|William Lee "Johnny Bill" Wright, Florida, c. 1944|
|Residence of Hannah Mills Poe, Norton, Kansas on her 81st birthday, January 9, 1914|
One thing that I've learned is that so much of family history is a matter of perspective. The way someone views a family member and the legends that develop and get passed down are colored by the perspective of the teller. It is interesting to get a point of view from a different family who may have differing insight into why someone behaved the way they did.
I was able to sit back and observe, letting my mother and dad and mom's cousin and wife talk about people, places and events without interrupting them too much. It definitely gave me insight, and fodder for future questions to ask about the family.