On Tuesday my wife and I are flying to Washington state to visit her parents for Christmas.Actually, we plan to surprise them (her brother and sister-in-law are meeting us in Seattle and driving us to Mindi's folks' place.)We'll be there until a week from day, then fly south.My daughter and her son live in Long Beach.We'll be there from Sunday afternoon until Thursday afternooon.Since we are there for such a short time, I won't have time to look up relatives.Otherwise I would bring along my file of Fewel pictures in case there are any you'd like to copy.However, I am sure I'll be back to California at least once next year as I am on a committee at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA.(I worked there from 1972-1993).
In your message you said you'd like to get a picture of Anderson Fewell's parents.As I told you, I only have a copy of the picture.I wish I knew who had the original.I've asked a granddaughter of Leon Curtis (Isabella Fewell-Curtis's son), but she told me that she has no idea who has the original.Her grandfather (Leon---pronounced "Len") was a great amateur photographer---took many pictures, plus copied others. That's where my copy of the picture came from.
My reason for thinking about writing you today is that I'm (finally) getting around to doing my Christmas letters.Not only am a sending a letter to the cousin just mentioned, but also to a Fewell cousin I am in contact with in Edison, Nebraska.
Again, given the short length of time that my wife and I will be in Southern California next week, I won't have time to do any family history.But hopefully sometime next year I'll be able to get some pictures copied for you, as well as share some of the information I have come up with on the Fewell family.There is also another cousin in Tennessee who is working on our Fewell family.I haven't been in touch with her for several years; I used to correspond with her mother in Walla Walla, WA, but she died a few years ago.I think the daughter has written once or twice.I could probably locate her address also if you would like to correspond with her.
Gotta run---I still have 100 or so Christmas letters to address.I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season.And agaom, after the first of the year, I'll at least try to get copies of the pictures of Anderson's parent's picture, plus the one with Anderson and Patience Fewell, along with Anderson's brother and sister-in-law.My recollection is that the brother's name was Henry, though off the top of my head I have forgotten the sister-in-law's name.