It's Ava's delight to go each year and see cousins she grew up with and catch up on the family news.
At ninety, Ava is the oldest surviving member of this larger family.
What a privilege it was to stay with Dale's first cousin Robert and his wife, Janet, in Rocky Mount. They treated us royally and made us feel very welcome.
|Janet always keeps us well fed|
|Sharon, Janet holding Will Franklin, Robert and neighbor, Elaine|
|Ava with Robert and Janet's neighbor, Elaine|
|Will Franklin, Robert and Janet's latest grandchild|
I took the opportunity to snap some pictures I thought Gray would enjoy seeing since she gets her name from Ava Gray Turnage Taylor who got hers from her grandmother Mary Ava Gray Turnage. The road sign marks the road where the house Ava grew up in still stands. It belongs to a nephew of Ava's now.
|The childhood home of Ava Gray Turnage Taylor, Arba, NC|