Friday, November 28, 2008

FAVORITE FAMILY FOTO FRIDAY


I HAVE ALSO JOINED THE FUN OF FRIDAY FAVORITE FAMILY FOTOS.PLEASE CHECK OUT ALL THE BLOGGERS AThttp://picturespotspens.blogspot.comI AM STARTING MINE OUT WITH A PIC OF MY MATURNAL GRANDMOTHER.
REMEMBER THE POTATO FAMINE BACK IN THE DAY?THE CREEK NATION WENT TO IRELAND AND NOT ONLY FED THE IRISH,THEY TAUGHT THEM HOW TO PLANT CORN AND OTHER VEGGIES.AND I'M SURE A FEW OTHER LITTLE INDIAN TRICKS.HA.
HENCE I WAS BORN.APPARENTLY THOSE REDHEAD LIKED THAT DARK SKIN AND HAIR.
MY GRANDMOTHER WAS 1/4 CREEK INDIAN.ONE OF THE CIVILIZED TRIBES.MY GRANDFATHER WAS A MCDONALD,GOOD OLE IRISH.
THIS WAS THEIR HOME.MY GRANDMOTHER IS THE LITTLE BITTY LADY ON THE FAR RIGHT.I HAVE NO IDEA WHO THE OTHER PEOPLE ARE.
TH ATS ANOTHER LESSON WE HAVE LEARNED.WE NEED SO BADLY TO PUT THE INFO ON THE BACK OF OUR PICS.AS OF WITH THIS ONE.NO ONE LIVES THAT CAN TELL YOU THE STORY GOING ON HERE. I NEVER KNEW MY GRANDMOTHER.SHE DIED LONG BEFORE I WAS EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT.BUT DIDN'T SHE JUST LOOK LIKE SOMEONES GRANNY?I CAN ALMOST SMELL HER.GRANDMAS ALWAYS SMELL GOOD YA KNOW!
strong>MANY OTHER LITTLE INDIAN TRICKS,HA.
APPARENTLY THOSE REDHEADS LOVED THAT DARK INDIAN SKIN AND HAIR.HENCE,I AM HERE,HA.
MY GRANDMOTHER WAS 1/4 CREEK INDIAN.MY GRANDFATHER I BELIEVE TOTAL IRISH.HE WAS A MCDONALD.AND THIS IS THEIR HOME.
MY GRANDMOTHER IS THE LITTLE WOMAN ON THR RIGHT,I DON'T KNOW WHO ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE ARE.THAT'S WHY IT IS SO VERY IMPORTANT TO WRITE THE INFORMATION ON THE BACK.
I NEVER KNEW MY GRANDMOTHER.SHE DIED LONG BEFORE I WAS EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT.DOESN'T SHE JUST LOOK LIKE SOMEONES GRANNY?
IT'S SO MUCH FUN TO GET TO SHOW THESE OLD PICTURES.HOW MANY CHANCES DO WE GET TO DO THAT?YOU SHOULD JOIN US AND SHOW OFF YOUR FAMILY TOO.....

18 comments:

profenretraite said...

Hi Ann....What an interesting story! I had no idea that the Creek nation went to Ireland. What a wonderful gesture! I am in Georgia and there are several Creek burial grounds here. I love your old photo. Those women have a fierce determination in their eyes, don't they? And the story of the Irish and the Creek...hey, that's what makes us Americans, isn't it? A little of this and a little of that!...Debbie

laurie said...

What a wonderful photo and how interesting that they went to Ireland! I cannot imagine how they knew about the famine. Thanks for sharing this. laurie

jeanne said...

Ann, I love that old photo and the story behind it. I do wish people would remember to write on the back of the old photos. This happens alot.
Think about all these digital photos. LOL. How will the future generations ever know where these photos are. Sigh.

Hugs...Jeanne

Glenda said...

At one time the Creek Indians had a settlement near the Ocmulgee River that divides Macon, Georgia. There is a National Park located at the site of an old burial mound, tribal lodge, etc.

"The park has 5-1/2 miles (9 km) of walking trails. Near the visitor center is a reconstructed thousand-year-old ceremonial earthlodge. Visitors can reach the Great Temple Mound via a half mile walk or the park road. Other features in the park include a burial mound, temple mounds, prehistoric trenches, and the site of a colonial British trading post."

