Why Are You Looking For Her... Um, Me?
by Loyce June March
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
and I live in
My sister, Judy, and I took Aunt Wanda up
to Texarkana, AR to look at the library to see if we could find out
information on my ggrandmother Hanna Bertha Dodson.
They were reworking
their library and books were pilled everywhere. My aunt didn't know where
to start so my sister handed her a book that said History of Pike Co., AR.
She found a story about our Parsons and a lot of information about our
Kelleys. We photocopied the pages about our family. We found no
information on Hanna. I wrote to Ms. Hughes and got a brief letter from
Judy and I decided to go to Delight, AR in Pike Co to see if we could
locate copies of the book to buy for ourselves and our Mother. We pulled
into Delight and parked at the bottom of a long row of stairs to get
something to drink and stretch our legs. We went into a store that had a
pay phone, a drink machine and a counter where people paid their gas
bills. There was no phone book.
We asked the lady if she had one we
could check. She asked who we were looking for and said that she knew
everyone in the area. We told her we were looking for Odell Kelley
Hughes. She said why are you looking for her. I told her that I had
written her and she had confirmed that we were related and that she had
written a chapter in the book History of Pike Co. that told about our
family. We would like to purchase the book if it was still in print.
said, I am Odell and I have only 3 copies of the book left. Wow... there
go the hairs on my arm again just writting about it. We have stayed in
touch with Odell and are going to be stopping in again to see her.
guardian angels stopped us at the right place at the right time. By-the-way, the
Historical Society in Pike Co., AR has since reprinted the book.
Submitted: Sat Apr 17 13:26:04 1999
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