As I was scouring the web to collect vintage photo finds, it suddenly dawned on me… Why not share some photos of my family from way back? The Barber family has a Facebook group where we keep each other updated with what’s happening, photos from the present and the past, share stories, and what have you. Unfortunately (and fortunately) the Barber family is the closest I can get to finding out what my heritage is, where I came from, the history of who I am… Families sometimes break apart, have issues, lose contact and so it’s quite hard for me to trace a lot of my heritage, especially on my mother’s side. All I know is that my maternal 3x grandfather was part of the KKK (Kataastaasang Kagalanggalang Katipunan) (not to be confused as the Klu Klux Klan!) and that as a Mercado, we are somewhat related to the Philippines’ National Hero Jose Rizal… But maybe more on that on a whole other post when I get more information.
3x Great Grandpa Joe Henry Barber & 3x Great Grandma Luisa Barber
(Apologies for the blurry photo, I believe this wasn’t even scanned but photographed)