|Four of my Great Aunts who lived in Bristol, VA (photo taken in the late 1940's or early 1950's); From left to right: Nannie Ballard, Eunice Ballard, Aileen Ballard, Lura Ballard|
When I was born, none of my Grandparents on any side of the family were alive. BUT--I do remember many in my Grandfather Ballard's family, all living in or near Bristol, Virginia. Bristol was about 60 miles from my hometown ---and my parents and I would visit that family in Bristol quite often when I was a youngster. The photo above is of 4 of my Great Aunts (my grandfather's sisters).
|The beautiful Ballard home in Bristol, VA|
|The NOT SO BEAUTIFUL Bristol Home on June 22, 2014|
|The old home of Bland Ballard and family|
Here are a few old photos (taken before I was born).
|Here's a sweet picture of my mother and her Papa (as she called her father). Mom was in her early 30's when this photo was taken.. (She was 42 when I was born.)|
|A sign across State Street in Bristol, showing drivers which side belongs to the state of Virginia and which side belongs to Tennessee|
|STATE STREET in Bristol, VA|
|The side of the Bristol Union Railway Station|
|The sidewalk at the Bristol Union Railway Station|
|The Bristol, Virginia Union Railway Station|
Thanks to my Honey for letting us take this little side trip --as we were on our way to West Virginia. I was disappointed when I saw the condition and change of the Ballard Home --but was thrilled to visit State Street and the Railroad Station... As you can imagine, I talked to George for hours about my experiences in Bristol... Such great memories!!!!
Since we are SO SO SO SO busy these days, and for other reasons, I am changing to 2 blog posts a week for awhile, Mondays and Thursdays. I love blogging and always have something to blog about. BUT--I feel badly when I cannot visit YOUR blogs as much as I wish I could...
Hope you have a good day/week --and I'll see you on Thursday. And thanks to those of you who have stuck with me through all of this. I still love comments and they mean the WORLD to me!!!