Imagine my surprise this week when I see some familiar faces in the Pride and Joy section: my son and nieces. My dad did a great job with his bragging. He talked about his grandchildren and their ancestral connections. Their second- and third-great grandmothers are original Chickasaw enrollees.
If my grandmother was still here, she would be very proud to see some of her great-grandchildren in the Chickasaw paper. But I think she'd be even more thrilled to see her mother and grandmother in the paper, mentioned by name as original enrollees.
My grandmother, Doris
I inherited her shortness and wide feet.
My great-grandmother, Frankie Jones
(original Chickasaw enrollee #3702)
My great-great grandmother, Carrie Colbert
(original Chickasaw enrollee #3701)
Thanks for getting my kid in the paper, dad! I think these ladies would be proud of their descendants.