Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Grandfather - Authentic Mainer













My grandfather's family were among the first European settlers to settle the coast of Maine. They had a charter from France to what is now Franklin and Sullivan, Maine. Anyway, he carved gravestones by hand out of the granite he quarried from his own Quarry. I think I look like him a bit. Anyway, I have deep roots in Maine which is where I am headed for the summer.

4 comments:

artymess said...

Lisa what an amazing photo .he looks a very kind man but i guess he lived a hard life ......what a great story too ....must catch up with you soon ...i have been so busy at school ...i am behind with my swapping and blog reading ....will send you that pic of Gracie ...isn't it a beauty of her ?.....Love Lorna (safe journey to Maine )...xx

Lisa Purcell said...

Those times were hard. I think he was born in 1880. I can't wait to get the photo of Gracie. How cool. Thank you so much. I adore her. :)))

Ann said...

Lisa..what wonderful photos! He has an amazing face..i see the hard work etched into it,but i also see such warm,kind,intelligent eyes!! Maine is in your blood!!It is a place I have always wanted to visit. my husband and I used to talk about where we would like to move if we ever had the opportunity..and we both said Maine!
xo

Lisa Purcell said...

People thought he had the gift of prophecy he had such keen insight. Very intelligent, very warm, loved children - had twelve of them and thought they were blessings.