I was born on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. My mom, Izetta, was born in Tennessee and raised in Waterford, Virginia. My dad, Charles Irving, was born in a small town outside of Leesburg, Virginia. Most of my aunts and uncles remained in Virginia. We would drive to the country every Sunday and had wonderful Sunday dinners with relatives. My mom would help cook in their big country kitchens. Nothing says comfort like southern food and. . .good ole' hospitality is truly a southern tradition.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
GREAT GRANDPARENTS, GEORGE M MARKHAM & MARANDA STONE MARKHAM, c1886 - LEE COUNTY, VIRGINIA
My grandfather, Charles Robert Markham is the little boy on the left, front row.