our lifetime — Carrizo Springs,Texas 78834
My Dad's Mother (our Grandma) was always with rescued dogs,long braids and very independant. When her family made her mad she would fold her arms, sit cross legged on the floor and let out war cries until she got their attention. She would tell them she was a danmed Cherokee and she would scalp every one of them! Dad said his teacher asked if she was an "indian" but his mom and dad said to say no because they did not want to hear the truth, so just tell them they were "Black Dutch". (That was what the Cherokee called themselfs sometimes) She wrote a long letter telling of her very colorful life and that of her family. How her Dad called her "Toots" until it was time to start to school and "that woman" ( her mother) gave her a name, Edna Mae. How she hate "IT and That Woman". Dad said she only went by Toots. Dad said I looked just like her. He was a good man and father.