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Remarkable Women

I seem to be reflective lately.  I remember my ancestors and think about the hardships and trials they endured.  The family skeletons come out from the closet when you start talking to the older generations–alcohol, abuse, lost children, young widows.  I celebrate my genealogy, both the good and the bad.  Usually the bad reveals what remarkable women I have in my background.

I am grateful for the generosity of others that have given me these family pictures.

Mary Alice Walker Smith and daughters Ella (seated), Bernice and Leah


Edith Cowan Overman

Ethel Smith Nady

Mary Jane Thomas Walker

Bishop Family–Front:  Cora, William, Abigail (Brock), Earl

Back: Minnie, Audrey


I realize this is pretty personal, but if you like remarkable women my previous post also honors remarkable women.  Be sure t0 visit Ms. Matlock for more Alphabe-Thursday R posts.

20 thoughts on “Remarkable Women

  1. Remarkable women seem to beget another remarkable woman in you.

    What a wonderful stop on Alphabe-Thursday celebrating your heritage and family.

    It’s amazing sometimes, really, what people can actually survive.

    Thanks for linking.

    I really enjoyed this post.


  2. That photo of Mary Jane Thomas Walker looks VERY familiar to me. Can you tell me something about her? I am almost certain that I have seen that photo before.

  3. I started to do my ancestry but learned most of what I thought about my deceased father was untrue. Misunderstandings in oral traditions get handed down wrong sometimes. I hope to start again some day but not right now. You had some beautiful photos of the women in your family.

  4. I adore old photos and have albums of them as we can trace our family back to 1500’s in Hungary. I love looking at them, reading their memoirs adn getting a picture in my head of their lives.
    Great post

  5. What a treasure those pictures have to be. I was working on some of my family history last year and found some really cool stories and pictures. There is just something about finding your roots, wouldn’t you agree.

  6. What remarkable photographs, Teresa. It’s beautiful to look back and see who a family evolved and brought us to the place we are today. It’s so true – when you speak with the older generations you really begin to appreciate just how truly strong they are.

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