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Reunion…Pickens County, Alabama Hester’s, about 2006

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 20-07-2015


From my Facebook page of July 20, 2015….

Well, cousins, from the Hester side of my family, I was looking through some pictures made about 2006 or 2007 when we had a Hester reunion at the old Hester place…A pretty big one with lots of folks there….And of course, no names were put on the pictures…Now, just how stupid can one person be. You know you put the picture aside and then ten years later get back to them……I cannot remember yesterday with good clarity and I expect myself to remember the names of kinfolk from almost ten years ago. I mean, how dumb is that? So now, here is one of my questions….I recognize Uncle Dutch, Aunt Inez, Aunt Idella, Levon, Rebecca, Willard Hodge, Sambo and his family and the Guy’s and most of their family, Gwen, Vickie, Jennifer and a few others. I think I saw Tandy there also….If you were there, you may remember we had some kin there from Florida….. If you remember them, or how we were kin, please let me know. I depended on Sambo for so much for knowing my Alabama kin so now that he has passed on I am at a  total loss….I would love to hear about them if you know.


Comments (2)

I really enjoy reunions, but don’t ask me for help on this one. I only knew Pete’s family (some of them), Sam’s family, Gent’s family, and perhaps Levon, but it has been so long since I’ve seen Levon that I wouldn’t recognize him if I saw him. The Blanton Hester family was basically something that I often heard my Dad talk about, but I knew so little about except for Uncle Web and his family. I guess I knew more about the Frank Hester family than I did the Blanton Hester family. I guess Frank was only a distant cousin if he was related at all. Frank did live in Coal Fire, and he was the owner of the first TV set that I was able to watch as a kid. Doesn’t it seem strange that I would walk miles to watch a snowy BW TV set in the fifties when now, with a TV set in every room, containing hundreds of channels, I can’t stand any of them because most channels represent only so much propaganda?

Frank was Dad’s first cousin. His dad was Blanton’s brother.

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