Yes... it's G and me.


One hundred years ago this fall a courtship began.  It was in 1912 that Bill Borden and Nellie Lily Trotter were working together pulling broom corn in Roosevelt County, New Mexico.  They were married just a few months later.

I’m part of their legacy… a great-granddaughter in their tree that now has many branches with hundreds of names.

I’m mindful that I am here not only because they fell in love, but because they were hard workers.  I’m thankful for this heritage.  I love to think of my grandparents and great-grandparents, and those before them… so many of them working side by side in their farming and business endeavors.  If they’re able to look down on me, I hope they can see how happy I am working side by side with my husband.


10 Responses to “Courtship”

  1. Kim Mann says:

    It’s a great heritage!

  2. Lawanda Calton says:

    Oh my…..what a thought to begin this day. I seem so overcome by a little crabgrass….this tells me to get out there and take care of it!! Thank you, Sandy, for remembering those who came before us!

  3. Sharon says:

    Nice, I always think of our little Granny, 100 pounds soaking wet, pulling a cotton sack and Daddy sitting on top of it as a baby not old enough to walk. Can’t imagine how tough they were.

  4. Cheryl says:

    Wonderfully inspiring! And, just so you know, I did a double-take with the photo, at first thinking, “Wow, Sandy and her great-grandmother could be twins!” Silly me.:)

  5. Marcea Clive says:

    We all pretty much share the same story. Hard work and “Yes, they did build it”………………..

  6. Bette says:

    I think you might look like your great grandmother, Sandy!

  7. Junie Taylor says:

    A heritage shared by many but never put into such beautiful words and thoughts. Thank you, Sandy.

  8. Bette says:

    Ha! I should learn to read the captions!

  9. Sandy says:

    This fun photo was taken our senior year in high school. Our yearbook had this theme, and on the day we were taking pictures for band awards, we took this one just for fun. I’ve always loved it, and I keep it on a shelf with special heirlooms.

  10. Olsons says:

    So dressing up Gary started way back in High School!

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