This rocking chair belonged to my great-grandmother, Marie Mistrot Carrico Stanley. When she passed away, the rocker went to my Mom. When my Mom passed away, the rocker came to me and is now an honored member of my household!
… does his brother become your great-uncle?
My great-grandfather John Thomas Stanley was adopted. Does that make his brother, Henry Thomas Fair, my great-uncle?
Henry Thomas Fair was adopted by the sister and brother-in-law of John Thomas Stanley’s adoptive mother. According to my RootsMagic program, that makes him my first cousin 3 times removed!
(in no particular order )
- A strong and healthy first grandson who almost didn’t make it into this world
- A strong and healthy youngest daughter who almost didn’t survive the arrival of my first grandson
- A happy and healthy oldest daughter and her family who live right across the street from me
- A granddaughter who is wonderful and smart and happy and survived the Swine Flu
- A job that, much as I complain about it, is still a job that pays the bills and allows me to live a good life
- A father who is alive and healthy and active at age 80
- A grandmother who is alive and healthy at age 93
- An extended family who really came together to support each other during a difficult time
- A hobby that fills my days (and nights) with a burning desire to find that last piece of the puzzle
- A country that is strong and free