this is a picture of my great-great grandparents on my mother's side
This was obviously back in the day when they didn't smile :) I'm so glad that I scanned these photos in the last time I was in Texas. Priceless!
this is my great-grandmother & grandfather who adopted my grandmother (my great-grandmother adopted her cousin's daughter--my grandmother)
I just love the story of my grandmother's adoption. It always brings tears to my eyes. Basically my grandmother was born #6 in her family and she was a really sick preemie. This amazing woman pictured above adopted my grandmother and basically saved her life. It helped that she was a nurse! It was a blessing for both of them, because she had tried, but could never have her own children.