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gymmom2/18/2010 7:41:28 am PST

re: #281 Guanxi88

3 generations down one side, 4 down the other, for me. Elkview branch are from my mother’s second marriage - weird buncha folk.

Settled in and around McDowell County - came to America to work the mines, then sorta moved around the tri-state area for two generations. Then, my generation, we scattered to the four winds.

“Get the Hell outta WV,” my family all told me. “There’s nothing here for a young man.”

I still have family in P-burg area and Kanawha Valley. My kids love visiting there. There’s some 3rd cousins I saw a few times with my new husband. Left him alone with them while I helped my grandmother in the kitchen. I think he thought it was grounds for annulment! He couldn’t understand a word they said! But some of the cousins who moved away, whoo. It’s like a Jerry Springer show when there’s a extended-family get together.