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Great Great Cousin Port Gibson, MS 2005 Issaquena County, MS For my Cousin Charley

I have been working on my family tree for about 4 years off and on. In 2004 -05 my Reserve Unit was sent to Kuwait. I was there for 14 months. While there I realized how much family means to me, so I started working more on my Tree. I was talking to a cousin of mine, and he informed me that I need to speak to a Cousin Maude. I am 54 years old and I had never heard of her. Well, I called and she's 95 years old, blind, still lives in Greenville,Ms. I ask her who was she, and she informed me that she was Peewee's first cousin. Peewee was my Grandmother. I was so overcome that I couldn't talk. I went to visit her last summer, and she reminded me of Grandma Peewee. She has given me so much information about family, plantations and towns where family lived. I talk to her every Sunday and I learn something every time. I have come to call her my Maude, my talks with her are irreplaceable.

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