Five Generations

In my research of tracing my roots I have found that when speaking with others that have not embarked on the task of tracing their ancestors, that they somehow feel that great great grandparents are somehow removed from the immediate nucleus family.  Well in reality great great grandparents are not to far out of reach.  Pictured above is my oldest son "Benjamin" and his mother (me), grandmother (Loretta), great grandmother (Odessa) and great great grandmother Addie "Barnard" Walston, b. Mar. 14, 1885... that is 5 generations believe it or not.  We were soooo blessed to have shared this special "day" together.  This picture was taken abt. 1972 and little did I know at that time how important this picture would be to me one day.

... a closer look