Granny’s Wedding Day

What better way to resurrect a blog than with a wedding? On this day (May 29th) in 1919 my great-grandmother, Effie Eans Dennis married for the second time to Edwin Loy Rankin. Granny, as everyone called her, first married Samuel Patrick Donahoo, M.D. in 1893, but after only 12 years of marriage and 5 children,Continue reading “Granny’s Wedding Day”

The Sweetest Valentine: A Love Story For The Ages

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about cards and chocolates, right? Remember those little cards we used to pass around in grade school? Or as we got older, maybe it was a box of chocolates, some flowers, or a fancy dinner out. Now, my grandparents? They took Valentine’s Day to a whole other level. My grandfather, OwenContinue reading “The Sweetest Valentine: A Love Story For The Ages”