I visited my parents earlier this month in Walla Walla, Washington, and as I posted last month, I was hoping to get some more family-history information from them.
Well, it turns out they didn’t know the answers to most of my questions (perhaps I’m asking the wrong questions), though my mom was able to fill in the information that her cousin, Jerry Brown, had asked about in a comment to that earlier post.
(Confidential to Jerry: My grandfather, Crawford Brown’s fuel business was called International Fuel and its address was 730 North Washington in Spokane. And my mother’s childhood home, which you visited in around 1949, was E 30 31st also in Spokane.)
But even if I didn’t get my own questions answered, I was able to share information with my mother about what I’d learned about our family history since my last visit. A large part of that was due to the above-named Jerry Brown and his sister, Judy, who generously shared their genealogical information about my mother’s paternal side of the family. That includes a delightful oral history and it was really fun to share that with my mother. I also shared the emails I had received from her cousins when Jerry first found this blog.
So thank you, Jerry and Judy. I appreciate your help. And I appreciate the reminder that even if my mother’s not in a position to further my research, I can enhance her life by sharing what I learned.
I just started a Facebook page for this blog. If you’re on Facebook, please hop over there and like it. I’ll be posting links to blog posts and starting conversations.