Growing up, we always heard stories of Uncle Jimmy. He was my maternal Grandpa’s younger brother. Uncle Jimmy was in the service and when he would visit the family in West Virginia, he would come and spend time with his big brother Bill and his family. My Grandma would tell us stories about how when he arrived she would offer to make him a sandwich, and he would ask for 6 bologna sandwiches. He would eat all of them.
I do not know really much about Uncle Jimmy, except for that he was loved by his family. Uncle Jimmy died at the age of 19 in a terrible car accident.
Here are clips from a newspaper article that my Grandmother kept, I do not know what paper it came out of at this point.
James E Richmond
February 9 1938
May 10 1957 Continue reading →
More pictures of the West Virginia Coal Mine, taken from our moving vehicle by my daughter Brittany in June 2004.
Besoco, West Virginia
Mary Jane, Zedith and Susie Lachney
in front of the house they grew up in.
Picture taken on a Trip to WV for the Hilton Family Reunion,
by Terri O’Connell.
Coal Mine in West Virginia
This photo was taken by my daughter Brittany from a moving car,
while on our way to Beckley, WV.
We were just outside of Charleston, WV when she took this.
We come from a long line of miners.
This photo was taken June 28, 2004 by Terri O’Connell
Sunset Memorial Park
1915 Harper Road
Beckley, WV 25801
A Little Bud of love
Gone to Bloom With
This stone was decaying badly at our visit in 2004. It has since been replaced by her sister Mary Jane.
Joan was a sister to our Grandmother who passed so early in her life. We feel those who are here for such a short time are on the other side watching over our daily lives. We are truly blessed to have someone watching over us.