Monday, September 13, 2010

The Ferguson Sisters Visit

Hello Dear Reader,
On May 12, 1963, Grandma (Caroline) Hall and her sister Annie Burch received a gift from their children for Mother's Day. It was a trip to Scotland, the land where their grandfather (Andrew) and grandmother (Elizabeth Watson) Ferguson had joined the Church. At first Grandma Hall protested that it was too expensive but Uncle Norley convinced her that her children would be very disappointed if she didn't go so plans were made and that summer she and Aunt Annie took the train to New York and then flew to Scotland.

It was a wonderful time for the family. Grandma (Mary) Carter had been released from the hospital and there was plenty of room for Grandma Hall and Aunt Annie to stay with LeAnn and I in our upstairs bedroom. These lovely women were optimistic and eager to see the sites, however slowly they moved. We drove to Loch Ness and other places of interest. They were able to make contact with one of their distant cousins who came and took them to meet other members of their extended family. We were fascinated with their nightly excercise routines, their interesting stories, and their happpy laughter. We enjoyed their visit immensly.
Love,
Aunt Genni

2 comments:

GRANDMA MUFFIN said...

What a sweet memory. Good o'l Uncle Norley. Love that man (and his wife). Have you invited them to this blog?

Genni Hall O'Gee said...

I have invited them but after I had to take time off for school work I think I lost some of my readers. Sadly, I'm going to have to take another break because I'm feeling overwhelmed again this semester.