The Lost Scrapbook

My grandmother kept a scrapbook no one knew about. We spent several weeks at my grandparent’s house in Knoxville, Tennessee every summer growing up and it was never mentioned or brought out. I don’t think that was done purposefully, we just had too many other activities to do and it just got lost in theContinue reading “The Lost Scrapbook”

Following In Their Footsteps

It’s hard to believe fall has arrived. It’s always been one of my favorite seasons (thanks mom). Living in New England, I really enjoy the crisp air and beautiful colors. It’s also when I get back to my newest hobby. In the last year, I have learned to crochet. It was a bit frustrating atContinue reading “Following In Their Footsteps”

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”