I don’t have much to say about the past couple of days. We did school and spent one day in Hattiesburg running errands. I couldn’t find a planner like I wanted so I’m going to attempt “Bullet Journaling.” It’s kind of an all in one place for lists, to dos, calendar, etc. I’ll see how long I do it. I like having pen on paper stuff, and I’ve got a moleskin journal that’s been waiting for use, so hopefully I’ve found my new way to do things.
Now… for the old family pictures.
During Thanksgiving me and Kailey, my beautiful precious niece and I went through all sorts of pictures. We found some gems… like this one.
My mom wanted to be able to spot them at Disneyworld easily. I’d say they’d stand out. And if you forgot what your family was wearing… just look down. Lawd… Snowmen shorts in summer. Olaf would be proud. She predicted it.
There are only 3-4 pictures of me and my “brothers” in existance when we were young/ish. This is one. One other one is us on Easter.
Nick and Andy are actually my first cousins, by blood anyway. I was always closest to them, because we lived across the street from each other for a while and were fairly close in age. Then their mom and dad (my aunt and uncle) adopted me when my mom died and they became my brothers. They already treated me like a little sister, so it wasn’t that big of a transition.
Still, we don’t have quite as many pictures together as we would if I had been born a Gresham. It’s neat to have a few pictures of me and my brothers that are dear to me, because there are so few.
I think it’s Aunt Mary. It could be Martha. They were twins and were as identical as twins can come.
And yes, that is her natural hair color. People always ask me that.
And now for some REALLY old pictures.
This is a picture of my grandma, Johnnie Floyd Miller (bottom row, far right), her mother, Winnie Shoemaker Floyd (bottom row, middle), and her mother, Ophee Shoemaker (bottom row, far left).
Ophee is my Great Great Grandmother.
And here is Ophee as a young mom!
Look at that happy family. Farthest to the left is Winnie.
I’m so thankful that I actually paid attention to my grandmother when she told me who was who in these pictures.
That’s all I got today. Hope you enjoyed these. And if you know some Shoemakers, send them here and let them see if they know my great great grandparents!