Several years ago, my mother-in-law gathered photos of her sons’ grandfathers (with their football teams) and had them professionally cleaned up and enlarged, suitable for framing. My husband and I were inspired to expand on the idea by assembling a collection of photos (portraits and sports both) of grandparents on both sides of the family. I was able to find the football photos for my grandfathers (and a fabulous 1923 photo of my grandmother in her high school basketball uniform – that’s worthy of a separate story coming later). Below are those four photos, and a couple others of related family from roughly the same era. They represent participation in a variety of roles – player, manager, coach. You can click on any photo to bring up a larger version.
This Bible was a gift from her father-in-law, George Mitchell Bryan (1820-1914) and handed down through the family. The traditional center pages used to document family lines are in excellent condition, with very vivid colors. The calligraphic handwriting is beautiful. I have not done any cleanup on these photos (not much needed); you can click on each of them to see a larger version. Continue reading “Bible of Anna V. Atchley Bryan”
Tremaine Ann Bryan was born on 05 September 1927, the youngest child of Wilbur Aaron Bryan and Mazie Tremaine Brown Bryan. Continue reading “Tremaine Ann Bryan”
Although this recipe originates with Mazie Tremaine Brown Bryan (and her grandmother, Eliza Toy Prisque, who was born in England in 1827 and emigrated to the U. S. around 1865), it’s famous in the Bryan clan because of Mazie’s daughter-in-law, Geraldine Parker Jones. The story below was written by one of Geraldine’s grandchildren for a school project several years back and does a nice job to set the stage for this fabulous meal. Continue reading “Pasty”
The name “Sedgwick” has been used as a middle name for several generations in the Brown and Bryan families in my husband’s line. Here are those with that name and their connections. Continue reading “Sedgwick”