The journaling reads:
"**** House Lee County Alabama
Three brothers, Thomas, Joseph, and Micajah, my ggg-grandfather, came to this area in the 1830's, when it was still Creek Territory. Farmers with large landholdings and many slaves, they established one of the first schools. Although they died before the Civil War, their children still lived here. I don't know which brother owned the house. The families moved away from Alabama shortly after the War and came to Texas. But they left behind this house. This picture haunts me, and the idea of their lives being so massively destroyed. What hardships their antebellum lifestyle visited upon them. The lone and empty window is so poignant.
This photo was taken in the 1930's for the Alabama Writers Project, which was part of the W.P.A."
I used K & Co. "Wild Saffron papers. I distressed with ink and chalk. The border around the circle was made with the EK large retro flower punch. The leaves came from homemadepaper.us. I used turquoise beads I had in my beading stash. The copper wire I bought at HD for 16 cents a foot, and it has 8 plies, although I used the whole wire for this one...I still have a lot left, and may try dividing the threads and see what I can do with them...it's really easy to work with and very pliable. The teeny tiny brown flowers I used for the sewing holes were punched from my MS hydrangea punch.
I hope no one finds this offensive...it is my heritage.