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

397 I was 13 years old when my great-grandmother Mary Tennessee (Turner) Rogers died at age 91. When you’re 13, you don’t notice much but yourself and your friends. (I know, my granddaughter just turned 13!) So, I don’t have that many memories of “MawMaw” Rogers. I wish I’d paid attention, MawMaw saw a lot in her 91 years. If only I’d listened…

One of my oldest memories is of MawMaw Rogers’ house. Kind of dark, tall ceilings, peeling wallpaper, crickety wooden floors. I was probably only 5 or 6 years old.

I remember that I was at her house and she fixed me a cup of hot tea with honey. It was so delicious!

That’s all that I can remember, just a flash, really. Tall ceilings, peeling wallpaper and hot tea with honey.

A wonderful memory indeed!

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