Sometimes the best surprises are right where you thought you already looked. For instance, I have looked through the boxes of family picture from my paternal family several times, but every time, I seem to find something new. Recently, this photo brought me a little surprise. When my dad was young, his family lived in … Continue reading A Beautiful Place
This week's topic for 52 Ancestors is Bearded. I immediately thought of this guy... This is Julius Franklin Carne DuPre, more commonly known as JFC DuPre. He is my 2nd great-grandfather. I wonder how many Novembers it took for him to grow his snowy-white beard.
This week's prompt for 52 Ancestors is Sports. When considering this topic, I mostly drew a blank. My mom was an elementary PE teacher for a little while and she once won a racquetball tournament, but I didn't feel I had a lot to write about. While thinking about possible topics, a photo came to mind … Continue reading Grandma Rows
Sunday is Mother's Day. I have been blessed with a devoted mother, wonderful grandmothers, and many other kind and strong women that have influenced my life. Family History, in part, is about finding our mothers' mothers and their mothers, and their mothers, and so on. I love being able to get to know some of … Continue reading Eleanor Eigenmann DuPre
My grandfather's cousin recently sent us a photo of my great-grandmother, Martha Lake Carmichael, that we had never seen before. We don't have many pictures of her, so a new one is a treasure. In most of the photos we have, she is in profile or her features are lost in shadows. Some of the … Continue reading A New Old Photo
The topic for week 4 of #52ancestors is an ancestor I would invite to dinner. There are lots of ancestors I would like to invite to dinner. I have spent time searching for information about them and in some cases have visited places they lived, piecing together glimpses of their lives. I think of questions … Continue reading A Dinner Guest
My paternal grandmother displayed family photos throughout her house: in built-in bookcases in the den and living room, on walls, and on dressers; photos of parents and siblings, children and grandchildren; formal photos and candid shots. I especially loved looking at the photos of my dad as a youth and those that captured my other … Continue reading Girls in White Dresses