My inspiration for this project began years ago. My wife through an assignment in graduate work, interviewed my Great Aunt Ruth. The stories she shared were snapshots of her life. Aunt Ruth had never divulged in one sitting so much that connected so many in our family. My wife became on many accounts the only one who had the keys to unlocking our family's past. The past is what guides, connects, and enlightens all of us. Today Aunt Ruth is 101 and her stories continue to grow and be shared. Her memories are stories that will forever hold me connected to her life and achievements. Today we are lucky enough to have her share in our newest memory, the birth of Tatum, her third great grandchild.