One interesting thing about reading/viewing history is learning more about the events and places that feature in my own family history. Just this week I learned more about both the Irish potato famine and the Boer War. My dad’s family came from Ireland years after the famine and I can’t imagine what it must have been like for them during that time. I’ve done a lot of searching for information about my great grandfather who died in the Second Boer War before my grandmother was born. It’s been hard finding information and I don’t know the exact circumstances of his death – whether he died in battle, of wounds, or of disease – or where he’s buried.
We also had sad news this week that my Mom’s aunt had died. She was the last living sibling of my grandfather’s and she was 98 years old. I was fortunate to have met her several times over the years and when we were in NC last May visiting Mom’s family we stopped by to see her. I’m so glad we took the time to go.
Anna Belle Privott – 1919-2018