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Carolyn Janet Weeks

 

 

                           

Born: 15 May 1952, Raleigh, Wake County, NC

 
 

 

Carolyn Janet Weeks was the first child of Albert Sidney Barnes Weeks and Viola Eason.  She was born at 7:07 a.m. on 15 May 1952 in Rex Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina and weighed 4 lbs. 10 1/4 oz.

 

 
Albert was a heavy smoker and today's medical research would blame his smoking for her premature birth.  Carolyn's parents were ecstatic, since they had long before given up hope of children.  Al and Viola had married 01 Apr 1941 in Johnston County, North Carolina and Carolyn's birth was 11 years later.
                             
 

(Right) Albert Weeks and Viola Eason

 

 

Carolyn's birth certificate lists the occupation of "the father" as a Salesman with Atlantic Tobacco Company.

Carolyn's brother, Sidney Stuart Weeks, was born 13 Feb 1954.

The Weeks family lived at 201 E. Aycock St. in Raleigh.  It was a corner lot, with a retaining wall along both the front and side.  Carolyn says her childhood memories include playing cowboys and Indians, shooting "guns" from around the corners of the house.  She says she was always the cowboy and her younger brother, Sidney, was always the Indian.

                             
                             

Carolyn was a sickly child, suffering from asthma. 

                             
                             

(Left to Right) Carolyn as a baby, 2 years old, and 3 years old

 

                             
 

Life as a child in Raleigh was different than it is today.  No one ever locked the doors when they left home for the day.  There was no thought of danger to the kids.  Children roamed up and down the street, sometimes on bikes, sometimes bouncing a ball, sometimes just walking around the block or the 3 miles to downtown.  Even at eleven o'clock at night, no one though anything of going outside on the porch or walking around in front of the house.  Of course, they didn't bounce balls or make noise at that time of day!

 

 
 

   

 
 

Carolyn's early school years were difficult, spent in and out of the hospital, often with pneumonia.  She had pneumonia 6 times, and a collapsed lung one of those times.  Viola would make the trip to school to get her assignments and then work with her at home on spelling lists, etc.  When her tonsils were finally removed, her health seemed to improve.

When Carolyn was 7 years old, in January of 2nd Grade, Al was diagnosed with lung cancer.  He was given 6 months to live.  He died almost exactly 6 months later.

As a result, she became very introverted and withdrawn.  She spent an enormous amount of time reading books.  She immersed herself so deeply in reading, that once in the cafeteria, when she reached the end of a chapter and looked up, the entire cafeteria was empty.  Her class had put away their trays, lined up and left the room, and she wasn't aware of it.  She slipped back into the classroom as students were sharpening pencils and moving around the room, and no one seemed to have missed her.

When she was in 7th Grade, she finally started coming out of her shell and began to socialize more.

 
 
 

Carolyn's home on 201 E. Aycock St. in Raleigh
Summer of 1959, Carolyn age 7, Sidneey age 5

 
 

Carolyn with Sidney and Viola

 

 
 
 

Carolyn attended J.Y. Joyner Elementary School in Raleigh, NC

 
 
 

Viola worked on weekends as a switchboard operator for a privately owned company, and often Carolyn and Sidney would catch the public bus downtown to spend time at the Capitol square, feed the pigeons, then walk the couple of blocks to spend the evening with Viola at her office.  Carolyn was fascinated with the switchboard and watched Viola carefully.  Carolyn's first job was as a switchboard operator at the same company during the summer between college years.

           
                             

 

Every summer, Carolyn and Sidney would spend 2 - 3 weeks with their grandmother, "Mama Eason" (Ida Griswold Eason).  Ida lived about 30 minutes outside of Raleigh and had a tobacco farm.  Fond memories of the time spent at Mama Eason's included sitting and swinging on the wrap-around front porch, reading, walking to the country store about 1/2 mile up the road to get some "penny candy", reading, fishing with a cane pole at her pond on the property (catching brim and bass with the cane pole), reading, playing in the dirt driveway - building a castle with a moat, then catching small frogs to "live" there, and reading, reading, reading.

When she got a little older, Mama Eason would let her "tie" some tobacco.  You had to make a bundle of tobacco leaves, make the ends line up, wrap a length of twine around the ends and flip the bundle to alternating sides of a stick.  The stick would then be hung in the smokehouse to "cure" or dry out the leaves.

                             
 

Carolyn said, "The spiritual side of my life has always been very rich.  I came to know the Lord at a fairly early age.  I was either 8 or 9 years old and at a Vacation Bible School.  To this day, I remember where I was sitting and what our pastor said.  He was telling about Jesus paying the price for our individual sin, and I suddenly realized that I needed to accept Him as His atonement for me.  The feeling of relief upon my surrendering my life to Jesus was like nothing I had ever felt before or since.  You'd have to have experienced the same event in your own life to understand.  I felt light, free, at peace.  The times at my grandmother's house were spent walking the path to the pond and talking to the Lord in the quiet stillness there."

