My pawpaw & Mawmaw and their family. George W. Sechrest (my grandpa & Ida (Williams) Sechrest (my grandma) with their
children. The girl being my mother. This picture was taken about 1938.
George & Ida Sechrest and family a few years later. Abt. 1942-43
MAMA & PAPA
This is my grandma and grandpa from my mother's side. I called them mawmaw and pawpaw all my life. My Pawpaw passed
over in 1982 and Mawmaw followed him four years later.
I owe everything to them. They were my teachers from an early age. My Mama taught me morals and how to love.
She was and always will be a very special Angel in my heart.
My Pawpaw was a great man. He knew the ways of nature and taught me how to read the signs of what nature teaches
us. He also loved to play the fiddle. He taught me to tap dance at a very early age.
Mary (Wood) Sechrest Great-Grandma
(Wood) Sechrest was my Pawpaw's mother. She was born 1868 Wayne county Missouri and died 1950 in Shannon county Missouri.
Sadly to say, she died a few years before I was born. I would of really liked to of known her. My mom has told me many stories
and shared her memories she has of my Great grandma Sechrest.
Ada (Sechrest) Stacey
Ada (Sechrest) Stacey one of her Many Birthdays!
My papa (grandpa). I always called him Pawpaw. He loved to play the fiddle. He would play "Old Joe
Clark" and no matter who was around they couldn't help but pat their foot and enjoy the beautiful music that my pawpaw made.
Uncle Gib & Aunt Madge
My uncle Gib and Aunt Madge. Aunt Madge is no longer with us since 1990. She was like a God-Mother to me.
When I was a baby she gave me my very first bath. I also ruined their honeymoon, as I was born the day they got married.
I wouldn't say ruined it, but say, put a damper on it. LOL
I think of her often. Sadly she was unable to have children of her own. She would of made a great mother.
I miss her so much. Uncle Gib went to join his soulmate May 2003.
Sadly Uncle Gib passed away May 8, 2003. He left everyone who knew him with many happy memories. He could
tell stories that were out of this world! He even had some people believing some of his outrageous tales. He was
a great story teller.
He is sadly missed. Our camping and river days are over now, but we have many precious memories. It just
would not be the same without Uncle Gib.
My family used to love going camping and fishing, but then my uncle became ill and unable to run the boat and
no one else could attempt to know the river like he did, so that kind of put a stop to our camping trips. Life changes
and sadness comes into our lives, but the love of our family and our togetherness will never stop.
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