Zella Carter was the daughter of Jim B. Carter and Bessie Snow. She was born October 11, 1905. Zella is my grandmother.
Ed and Zella had a baby girl on July 7, 1931 and they named her Marilyn. That's my Mom.
How do I know all this? Because I'm cleaning out my Mom's house (she's living in an assisted living facility now) and going thru all sorts of old files, folders, letters, and pictures. I have truly fallen down the rabbit hole, and I don't know when I'l be back.
I have never been interested in genealogy, and I hope I don't start now! But, I can see that it would be easy get hooked. My original plan was to toss everything - I surely have no *need* for my mother's wedding announcement. When I just couldn't bring myself to do that I thought, ok, I'll box the stuff up and put it in storage.
For who? When?
|One of my finds at moms house. Her wedding announcement. This is from the Detroit yacht club magazine from march 1951|
I also found correspondence with my grandmother just before she died. She apparently was trying to locate my real father (Richard Andrews of Dearborn, Michigan) who I never met since they split when I was two. I am still determined not to play with genealogy! I'm already down the rabbit hole - I don't want to go thru the looking glass too!
I know genealogy is a good computer topic, but I have enough on my plate right now with Facebook, and then Picasa coming out with a new version, and both Picasa and Blogger becoming part of Google Plus. This experience has given me some fodder for more Picasa articles though ... like The Easy Way to Scan Slides
This morning Jim picked me up and then we also picked Mom up and went out to breakfast. I so wish I could show her these things and ask her questions. But she doesn't remember any of it ... and it would just confuse - and maybe upset - her to show her the pictures and documents. I did enjoy giving her a nice big hug though! I know she's had quite the amazing life and I'm enjoying learning even more.
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