(We are on a road trip today)
I have been working on a book now for a year. I got the idea when I was trying to remember some of the stuff mama and dad passed on to me. It is funny that you listen but do not retain well.
So I have most of the book written but want to include some facts and name of the ancestors. Yesterday I actually found a picture of my Granny Loyd on the net. The picture taken just before her death in 1944. I ran across a picture of my sister also. Oh yes and I found out that my sister Kat’s name was actually Mary Lou Catherine. I never heard the Lou and I thought the Cat was with a ‘K’.
I was looking at some 1850 Census forms and about cracked up, I know this is not funny because it was a serious official federal form. Each person in the home is described on one line of the census form. A block name, age, relation to head of household, etc, the block at the end got me with these choices:
State whether the individual is:
Deaf and Dumb…Blind…Insane…Idiotic…pauper …or convict.
I refuse to say what was checked by my great grand pa’s name..
We all know Lucy has married royalty from Bohemia, now there is competition, Sherry has a Great great grandfather named: King David Hawes. So now I have to kiss her………………. ring.
Oh yeah, I found my picture from the 7th grade, Mrs Grill’s room(lower). Also Johnny Reep the guy who picked a fight with me on my first day of school. We became friends.
Digging into this, is fun stuff. I hope I can verify my country of origin, mama always said we were Scot/Irish. Of course she always jokingly claimed kin to the Loyds of London, since her maiden was Loyd.
So I followed suit and claimed Linda Darnell was my cousin.
Do you know your families country of origin?
I guess it doesn’t matter where you came from, as long as one is happy, and I am.
I believe I have this dude nailed. I think it is a ‘49 Ford, going what looks like pull door handles.