I went to NC for my niece's wedding in Salisbury and tacked on a couple of days in Charlotte. When I am in Charlotte, as I have been for these few days I find myself up to my eyebrows in memories. Street signs, old houses and people bring back bits that are familiar - its like gathering scraps for a quilt.
Here is a story about my aunt, Catherine Diggle Brown. She was an extraordinary woman in my life - sweetly loving, funny, very talented with a needle, and filled with stories and a love of family history. Oh, did I mention - - - she was also my friend.