Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Aunt Frances is my oldest aunt on my mother's side of the family. She had married and moved away by the time I was born so I don't know her well.
Aunt Frances, like all my aunts, is very intelligent. The females in my family are prideful of their intelligence.
She is also the mother of the only cousins I have who are my age. In fact her oldest son is older than her youngest brother. Then came two girls one of whom is older than I am and the other is about 6 weeks younger than I. She had 9 children total.
The reason I did not know her well is because she married a young man who was in the service during World War II. He was from West Virginia. After he served his country they went home to that state.
My uncle worked in the coal mines. My aunt raised their children.
Aunt Frances looks the most like my grandmother.
My uncle worked hard in the mines. It ruined his lungs. Because of that he insisted that none of his sons did the same kind of work.
Aunt Frances is still alive and living in West Virginia. She has supplied me with a lot of information for our family tree.