (Brad Seese),
Zeresh (Melba Finley), R2D2 (Jeremy Eldridge)
 
The play is "impromptu" and parts are not memorized
Cast are called up from the attendees
 
In 2009, Brad was called up to play the part of Darth Haman
Cast is costumed as they come to the front of the room
  
 
 
 
Princess Lei-Esther invites James T. Kirk'shuerus and Darth Haman
to a dinner she has prepared in their honor
 
 
At the dinner, Priness Lei-Esther reveals to James T. Kirk'shuerus that Darth Haman has planned to kill all the Jews in Persia-Media and Haman is killed instead
 
To see additional photos from the 2009 Purim Play, "Purim Wars": CLICK HERE
 
 
 
 

APRIL 2009

 

 
Passover Celebration
 
Beit Yeshua hosts a Pesach/Passover Seder each year at Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, NC, and the Seese family always attends the event that is led by Curtis Loftin and Doug Williams.
 
An Israeli-themed backdrop is used - as well as regular and low seating
 
Before the Seder begins, there is a time of Praise & Worship
and Curtis leads the group in some Israeli Folk Dance
 
Ali, in the red dress, always joined the adults during praise, worship & dance
 
 
The Seder begins
(Left to Right) Paul Miles, Curtis Loftin, Doug Williams, Chuck & Janice Anthony
 
Brad, Beth, Savanna and Alexandria always sit at the low tables
 
Savanna asked the Four Questions in 2009
 
Savanna and Alexandria taste the matza/unleavened bread ...
 
... and recite the 10 Plagues
 
Beth Seese and Duke Peeler took photos for the Beit Yeshua website
 
Ali is sent to see if Elijah the prophet has come to the door for the 2009 Pesach Seder
and the final cup of grape juice is drunk
  
 
For additional photos from the 2009 Pesach Seder: CLICK HERE
 
 
 
Yard Work at Poppi's House
 
Savanna and Alexandria came over to Poppi & Nonni's house on 15 Apr 2009 and had the opportunity to help Poppi & Nonni put out mulch in the back yard.
 
Even at 6 years old, Ali was always willing to help out with chores around the house
 
 
 
Savanna offers some help, too
 
Savanna & Ali use their rakes to spread mulch in Great Granny Willie Loftin's yard
 
 
There was also some time for a little fun
 
 
 
 
 

MAY 2009

 

 

Covenant Kids

 
The Seese family has attended Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, NC, since 1999 - along with Curtis & Carolyn Loftin.  Covenant has a large children's program including a yearly Kid's musical.  This choral program from 17 May 2009 included both Savanna and Alexandria.
 
Savanna is on the right side - top row - green shirt - below the "YIELD" sign
Ali is on the left side - middle row - red shirt - below the "Lincolnton" sign
 
Watching from the audience you can see the back of Beth's head (in yellow with camera), Brad (in gray shirt) and Carolyn (in lime green shirt) - Curtis was taking photos
 
A closer look at Ali and the simple kids choreography
 
Savanna had a solo in the performance - Ali on the left side watching her big sister
 
The kids choreography usually includes some American sign language
 
 
 
 

Octoberber 2009

 

 
Alexandria's 7th Birthday Party
 
On 11 October 2009, Beth & Brad hosted a birthday party at their house in Newton, NC, for
Alexandria's 7th Birthday.  All the family was there - as well as lots of friends.
 

Alexandria & Savanna with their friends - as well as Great-Granny Willie Loftin
and paternal grandmother JoAnn Seese

Ali smiles so Poppi can take the first of many photos at her party

 
Alexandria opens her birthday cards and presents  while her friends watch
 
When you're 7, you like EVERYTHING
 
There was money inside a few of Ali's cards
 
"Oh, Yeah!  Money!"
 
 

Alexandria and her friends take a closer look at this drawing toy

 
Cooking supplies for her Easy Bake Oven
 
 
"Gee, this big bag has all sorts of stuff in it"
 
A doll ...
 
... and some doll clothes
 

Every little girl needs a tea-set and lots of Barbies

 
A sewing machine and bead applicator
 
 
 
The clothes came from grandparents, aunts and uncles
 
 
 

 

TIME FOR CAKE AND DESSERT
 
"Happy Birthday, Alex"
 
A "Princess" cake
 
 
Uncle Gardner & Aunt Kristen Seese as well as Grandmother JoAnn Seese
 
 
 
 
 

December 2009

 

 

   Christmas Day

 
The Loftin & Seese families got together for Christmas Day lunch.  After lunch, everyone went into the living room and started opening Christmas presents.
 
Nonni (Carolyn Loftin), Uncle Philip & Aunt Leslie Loftin, with Savanna and Alexandria
 
There was a "special" gift for each of the girls from Philip & Leslie
 
Savanna: "What is this?"
 
Little red bags that say "You've Been Naughty" containing lumps of coal
   But everyone knew that Philip & Leslie had only been kidding
 
 
Alexandria laughed and laughed
 
Then Uncle Philip & Aunt Leslie gave each of the girls
a book bag/purse with their initials on it

  

 
 

Christmas Day Family Photos

 
Curtis & Carolyn, Brad & Beth, Savanna & Alexandria go over to Philip & Leslie's house each year for family photos.  In 2009, the photos were taken on Christmas Day, after lunch and presents.
 
(Top Row - Left to Right) Philip & Leslie, Beth & Brad
(Bottom Row) Alexandria, Curtis & Carolyn, Savanna
 
 
 
 
 
Alexandria's Life
 
 
Alexandria 2002
Alexandria 2003
Alexandria 2004
Alexandria 2005
Alexandria 2006
Alexandria 2007
Alexandria 2008
Alexandria 2009
Alexandria 2010
Alexandria 2011
Alexandria 2012
Alexandria 2013
Alexandria 2014
Alexandria 2015
Alexandria 2016
 
Dance 2005 - 2014
Murray's Mill - 2015
 
 
 
 

DEDICATION

 
 
Ali, I love you so very much.  Every photo that I've added to this page made me smile - and reminded me just how special you are.  You're kind, sweet and gentle.  May you always follow after the ways of the LORD and may you grow up to serve Yeshua/Jesus with zeal and passion.  Only "true" happiness comes from Him.  Love you, Poppi.