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was born in a house
that looked a great deal like this one. Not one sprig of grass or weeds
in the yard. If so, you weren't a very clean person. We didn't plant
grass until I was about sixteen in our yard, and granny had a fit."
we not forget our
"Roots", this being our heritage. We cannot change who we are, nor the
lineage we descend. Having vivid memories of our childhood is something
we all should cherish. Even the ones that weren't so good, yet they
happened and you still recall them. This learning process is called
development and growing up.
we get more mileage
under our feet, we look back at what we had when we were younger. I
remember going to my grandparents when we would come to Florida on
vacation, they lived in Perry, Florida. My great grandmother, my
grandfather's mother, lived with them, and I remember writing letters
for her. to know that this elder loving person trusted me to to convey
her thoughts to her loved ones who lived in a far off place. It's the
time I spent with her and my grandparents that I feel has inspired me
to get involved with genealogy and have a deep love for history.
were the good
times and I'll forever cherish them. For those of you reading this,
this isn't Mildred doing the writing. Part of the persona my
grandfather possessed, must have got down to me somehow. I'm helping
Mildred with Dixie County, because I care. So Mildred, this is for you.
grandparents were Wesley Columbus and Edwa Jo E. Stephens
Stanaland. My great grandmother was Sarah Charlotte Howard
Stanaland. My great grandmother's parents were Wesley Vincent and Buena
Hall Howard. They were married in Lafayette County
August 9, 1877. So I imagine they set up house keeping in a homestead
similar to that in the picture above, where it's not really know.
However, I assume it was near present day Salem; but not sure whether
it was Taylor County or Lafayette (Dixie) County.
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