Thursday, January 21, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016

my roots - Ida Pearl Marsh

This is my father's mom.
Since she died when my dad was 14, 
I don't really know a lot about her.
The Marsh family came from Chatham County, North Carolina.
They lived for a while in Kentucky.
She was born in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory in 1894.
She was part Cherokee. 
Her family was most likely part of the relocation of the Cherokee Tribe.
Maybe even part of The Trail of Tears.
Her husband was Maurice Everett Ray.
She died in 1937 in the state of Oklahoma.
I have heard that she was taking care of a neighbor, 
sick with influenza shortly before she died.
She left behind 9 children, some of them very small. 
I will keep looking for more of her story.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


I bought a new amaryllis this year.
It was supposed to be pink, but no matter.
Red is always pretty.
This is my first time capturing bokeh from pots and pans!