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!