Jean Lafitte’s New Vocabulary Words (and giveaways!)

Just a quick note today that I’m visiting with Heidi over at Rainy Day Ramblings, finishing off her “Something Wicked” feature leading up to Halloween. There’s an interview, a review (thanks, Heidi!), and two giveaway links: a copy of your choice of Sentinels books for commenting, plus the link to the preorder $50 giftcard for PIRATESHIP DOWN. Hope you’ll go over and check it out! (And you’ll see what I mean about Jean’s new words.)

 

bertha

 

carrie

And since it’s Throwback Thursday, meet my grandmothers. On the left, from about 1915, is Bertha Geneva Sandlin Smith, my maternal grandmother–I actually look a lot like her except for that tiny waist. I sure didn’t get that! Her mother was Ida Jaco, and her great-grandmother was Susannah Sandlin. Her father was Rand Sandlin. Hm…those names sound familiar.

On the right is Carrie Nelson Johnson, my paternal grandmother. I got her black hair and less-than-svelte physique. Otherwise, I look way more like the Sandlin-Smith side of the family.

5 thoughts on “Jean Lafitte’s New Vocabulary Words (and giveaways!)

  1. Thanks for sharing the family pictures. I think it is a great tribute to your ancestors to share their names with your characters! Have a restful weekend.

  2. Lovely pictures. I also have black hair and people used to think I must dye it. Although now that I’m getting a couple grays I may have to start lol.

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