Monday, December 16, 2013

+What a Surprise in"Snail Mail" Today

     This after noon I get my mail, and I have two cards both from the same cousin. When I open up my one card, I have two photos inside.
Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!..I love getting photos.  One is a photo of my Great Uncle Franklin Key, who is my Grandma Lena's father's brother.  In the photo he's sitting next to his granddaughter Eva and Huby.
On the back of the photo it says: Eva, Huby and grandpa. So I don't know if Huby stands for husband or if that's his name.
I have a photo of Franklin but it was so blurred you couldn't really see his features, so this is wonderful. 


The other photo is a picture of my grandfather William Thomas Banks, I had seen this photo somewhere before, but never had a copy in my possession, now I have two photos of my grandfather.  William was born in Mississippi as was Franklin. William moved to Chattanooga and lived there until he died around 1939, I never had a chance to see or know him. From the research on Franklin he lived in Mississippi but at some point he moved to live with his daughter in Detroit Michigan. 


I continue to research Franklin and William  to find out when exactly they died, and where they are buried.  My research is also going to all the branches of Franklin's family to see if any cousins are around that I can connect with.   What a "Wonderful Gift" from my cousin.  She said, she thought I'd get a kick out of this.  "I'm Way Excited".

The Ancestors are with me every day all day long guiding me, and sending people to me to help with my journey to know them, and to keep their memory alive.




8 comments:

  1. I love your photos. What a wonderful gift from your cousin. You are doing your ancestors proud with your work.

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    1. Thank you Bernita..I'm totally enjoying it.

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  2. It's nice to have those photos to go along with telling your family's history.

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    1. I know Beatty, it is nice to have photos, I'm really grateful to my cousin for sharing them.

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  3. What a nice surprise indeed. Thanks for sharing your new photos.

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    1. Thank you M. Dawn for taking the time to read my post. It was a very nice surprise.

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