Time for this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, hosted by Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings.
Here is your challenge for tonight (or whenever you read this):
- Write down which of your ancestors that you have met in person (yes, even if you were too young to remember them).
- Tell us their names, where they lived, and their relationship to you in a blog post, or in comments to this post, or in comments on Facebook.
This will be a very short list for me, perhaps that is part of the reason I spend much time searching for information on my family.
Marjorie Helen (Herrington), 1926-2007, my mother. I knew her from my birth till her death, just over 55 years. She was born in Troy, New York and lived in a variety of places across the US. Her last home was in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
James Austin Yearnd, 1927-1971, my dad, a resident of Cadillac, Michigan for his entire life; except for a short tour in the US Marines and his time in college.
Winnie Alice (Kaiser) Yearnd, 1885-1957, my paternal grandmother. She lived in Cadillac, Michigan for her entire life. I called my grandma sweetie, and she called me sweetie. I remember visiting her house when I was small. I remember the many empty Bufferin bottles in the basement fruit cellar. I didn’t understand about the arthritis for which she used the medication until I was much older.
Since this is such a short list, I will add a picture of Sweetie, not as I remember her, but as she was well before I arrived on the scene.
Winnie’s mother died when she was just two and a half years old, I wonder if that is the reason for the faraway stare in her eyes?