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01 April 2012

A - Z Blog Challenge: A is for Annie

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A.

Annie.

Big Mama.

Wife and then widow of Andy.

That’s my great-grandmother. She died five years before I was born, thirty-three years after her husband died. I never met her but she had a big impact on my life. She took the lead role in raising my daddy. My grandparents had an unstable marriage and three children, my daddy being the middle child of the surviving children. Daddy thought the world of his “Big Mama”.

Annie had a sister named Susie. It is after these two sisters that I am named “Suzanne”. I consider it an honor to be named after women that meant so very much to my daddy. These women that I never met, they mean a great deal to me because, like my own grandparents, Annie was my daddy’s shelter during the storm of his childhood.

I can’t imagine a life without Annie.
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11 comments:

  1. Hi Suzanne! Stopping by on the A to Z Challenge.

    Susanne
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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I'll visit your site, too.

      Have a great day!

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  2. Great post. I see we're doing a couple of the same things. I'm doing the A-Z as well as a 1940 Census Blog Ambassador. Good luck with both.

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    1. Thank you! Good luck to you with both as well.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Have a great day!

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  3. I really like your post, Suzanne - what a nice way to be named! I look forward to reading more of your A to Z posts!

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    1. Thank you, Lori. I appreciate that very much.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great weekend and a blessed Easter!

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  4. That's so lovely, thank you for sharing! I had such a strong bond with my grandmother and also will forever remember her so fondly :) can't wait to see what else the challenge brings!

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    1. Thank you, Yana. Grandmas are the best. :)

      I am enjoying this challenge, too.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great weekend and a blessed Easter.!

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  5. It really is fascinating to learn more about our ancestors! I am named after my grandmother, and that's pretty special to me! All the best on the A-Z challenge!

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    1. How nice that you're named for your grandmother. I think it makes for a pretty special bond. My youngest daughter is named after my maternal grandma and her sister.

      Best wishes to you, too, on this challenge.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great weekend and a blessed Easter!

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