Janice Williams Loves Austin And sometimes I write about it.

January 10, 2012

Distant Past

Filed under: Blast From The Past,Childhood Memories,Family,Genealogy,Writing — Janice @ 12:10 am

I want to write in my blog more, but I get here and am uninspired. Topics seem too big or trivial. I’m always thinking I can just pull a picture out and talk about it, but then I spend a half hour just looking through pictures, discounting them for being too much or too trivial. But I found this one tonight and it makes me feel old. It looks like I was growing up on a sharecroppers farm in the Great Depression, doesn’t it? Yes, I’m the little one in this picture in my dad’s arms. That’s Uncle Dick on the left, he lives in Abilene now in a nursing home. That’s his mother, my great-grandmother on the right. She died when I was in college. I’m not sure if this was their farm in Zephyr or in Hamilton. Probably Hamilton. There are some really good stories about Uncle Dick and Grandma Williams… another time.


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  1. That’s my little cotton-headed Janice! That would have to be Hamilton, if that is their place which doesn’t look familiar to me. The only time I was at the Zephyr farm was after Christmas, 1951 when I had gone to Big Spring to visit Daddy’s family and got my engagement ring on top of Scenic Mountain overlooking the lights of the city. Very romantic! The next day his family of six, plus me, piled into the old Buick and went to visit Grandma Williams and lots of aunts, uncles and cousins that were there. She moved to Hamilton soon afterwards.

    Comment by pat — January 10, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

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