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"I COME FROM A LONG LINE OF LOVE"

2014.07.29
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I went with my 89-year old mother and my cousin Sue from Tulsa to an old family cemetery last Sunday. We found gravestones back to 1788 for our great, great, great grandfather! It was hot, but oh, so cool!
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The Old Liberty Cemetery where my grandfather Dill's family are buried
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My great, great, great, great grandfather, J.W. Hankins, born in 1788 in Kentucky
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JW's wife, my great, great, great grandmother Elizabeth Hankins, born in 1821. The tombstone has been reattached with metal stays
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This is JW and Elizabeth Hankins' daughter, Nancy Jane, my great, great grandmother, born in 1845
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My grandfather Dill's mother, Rutha Jane
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My mother Kathryn Dill and my cousin Sue Dill Vasicek decorating the graves of family members whom they never knew, but still honor
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This classic Chevy pickup looks like it should have been parked there in days gone by!
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Thanks to my coconut lotion, this little guy stayed on my arm or hand the whole time we were at the cemetery!
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My great aunt and uncle's home that their son still lives in - I remember it well.
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Even though the temperature was in the mid-90s, thanks to the shade trees and cool breeze, we had a pleasant picnic!
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A confirmed 81-year old bachelor, my distant cousin blushed when we told him those flowers were called "Naked Ladies"!
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Too late to be saved!
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Going back home....
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7 Comments
durban what a wonderful post full of great feelings.... great words and shots
durban · 2014-07-29: 19:47
NellyBly Love them all..got a good photo of your arm..and a gorgeous butterfly! Such a good feeling to go way back in the family tree..we visited our old graveyard where my great, great, great grandmother is buried..a full blood Choctaw :-)
NellyBly · 2014-07-29: 20:44
StillBill Great post. All great.
StillBill · 2014-07-29: 22:15
popparatzee I got emotional just going through this post. I'm glad for you that you were able to experience this. I have an account on ancestry.com, and I have seen documents and pictures that would blow your mind.
popparatzee · 2014-07-29: 22:53
josy63 It's a beautiful series full of tenderness...
I like this old barn giving the impression to take its time to fall.
josy63 · 2014-07-30: 01:55
busybee Wonderful to scroll through these captures........
busybee · 2014-07-30: 04:02
lookagain A collection of well-seen and well-captured images! Beautiful post full of great textures and wonderful natural colors...
lookagain · 2014-07-30: 18:19
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