I am neither a Messick or McAllister, however, my the only Grandfather I knew on my mother's side was my stepgrandfather, John P. Tomlinson. When he passed away in 1999, the only things that I kept for myself were a box of my grandmother's old diaries, pictures, and some of the letters we all exchanged with grandpa. In with those keepsakes I have kept two small bibles that had writing inside them, some photos and some newspaper articles. One of them had an inscription from Mildren McAllister, of Horton KS, to her daughter, Beverly Ann. My grandfather also had several old photos of Beverly. I have keep them all this time as I am hoping someone out there may be related to Mildred and Beverly and they might cherish having these little books as much as I would if Mildred and Beverly were related to me. If anyone out there is searching for the family roots containing either of these ladies, I would love to gift you with these treasures. Please contact me.