12 Days of My Family 2021 – Ernestine Wright Hatchett

My maternal grandmother, Ernestine Wright Hatchett was born on January 1, 1926 in Grays, Arkansas to Oscar and Nona Wright. Being the youngest girl in the family afforded her the opportunity to attend a private high school, Cotton Plant Academy. She went on to attend Shorter College in Little Rock after she graduated high school….

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 17 – At Worship

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…

Education and My Family….Cotton Plant Academy

I have fond memories of my maternal grandmother, Ernestine Wright Hatchett.  We called her Madear.  My memories of us include being in the kitchen together, of her famous caramel cake, and of her letting me eat shrimp for the first time.  I remember that she worked as a cook for the local country club and…