|Clockewise starting with my beautiful Aunt in her buttercup yellow top: Grace, |
Bill & Yvonne, Charlaine, Wanda, Donna, Reilly and Tereek
Words can't describe how wonderful it was to set eyes on my Aunt Grace after so many years. She's as wonderful as ever and her eyes are soulful, holding memories of my mother and my grandmother Adele. Family get-togethers mean time to review our family stories & history. We gathered around Donna's computer and entered the magical mystery world of Ancestry.com. There are always surprises just around the historical corner and Aunt Grace sprang a couple of them on us.
There are always surprises just around the historical corner and Aunt Grace sprang a couple of amazing ones. First - just below - there is a photo of my maternal grandmother Adele in her prime. Look at my beautiful, independent & sharp grandmother! I've always thought she was ahead of her time. She held off marrying until she was around 30 yrs old because she was picky but also because she valued her independence, Adele was a self-sufficient seamstress. Look at the light summer weight dress, sun hat and those sharp shoes. She was stylin'. She saved her money and once she even bought a house with it, much to the anger of my grandpa, who thought 'women shouldn't do such things without consulting their husbands!'
|Adele Rachel Carter|
|Helen Philips & granddaughter (daughter?)|
|Bill and Elmer|
Here's a parting group selfie from Saturday afternoon, as several left to head home. Present are our girlie cousins Joniann (lower left) and Charlaine (lower right) who drove up from San Diego.
|Did I mention I have a wonderfully spoiled & somewhat fuzzy cousin too?|