Yes. Dad's name is spelled Almer. You have a good memory. He passed away in 1989 and became sober about 10 years before his death and enjoyed a wonderful relationship with my daughter before his death. He was an amazing person in that he stopped drinking without medical intervention or AA. Mother is living in McKenzie with my sister, Judi, and we had a 90th birthday party for her in October. At least 20 nieces and nephews out of a total of nearly 50 attended. It reminded me of the Spain reunions that we would have every Sept. Mother is the last of 12.
Your mother was a lovely person inside and out. I got to see her again at Milan Hospital when I was with a family member. Have you been involved with geneaology research very long? I started about 25 years ago when I worked in downtown Nashville. My work was relatively easy in that the Spain's and Smith's lived next to each other - farm after farm. I found that David T. and Hugh Robert Spain owned at least 1,700 acres. I found the land grants that brought them to the area from North Carolina. I recently received photographs of Hugh's family and was excited to get them since I knew nothing about that line. Hugh Spain's widow traveled to Texas after the death of David T. our great-great (she married David T. after Hugh died) and I received her obit from 1903 last week. Let me know if you are searching for anything from the Spain line. Not sure I could help, but I would be happy to try. Good to hear from you.
Brenda Pollard Scoville (Polly)