Update from Grand-daughter land!

{Sorry I have not updated in such a long time. We put our house on the market and thankfully it sold in 9 days, but that's much faster than we ever dreamed it would! Now my family and I are off on vacation tomorrow out east (Sea Island, GA, anyone been there?! I absolutely cannot wait!) but first today I shoot an all-day wedding. I seriously don't know how I will be ready for tomorrow, but hopefully if I put my mind to it, I can do it. Anyhow, I just wanted to let everyone know where I've been and where I'm off to so that you don't give up on me and Grandma's Diary! Hopefully I can get some time once we're back and before we start packing boxes, painting rooms and moving to the new house. All that happens the middle of July. But I know how everyone is so busy this time of year, so hopefully you're all not sitting around wondering where I've been. Just wanted to tell you not to give up on this site because I'll be back strong in a few weeks. Take care and happy summer! In the meantime, here are a few new (well, old!) amazing pictures . . .

~ Valerie}

Here's another one of Grandma's mother . . .
These bottom two pictures came from a collage of pictures that had been scanned and put together, I think, for all grandpa's siblings and himself. So the quality isn't the best, but hopefully you can still enjoy. If you click on these picture, they will be blown up really large in your browser and then you can see faces and details much better.

This one here is a "Sears House", built by William E. Wallace - finished May 23, 1919. Sitting the picture is: Wm E. Wallace, Flossie Wallace, Sinah (?) Hester (Dawson) Wallace - Wm Wallace's mother, Ella (Evey) Wallace and Lewetta Wallace.

This one is titled "4 Generations". Sitting here is: George Washington McMillen (born on Pres Washington's b-day, hence the name), Charles David McMillen, Grace Ellen (McMillen) Wallace, and Russell Dale Wallace (grandpa's oldest brother). What truly amazing pictures, huh?!


Wed Apr 18, 1945

Got along by ourselves today & good. Ordered Edna's corsage for Fri. night. Bought purse for Ruth from Daddy & dress from me. Duane came down about 8:15. Went to show. Got along well except something happened which shouldn't. Don't know ~~~~~~~~~.

Tues Apr 17, 1945

We 4 girls again. Got along swell. Wanda N. helped quite a lot though. Got housecoat for Ruth's birthday from Daddy. Folks in town. Sure lonesome. Duane has been on my mind all day - naturally. Saw Delores W. & Dorothy Wisnant in Decatur.

Mon Apr 16, 1945

Back to work again. Virginia on vacation. Glad to be back. Kids seemed glad to see me. We 4 girls by ourselves but awfully busy. Had to have some help. Lorene talking about Lennie leaving. Gen heard from Jim & he's in France. Golly, I'm lonesome tonight. Talked with Gen this evening. Made me feel better, too. She understands.