Recently my cousin Christa McWilliams set up a new group on Facebook called Subligna Community Members & Friends. Her idea was to bring people together to share old photos and memories about growing up in the tiny community nestled at the southern end of the East and West Armuchee valleys. It’s the same community where we both grew up–and where our ancestors go back (in a tangled web) for many generations!
The group inspired me to dig into the photo archives I’ve amassed over the years and share some more things here. When I first started the Jordan’s Journey blog in 2012, I maintained weekly updates for an entire year. But eventually I moved on to other things in life and have not updated this blog very often since then. I can’t say that’s going to change, necessarily, but I will try to share more going forward. That may be in the form of sharing photos more than writing original pieces. If you enjoy what I post, please let me know. That’s the single best way you can encourage me to keep going. And even better: contribute! I’d love to share old photos and stories from our broader shared heritage, particularly if there is an Armuchee Valley connection. Lynne Cabe and Rhonda Locke have contributed wonderful content in the past. I’d love to have more people join the effort!
Today I want to revisit the School Days series. In honor of the new Subligna group, I’m going to share a photo of the Subligna High School Class of 1949. This photo was shared with me by Esther Serritt several years back. Mrs. Serritt is, unfortunately, no longer living but I am very grateful that she took the time to label this photo. (more…)