Wordless Wednesday: Helen Marie Bunn

Helen Marie Bunn is  my Dad’s first cousin’s daughter.  Helen was named after her Great Aunt Helen, who was my Grandmother.  Helen was born July 23, 1949, and according to the back of the postcard photo, handwritten, she was 10 month, 1 week and 23 days. This is one of the photo’s I inherited from my grandmother’s photo-book.

Helen Marie Bunn

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Wordless Wednesday: High School of Commerce, Worcester Mass

This is an old postcard that I purchased on e-bay, showing High School of Commerce in Worcester, Massachusetts.  My Great Uncle Wendell Phillip Culley attended this school between 1922-1925.  He was one of the few African Americans that attended the High School and most of the time he was the only one in his class.  

Postmarked Dec. 27, 1918 w/2 cent stamp

Wendell Phillip Culley played the Cornet.
Wendell Phillip Culley (Only African American)
[1925 School Year Book]
(2nd row from bottom and 4th from left)

There are very few pictures of Wendell Culley [Jan 8, 1906-May 8, 1983]…I went to Worcester April 2011 to make copies of his school annual.  Family members have told me that he rarely was seen in photo’s but since I have been digging and researching, I have been very lucky to find a few more that I will share at a later date.

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Wordless Wednesday: The Old Shack

I found this old picture in my Grandmother Helen Bunn’s old photo Album that I recovered when she died in 1989. (Back of Photo) was written “The Old Shack..”    I remember my grandmother telling me that this was the home she grew up in.  Her father (My Great Grandparents)  Robert W. Bunn (b-1875) and mother Edith (B-1882) lived in this home and raised their family.

East Carroll, Lake Providence, Louisiana

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Not So Wordless Wednesdays: Hill Family & Walter J. Porter

The Hill Family
(L to R)  Ezell, Blanch & Linda in middle

When my Grandparents Helen Bunn & Willie Frank Thompson died in 1989 & 1990 ( a few months apart, my dad took me to their home, and I was told I had 10 minutes to pick out whatever items I wanted.  The house was ransacked by family and non-family members that had been through the house weeks ago.

My grandmother’s jewelry was gone, and anything I would have thought of as precious.  The only thing I could find to take was two photo albums and my grandmother’s bible.  I didn’t know the value of it at the time.  I was nineteen years old, and was very sad that I was not able to recover my grandmother’s wedding ring.  I was her only grand daughter and my dad was her only child.  Willie Thompson was my father’s step-father, and honestly I did not care for him as he was mean to me.

The photo (above) is of the The Hill Family of which I am related to.  Blanch’s maiden name was Bunn.  I didn’t know who they were, but in 2008, I went to celebrate my Grandmother’s youngest brother’s 90th Birthday, Robert W. Bunn, Jr.  He is still living to this day.  I brought pictures to the gathering to have relatives help me to identify.  Robert’s daughter Rochelle sat down with me and some of the Elder’s and helped me to identify the photo’s. This family was from Chicago, and then moved to Los Angeles.

Walter James Porter
1927-2001

My Dad, Walter J. Porter @ 12 years old Working at Wester Lingo’s Ice Cream in St. Louis, MO in 1940

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Wordless Wednesday: Charles Irving Peters

Charles Irving Peters

My mother Betty Mae Peters father.  He was born on February 7, 1897 in Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia.  Charles died December of 1980 in Detroit, Michigan. (Served in the Army)