If you missed last month's post, you can view it here: http://www.hhhistory.com/2016/05/the-life-of-beebe.html.
This month, it's time to get a little personal in sharing some of the tidbits from my family history. I'll also be giving away not one, not two, but THREE different books. Haven't done a giveaway in a while, so I'm making up for lost time. *winks* Read through the post to the bottom for further details.
MY GRANDFATHER, DANIEL WESLEY GAULT, JR.
|Daniel W. Gault, Sr. &|
Carrie (Jester) Gault
When Pop-pop was 6 years old, the very first official Pony Penning Day occurred. I can just imagine him as a young lad eager and anxious to race to the island's beach area where the water from the channel which separated Chincoteague from Assateague lapped against the sand. That very beach would be where the saltwater cowboys would drive the wild herd across the channel and onto Chincoteague to be sold at auction. The events surrounding that day will be a key highlight in the first book of my proposed trilogy for Harlequin. Stay tuned for 2017 for more information on that.
|Daniel W. Gault, Jr. &|
Esther Mae (Seiple) Gault
After Pop-pop graduated high school in 1937, the barbershop on the island was sold and his family moved to Washington, D.C., where he met Esther Mae Seiple, my future grandmother. Two years later, WWII began, and in 1941, Pop-pop enlisted in the Army, only to be sent to the Panama Canal. When he returned after 5 years, he married Esther and joined his father in business at the Father & Son Barber Shop on Pennsylvania Avenue, just south of Capitol Hill.
|Galt Jewelers stamp on packages|
|Galt & Bro, Inc. Jewelers, est. 1802|
|my older brother's first haircut|
|Pop-Pop with me and older brother|
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN:
I don't yet have any books on my family published, but I *do* have books celebrating family connections and generational stories. So, that's what I'm offering in the giveaway today.
* Select one unique fact from the post above that stood out to you and share why it appealed to you.
* What stories do you have of your own family surviving through the Depression? What did they do to feed themselves and their children or to avoid being evicted from their home?
* Is there anything in your family which has been passed down through the generations? Perhaps a skill, a trade, a legacy, a house, or a building?
Leave answers to these questions or any comments on the post below. Next month, I'll be sharing about how my great-grandfather provided clams and oysters to the White House and received personal thanks from the President himself. Come back on the 9th of July to find out more.
Tiffany Amber Stockton has been crafting and embellishing stories since childhood, when she was accused of having a very active imagination and cited with talking entirely too much. Today, she has honed those childhood skills to become an author and speaker who has partnered with Nerium International in the anti-aging and personal development industry, helping others become their best from the inside out.
She lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in Colorado. They have one girl and one boy, and a Retriever mix named Roxie. She has sold twenty (20) books so far and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.