Happy New Year Everyone!

This past year has been extremely busy one and blessed to be sure!

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We got a chance to travel to Negril to refresh from a cold winter.

Kenny & Joyceann Negril 2015 Underwater at Negril 2015

We came home to enjoy the wonderful feeling of Spring, bringing forth the freshness and newness of growing flowers and budding trees.

We enjoyed with pride (and fond memories of our own) watching our youngestPV2 Dominique M. Gray graduate from Basic Training at Fort Jackson.  We enjoyed traveling across the country; to visit family and friends while the weather held up. Late in the summer, after solving the question of who enslaved our 2x great-grandfather Franklin Hatter,  and sharing with other historians at Harewood plantation in Charles Town, West VA.,

harewood gathering 1 - Version 2

I finished writing the family history book ” Yes We Remember” and  spoke on the Hatter part of the family at the AAHGS convention in Richmond. My Book Photo 1

Marilyn developed a course she will teach at NOVA this year.  I received a new titanium knee and was able to walk without a cane by Christmas!  We watched our grandchildren grow sooo tall and get drivers licences, jobs, and good grades in school. They are sprouting up and maturing and trying their best to make us feel old. But all in all, 2015 was a very good year for our family, we didn’t lose anyone, all of us are busy, healthy, and feeling good.

We welcome the new year by wishing for peace, happiness and goodness throughout the world.  Resolving to Pay it forward – Be kind each day and give of yourself to help others less fortunate.  We only have the here and now so let us make the best of life by being kind.

Happy New Year Everyone!

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About MsLadyJae

Joyceann Gray Retired US Army Independent Family Historian and Genealogist has a combined 40 years of service in the areas of communications, Real Estate Appraisal, and marketing. Her focus of combined colligates studies in Communications, Business Management, and Psychology. Gray's historical and genealogical research is on her family movements from Virginia to Canada and Liberia. From Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Kansas to Nebraska and from Canada to Nebraska. All during the 18th through the 20th centuries. Her goal is to bring alive the stories of achievements and legacies that her ancestors left for present and future generations. Of late she has presented some of her focus work on the Hatter Family, to the Middle Potomac History Researchers at the Josephine School Community Museum in Berryville, Virginia. Also presented to the African American Historical Genealogical Society (AAHGS) National Conference in Richmond, VA 2015. Shared also with the Jefferson County Black Historical Society and a link in the Jefferson County Library, Charles Town, WV. And on going contributor to www.blackpast.org.​ My personal quote is “You cannot know where you are going until you know who you are, you cannot know who you are until you know who came before… It is only then you will find your Direction and Reason for being.” J. Gray Love of God Family and life! Married to my best friend, I enjoy traveling, researching our families histories and who they were as individuals, also I enjoy cooking and making my family happy.

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