Callie was born on the Qualla Boundary on September 30th, 1870 to Solomon Darius Owl(e) and Amy Anettie Reed. Callie (center) is pictured right with her grandfather, David Owl, her grandmother (seated), Caroline Eudora Brady Owl, a sister, Dora, and a baby cousin, Quincy Adam Owl. She lived on the Boundary until, against urgings of her family, she married my grandfather, Thomas Albert Moody (1893-1960), on September 16, 1913. Her life was difficult at best, even when young. She knew only hard work and church. Callie and Tom had eight children, whom Callie raised mostly on her own. Tom was a musician by trade and frequently travelled to perform for a living. He was, according to family, also filled with wonderlust, which added to his absences.