Friday, March 17, 2006

"Mr. Jordan" and Small People. Could be our genes, Aidan, but its way too early to tell. "Mr. Jordan" was small. He was your great, great-grandfather on my mother's mother's mother's side, and married Della Lanford, daughter of Malmouth Lanford. He was a fine businessman in Atlanta. He was always referred to as "Mr. Jordan" by everyone else in the family, a sign of deep respect. I never met him. He died before I was born. But his widow came down to see us every year. When she was here, she worked around the house all of the time, never letting up. She was a small person, and she was of absolutely sterling character. Good genes come in small packages.

(By the way, Jordan is pronounced "Jer-den".)

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