|Hattie, my Great-Great- Grandmother on her wedding day, 1904. |
The little girl walking hand-in-hand is my Great-Grandmother, Leila.
Hattie's husband was in the Fireman's band... he's standing in front of the trombone.
|One of the roots in my family tree. My Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather.... might even be another 'great'.|
|Simple pleasures were the best. Big Spring is a popular location for my story. Pictures like these from "Down Turnback Trails" are a constant source of my inspiration.|
|I have no idea where in the world this is... but in my mind it's in Missouri.|
|Leila is the Carnation Dairy girl standing 3rd from the left.|
I also google earth the actual streets in Mt. Vernon. The street view feature has allowed me to take walks along E Kirby Street and the countryside. I've stood outside the house my Great-Grandfather had built. The small bungalow sits on the corner of W. Cherry and Market Streets. I visit there often to imagine Hattie tending to her garden and how her husband, my Great-Grandfather, William Owen, who was Mt. Vernon's Mayor in the mid 1940's, must have walked down the street to the courthouse each day, stopping along the way to bid a friendly 'hello' to his neighbors.
Well, back to writing. Thanks for visiting my blog!