Wednesday, August 20, 2008


The youngest child of Etta & Green Michael was their only son, Grady. He, his wife, Myrtle, and children, Betty Ann, Paul, and Jack lived in Maryville, TN, a good ways away from their relatives back up around Banner Elk.

In a recent email to me, Betty Ann wrote, "He (Grady)was so cute, and I loved him so much... short in stature and full of humor.. said he had to get out of Banner Elk because of the rocks he had to hoe out of the mountain side for a garden made him so short. He used to wake us up with an old trumpet. His favorite saying... "Get up, get your feet on the rock, it's not too late but it's 4 o'clock"... Figure that one out, we couldn't... "

Thanks to John Michael, Grady's grandson, for the photo below. The second one is one that I found in my parents' old album. I don't know the history of either.

(Myrtle & Grady Michael)

(Betty Ann, Myrtle, Paul, behind his brother, Jack)

(Posted by Tanya Shook Wilder)

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