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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Granddaddy was a gambling man

Posted Sept 30, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

Granddaddy was a gambling man.

He gambled with cards, and my research into card playing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, indicated that  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Granddaddy liked the large tar industry

Posted Sept 29, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

Granddaddy liked the tar manufacturing industry and his job was called pulling tar.

Granddaddy made certain he earned a thousand dollars a  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Granddaddy Adam understood that he worked in the widespread tar industry

Posted Sept 28, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist


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Tar was not a new industry in America in the 1930s and 1940s.

The industry had existed  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

What is tar that Granddaddy Adam emptied from cups under indentations on pine trees?

Posted Sept 27, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

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What is tar?

Tar is a blackish brown liquid that carries the scent of  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Granddaddy Adam pulled bark to get tar, from pine trees, to earn financial support for his family

Posted Sept 26, 2916

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

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After marriage, Granddaddy did hard labor-- pulling bark to get tar  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

It was Granddaddy who set the work standard for Grand Mama and my daddy, uncles, and aunts and was a smart businessman, in all areas of his life, who obtained the right pay for his work, gambling, and farm products

Posted Sept 23, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Daddy went to see a few girls

Posted Sept 22, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

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My daddy went to see a few girls.

He saw each one, once or twice, but courted only one woman, before  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

The way Uncle Jack courted and the lessons it showed

Posted Sept 21, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

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With all my uncles’ efforts, especially Uncle Jack’s and Uncle Charlie’s, there was very little romance  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Uncle Charlie received an unexpected kiss

Posted Sept 20, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

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Uncle Charlie desperately wanted a kiss one night and his desire was fulfilled.

His girlfriend's mother lit a kerosene oil lamp and  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Uncle Charlie’s courting was the most exciting in the Shaw family

Posted Sept 19, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

Uncle Charlie's courting life was the most exciting in my Shaw family.

As you know, he  Read More 
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