Friday, November 3, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
Look at that sweet bracelet!
1905 or 1906
|Leonard and Raymond Clift|
|Alda is 4th from left on back row standing between her|
cousins Russell Coleman and Violetta Davis
1919 - Alda was 14
Lewis Lloyd Jollett (nephew of Sallie Clift), Sallie Clift,
Alda Clift Monger Suite and Wilson Suite
|Violetta Davis Ryan with Alda Clift Suite|
That's Alda's daughter in the middle,
but is it Janice or Gwen?
Friday, October 13, 2017
|Aunt Lil late 1960s-early 1970s|
|The Grocery Store Crew|
Lillie Killeen, Helen Killeen Parker,
Mae Killeen Holland, and Julia Walsh Slade (my granny)
|Lillie at work - judging by the|
shoes and hose, a uniform is
under that coat
Lillie became a valuable and trusted employee as she colluded with the doctor in other ways, too. She kept two sets of books (read into that what you will) and two calendars. Why two calendars? The good doctor had several women on the side, it seems, and the calendars helped cover his tracks. I have to wonder how Lillie felt about that because the doctor’s wife gave Lillie lovely gifts at Christmas and on her birthday. Oh, the guilt Aunt Lil must have felt, being the good Catholic that she was.
|Lillie and boyfriend 1944|
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
|My new book|
8" x 10" 174 pages
I kept dragging my feet, but I finally completed my second book which I have titled Jollett Family Reunion. Having received a copy of the finished product, I am glad that I took Blurb’s advice to order JUST ONE copy. It would have been embarrassing to send out so many goofs.
First problem - the Cover
|Close up from the photo|
with Mary Frances and Laura
|Sadie wearing that same dress|
at a Jollett reunion
The irony is that I had used that dress to identify Sadie in another reunion photo.
|I was not sure who this lady was|
until I noticed that detail in the dress.
- As with my first book, I did not upgrade the paper or end sheets. The standard looks and feels good.
- I was able to use many stories from my blog.
- The format is good beginning with the story of James Franklin Jollett, followed by biographies of his two wives, and then biographies and photos of their children.
- I was not sure I would like the green that I selected for the cover and for the graphic elements, but it looks good. It’s a good green, not limey, not too forest-y. The green chapter tags and photo frames add a little umph to the pages.
- There are lots of photos and newspaper clippings.
- Headers will help readers find a particular chapter easily.
- I am proud of being able to identify so many people in a reunion photo. The corresponding image - faded and numbered - makes me look like I know what I'm doing. HA!
- The index was a pain to create, but I imagine future readers will be glad it is there. You’re welcome.
Blurb is not cheap. Even as author, I wait for a good sale. The next time Blurb offers a 50% sale, I will order copies of the new and improved version for my family, libraries and historical societies in the counties where my Jolletts once resided.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Ans I paid $40 in addition to the credits on those bonds. I paid the $40 either in 1868 or 1869 at my house. I don’t remember which of those years. Mrs. Marsh, her mother who is my aunt, Mr. Haynes & his wife were present when this money was paid.
|From Chancery Causes at Library of Virginia|
Rockingham Co 1877-48-C
Friday, August 11, 2017
|Violetta in her living room |