 
 
 

(Left) Carolyn attends the North Carolina Symphony with her school class

Most children develop various ideas of what they "want to do when they grow up" during their early years.  Carolyn's plans varied from becoming a vet to working for the FBI as a spy.  In the 5th Grade she even carried a toy derringer in her purse.

The mischievous side of Carolyn's nature surfaced during her middle/high school years.

During the summer after 8th Grade, Carolyn took an introductory class in Spanish.  She fell in love with the language and knew from that time on that she wanted to teach Spanish.

                             

 

Carolyn & Sidney outside of their home in Raleigh

        

                             

Carolyn said, "Another prankish incident happened during my 9th Grade year.  Mother, Sidney and I had gone to the Mall, and I had gone back to the car to read my ever-present book.  I noticed two girls about my age standing in front of the entrance to the Mall, and on an impulse, walked up to them and said something in Spanish, then returning to my car.  They followed me over and started to talk to me.  I pretended that I didn't understand them, saying in a heavy Spanish accent, 'I don't spe-e-e-k Engl-e-esh.'  They tried to communicate with me for a while, but when my Mom came out and said, 'Hello, girls, how are you?', I wished the ground could have swallowed me up!  W left right away, and I don't know if the girls realized they had been fooled."

 
 
 

Carolyn attended Emanuel Baptist Churh in Raleigh, NC

 

 

 
 
     

Carolyn and Viola visited the Department of Public Instruction, and they advised her that Appalachian State University was the best college for studying the Spanish language.  Carolyn applied to Appalachian and was accepted.

 
                             
                             

(Left) 1970, Carolyn's Freshman year at ASU
(Right) Carolyn's Junior year at ASU

       

                             
                             

Carolyn met Curtis Dean Loftin while she was attending Appalachian.  She had gone to a Tuesday night Bible Study that was meeting on campus and met him there.  Their relationship started as friends, spending lots of time with a group of 5 - 6 other young Christians, but eventually developed into something more.

                             

During her Junior and Senior year at ASU, Carolyn served as a "Summer Missionary" with the Southern Baptist Association and was placed in Ohio. 

                             

 

Eventually Curtis asked Carolyn to marry him.  Carolyn received a Bachelor of Science in Spanish from ASU.

 

Curtis & Carolyn during their Senior years at ASU, 1974 - 1975

   

                             
                             

Carolyn and Curtis graduated from Appalachian State University 01 Jun 1975

 
             

Carolyn & Curtis
with Paula Schronce & Nathan Harwell

(Below) Carolyn & Curtis got married at Mathis Chapel Baptist Church  07 Jun 1975;  William "Bill" Ray Loftin, Curtis' brother, was Best-Man
 

 

 

Carolyn and Curtis lived with his parents, Sam & Willie Loftin, for a year and a half before they moved out on their own.

Carolyn got her first teaching job at Fred T. Foard High School for the year 1975 - 1976 teaching Spanish.  The school already had a full-time Spanish teacher, so Carolyn only worked half of the day.  She also taught at Foard during the 1976 -77 school year.

 
 
Carolyn and Curtis had two children.
 
Children of Carolyn Janet Weeks and Curtis Dean Loftin
Name Birth Date Spouse
Elizabeth "Beth" Ann Loftin 10 Sep 1976 Bradley Dylan Seese
Philip Daniel Loftin 14 Apr 1978 Leslie Annette Robinson
 
Beth & Philip Loftin

 

 
 
       Carolyn, Curtis, Beth & Philip
 
 
 
 
 
Carolyn spent 6 years teaching at a church sponsored school
 
 
Carolyn was Beth & Philip's teacher for those six years.
 
Curtis & Carolyn singing in church
 
 
  
 
 

(Right & Below) Carolyn was very "crafty".  She could crochet, knit, tat, do macramé and a variety of other crafts.  She spent a "season" displaying her crafts at various Craft Shows.  She created the necklace, earrings and belt she is wearing.

 
 
 

In the 1980s, Carolyn and Curtis became interested in studying the Hebrew Roots of their Christian faith - including studying the Biblical Festivals from Leviticus 23.

 
  Carolyn lights Shabbat candles
 
 
2002 Christmas photo
Philip & Leslie holding Alexandria, Carolyn & Curtis holding Simcha,
Brad & Beth holding Savanna
 
2004
 
 
  (Below) August 2006
 
 
 
December 2009
Curtis and Carolyn Weeks Loftin with their children & grandchildren
(Top Row) Philip & Leslie Loftin, Beth & Brad Seese
(Bottom Row) Ali Seese, Curtis & Carolyn, Savanna Seese
 
 
 
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To learn more about the Weeks, Eason, Griswold and Harrell Families,
Check out Carolyn's Family Genealogy pages at ...
 
http://carolyn.loftinnc.com