This blog shares the discoveries I make while on the journey to find my family genealogy. I am researching the following surnames on my father's side Blades, Davis, Fernald, Mullins, Nichols, Nickersons, and Ross from Nova Scotia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.
From my mother's side Belcher, Brammer, Hall, Handy, Justice, Midkiff, Nelson all are from mostly Patrick County, Virginia and some from North Carolina.
My first post for this blog is Mom and Dad. They are Delcie May Handy and William Robert Blades. Mom was born in February 1927 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Meadows of Dan to be exact. Dad was born in the big City of Boston, Massachusetts on May 23, 1923. They met in another big city Washington, D.C. in the late 1940's. Mom was working at the FBI filing fingerprinting cards at the D.C. Armory downtown or working at the local telephone company as an operator and dad was in the U.S. Navy (since 1941). Mom told me one time that they met at Haynes Point when they were both with other friends and somehow bumped into one another. They married at the First Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. on the Saturday before Easter Sunday in 1950 and used the flowers that were at the Church for Easter Service the next morning. Here are a few pictures of them before they were married and of them walking down the aisle.