Thank you for your kind words. Aunt Jule is an enigma to whom I hold in honor of doing family research. I have a picture of Julia Arabella Sherard Kornegay that took me twenty years to identify. She was a beautiful woman in life and most probably a most beautiful angel. The person I am thankful for is my wife's mother who allowed me the honor of receiving the historical data concerning the Sherard Family. My mother-in-law was a caretaker who cared for her sister-in-law, Carrietta Sherard Reimer for over the last thirty years of her life and then buried her with dignity. In her portfolio of papers and pictures, I found a treasury of letters, pictures, and short one sheet bits of information which has allowed me to compile, analyze, and look profoundly into the past that most people find dry and without meaning. Believe me, Mother Jule went to her grave with more secrets than you and I could ever imagine, but she was strong, a stalwarth of discipline, joy, care, and happiness that is rare even by today's standards. Do you have the picture of Mother Jule in her late twenties or early thirties? I would be glad to send you a copy.
Are you familiar with the legacy of Mother Jule's mother, Henrietta Dinkins Sherard. They lived together for many, many years. Do you recall hearing Mother Jule discuss the Jennings Estate? Talk about history and money! If you ever want to learn more about an unresolved estate that shook up a nation, just let me know. The Sherard Family is like pulling out "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell. There are more twists and turns, more tragedies and joys, and more overcoming the things we fear most...except this is real life.
Enough for now. Thank you for your interest. Can you provide me information on the Wisdom of Mother Jule? Just things she said "out of the moment" so to speak. It seems like I know her and her adventures, but I would joy in hearing the wisdom she has passed down through the lines.