This photograph of my great great grandmother Clara Haley was posted on my blog back in May 2010. At the end of the post I asked if anyone could identify the man and the boy.
Five months later I received a reply to my query.
From my grandmother’s first cousin.
We exchanged e-mails.
We shared stories and photographs.
I was able to interview the matriarch of the family.
Connections were made.
Then….this past summer my parents and I attended the Haley family reunion in Charlotte County, VA. This was the first time in over 60 years my father had seen many of these cousins!
All that from a 1950’s photograph.
So….my message to you?
Get those family photographs out of the box and share them!