My grandmother’s Loss

I saw a clock face on Finding Josephine this morning and it reminded me of a clock face I did a few years ago using photographs of my grandmother, Fannie Mae Turner Graham.  She and my grandfather, Mershell, lost their both of their sons at young ages.  Mershell Jr was run over by a laundry truck on the way back to school after lunch.  Howard was born the next year.  He died from complications of scarlet fever at the age of three.  I am going to begin posting writings my mother sent me about her family at the beginning of my search.

6 thoughts on “My grandmother’s Loss

  1. That must have been awful to loss two children in less than 5 years.

    I am looking forward to your mother's stories. Is there a way that I can get a notice when the page is updated?

  2. This is beautiful, with the circle of photos around the text: it really evokes the loss.

  3. I am over the moon to find all of this. My first husband was the grandson of Minnie Yvonne Mullins Walker. You and Michael share a common set of great great grandparents. Our history with the family is unique to say the least. Michael is 40 now and these are the first pieces of his father’s history he has ever seen. He has not seen his father since he was 3. I want you to know we are good people, professionals, and wish no one any harm. Thank you so much for all the work you have done here. He once came to me when he was 18 and said. “If you have a box anywhere with cards or letters or gifts that you have been saving for me until I was old enough, I think I am old enough now.” I had nothing to give him from his father. This is that box.

    1. Mary, I’m so glad you found the site and that it’s a gift to your son. Always glad to find cousins. Which of Minnie’s sons is your son’s father?

  4. Kristin,

    This is so beautiful, unique, and filled with love. I like your creativity as well as your spirit to embrace something different. Your recollection of years past, ability to breathe life into the story, and your will to honor your Ancestor’s legacy is a true testament to your dedication to preserving your family’s history as well as their role in shaping our nation and communities! Thank you so much! I hope you don’t mind, but I would like to borrow this pictorial clock idea and I will be sure to give you and your blog the credit. Thanks again!

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