Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

I have graduated from Dinosaur Dial-up to DSL, and I am so excited! One of the first things I did was to go to the Roots Television site and check out some of their videos. What a great place! I knew the site was there, but could never really enjoy what they had to offer until now. I can also browse census pages in search of those sneaky ancestors, who have been so elusive…until now! I gotcha!
I also have an entry ready for the next Carnival of Genealogy. The topic is: A Tribute to Women. My subject-lady is one of my favorite ancestors, and someone I actually remember, as I was 13 years old when she died. One of my fondest memories of her is when, as a child, I would spend the night at her house. The house was very old and had very high ceilings and the wallpaper was old and peeling off the walls and I loved every bit of that old house! I remember MawMaw, as we grands and greats-grands called her, would make me hot tea with honey. Y-U-M-M-Y! I also remember she had an old rocking chair that she loved to sit in and I recently just realized that I now own that rocking chair! My grandmother (MawMaw’s daughter), now 91, wanted me to have it when she sold her house and went to live with my aunt and uncle a few years ago. I didn’t realize it was the same rocking chair until I found an old photo of MawMaw sitting in a rocker. The light suddenly went on in my head, I turned around from my desk, and there was the rocker is my living room. It was holding my cat instead of my great-grandmother, but it’s still the same chair!
I would like you all to meet my great-grandmother, Mary Tennessee Turner. Near the bottom of her page is photo of her in the (my!) rocking chair, taken about 1968.


One thought on ““Movin’ on up…”

  1. Moultrie Creek says:

    I loved your story – and all those heavenly photos!


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