Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My Ancestors...

My Great Grandparents...

I just got back from a beautiful family reunion this past weekend in Alabama. It was a perfect time for my son and I to get away on a road trip. I can think of nothing more empowering than the knowledge of where you came from - to see the old pictures of familiar faces and realize - I came from these people. The bloodline holds all of the keys to who we are and where we are going.

The picture above is one of my Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather - Jake and Minerva. Pretty handsome couple. They went on to have five children - one being my grandmother - also named Minerva. Minerva was a name that survived three or four generations.

My cousin has done a great job at researching our family tree. I believed she used Ancestory.com and she spoke with elders in the family. We have two elders who are in their nineties that my aunt hopes to interview to get more information on some of the missing pieces.

I have met cousins from as far as California to as close as 15 minutes away. What a beautiful blessing there is in family.


I just want to thank those who have entered my doll drawing. I still have two more drawings coming up. I have been a little slow on these interviews but they are coming.

Sistah C


Ayla said...

what a wonderful photo!