Big ancestor birthday day! 21 times great grandmother, Margaret Odingsells was born on this day 742 years ago (1277). She married John de Grey. Then, closer to this era, 187 years ago (1832) , great great grandfather, Ezra Peter Koontz was born in Navarre, Starke, Ohio.
And, 126 years ago (1893), my grandfather, Lee Norton Goodliff Weaver was born in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio. (And how appropriate to share the bear skin rug photo? Luckily, great grandmother, offered him some dignity!)
Grandpa’s humor was always present — as noted with the pose next to his car with Bob, his dog, behind the wheel. Grandpa was comfortable in a coat and tie, a three piece suit, or a tuxedo, unless Flossie had some chores for him to do. Then he eschewed the coat and tie and got into some around the house work clothes. He got golf casual on the links and when he took his grandsons on our annual outing to Camp Dearborn where “mom’s rules were forgotten”.
Grandpa died 13 January 1970, the first of my grandparents to pass away. In many ways, this was the one that hit me the hardest.