This Family Bought The Land Their Ancestors Picked Cotton On And Hosted An Unforgettable Holiday Gathering

 Photos via: @Ngongang 

The Giles family just had a holiday gathering that they'll never forget and that you're sure to be inspired by. 

It took place in Jonesville, South Carolina at a house that sits on the same land that the Giles' ancestors picked cotton on. What makes it even more special is that the Giles now own the house and the land. Decker Ngongang, a social sector consultant, took to Twitter to share a photo of the gathering, writing:

"My mom and her nine siblings grew up sharecropping in SC. A while back they found out the land our family worked was for sale, so they pooled their money and bought the house and land where generations of our family picked cotton. This was the first Giles family holiday in the old/new house."

Amazing, right? Ngongang continued to share more beautiful moments from his family's powerful holiday gathering. From his cousin's collective pride. 

To 30 family members enjoying each other's fellowship.  

To family stories.

To meeting and taking selfies with the horse "boy band."

To Ngongang witnessing his daughter have her first "plate." 

Responding to one of the comments, Ngongang reflected: "Being there made me think quite a bit about growing up in Charlotte (not even 60 miles away), how my mom got there, and how big an impact that 60 mile distance had on my life."

Cheers to reclaiming and preserving family history!  


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