One of the things I love most about being from the NNK are the ties to the area my family has. My uncle has traced our family name (Harcum) all the way back to the first Harcum who came to Northumberland from Wales in the 1600’s. My grandmother’s side is from Tangier and has one of the oldest family names on the island. We are the orginal “Come here’s” LOL! How does this relate to Korty? Well, her great-grandmother was my grandmother. I’ve known this sweet girl her whole life. I can remember going to her grandmother’s house after church and painting my nails with her mother’s nail polish. Her mom would let me drive her car from the passenger side (shhh don’t tell anyone that 😉 ) I spent whole summers with her mom when she managed Lively Pool (Holllaaaaa). We spent Thanksgivings and Christmas Eves together. I held her as a baby and have watched her grow into this brilliant, beautiful young woman. Our family is big. It’s loud. It’s full of memories on the water and a heritage of working the shores of Rapphanock and the Bay drudging oysters and setting crab pots. Korty has this legacy on both sides of her family. I loved that part of her session was on her grandfather’s boat, the Elva-C, which is now part of the Reedville Maritime Museum. Our roots run deep here, and I love that we share that. We take pride in that, and you can see it all over her face in these pictures.
She hasn’t decided on a school yet but it’s looking like Randolph Macon… and she knows she wants a career in psychology. I know our grandparents (or great grandparents) would be SO proud! Virgie loved her babies and nothing made her happier.
Korty… You are loved! You are making everyone so so proud and I can’t wait to see what your future holds! Keep that head up and hold tight to those roots that taught us hard-work pays off and we can do and be ANYTHING we want to be!