A preacher's daughter, my grandmother (whom we called 'Dottie') moved around a lot when she was young. She was born in Roanoke, Alabama. The center picture was taken in Florence, AL, possibly when she was a college student there.

She was the supervisor for elementary schools in Tuscaloosa County, and the Vice-President of the Alabama State Teachers' Association. Her brother Elbert was the President of UNA and the Alabama statewide superintendent of education.

My grandmother lived with my family off-and-on for the last years of her life. She founded and taught a sunday school class at First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa for some fifty years.

Robert Stapleton's Family Photo Gallery: