Living with Loss

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 12: Loss PROMPT: Loss is universal. There are many ways to explore this theme, whether it's the loss of a loved one, a livelihood, freedom. You could take a research-based angle on it and talk about the loss of records where your ancestors lived.  John Wallace Cathcart II… Continue reading Living with Loss

My Favorite Photo

On left, Norma Ethel Lewis Laney and her daughter-in-law Ann Williamson Laney, holding her son--my father. 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 4: Favorite Photo PROMPT: Tell the story of a favorite photo -- who is in it, when and where was it taken, and why was it taken. Remember, it doesn't have to… Continue reading My Favorite Photo

On This Day: Birth of Omar Weldon Laney

Omar Laney was born October 1, 1911, in Joplin, Missouri. He was my paternal grandfather. Omar Laney was the only child of Ernest Arthur Laney and Norma Ethel Lewis, both natives of Missouri. He attended Joplin High School, where he was a member of the ROTC. He was married for a few years to Juanita… Continue reading On This Day: Birth of Omar Weldon Laney