Saturday, July 27, 2013

Satrday Night Fun 100 Word Challenge

This SNGF is based on the 100 Word Challenge ( that school children are participating in around the world.  They are given a word or phrase to write a story about in one hundred words.

1)  Write a short 100 word story using the phrase ",,,the most interesting ancestor I have..." in 100 words.  [Hint:  If you write it in a word processor, you can use Tools > Word Count (or similar) to count words]

Well I will write about my great grandfather Robert Forsyth Kelly, he was born in Illinois in 1855, went to California with his parents during the Civil War and back to Illinois after the war was over. In 1889 he married Vada Belle Hert born 1871 and she had two sons, one died at age 5 and the other was my grandfather Charles Kelly. Vada Belle died in 1912 and so Robert married Lillie McDaniel Virts born 1861. Family tradition says he married an 18 year old again, but she was only 6 years younger than Robert. Lillie died in 1923 and so Robert married Catherine Elizabeth Struck and she died in 1927. Robert lived till 1934 and had outlived all three wives.

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