Wednesday, October 14, 2015

More Answers Comes More Questions

Now that the ancestors are being so gracious to allow the door of discovery to open with answers, I have more questions. The one question that is drawing me more to my Grandma Pebaleader is why she would change her name? Why would she want to rid herself of such a unique interesting name that has is supposedly connected to a Native American history. There is definitely much more to you Grandma Peb. You seem to be just as interesting as your unique name.

Monday, October 12, 2015

One Step Closer to Grandma Pebaleader

Today I received communication from my grandmother Pebaleader's great granddaughter. Together we should be able to trace the steps of Pebaleader Kellum. Hopefully my grandmother is looking upon us with pride that we are slowing coming together as a family should. I know my father Junie would have a smile on his face to know that I have made such great progress in my quest of learning about my family and reconnecting with them as well. This is a truly a labor of love that I share this success with many who have helped me put the pieces together. Grandma Peb, your name intrigued me from the moment I heard it. I was determined to get to know you and trace your steps. I am well on my way to doing just that.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Pebaleader Kellum Found

No words can express the joy I feel today. I found my cousin who was able to give me additional information on my great grandmother Pebaleader Kellum. I conducted a google search and found an address for my cousin. I wrote her a letter introducing myself and informing her of my search for family. The letter was mailed last Friday and I received a response 3 days later. She was just as eager to speak to me and share information. The icing on the cake is that she remembered my father. What an icing on the cake. It was as if I was receiving a hug from daddy!