My infamous, famous, or not so well known to other people family

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ImageMary A Clarke, signed up the first American Red Cross Nurses, wrote a book and wrote several articles for nursing.

What did your ancestors, your parents, your aunts and uncles do in the social world? Were they members of local society, or national groups, or state regents?

My family that came to America were Quakers. I didn’t even know there were such things until I started researching my family. There was a cousin who was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, a grandmother was a member of G.A.R. , which is no longer. What about your own family?

Perhaps your family ancestors were not able to be a member of any group, or didn’t choose to be, what did they do? Did they garden, paint, my grandparents always had a garden and if we were there in the spring we got to help them prepare the ground. What a great story starter to tell your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews or write down for later.

These moments we are living right now are so precious, so precious indeed. Let’s take just a few of them to share our own memories before we forget them all. That includes me, even as I write this I realize I haven’t written down the time my grandmother asked me to sit on the pull behind (some boards that were crisscrossed and had long nails sticking out of them to rotate the soil just before planting). She was pulling it and my mom and dad came to see what we were up to and they scolded me for sitting on that while grandma pulled it, that I was too heavy, and she stuck up for me and told them that she asked me to sit there because she needed the weight and they started to argue, but she didn’t let them. Then dad took over and pulled it for her. My grandparents were getting close to their 80’s and my parents didn’t think they should be working so hard.

What’s your memory?

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