My New Obsession

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I have posted here. OK, I can believe it. Especially when I look back over my history here in this blog. But I really have been making a great effort not to be so lazy. And I haven’t been lazy. Just busy.

My daughter Samantha had given me a program for doing your family tree back in 2009. The idea was that we would work on it together. So I had started it, but lost interest when Samantha never seemed to have the time to work on it with me. I would go back to it every once in a while and get a minimal amount done. So when I went to work on it again a couple of weeks ago I discovered that the program I had no longer worked with the ancestry interface.

We had visited Samantha and told her I was basically stuck because I can no longer verify any information on ancestry. Stephen, my son-in-law was there and he immediately jumped on the site to check it out. He has a broken foot so has to spend a lot of time off his feet with his let elevated. Anyway, by the time I got home that night Stephen had gotten a subscription to ancestry for us and was going to town on his family tree. So, to make a long story short, I have jumped into this family tree thing with both feet. I have ancestors connected back to the 1600’s. I am have been having a ball doing it and have not done anything else. I also got in touch with my cousin I have not seen since 1958. It’s been wonderful.

I love knowing about my family roots, but more importantly I want my kids and grand kids and great grand kids to know about theirs. One of the things I discovered is that my father-in-law grew up believing that his father was an orphan. Not only is it not true, but he has quite a lineage. He passes away and never knew any more about his family. I don’t want that for my family.

So, tomorrow is guild day and I have not made my block of the month or done anything for show and tell. I walked into my sewing room and just am not inspired right now. But I did bring Hildie out to have a look and play with her a bit today. Isn’t she pretty? She’s a 1896 Singer 13649206 hand crank. And she sews so smooth.

Keep cool, it’s another hot one.

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