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My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…

Thanksgiving 2015 …


There is much to be thankful for again this year.  Family. Health. Friends. And this year added to the list … ancestors.

If you follow my blog you may know that we recently learned that we are descended from  Pilgrims, John & Priscilla Alden and Miles Standish.   It had always been family legend that we came on that first voyage of the Mayflower but now we have documented proof. My daughter, Deb, our friend Dawn and I headed to Plymouth, MA to learn more about our ancestors.

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I am so grateful to Deb for delving diligently into our ancestry… without her (and Dawn’s help also) we wouldn’t know even half of what we know now.  But how did we get into this, who was the person who prompted this adventure into our family tree, who do we have to thank for this.

It would have be my maternal grandmother Albra Mae Flewelling Littlefield Grant Baird, who is the person who also brought Martha’s Vineyard into our lives.  Thank you grandma.


My grandmother, Albra Mae Flewellyn Littlefield Grant Baird, was born in Maine.  She was widowed twice, her third husband, Arthur Baird Sr was a Vineyarder who was left to raise two sons and a daughter after his first wife died.  My grandmother and my mother Maude went to live on Martha’s Vineyard in Oak Bluffs  and thus began our connection and love of the Vineyard.

I am thankful for all who visit this blog and my photo blog

Happy Thanksgiving.




Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

7 thoughts on “Thanksgiving 2015 …

  1. That is so cool to be descendants of the Pilgrims! Wonderful post. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  2. I love your grandmother’s name. There’s a whole history there, and it’s beautiful.

    • thank you… it really is a beautiful name and I wish I had used it as one of my daughter’s middle names… we have found out so much about her these past few months… I wish I had known her.
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and Trav

  3. what a truly amazing history you have, joan….thank you for sharing….i hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving, full of blessings and happiness…. ♥

  4. What wonderful news about your ancestors!… how cool is that!… glad you have much to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving 🙂

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