A Hunger to Know our Heritage

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“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage, to know who we are and where we have come from.” -Alex Haley

February, 1944 “I only wish I was there in person darling, let’s hope it won’t be long. I am always thinking of you. Your loved one, Alfred.”

This is a photo and accompanying letter from my great grandfather, Alfred Texeira, to Rose Lopes, my great grandmother, written while Alfred was serving in WWII in England.

He returned to the US in 1945 after Germany surrendered and married his love, Rose. They then had A little girl, Lavernne, in 1947. Lavernne had Marlo in 1968, who had me in 1989.

The rest is history. Our history. ~shared by @sammytexeira

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