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Christy Bryson (#48002237)
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Blanche Keating Collie
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Christy, I have emailed you about the family. let me know if you don't get it. Blanche
Added by Blanche Keating Collie on Feb 07, 2013 3:20 PM
Blanche Keating Collie
RE: Distant Cousins
So nice to connect with one of Verna's defendants!. Many years ago, Verna flew to Texas and spent several days with me and my family. I can still see her sitting in the little rocker each morning, recording what we had done the day before. I have things she told me about her mother, Ophelia, recorded in my database. She wept as she told about her mother dying and the sad days that followed. (As young as she was, she remembered her uncles, John and Nathan Snider, helping the men build a coffin for her mother, Ophelia.) Verna's first cousin, Jo Snider Parker (daughter of Nathan Cleburne Snider), and I drove Verna to the home of her brother, Robert, in Bangs, Texas. Her youngest sister, Rubye, who she had not seen since childhood, was there from New Mexico. It was a moving, heart warming reunion that Jo and I still talk about. Verna and I corresponded for several years.
John Travis Snider, Ophelia's brother is my grandfather, his daughter, Omie Veda Snider (Keating) is my mother. Jo's father, lived to be about 97 and his mind clear to the end. I spent many hours recording his memories on tape.
I will let Jo know I have heard from you.
Blanche Keating Collie
Added by Blanche Keating Collie on Feb 07, 2013 3:16 PM
 

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