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.
Monday, July 30th, 2012 01:45 am (UTC)
oh, very neat!
(Anonymous)
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 01:19 am (UTC)
I always knew I liked your style but after reading your letter to the subscription department, I like you even more. Great quote. I have never heard that one before.

Margel
(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.
Saturday, September 1st, 2012 05:37 am (UTC)
I'm not surprised to hear that everything you see and do leads to thoughts about your family history. Genealogy runs through your veins - that's why - LOL!

4th cousin twice removed . . . Imagine that? Yep, that is neat!