Friday, March 26, 2010
This is a picture of my Maternal Grandmother (Sylvia Grey Pierson) standing on the chair. She is flanked by her Mother Elizabeth Allely Grey and Father whose first name I do not know. My Great Grandmother divorced this husband and later married Alonzo Penn. I never knew this Great Grandfather. I was fortunate enough to know my Grandmother and Great Grandmother. My Grandmother followed her Mother's example an after giving birth to eight children, she divorced her husband. She raised the kids (6 boys and 2 girls) on her own and never remarried. These were strong women who made their way in a world I can only speculate about. I am proud to come from such roots.