Although I never Met many of the folks I write about, they are people I Know.
They are the very Essence of My Soul.
They are my People and I Am Them.
These are Their Stories.
I am priviledged to be my Ancestors Tracker.
To My Family...This is your Heritage. Treasure and become a Tracker for Future Generations.
Love You All....Sue
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Two Boys and A Donkey Makin Tracks
The 'Old Man' from Down The Dusty Road tells this story. Turns out he could have been Willard and MD's step granddaddy, if he'd stayed married to Martha Jane Marley Carroll. The photo is one of the pictures from the Old Album that is thought to have belonged to Martha Jane. The rider is thought to be Bob Offield...'The Old Man'.
Third and Fourth Generations FollowGreat Uncle Mert said he rembered like it was yesterday when the wagon got stuck in the mud and Stella was left to birth the calf in a winter storm. His recollections are the basis for this Homestead story. I'm so glad I loved to listen to his stories. Stella Carroll was my Grandmother, Mother of my Dad, and Mert's Sister.
Photo ~ Willard Carroll Pittman ~ Grandfalls, TX ~ 1982
Thelma Klemish weds Texas man.
That was big news in Brayton, Iowa.
Iowa farm girls didn't much take off for Texas like my Mama and her best friend Phylis did.
And nobody had ever heard of anyone ever marrying a Texas Cowboy.
This is my Mama and Daddy's Love Story!