Deep Roots – Old Homestead & Cemetery (Part 5 in a series)

On July 2nd of this year I set out for Virginia for the funeral of my second cousin (blog post about her here).  Although it was a sad occasion, it did afford me the opportunity to visit my Virginia family and some ancestral sites again.  I get an amazing feeling of peace and belonging when I’m […]

Gone too soon

This past Sunday I lost a family member and a friend. My second cousin passed suddenly and unexpectedly. She and I emailed each other often, and I had just spent that morning going through family photographs and emailed her a batch of them shortly before noon.  Shortly after three o’clock that afternoon I received word […]