This weeks topic is "The Old Homestead" When I think of Homestead, I think of a painting my mother had. It was of the house where she was born. I talked to my sister this week to try to find out what happened to the painting. We both knew the painting but were not sure … Continue reading #52ancestors Week 13 “The Old Homestead”
This weeks topic is "Misfortune" The following story was related by my 1st cousin 4x removed Joseph Fowler (1844-1927). Isaac Briscoe is my father-in-law of 1st cousin 4x removed. It is a reminder that it was not to long ago that this area of North Texas was truly the Wild West! Massacre of Mr. … Continue reading #52ancestors Week 12 “Misfortune” The Wild West!
This weeks topic is "Lucky" I was not sure who to write about this week so I decided to have a lottery. I have 1069 people in my tree so I picked a random number between 1 and 1069. And the winner is! Brent Foster. Brent is my second cousin. The grandson of my grandfathers … Continue reading #52ancestors Week 11 “Lucky”
This weeks topic is "Strong Woman" I will have to go with my mother as a VERY strong woman! She was born March 5, 1932. Today is her birthday. Her early years were spent on a rural farm in Ector, Texas during the depression. I remember her talking about having to pick cotton in the … Continue reading #52ancestors Week 10 “Strong Woman”