I love genealogy. My sister does also!!! We have spent a good deal of time in the mountains of North Carolina researching both sides of our family (we both live in Tennessee). Those mountains produced some great people…people that have influenced my life in more ways than I first knew. Little phrases my parents said I have now found the origin. Places they mentioned now are familiar to me.
One thing I knew, and found that it carried back a few generations, were the great stories and superstitions that they carried with them. I have heard more than my share of ghost stories, or 'haint' stories, from my mother and her brothers when they came to visit from North Carolina. My bedroom was too dark and scary by bed time. Did you have those in your family? I would love to hear some of those stories you were told. Did they tell them to you as truth? (Mine were told to be TRUE….maybe they were, maybe not. But they made for some really vivid memories in my life. LOL)
I would love to hear your stories.
Ann Phillips, Tennessee native with roots in North Carolina, mother of 5, grandmother of 15 and loving life..