Talking #familyroots in #agriculture#40acresandamule#blackhistory and #slavery with #gramama in #louisville
Truly #gettingmylife at all the perspective!!!
Papa (bottom left): built his land up after #emancipation after being a field hand, didn't trust places on land, that used to be under water ... Just like me!
Ma Stone (his wife beside him): Had a facial expression that Ive been reading into for years.
The 4 other generations in this picture (taken sometime in #1950 ) all which I knew, each had their own distinct expression (all of which I have disected and wondered about for years).
We received an order for the tree design we did last week but with roots and four birds flying from the tree. We are so pleased with how it turned out and feel so honoured to be able create pieces of art with meaning. #hopemetalstudio
I just love spending time in our loungeroom, it brings so much light and gentle breezes. I'd love to know what it really feels like to lay down and read a magazine uninterrupted though 🙄 // New blog post now live about my experience with the new launch @westfieldchermside and shopping at @whitehavana and @peteralexanderofficial. Link in my bio #westfieldambassador
Found a Ferrão marriage cert. Typically, this is what a marriage cert looks like back in the day. Every word is on #latin , even names were translated to Latin.
It's amazing how the church has kept records of its people were back in the mid 19th century.
On some, it was hard to read because the ink was thick and the cursive #handwriting seemed cryptic. So it'll take time to figure out the information in several certs.
Within this hard cover are brittle pages of relationships that are forgotten.
When the clerk came with the series, I felt like a child in a candy store. The smell of old paper and dust activated my sinuses but all that was no bother when I saw the handwriting, names and dates. Like a book of secrets, there was so much discovered and plenty more.
And because of that, I must say my Latin is pretty good. Deciphering the script in Latin was a challenge but we somehow made sense of it. Thanks to Google translator.
Some of the answers I've been looking for are in a series of books that look like this.
Tracing my family lineage has been quite an interesting journey, there is still more to look for. Each answer is a clue to the next and so forth.
By the end of this trip, I could only make one conclusion - we are all like dogs running in circles chasing our own tales. History somehow repeats itself in each person born of the same blood.