September 18, 2014

‘An American flag family’

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Ginger Isham stands with the flag she created for her family. (Observer photo by Stephanie Choate)

Ginger Isham stands with the flag she created for her family. (Observer photo by Stephanie Choate)

By Stephanie Choate
Observer staff
As the nation marks the day it adopted the Stars and Stripes on June 14, three generations of the Isham family are represented on a flag of their own.
Ginger Isham recently created an American flag that neatly fits the members of the Isham family, who have lived in Williston for generations on an Oak Hill Road farm.
Her husband, David, is one of 13 children raised on the farm, represented by the stripes. David’s parents had 50 grandchildren, with their names now sitting above a star on the Isham’s flag. David and Ginger Isham also have 13 grandchildren, each of whose names adorns a stripe.
“I said ‘That qualifies us an American flag family,’” Isham said of the similarities between Isham family members and the flag’s stars and stripes. “And I think of 13 as our lucky number.”
Each Isham family member who has served in the military—13 in all—has an extra little star by their name, marking their service.
“I created it for the military members of our family,” Isham said.

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