This is day 22 of the A to Z April Challenge.
is for Vessie Bernice Jollett Steppe. Vessie is my maternal grandfather’s cousin, therefore my first cousin twice removed. She was the only child of Ulysses and Sadie Jollett, born August 21, 1904.
|No, that's not Tommy Smothers!|
Ulysses and Sadie Jollett
Vessie remembers not wanting
to hold her daddy's hand.
|Gilbert, Jollette, and Vessie Jollett Steppe|
Later Vessie and Gilbert moved to Dahlgren,
Virginia where she lived until her death in 2001.
My sister and I spent a lovely day with Vessie, probably in 1999. Even at 95 years of age, Vessie lived alone although her daughter-in-law lived next door and checked on her regularly. Vessie cooked lunch for us as she shared her memories of the Jollett family.
Why don’t you Vege out and Venture over to the A to Z April Challenge to View a Veritable Vortex of Veracious Verbalizations before they Vanish.