Since my mother didn't join DAR until she was over 50, she didn't beg me to join until I was over 40...no longer eligible to me a junior member!
Then, of course, she begged me to go in on the genealogy of her patriotic ancestor, Bryan Ward Nowlin, but I told her that if I was going in, I would find my own ancestor, thank you very much!
And I did. That was back in 1984.
Just so happens, it was another of her ancestors, but none of her close family had used this ancestor, Captain Charles McAnally, so I had fun joining DAR with my very own patriot!
I have now, however, submitted a supplemental application for Bryan Ward Nowlin which was approved, and I am process of, hopefully, being accepted as the descendant of Johann Jacob Shrum, who was my great-great-great-great-grandfather, on my father's side!
Thought I would like to throw in a photo of my mother when she was a very young woman. She was, most certainly, a flapper, and, as Raf would say, she never got over it!
On second through, I decided to show you several photos of her when she was in her teens and early twenties! Ain't she sweet...and beautiful!