Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Most of my research has centered on my maternal line in Mississippi and my paternal line in Georgia and Tennessee. The trees in my forest have also included my in- laws. From the great northern migration after World War Two described in the book Warmth of Another Sun by Isabel Wilkerson my search has spread to many other states. I have included New York, Illinois, Indiana Ohio and Pennsylvania. I have visited the Allen County and Newberry library, the National Archives, Mississippi and Tennessee state archives. I have tried to collect known information from various sources. As I learn about my trees, I know that I probably have to visit the depositories again. It is my hope that I can break down more brick walls beyond 1870. I hope to blog about more new discoveries.
---- The Tree Gardener
Monday, February 6, 2017
This is the last of the video series recorded in 2013 of Eddie Brumfield Sr. It is a continuation of his conversation about his family.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Eddie Brumfield Sr. at 93 years old discussed his work ethic. He performed piece work handling cowhides for 4 cent each. He latter started working daily on the river as a longshoreman. He tried to learn every aspect related to his job. With much humor Eddie Sr. explains how he progressed from a worker to crew foreman supervisor of 23 men.
In this episode he also divulge his secret to maintaining a sharp mind. He discusses his relationships and family. Eddie Sr. talks about his enjoyment of playing Dominos and card games Tonk and Coon-can. Coon-can also known as Conquian is regarded as one the oldest form of Rummy. Tonk or tunk is a fast moving card game with features of Rummy.