Archives for: August 2006, 05
We spent yesterday and today doing family history research in Brandon Mississippi. I'm looking for information on one of my great-great grandfathers. I found some interesting tidbits, but not the clear link I was looking for.
We ate dinner at a local restaurant that specialized in home cooking. I had brisket, beef tips, turnip greens, and black eyed peas. All were delicious. I ate so much meat and vegetables that it was easy to pass on the dessert bar.
After dinner my husband and I went to the cemetery. It is in quite a lovely setting, part on the top of a hill and part on the bottom. There was a nice gravel path for him to walk while I wandered with my camera among the tombstones. I found the grave marker for my great-great grandmother. She died at age 24, leaving 3 small children. Her tombstone read in part: Blessed are they that believe in me for they shall have everlasting life.
After taking some pictures I joined my husband and walked briskly until it was dark. The hill made it more an aerobic walk than a stroll.