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Subject: Re: Protect Your Work
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 10:24:55 EDT
Wilma, I had to put my two cents worth in. When my Dad was alive he always
said we knew more about the dead than the alive. I have always felt that by
studying my ancestors I have learned a lot about the way I am - personality,
likes, dislikes - etc. After all, with all the fundamentalist Christian
background, Baptist background and Quaker background - the way one looks at
life has to be different from other happy-go lucky nationalities. There was
such a difference in my Grandmother who had all of the above in her
background and my grandfather, who was a very fun loving German.
Like you, at this time, my children aren't into working on this. They do
seem amazed during a conversation at times to say I didn't know that and do
look at my displays and work at family reunions - just not wanting to search
at this time. When they were young we used to travel in a tent all around
the U.S. and I planned trips as best I could to include distant relatives I
was corresponding with and of course the cemeteries. To this day, they can't
pass a cemetery without remembering how there mother gave them a list and
told them to fan out and yell when they found a name I was hunting for.
There were 4 or them at the time. I don't like the new cemeteries with the
flat markers as makes work much harder.
Anyway keep working. Without all our research a lot of people in the future
would have no idea of who and what they are or why. 45 of years of research
on my part. Jerilyn in greater Chicagoland.
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