Why I Blog–Reason No. 1 and Reason No. 776,002

Several weeks ago, in a post called Happy Dance Days are Here Again, I posted some photographs. The photos were of Frank Gines and his wife Willie V. Cole Gines, and their children. Frank Gines (1883-1946) was a son of Richard William Gines (1860-?) and Sylvia LeJay Gines (1863-1940). One of Frank’s younger brothers was my grandfather, William Edward Gines (1898-1955). This family started out in Shreveport, Lousiana, but eventually dispersed around the country. For example, Frank took his family to Nacogdoches, Texas, while “Eddie” moved to Kansas City with his brother, Henry (1903-1980). Henry’s family eventually ended up in Denver.

Over the last few days, I have gotten emails from a number cousins in the Nacogdoches family. It’s been thrilling and fun. They’ve been planning a family reunion and now I’m planning to go!

OFF
Craig

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