I’m the product of a two child household so the concept of a Christmas for a family of 10 (8 kids) is a bit foreign. Check out this tree… to my eyes the presents go on forever. This is taken in my grandparents home in Detroit, Michigan during Christmas of 1971.

Happy hunting and happy holidays!

Jess

I cannot express how much I love this shot! Grandma all dressed up and and Daddy looking too cool for college in front of his Duster. This was taken on the campus of Michigan State University around 1973.

I love this picture! These are the oldest of the Trotter brothers—three of my uncles and my father. This was probably taken around 1965 or 1966 based on their sister’s graduation photo on the mantel behind them.

Happy hunting,

Jess

This is the headstone of my Great Grandparents. I never met either Harrison or Rhodie but I’ve heard stories and seen fabulous pictures. They are buried in the cemetery at the Palestine AME Church in Johnsville, Bradley County, AR.

I learned more about my family walking around this cemetery with my Father, Aunt, Grandmother, and a few cousins for a couple of hours in 1999 than I did in years of solitary research. It is a memory I treasure.

Happy Hunting!

Jess

My two youngest paternal uncles ca. 1966.  I can’t tell who the third person behind the car is. This was at my grandparents’ home in Detroit, Michigan.

Happy hunting,

Jess

More wordless than not this time because I have no idea who these ladies are. This is from a collection Trotter and York family pictures. Both ladies have the looks of my Grandmother and Aunts—which makes me think they are York or Wheeler relatives—but I don’t know who they are. Any Bradley County Arkansas researchers recognize this pair?

Happy hunting,

Jess

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