23 December 2012

My link with a Christmas classic.

Donna Reed, James Stewart, and Karolyn Grimes.
I think by this point everyone has seen the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" with James Stewart and Donna Reed.  Everyone except me that is.  I have just never sat down and watched it.  I should.  The actress that played Zuzu in the film, Karolyn Grimes, is my cousin.  She's my 2nd cousin, 3 times removed to be exact.  Judge Jasper Grimes( 1836-1905) of St. Clair and Bates Counties, MO is our common ancestor.  I've never had the chance to meet Karolyn but I hope I get the chance to do just that someday.  Until then, I vow this year to sit down and watch this movie!  I promise!!

Here's a link to Karolyn's website.

Judge Jasper Grimes

Happy Holidays everyone!


  1. Well now, that's a cool connection! I love this movie!

    I found your blog via GeneaBloggers. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers Community!

  2. That's part of the fun of doing genealogy--finding the connections. You never know what you will find.