Category Archives: Heritage

Hanging on to Memories

Some things begin to fade with time. But there are some memories that hang on like Spanish moss clinging to the oak trees. And I will remember my childhood with… Scorching hot beach sand burning my feet Chameleons darting between … Continue reading

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A Grandmother’s Prayer

                      Ezzie was asked to pray in the evening church service. She wrote her prayer on a small piece of note paper. It is now yellowed with age, but her … Continue reading

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The Driskell Wall

Aren’t these old photos amazing?! One glance at this wall of faces and you can tell they have been lovingly framed and arranged in family groups. The cousin who did this grouping also researched each person. He could tell the … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Box

My second great grandmother, Adeline Hinson Driskell kept her letters and important papers in a treasured wooden box. It was only twelve inches long, six inches wide and eight inches deep. The lid was attached with leather hinges. When she … Continue reading

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The Driskell Dames

Doyce Driskell, Ezzie Wheeler Driskell, Velma Driskell, 1934, Miami, Florida             Carrie, Ruth, Naomi and Martha Driskell about 1930, Forsyth Co., Georgia   My mother, Doyce, and my grandmother had gone to visit Aunt Velma after … Continue reading

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My Ancestry Quest

For years I asked my parents about our heritage. I longed for family ties because we were a thousand miles from the nearest relative.  My mother just told me she knew nothing and my father only told me we came … Continue reading

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A Son’s Poem

In my last post about my grandfather, Charles V. Driskell, I expressed how little I knew about him as a man, much less as a grandfather. To my absolute amazement, I just found a yellowed piece of notebook paper. Immediately, I … Continue reading

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