It has been quite a while since I have posted here. My vacation was hard to give up this year, especially with our "baby girl" home from college. So this blog took a 'back seat', if you will.
While on our trip to visit family this summer I was able to find some boxes of old family photos and memorabilia that I had not seen before. I have been spending quite a bit of time going through the items lately, and find myself wishing my parents were still here to tell me the significance of the things I am looking at.
Until I can get back into the groove of posting I have decided to post a couple of the photos I have found that relate to my blog. This photo, taken in 1899, stood out among the papers I was going through :
This second photo is also particularly interesting to me:
It is an old newspaper clipping that shows my Grandmother's Uncle (her father's brother) and his children on their Oklahoma Territory claim near present day Cheyenne in the year 1898 - the year my Grandmother arrived. You can make out their dugout rooftops in the distance. My Grandmother grew up on a nearby farm, so this picture helps me envision what her life may have been like while living "underground".