Hi Carol! Nice to meet you. No we didn't meet in 1999. We moved from Gene Autry to NH in 1963. My parents split up and my father moved back there after I graduated in 1968. Tude was my father... Hester my grandmother. It is Ruby that is coming to see me next week. I haven't seen Aunt Lavene since we drove to CA in 1960 to see her and Aunt Mary. Uncle Don being on a tear sounds like him. lol I grew up knowing my Uncles Don, Wilson (we called him Uncle Moose), and Raymond. Uncle Raymond was married to Birdie at that time and his children from another marriage were Betty Jean, Loretta, and Roy. I knew great Aunt Ann from when she lived with Granny for a while in Ardmore. But until Aunt Ruby started filling me in on the tree I never knew she had ever been married. Her daughter Fanny died in 2006 and is in the Hillcrest Memorial cemetery in Ardmore, where Aunt Ann is buried. I found Fannie's obit on findagrave. I have that she had three girls and one boy, but I have no dates on them yet so don't know if they all lived.
I remember Granny's brother Carrol Monroe, who I knew as Uncle Mon. I never met my grandfather, Robert Lee. And until I started this tree I didn't know anything about my great grandfather, Albert & Rosy or his second wife May. I was surprised to learn that May had been living in Ardmore while I was a child and I never knew about her or her kids. Uncle Dud & Juanita lived across from us in Gene Autry when I was just 4 or so. I didn't remember him but remembered calling her Aunt Juanita... wasn't even sure she was really my Aunt until Aunt Ruby just clarified that for me. lol My parents aren't alive now so I can't ask them if I ever met Sam and Bud.
Wow... so much info. I have to go read all your other posts and print them out so I can update my files.