Friday, November 29, 2013

This is my Mother Bonnie Faye Heath Chatman.
Corrie and Maggie's Third Child.
Their Children are in order:
Johnny C Heath Born in 1937 Died 2003
Mennie Heath Hooper Born 1940 Died 2013
Bonnie (mama) Born January 1 1943
Mary Ann Heath Jenkins Born 1946 Died 2006
L.J Heath Born 1949
Francis Heath Born 1951
Billy Gene Heath Born 1955
Cynthia Heath Born 1958
Howard Heath Born 1959
Helen Heath Born 1962

Whew!! Ten Kids but that was a norm back in the day.
My Grand paw Corrie was a sharecropper on a farm and he was in World War 2.
My mama told me how they all would work the fields in the summer chopping cotton.
I remember spending summers with my Grandparents and seeing my Grand paw driving the tractor plowing from sun up to sundown. He was so handsome and could tap dance like Bill Robinson!!
Now that's the truth. He was something else. I can remember the smell of his old spice. 
He died in 1986. My Grand Mother in 1990.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

After Thanksgiving i will post some pictures and more stories.
For now let me post this picture of my girls. Candance and Constance.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Yes Thanksgiving
Family food and fun!!
I really miss my family that has gone on to glory during the holidays.
Both sets of grandparents are gone now, it was really difficult keeping the family  together. When Big mama passed away. We as a family would all come together at my Grandparents house it reminds of the movie Soul Food it was  like  what do we do now? Well good thing my Big Mama daughters took over!! Chips off the block for sure!! So our family go's on.
Lost my auntie Ms.Mennie a day after memorial day this year. First Thanksgiving without her. My Grand Parents Corrie and Maggie's Oldest Daughter. Her Collard Greens Oh My Goodness!! So good you dranked the pot liquor.

Miss you Aunt Mennie Mae Heath Hooper 1940-2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Welcome to my first attempt at Blogging!! .

Well this is my first attempt at blogging so here it go's......
I've been researching my family for a while now since 2007. I was always the one asking my Grandparents questions. I wanted to hear their stories. Sometimes they they were happy to share well most times. They enjoyed going back in time talking about family it's funny because my Mom's parents are the ones that i talked with the most. They were so funny sometimes they would argue about when this happened or who remembered what. I loved every Minute of it and miss them so much.

That being said i will start with my Mother's Daddy Mr. Corrie Heath.
Corrie was born in Cass County Texas July 11, 1914 to John and Cynthia Heath.
He was a twin his brother's name was Orrie. John and Cynthia's only children.
Side note: Twins truly do run in families and i'm sure it skips a generation because i my self was blessed with a set of twin daughters!! How cool is that!!
Much Much More to come. Oh and i do mean more.

Please Stay Tuned.