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52 Ancestors/52 Weeks: Favorite Find

Favorite Find is this week’s prompt for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. I’ve had these vintage photo packs for years. They belonged to my parents, Charles L. HEISER (1913-2001) and Gladys MARTIN HEISER (1921-1999). I’d flipped through them enough to know the photos were from a 1951 trip to Florida. The photo packs went into […]

A Moving Story: When The Martins Left South Carolina

A few months ago, I completed the daunting task of prepping my house for sale, selling it, and moving to a rental. Often over the 4+ years it took to get this done, I’ve thought about when my mom, her four siblings, and their parents left South Carolina for Winchester, Virginia. My grandfather, Joel Daniel […]

Favorite Photo: Posed v. Candid

Several weeks ago Favorite Photo was a prompt for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Here’s one of my favorite photos. I’m actually showing two photos, and you’ll see why below. A little background Theodosia Marie “Dosia” THOMAS MARTIN (1893-1954) was my first cousin, twice removed. Her father, James Renatus “Renn” THOMAS (1865-1949) was the only […]

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