Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Winter 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Winter 2019 47 To his day, a black and white snapshot of her and her three siblings — Carol, Ellen and Speed III — is on display at Oakforest, as is a bust of another ancestor, Judge Henry Seawall, now sporting a red "NC State Wolf- pack" hat. "We always like to decorate him for the season," Massenburg said. Elsewhere, there's a hand-cranked Vic- trola photograph. "It was used by (husband James Jr.) Speed's mother when she was courting," she said. And a Tiffany & Co. lamp from the same period of the book sit- ting beside it: "e Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters: rilling Stories of Survivors." e ancestral tree sports many branches in the household, but it is Massenburg who is the official curator of the lineage. "It has come down mostly from the women," said Massenburg, a one-time social studies teacher. Continued on Page 52 ❱❱ Alongside a Tiffany lamp sits a copy of "The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters:Thrilling Stories of Survivors," first published in 1912 and adding to the sense of history here. At right, the classic features include built-in bookcases and fireplaces, 10 in all in the estate.

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