Im very sorry to hear that he passed away. And no i didnt get to contact him yet but thats okay because i have found alittle more about the family. Little by little i find ways of getting the information. I lost lela's phone number and address but i know that she lives somewhere around my parents house. Im sure that they lived in some hard times and it sure sounds like it. And you mentioned somethine about pinto beans maybe thats why my granddad always had a big pot of beans in the crock pot every day i never knew anyone that ate some many beans. Thank you judy you have difently helped me in knowing how hard it was back then. Unfortantly i was to young to remeber everything that my granddad told me about where he grew up i still remeber some but not much and that just helped me realize that it was harder then what he told me. And i will diffently let everyone that you said hello. I will talk to you later.