Sunday, September 29, 2013

Living to be One Hundred

My grandfather's greatest wish was that he could live to be 100 years old. His father died when he was only 41, and his grandfather had died when he was just 48. This was a shadow that used to hang over my grandfather, them dying so young. He thought he would not make it to see 50 and he kept going until he was 91 years of age.
What drove him to want to hang around until he was 100 years old? His family. He loved us all so much he couldn't stand the thought he may miss something. He was watching his great grandchildren grow up and he wanted to make it until they graduated.
He left behind a legacy of love and family connections. He would be proud to know that his grandchildren and his great grandchildren remember him daily and often talk of him and share his stories.

Today is his 107th birthday. Happy Birthday Paw Paw!! You are still with us everyday!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday's Obituary- Vera Anderson McDonald

Mrs. Vera Anderson McDonald

NATCHEZ-Funeral services for Vera Anderson McDonald, 90, of Ridgeland and formerly of Natchez, who died Thursday, August 29, 2013 in Ridgeland .
Mrs. McDonald was born June 15, 1923 in Sumrall, the daughter of James Eugene Anderson and Nancy Graham Anderson. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Anselem Harrison “Mac” McDonald, with whom she made a home in Natchez for many years. Also preceding her in death were three sisters, Earlene Roberts, Eather Bowman, and Nettie Lee Saucier May.

 My great aunt Vera Anderson McDonald was once the Women's World Champion Welder

Wednesday, September 11, 2013