52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 31 – Brother

NOTE: I accepted the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge headed by fellow genealogy blogger Amy Johnson Crow in January 2019. The idea behind this challenge is that you will receive email prompts, a word or phrase, every week, and you find something about your research or family history to write about. I write in a journal about all the prompts, but I blog about at least one prompt a month. Click HERE to read about how I have incorporated this challenge in my blogging.

This is my brother, Russell D. Mays.  He’s the oldest of the Mays children.  I would have to say he’s the most calm of the three of us. It takes him a long while to get from one to ten (on an angry scale), but when he gets to ten – get out of his way.  But unlike my sister and I, he doesn’t hold a grudge.  He can let go of things and move on very quickly.  He has an easy going personality that can be both refreshing and frustrating.

My brother loves baseball!!!

Not only was he the only boy in the house, but he was my both of my grandmothers’ only grandson.  I’m sure that put added responsibility on his shoulders, not to mention some extra spoiling from them as well.  As the baby in the family, I feel that’s something I can speak on.

Although we don’t speak everyday, we have a close relationship.  I like to think that words aren’t always needed between us because we are a lot alike in so many ways.  Good, bad, ugly and indifferent…I didn’t pick him, but I’m so blessed to call him brother.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    Awww . . . I love it!! Please, continue the journey . . .


  2. Anonymous says:

    Awww, love it, and . . . Russell & Mr. Banks, what a GREAT pix!! Please, continue the journey . . .


  3. Mary Anne Haffner says:

    Thank you for introducing your sweet brother. So he likes the Chicago Cubs!? He must love being the only son and grandson. I bet his mom, sisters, and grandma spoiled him.


    1. Trisha says:

      The Cubs are a family tradition. My brother still sits on my mother’s lap, so to say he’s spoiled is an understatement. But he’s a great brother, so I think I will keep him.


  4. Anonymous says:

    I don’t want to sound biased or anything, so, I’m just going to say, your brother really is a GREAT guy! Thank you, and, please . . . continue the journey!!


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