Blest Be the Ties that Bind
I made the trip to Atlanta with slender threads of information about my family. A great deal of genealogy research consists of recording a name with a beginning of birth and an end death. The middle is the details of the life. In genealogy research, there are two tasks that a beginner is always instructed to perform. The first is to record your own life’s story and the second is to interview your oldest known living relative. It was at the family reunion, I had an opportunity to meet one of my oldest relatives.
The first gathering of the reunion was in a hotel ballroom. There were people seated at multiple tables labelled with first names of Caston and Brumfield family members. It was at the reunion I first met Eddie Brumfield Sr. the nonagenarian grand patriarch of the Brumfield family was seated in a chair near a wall in the hotel ballroom. At the informal setting, family members paid their respects and chatted with him.
|Eddie Brumfield Sr. in 2010|
Blest be the ties that binds
Our Hearts in Christian Love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to Above