Oh, I must add that I also have an interest in genealogy as well as being privaleged to be entrusted(perhaps cursed) with several family pieces/objects. Most are on loan to museums. However, our dining table was built more than 100 years ago by ancesters. The Tennessee farm I was raised on was a location of a pottery making operation. I have a few found treasures from the farm, circa 1850’s.
Our children,lives of their own now, are fully aware and proud of our ancestry, well cept perhaps the two relatives who doubled on a mule, hopped a train and high tailed it to Texas following an "incident"?