The topic for week 31 of 52 Ancestors is Oldest. In my grandmother's house there was a nook with a built-in bookcase. On the shelves were old books, old pictures and other knick-knacks. A few years before she passed away, she moved to assisted living. The things she didn't take with her there where distributed among … Continue reading A Grandparent’s Record?
This week's prompt for 52 Ancestors is Military. Henry H. Medlock joined the Army Air Corps in 1940. He would go on to serve for 30 years in the Army Air Corps and the Air Force. His service follows many ancestors before him and set an example for his sons. Military service is devotion to … Continue reading A Life of Service
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 52 Ancestors this week is Heirloom. I've been lucky enough to have inherited a few things from my ancestors, either because no one else wanted them or they were gifts from my aunts or parents: a desk that my great-great-grandfather owned, jewelry and jewelry boxes from my both my grandmothers, handkerchiefs and painted … Continue reading The China Cabinet
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