[Below are days 10 and 11 in a series of road trip diary installments. To get the full context, start with Adventures with Cordy: A Road Trip Diary and follow the trail from there. --Amy]
September 16 & 17 (Thursday and Friday)
Arrived at Parkersburg, West Va. To visit with Imogene’s relatives, Ruth, Harvey, Ginger, Dale, Pharaby and Iuka. Had a nice visit and Jack, Dale and Lynn went up to see Dale’s sawmill operation and that afternoon Dale, Ginger, Doris, Jack and Lynn toured the area of Imogene’s early life. The old home places, church and other points of interest. Art and Jo Kelly drove down to visit from Bremen, Ohio. Art gave us points on things to do and see after we left Parkersburg.
Lynn really likes his run-on sentences. I wish he had described the area in more detail. It would be interesting to know more about the sawmill and family business. Based on some brief research, I'm pretty sure Pharaby, Iuka and possibly Ruth are Imogene's aunts. Her father came from a famiy of 12. Both of Imogene's parents appear to have passed away long before this trip.