Tuesday, October 9, 2012
They are my great, great grandparents, because they ADOPTED my great grandmother, Maude, who was born in 1885.
I look at this picture and think of all the old pictures like this that we see hanging in places like The Cracker Barrel. People's ancestors.
There is no physical family resemblance, I realized, because of the adoption, which just makes for so much more curiosity.
The picture hangs in the living room, and it always makes me think and wonder when I look at it.
I am grateful to have this tangible family history, and grateful for the kindness of the Lothery's hearts as they took in Maude.
Day 10, Simple Pleasures linking with with The Nester's 31 Day Challenge.