Well, I sure got left out of the family tree! My mother was Joanne; she and my father were married in 1951. They divorced a year or so later, remarried around '55 or '56, then divorced again. I don't think my father married Anne until the late '60s. (My mother passed away in 1997).
I met my grandfather in 1974, when I came out here to California. He was living in Mission Beach. I also met, of course, his third wife Jean and his daughter Janet (from his second wife).
I never met Annie Mae (that I can remember!). I guess things were different when I was a baby; I lived with my mother's parents (Raymond and Hazel Beasley) until I was 11, right in Portsmouth, Virginia, close enough for my Brigman relations to keep in touch, but they didn't (and I don't know why--my grandparents are also gone so I can't ask them).
I live now in San Jose, Calif. A couple of years ago I went back to VA to visit, and drove down to Roanoke Rapids to meet Cora and um...Cindy? Cora drove me over to the cemetery where my father is buried (I guess that would be Cedarwood). She tried to take me to see a couple of women who knew my father but both were out (I didn't warn anyone that I was coming).
I would love any pictures or genealogy information you'd be willing to share with me. I have a lot of information from my mother's side of the family (they're all from the Outer Banks), but I have so little from my father's side.