Inspired by finding another generation of our family last month, my cousin Monique and I decided to get babysitters for our girls and head down to our ancestral homes of Ocean Springs, Mississippi and New Orleans.
Driving around the charming town of Ocean Springs, retracing our ancestor’s footsteps, we discovered the places they worshipped, the streets where they lived, and the Mississippi Gulf beaches that they walked on, pristine and apparently unaffected by the recent oil spill. We even stumbled upon the above street, Stuart Avenue. Could it have been named after my great, great-grandfather, Col. W.R. Stuart?
Tomorrow, we look forward to visiting our ancestors at their final resting places in the cemeteries of New Orleans.