When the Neighbors are Rich

My grandmother left us a wonderful handwritten manuscript of her life. I have been transcribing it here. You can start from the beginning with Part 1. We get an insight into my grandmother’s world in this entry. She writes about their rich neighbor in Lynn. She also mentions her parents taking …

Jenny, Merah and Fred

My grandmother left us a wonderful handwritten manuscript of her life. I have been transcribing it here. You can start from the beginning with Part 1. In this entry, my grandmother, Jenny Shrum Willett, talks about her sister Merah and her brother Fred. It was sobering to see my grandmother write …

Loving Luta

Luta Lee Helton Shrum We interrupt this blog about the stories of my life, to bring you snippets of the stories of those who came before me. These are memories shared with me from family members. Its important to me that these are documented. My great-grandfather Mark, was not only …