Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: Jesse Kilpatrick Sr.

This is one of my great-great-uncles – Jesse Kilpatrick Sr (October 23, 1931- September 25, 1995).  He was a brother of my great-grandmother, Pearlie Mae Kilpatrick Lawhorn. I never met him, but he shares a birthday with my sister.

Wordless Wednesday: Old Country Store

Love this picture! A colorized photo by Dinamichrome. circa 1939. Makes me think about what it could have been like for my family who knew the family of a work colleague of mine. That work colleague’s family member owned the local country store that my family frequented. I blogged about their connection as I learned of it from my first find in the 1940 census. 

Wordless Wednesday: Tree of Life

This weekend we attended an art show and one of my favorite pieces was this one called “Tree of Life.”  I thought it was appropriate for a genealogy post 🙂

Read more about our night on my main family blog.

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Holidays Stanley

Yesterday, my mom visited her brother’s grave in Sarasota National Cemetery.   The cemetery had decorated all the headstones and she says it was a gorgeous view.  What do you think?

Sarasota National Veteran's Cemetery. December 2010.

Stanley Hines Robinson (1950-2010)

And, here is Stanley’s headstone

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow to those in the United States!  For Wordless Wednesday this week, I’ll share a photo of Bristol (Sullivan County), TN.

Bristol is has a sister city just across the state line, in Virginia.  For Thanksgiving one year in college, I went home with my friend SJE who has family roots there.  We visited her grandmother, who had lots of land around the house.  After lunch,  SJE and I went for a walk and came across big cows.  They were just resting and on the ground, but still intimidated me! I’m a city girl – had never been so close to a cow in my life.  So, to avoid walking past them, we decided to climb over the fence to head back to the house.  I was worried about the fence supporting my weight and SJE said to me, “Taneya – those fences are designed to keep those animals in.  I’m pretty sure they will support your weight!”  That was all I needed to hear.  Back to the house we headed.

I’m prompted to do this post because via Ancestry Recent Member Connect Activity, I made a connection with a 2nd cousin of SJE’s who’d been working on the family tree.  This then prompted several email exchanges between SJE’s family members talking about their ancestors along with a few pictures thrown in from yours truly.  I love spreading genealogical love!

Wordless Wednesday: Pearlie Mae and her Pearls

I have to preface this picture with a few comments. Yesterday, my cousin, the granddaughter of my great-grandmother Pearlie Mae “Julie” Kilpatrick sent me this picture and I am absolutely mesmerized by it.  I only have a few pictures of Pearlie Mae and this one is exquisite.  She was all dressed up, including a pearl necklace and pearl earrings.  My cousin took the picture of the picture w/ a digital camera, hence the glare, but we’ll be getting that edited out soon enough.

The picture was taken after she and my great-grandfather were married in 1931 as she is wearing a ring on her left hand (can’t see it in the photo), so we think the picture was taken soon thereafter.  I never knew her, she died when I was not even yet 2 years old, but I do have a memory of being at her house and seeing her in the bed, even though I was so young.  

This month’s Carnival of Genealogy topic is “A Tribute to Women;” my scrapbook page is my tribute to Pearlie Mae.

From My Digital Scrapbook Layouts