Sunday, July 8, 2012


Granddaddy’s 1950s address book—a small, lined memo book with yellowed pages—is chock full of names.

Aunts, uncles, cousins. Each name another family tree hint.

Bonus: Learning that his brother, John Kemper O’Neal, went by “Kemper,” at least within the family.

By the way, I know that zip codes were not around until the 60s, but look closely at the zips in this image: They are added in black ink, clearly some time after the original entry in blue. That, and one page in the book has a date: March 9, 1958.

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