Me and my little brother, Mark. Hmmm...I guess I got some of her eyes as well.
This is my grandpa Charles Moseman. Once again, I see my little brother's face.
Here she is as a perky 14 year old. She grew up in a very poor family, but I think she learned the art of making the best of things and she seemed to be very happy and upbeat in her photos. I think she enjoyed life a lot.
Mom wrote a family history. I'll have to re-read it this afternoon with a cup of tea. :)
This is another little bit of family history that Mom sent in 2010. My brother, James, was evidently helping her to look up information on her mom's side of the family. Glenn, when I saw the date on this I was amazed! So much has happened with Mom's mental faculties in the last 3-1/2 years. She was such a sharp, intellectual person. Always organized and in charge. I've saved many of her emails and greeting cards to remember what a great mom and wise woman she was, and will be again! I look forward to seeing this wonderful lady when all is restored. And thank you, Glenn, for standing by her through all that's happening in her life right now. Bless your heart! Take care of yourself. (I obviously never got around to sending this copy and other photos back to Mom. Yikes...)
On the other side of the family...
How many can claim to be related to Ulysses Grant AND George Washington? LOL.
I was noticing the birth date of Ulysses and see he was born in 1865. Hmmm...any connection to his name? Oh, and he has the same birthday as my daughter! Just noticed that!
Family history can be fascinating. I tend to take it in small doses because I'd rather look forward than backwards. The best is yet to come! But, I'll probably do a little more photo sorting today and putz around with the continuing project of deciding what can be given to charity. I spend so much time reading and drawing that I don't get much done sometimes. The second bedroom is filling up with things to get rid of. Maybe a garage sale, if spring ever arrives! :)
Here's my latest ATC for the April Bizarre Holidays swap. I do apologize to Winston Churchill. It doesn't look much like him. I had seen this quote somewhere before, but didn't realize it was one of his. I like ol' Winston...
Shalom, my friends.