My new header
This picture I used for my header is one of my maternal grandmother. This is one of my favorite pictures of her it was taken in 1922 after she won Miss Shriner in Louisiana. She was a striking beauty and a woman of great independence I have a diary of hers from when she was attending a small college in Texarkana in 1918 the things reveal where quite eye opening from the way she held her self in later years. She eloped with my grandfather in 1926 or 1927 and lost him in 1954, she never remarried but enjoyed life non the less. It wasn't until I became older that I grew to appreciate her strength and fierce independence but unfortunately I never got the opportunity to express it to her. She was a product of her time and her views didn't reflect my own so we butted heads a lot yet as I got older I saw through the mask to understand that her words betrayed her actions. It was then that I gained knowledge that actions of a person mean far more than words can say. We lost her almost 7 days after my mother at the age of 96, it was as if my mother said come on mom lets travel the world together. So I am honor Thelma Amanda and all the Thelma's in my life.