Sunday, July 29th, 2012 04:04 pm
Amazing how easily thinking about one thing can immediately cause me to think about my family history.

Like, I killed my subscription last month to our only daily, statewide newspaper. (If you are curious, here's the link to my open letter to the paper in my "everything else" blog.)

Until 1991, it had competition by the newspaper I read, the Arkansas Gazette.

Which led me to looking up the history of my paper.

Which led me to the name of the editor of the Gazette during the 1957 desegregation crisis in Little Rock.

Harry Scott Ashmore.

Who, as it turns out, is my 4th cousin, twice removed.

I didn't know him personally.

But still.

That's neat.
(Anonymous)
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
This is just too cool! And how nice of you to share on your blog. Mom said she is impressed and we're both surprised at this amazing finding. Wow. Thanks cuz.