Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dad & Mom once upon a time

Yesterday while at my Mom's the ancestors tapped & poked & led me to a box of photos.  While I was going through them my youngest brother came through and I pulled out some, playing the "remember this" game.  Some pictures provided memories of an event, some were memories of the picture or a reflection of a family member who is now an ancestor.

I am becoming a blogger to document my ancestors journey as I answer / recognize their pokes, prods and revelations.

I don't remember ever seeing this picture before.  My Dad, Willis B. Williams, is in uniform with his sister, Christina Burkette aka Aunt Peaches.  From other pictures I've seen I believe the two men behind my Dad are his brothers and the older woman is their grandmother.  At his point in his life my Dad lived in Buffalo NY but he was from Detroit MI, so I'm guessing he was on leave in Detroit.

 
 
 
My mother, Evelyn O. Brown (2nd from left, seated) in a school club photo from Frosdick Masten High School, Buffalo NY.  She has maintained friendships with Julia Bush (Bolden), (1st left, seated), Brontie Blenman (center seated) and Harriet (far right, seated.)

 
I have always loved this picture; in it I see innocence, hope for the future, and friendship.


13 comments:

  1. There are some days, when I think... what the H*** are you doing?! You can't manage this with everything else on your plate! How can you make a difference?! Are you sure...?!

    And then the Ancestors send a sign to let me know I'm EXACTLY where they want me to be, doing EXACTLY what they've instructed me to do.

    Today Sandra, you are that sign! There's NOTHING the Ancestors honor more than a chosen Griot responding to their poke!

    Well done Sister!:)

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  2. There is nothing better than a box of photographs to start the journey.

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    1. Indeed. So many of the pictures made me smile.

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  3. Pictures are so important when painting the picture of your ancestors lives. Hold on to them and make sure they are labeled so generations to come will know exactly who's who.

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    1. Yes, my Mom certainly passed a torch to me.

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  4. Welcome to the Geneablogging community! I look forward to reading your future blog postings.

    Terrence

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  5. Welcome to the blogging world! beautiful pictures, they really tell a story. Looking forward to hearing more about your family : )

    Denise

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    1. Thanks. Looking forward to finding out more about my family.

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  6. Welcome to blogging. I look forward to learning more about your family.

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    1. Thanks, me too! My family didn't pass down the stories.

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  7. Your comments touch me & give me the push to keep on . . .

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