Congrats on knowing as much as you do about your heritage. I know from an entry in my sister's baby book that my ancestry is English, Irish, Scotch, and Dutch. But that is all I know or ever will. You are right about noting on the back of pictures things like date, subject(s), and location. Most pictures I've seen of past generations of my family did not contain any info at all.

splummer said...

Hi!
Love old photos, but do wish I had more info about the people. That would be nice. Anyway, your photo is great. It is wonderful that Creek people went to Ireland to help! Take Care!!

Sherrie

ann said...

OH GLENDA,SEE,YOU ARE SO SMART.I WENT UP TO OAKMULGEE,OKLA(IT MUST HAVE BEEN NAMED AFTER THIS)YEARS AGO.TO SEE MY RELATIVES AND LEARN ABOUT THEM.OF COURSE THEY SUFFERED THROUGH THE GREAT "TRAIL OF TEARS".GET THE KLEENEX OUT. THE CREEK NATION CHIEF TOOK AN A WALNUT SEED AND ALL THE SOULS HE LOST ON THE WAY,HE PUT THEM IN THIS WALNUT.
WHEN THEY GOT TO OAKMULGEE.THE CHIEF BURIED THE SEED AND OF COURSE UP GREW A TREE.YEARS LATER AN ARTIST DESIGNED A BRAVE OUT OF IT.I STILL HAVE THE PICS,SOMEWHERE.COLD CHILLS ANYONE?

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Ann, What an amazing photo! I love old family photos. I never knew the Creeks went to Ireland...that must have been a heck of a plane ride. (Hee, hee)
:-)

Tomarie said...

Ann~I loved this post! And what an awsome gift to have such a pic! Now I feel even more kinship with you...I am part Cherokee and Irish on my father's side. I think it's a pretty cool "mix". :-)
Loved all the green today...very pretty! :-)

Deborah said...

This is a marvelous photo, Ann! It looks like something from an old prairie movie. I like the dog in the wagon. It would be wonderful to know who the others are in the photo...yes, a good lesson there.

It's great that you know from what people you came from. I surely did not know that an Indian tribe traveled to Ireland!

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful family history photo!

Hugs,
Deborah

Montee said...

Ann, welcome to Fotoland! This is a cool photo! I love old photos and have many of my family. I also buy old photos at antique shops even though I don't know the people in the pic. I just think they are neat and yours is one I would buy if I ever saw it in a shop. Thank you for sharing this bit of history, very interesting.

lvroftiques said...

Ann what a wonderful family photo! The little dog in the wagon is so charming! And I had no idea the creeks went to Ireland? What an interesting heritage you have! I also have some mysterious family pix that I would love to know more about. What a story this picture tells already! It would be so wonderful to know all the little details.....Vanna

Joy said...

Excellent vintage photo!

Chris said...

Hello Ann, I wanted drop by to say thank you for your visit and thank you for keeping my grandson in your prayers. I love meeting new people and I'm going to sign your guestbook and sign up as your follower too. Also, I really enjoyed reading about your family history. My grandfather was a member of the Blackfoot tribe from Michigan. Come for a visit anytime, I would enjoy it.

Hugs,
Chris

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Ann,
I think your old photo is wonderful!

You are right...we need to right on the back so that generations to come will know who and what the pictures are of!

nikkicrumpet said...

My family has always been really good to record names and dates on photos...it sure helps decades later when they are all gone and we are trying to figure who everyone is. I'm not as good at it as I should be....but then most of my photos are stored digitally...you wonder how that will work 50 years from now. I loved seeing your old photo...very cool.

shirley said...

Ann,
Thanks for tagging me but I have not advanced that far yet and have yet to even link to any one. That goes along with my next session on blogging. Once I learn how this all works I will link to you and then fill out the answers. So until then I have to just say Thanks again and take my baby steps in blog land.
Be Mine,
Shirley

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I love the story- I never knew indians went to Ireland to help. My dad is/ was full blooded Irish. Both his parents came over to the US in their late 20's met and got married. They came through Canada not via Lady Liberty which surprised me because they made their home in the Bronx, NY. My great aunt lived with us for about 6 years in her later years and she loved to talk galic(I am sure that is spelled wrong) and make irish soda bread and drink strong irish tea!!! My maiden name is O'Connor-

Would love to make a trip over to Ireland someday- how bout you?

mary

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