I’m the youngest of six with a boat load of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and two great grandchildren. My love for family and friends that have become like family has inspired me to start this blog. I’m a novice researcher of family history and my research has revealed some jewels of information as well as raised lots of unanswered question. I hope to share my journey into my family’s past, revealing the joys and frustrations that come with the process. I will also share my childhood memories of my family and growing up in my beloved hometown of Smithfield, Virginia. Hopefully this will inspire you to take time to talk with older family members and learn from them what you can about your family.