Wednesday, August 17, 2016

In Grandma's Words: Part Two

Grandma's Family

About Her Mother

Full name: Zora Cisco Moretz

Her birth date and place of birth: She was born May 9th, 1894 at Boone, North Carolina

Her mother's best story about growing up: Mom didn't have too many happy stories to tell when she grew up. She'd tell about going fishing. She loved that, walking to church and school. In the winter they would get the cows get up and they would get their feet warm that way. They had to pick leaves and dig roots to sell for their school clothes. That's how she paid for our home in PA.

About Her Father

Full name: Millard Isaac Castle

His birth date and place of birth: Feb. 3rd 1888 - Boone, North Carolina

One of her most precious memories of her father: Dad would always take us swimming after we got the garden cleaned, haying done before dark. Sometimes he would come home with a long stick of bananas or bring great big watermelon you could buy for 25 or 50 cents.

About Her Siblings

Her brother's and sister's names: Edith, James, Lola, Ben, Claude, Ruby, Arnold, Mabell, Shirley, Eva, Violet, Lela (me), Edna, Alfred, Millard Jr., and William Franklin

The things they used to do together: We used to play ball, swim, sing. When we were older we went square dancing up to the lake.

The things we do together now: We get together for dinner or just visit. Reunions.

How often I see my family: I see Frankie nearly every day. Some once a week. Some not for months or maybe once or twice a year.

"Therefore comfort each other and edify one another,
just as you are also doing."
1 Thessalonians 5:11

Note: For some glimpses into life in Watauga County, North Carolina, visit "A Look Back at Watauga" from the Watauga Democrat.

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