October 31, 1926 – June 16, 2011
My cousin Herbert was born in Douglas, Georgia and remained there his entire life. As a young man he took his bride to live on the land where his mother Eunice had been born. Eunice was sister to my grandfather and they had both been born there in a little log cabin on the land their daddy had turned into a farm in the 1880s. That cabin, though a bit shaky, still stands on that land and across the road is the family cemetery where my great-grandparents and my grandfather are buried. It is here where Herbert will be laid to rest, amongst other family members who have passed over the years.
|Herbert with his wife and two daughters. He also had a son and five grandchildren.|
|Here I am a few years ago with Herbert and Doris|
|The Cook House. Herbert built this many years ago and it is where close to 100 family members gather at Thanksgiving.|
|Herbert never threw anything away and in the Cook House you'll find his collection of Ball jars and cooking implements, along with all kinds of other goodies.|
|Can you see those two racks of cast iron skillets on the back wall?|
Rest in Peace
Please excuse me while I take some time to mourn this loss. I will be leaving for Georgia in the morning to be with family.