As everyone know from OurGeorgiaRoots on Saturday we took the Freedom Trail Tour with Johnnie Brown, and one of the places that he took us was The Laurel Grove Cemetery which once was a Plantation. Now for someone that only goes to funeral unless I have to, I had no problem viewing Markers of Slave Ancestors. It was such a spiritual experience for me. I was always told growing up to never fear the dead its the living that you have to worry […]
I spent this weekend with some of the most amazing Women(and I Gentleman) that I know. Luckie of OurGeorgiaRoots, Sandra of I Never knew my Father, Mavis of Georgia Black Crackers, and Sandra’s Brother Bernard decided to get together for the Southeast Family History Expo in Savannah, GA, but it was more than that to me. It was more about spending time with family, like cousins getting together that had not seen each other in a long time! I headed […]
May 1938-February 04, 2010 Arlene(sitting on the left) is my moms first cousin(her dad was Joesph Amos). This picture was taken in January 1988, when my mom(on Arlene’s advice) packed everything up and decided to move from Chicago, IL to Maryland, and our family has been Blessed ever since. Arlene was an inspriration to us all and encourage us to be and do our best. She was my bother’s Godmother and she will be truly missed.
Many Thanks to Lucie LeBlanc Consetino from Lucie’s Legacy for this award. Although we Blog for ourselves, it is so nice to see that others read and really like you’re work, and for that I am greatly appreciative. According to Lucie I have to give this award to your most loyal blog readers. The award should be given to a follower of yours who takes the time to comment regularly on many of your posts. In addition his or her blog […]
Mr Blakburn was one of NaNa’s Suitors! Tale has it, this was supposed to be my Grandfather!
WISHING MY MOM A HAPPY AND BLESSED BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE!!
This award is really worth its namesake, because it truly made me Happy at a time when I needed some Happiness in my life. Thanks Gini of Ginisology I really appreciate this. In true fashion of the Award I have to name 10 things that make me Happy and then name 10 Blogs that I want to recieve this reward. Heres my Happiness: 1. My Family and Friends. My mom and Boys are the most important things in my life and they […]
When Bossier Parish split in 1871 and became Cotton Valley, LA this couple were some of the first settlers of that area. Acorrding to to records, the couple came from Alabama and when the left the area they sold there land to Edmund W Hodges for $15,000.00. (source: The USGenWeb Project-Louisiana Archives Index of Webster Parish)