Ancestor Appreciation Day is almost over but I didn't want it to pass without recognizing my appreciation of and gratitude to my ancestors. If it weren't for them I wouldn't be here. I'm grateful for the choices they made -- coming to America, having strength and courage to live in times that may have been difficult, but especially to choose spouses, marry, and have children. For each couple who married and had children, I may be one of hundreds or thousands of descendants, either now or at some time in the future.
A few of my female ancestors . . . .
Left to right, top row then bottom row: Audrey Meinzen Doyle, Emma Bickerstaff Meinzen, Mary Thompson Bickerstaff, Elizabeth Armitage Meinzen, Beulah Gerner Doyle, Elvira Bartley Gerner, Tressa Froman Doyle, and Elizabeth Laws Doyle
A few of my male ancestors . . . .
Left to right, top row then bottom row: Lee Doyle, Gust Doyle, William Doyle, Andrew Doyle, W. C. Robert Meinzen, Henry C. Meinzen, Edward Jesse Bickerstaff, and Dixon Bartley
Thank you, dear ancestors. Thank you.