Category: Family

Once Upon a Thanksgiving

Once upon a time, probably 20+ years ago, there was a Southern Living magazine article featuring a Thanksgiving table set in front of an outdoor fireplace. It was gorgeous. I had never seen an outdoor fireplace before, but at that moment decided that someday I’d love to have one …

Happy Fourth of July!

I can’t imagine that Daddy was happy with the composition of this picture. After all, in 1950, this just wasn’t how most people holding a twin reflex camera tried to capture a scene.  ...

Hearts, Home, and Hope

One of the first slides I scanned is this image of our grandparent’s home.  Built in about 1948, this is the home that served to connect our family members to one another. Cousins, aunts,...

Ethel Miller

On April 16, 1882 in Wayne County, KY, Tamsey Jane Bell gave birth to her first child, Ethel. Spanning the years 1883-1898 Tamsey and her husband, George Washington Miller welcomed eight more babies into...