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A few weeks ago, my husband and I joined family at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
The purpose of this weekend was to attend the West Virginia State DAR conference. The DAR runs deep on my grandmother’s side of the family, with my great-grandmother Jessie Henshaw Fiedler an active member up until her death at age 104. My great-Aunt Jessie has continued her mother’s involvement and is an active member of the Buford Chapter in Huntington, WV.
My great aunt Jessie Fiedler McClain
Several years ago, Aunt Jessie asked me and several other women in our family to join her chapter and we greatly obliged. My aunt, cousins and second cousins all joined in a testament to her, someone we greatly love and admire. Aunt Jessie is the last link I have to my paternal grandmother’s side of the family and I cherish every minute I get to spend with her, especially with an organization that has been such a big part of her life. At ninety-four years old, she is in excellent health and someone I consider to be a model citizen and example of grace and class. We all love her dearly.
My husband’s side of the family also has ties to the DAR, with his aunt a member. We also humorously discovered that both sides of our families are members of the Mayflower Society, and both of us had relatives on the Mayflower.
Luckily, not the same person!