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      Sunday, March 19, 2006

11:10 AM - 03/19/2006

The topic: Memory


How’s your memory? 

I’m 52.  Brian is 48.  I never knew two of my grandparents.  One of the two I met, I didn’t know well.  The only grandparent that I remember well is my paternal grandfather.  I was sitting here one night thinking about it and realized I don’t know/remember the given names of my other three grandparents. 

I asked Brian “what were your grandparents’ names?”  He only knew one.  His mother’s mother. 

Do you know your grandparents’ names?

I’m 61, and I knew all 4 of my grandparents and one of my great grandparents.  My Grandma Creek was the absolute best!!

Posted by Trudy @ Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 12:40:16 PM

Dora Irene
Harvey Earl
Great Grandma Amanda Kathleen. I never met her.
Grace Elizabeth
Step papa Frank
Great Grandma Elizabeth Grace.
Granpa died in a motorcycle accident when dad was 13. His name was Travis Richard.

I was lucky to have wonderful grandparents and I wish Manna could have met them.

Posted by Wilkal @ Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 1:09:15 PM

Daddy: Clayton Dewey and Mattie (Sanders) Asbell
Momma: Jack Roy and Eloise Ragan
Birth mother: Inez (Dean) and William Boyd

I was crazy about Momma’s parents, especially Daddy Roy. He was funny.
Didn’t care for my Daddy’s Dad, but loved his sweet Mother.
Didn’t know birth mother’s..but know their names, as I’ve met family members.

Posted by Bobbie @ Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 1:23:57 PM

I know my grandmas and my grandpas, and my grandmas moms and dads name. It makes you wonder too if in a few more years will I be able to remember them again.

Posted by Nikki @ Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 7:27:17 PM

At 50 I remember my mother’s parents - Alfred Wolen and Antoinette Mari and My Dad’s mother Lizbeth, my paternal Grandfather, Gilbert, died when my dad was 9. I saw pictures of him and remeber his face quite well. I also remeber all 11 of my mom’s brothers and sisters and all 54 of my cousins. I run into a little trouble with the second cousins, only knowing 50 of the 115 of them. Yes, my family is large and extended, my husband only met one grandmother (and doesn’t remeber which side of the family she’s on) and one uncle and aunt and one cousin. He likes my family and they like him. My three brothers and two sisters and all the nieces and nephews spend a lot of time at our house. Maybe that’s what keeps my memory fresh, every one of them has had me repeat stories about the rest of the family, keeping them forever at the forefront of my recolections.

Posted by Donna @ Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 8:42:42 PM

Donna, that’s great that the kids or young people in your family like to hear about their kin folks. My DD has talked to as much family as possible to tell her son.

So many times we don’t try to keep up with it, and it’s our loss as well as our children and relatives.

Posted by Bobbie @ Monday, March 20, 2006 - 3:46:00 PM

I dunno…let me see if I remember:

Daddy’s family:

Charles Wilber Blassingame (called Jack or CW most of the time)
Ollie Ross Blassingame (my sister’s middle name was Ollie)

I can go back on Grandma’s family as I go to that cemetary sometimes. CW’s father was “Tom Blassingame” and he was a scout for the TX Rangers after the Civil War.

Mom’s family:

Loren Scott
Bessy Scott

Posted by Tik Tok @ Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 4:12:28 PM

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