Grandfather's walking cane

This is the face carving
This is the face carving

My name is Renae Redd, and I am 16 years old.  I have lived in Salem my whole life.  My story started with my grandfather that had unfortunately passed away before I was born. My dad's side of the family does not speak of him because it is a troublesome situation for them. The story that my dad talks about is my grandfather's walking cane. The cane is a hand carving of a traditional African man. The stick stands about 2 and 1/2 feet, is light brown, notably uneven, bumpy, and was a white cap at the bottom to keep it more sturdy. My family thinks that it takes after a traditional tribe known as the Zulu tribe. When it comes down to my family bloodline, it's unknown, but it's cool to think I may have a connection to them. It's hard to imagine that a walking cane can bring a family together, but it does.  For my family, it's a way to remember my grandfather positively with a creation that he made.

Place(s): Virgina

– Renae Redd

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more