The Drake Family

Over the weekend my brother and I attended the funeral of one of my two surviving aunts. My Dad's side of the family had 5 boys and 4 girls (actually there were 6 boys but one died in infancy) and now all that is left is one of the girls.

The trip to East Texas and back was a reminder to me about the importance of family and heritage. This little town in East Texas where the funeral was held was the landing point for my family when they arrived here from Alabama. Then as we headed out of town we passed cemetery after cemetery where ancestors are buried (I'm the family historian so I know where most if not all of them are buried) and I thought about the legacy I have in the Drake name. Our last stop was the cemetery where Mom and Dad are buried along with my grandparents and great grandparents.

Where did your family come from?