One grey hair for every kid, Gail says.
Read Gail Haggard's Story

A view into the life changing effects of decision or circumstance and the helping hands that hold us up. This is family. Warts and all. This is the tale of a lineage from the old west to present, an intimate exploration of what it means to be a human being.

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It has taken years to collect, curate and record my family's history and I've barely scratched the surface. What you see in this document is an exploration of an atypical Californian family. A common theme throughout my lineage is strong women providing for themselves and their kin passed their due. It's clear to see the turning points in my Great Great Grandmother's life and how it has rippled down generations.

Each person portrayed here is done so with love and kindness, and I hope that I have done their character justice.

A Study Of Family

by Jonathan Haggard

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