Well, almost wordless . . . Among those Chapple Girls was one boy . . . Joseph Lee Chapple My Uncle Joseph was quite a character and definitely considered himself a smooth operator when it came to the fairer sex!
Well, almost wordless . . . My Mom and her beloved sisters! Phyllis Wheatley High School, Houston, TX Wheatley Wildcat Graduate – Class of 1941 Phyllis Wheatley High School, Houston, TX Wheatley Wildcat Graduate – Class of 1944 Phyllis Wheatley High School, Houston, TX Wheatley Wildcat Graduate – Class of 1947 My … [Read more...]
The 103rd Annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Convention that was hosted in Houston this past week (July 7-12, 2012) brought back some wonderful memories of my family’s strong involvement (particularly my dad) with the NAACP during the 1950′s through the mid 1980′s. The purpose of this organization and assistance from its … [Read more...]
It’s Sentimental Sunday and this daily blogging prompt allows genealogy bloggers a chance to focus on a sentimental story or memory about an ancestor, or a wonderful family tradition. Today is Father’s Day 2012 and my fondest memories this weekend have been about my father and his smooth swag and style that were captured in some … [Read more...]
Remembering Daddy: The funeral services and obituary of my beloved father, John W. Taylor (1927-2010) IN LOVING MEMORY OF Bro. John Willie Taylor Saturday, February 13, 2010 Eleven O’clock a.m. Fifth Ward Missionary Baptist Church 4300 Noble Street, Houston, Texas 77020 Rev. Leonard Barksdale, Pastor OBITUARY Where there is a beginning there is an end … [Read more...]
Well, almost wordless . . . This is a photo of my maternal grandmother, Estella (Smith) Chapple, and a couple of her lady friends (or relatives) that I have not been able to identify. But what makes this photo such a special one in my collection is that it’s a real photo postcard, a service … [Read more...]
My father loved cameras! He enjoyed posing for pictures just as much as he enjoyed taking them. I believe I’m the one in the family that enjoys cameras as much as he did. Since his death, all of his cameras have been passed on to me. So on my list of things to do this year, … [Read more...]