Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Intriguing Emily






meet miss emily spafford.
she was born in 1903.
she graduated high school in 1917.
she was valedictorian.
{yes, she was fourteen.}
at some point...
she married, had babies,
then left for the glitz and glamour of hollywood.
she was a dancer there during the
roaring 20's.
{i believe she was in some films.}
she and her husband owned a coffee shop on
hollywood and vine.
the story is a little fuzzy...
but, her babies were still in arizona being raised by family.
unfortunately, that's all i know.
except.
she is my great-grandmother.
and.
i am incredibly intrigued by her.

one of my goals for 2011
is to start researching my family history.
a little genealogy.
and, miss emily
may be just the person to start with.
 

2 comments:

anna said...

Love it! And love that you're researching family. That's something I've been dying to delve into as well...among a handful of other things :). Someday I'll have time, until then, i'd love to live vicariously through you! ;)

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun said...

are you serious???? that is incredible. those pictures are amazing. was she born in safford? texas? yeah... i want the rest of the story.