19-Somethin’ #26

This challenge is sponsored by P.S. Annie! It’s called 19-Somethin’, where participants answer a question about their past each day of September. Sounds like a fun way to spend a September, right?

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26. What is something about your younger years that you absolutely would not change or trade for anything?

The relationship I had with my beloved grandmother, Mama Bush. She was the epitome of a southern belle – gracious, friendly, gentle, and loving. She had 13 grandchildren and loved us all equally the same. She was talented in many things, and passed on that knowledge to all who asked. She was also known as “Mama Bush” to all the neighborhood children whom she welcomed into her home.

mbush Mama Bush with my cousin Madeleine

mbush-1992In front of her house in 1991.

 

me-and-mrs-b-1991 With me in my mom’s house in 1992.

 

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6 thoughts on “19-Somethin’ #26

  1. What a precious lady and wonderful photos of her.

    We also have the Bush surname in our family tree. Where was your grandma from?

    Thanks for joining our 19-Somethin’ challenge and sharing your grandma with us. Have a blessed day!

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    • Both Mama and Daddy Bush were from Mississippi but eventually moved to Alabama. Mama Bush’s maiden name is Lee.

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      • How very interesting. The Southern US is where our families have been the longest, but some of them came from the Northeast. The Bush line on my side of the family started out in Connecticut, but then went to the South Carolina counties of Newberry and Pickens. My 7th great-grandfather, Benjamin Bush (1700-1760) is the furthest I have back on that line of my family. I am pretty sure that there is a Bush line on David’s side, too, but I need to look through my Ancestry tree and get back to you on that one. 🙂

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      • Okay. I just checked David’s line. The first Bush (and only so far) that I found for David’s side is Elizabeth Bush (1685-1729). She died in Cumberland, North Carolina, but I do not currently have information n where she was born.
        Have a blessed day!

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  2. She does look like a sweet Southern Belle. Very nice photo of you and her together.

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  3. Wonderful photos of your grandma, you, and your cousin. She sounds like such a nice woman.

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