Monday, May 27, 2013

Three Brothers-Three Telegrams: Remembering on Memorial Day

Telegram 1
Sent to my Grand Aunt Bertie Lee Roberts in August of 1944 letting her know that her brother Edman, who had been listed as Missing in Action, had now been declared dead.

Telegram 2
Sent on October 20, 1944, to my Grandmother Azile Daughrity Roberts informing her of the death of her husband, my Grandfather, Gilbert Roberts.

Telegram 3
Sent on October 20, 1944, by Bertie Lee Roberts to a friend letting her know that both of her brothers Gilbert and Wilbert had been killed.

In November of 1948, the remains of Gilbert and Wilbert were returned to their families. Edman's body was never recovered. A memorial service was held at Quaker Cemetery in Camden, SC for all three Roberts brothers.

Graveside service for Gilbert, Wilbert and Edman Roberts
November 1948
Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC
© Cheri Hudson Passey

The Roberts' Family Plot
Quaker Cemetery
Camden, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Honoring Mom

My Mom, my brother and me.

Words are not enough,
 I love you Mom!