Family

Getting Married and Learning to Read

My grandmother’s gift to her new husband would later become a blessing to her as well.

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When they got married in 1903, in Alabama, my paternal grandfather (Ollie Manning) could not read.

I am sure this was common in this area of Alabama in the early twentieth century. Probably common…

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