Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Helen reported that it is just a small village and she was unable to find any Tankersley ancestor's graves there but still it was worth the trip to visit the place of our roots. I told someone that we had not changed much in moving across the ocean. We liked the mountains of Appalachia as it probably reminded the ancestors of the hills of home and the people of Yorkshire, England have quite the accent! Here in America we have our Southern accent with some "mountain" thrown in! Every time I hear myself on a recording, I am appalled. Do I really sound like that????When we lived in Louisville, Ky, I lost a bit of my southern accent but after living in NoAla for 31 years, I am back to my slow Southern Drawl.
The Tankersley Clan has no claim to fame that I have found in my genealogy research. My ancestors were mainly farmers. I will say we have a love for land that is evident even now as you could tell from my cousin, Steve's land that I featured in a recent post. As my husband reminds me," They are not making more land, hold on to what you have!!" That is one reason we are thinking of building a get away cabin on our land there.
So now you know my maiden name...one I am proud of! However I will say I was happy to marry a Grimm for two silly reasons. One, I moved from the end of the alphabet to the sorta beginning of the alphabet! I was always one of the last in line at school! And I went from having a name that some found difficult to pronounce to one that was one syllable. However, I continue to be amazed at the people that pronounce it GRIME!! Give me a break...it does not even look like Grime!! It has two m's for heaven's sake. I usually remind people that it is Grimm like Grimm's fairy tales. Of course, many young people look at me like, What? So I now say, Grimm like the TV show!!