Back to Grandma’s House. What used to be.

The house with the flower gardens, the porch with the railings and the rocking chars, and the shed on the side has gotten even smaller.  It is hard to believe that this is the same house it once was with all the activities.  Now it is barely standing. During this year’s family reunion in RutherfordContinue reading “Back to Grandma’s House. What used to be.”

Meeting my grandfather: Search for ancestors in North Carolina

He worked on the railroad. For the longest time I misunderstood that. I imagined him working on the train as a porter which would have been hard enough. Later I learned that he and a lot of others actually worked on the tracks – a hard and extremely dangerous job.