LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson: Author | Teacher | Certified Genealogical Lecturer ℠ | Certified GenealogistĀ® | Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists

Elder Interviews: Dr. Naomi Mills Garrett

Transcription of interview with Dr. Naomi Mills Garrett Location: Garrett Homestead [Note: This is not a chronological transcript; nor was our conversation chronological. Rather, “Aunt Mills” would go off on different tangents as she clearly delighted in...Read More

Elder Interview: Benjamin G. Neely

What is your earliest childhood memory? At four years old, I would wait for Ms. Sally Sullivan, a teacher, and run to meet her after school. I was too young to go to school. Describe the personalities of your parents and life in their household. Dad was a businessman....Read More

Elder Interview: Mary Lee (Garrett) Thompson

What is your earliest childhood memory? I used to pick berries and pull cotton (smiles) We worked on a farm and picked cotton and cleaned things. When things needed to get done the children did it. Ain’t no one person did it, we all did it. Who were your heroes...Read More

Elder Interview: Thomas (Tom) Weldon Garrett Sr.

What is your earliest childhood memory? Riding a mule. When I was coming up we had a mule…three of them. I have been riding mules since I was about 5 or 6 years old. I also had a horse named Texas for 26 years. What world events had the most impact on you while...Read More

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