It's so easy to catch the family history bug once you get started. I'm not very good when it comes to putting it all on a pedigree or chart but I just love hearing the stories and seeing the photos. I love knowing about the real people and their lives. It makes me wish I'd known them. I know I will know them all some day--but hearing their stories now and understanding the heartaches and joys they went through makes me feel closer to them now.
I love seeing my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles as little kids or teenagers. It really makes me realize even more that life is a never ending cycle. We are born, we live our lives out and then we are born into the eternities.
I'm so grateful for the family I was born into. On both sides of my family, I came from such wonderful heritage--from such good, down to earth and loving people. I love my family so much and am so grateful for them. I especially miss my grandparents--on both sides. I've been thinking this week more about my mom's parents because those are the pictures I've been working with--but I had wonderful grandparents on my mom's and dad's side and I miss them every day.
It's a great time to dig through your old box of photos and run your mind down memory lane. It's that time of year when we spend a lot of time counting our blessings and I know this year I am especially grateful I was able to grow up knowing and loving all of my grandparents.
Here are a few photos I've found this week:
|Glenn Flint and Nellie Shields Bock |
on a date
|L to R: Marcia and Nellie Flint|
|John Steven Brackney with Eva Carolyn Flint|
|Miss Carolyn Flint (Carson)|
|Carolyn Flint in her wedding |
dress her mother made for her.
|Carolyn skating at the falls|