We sure wish you could be with us for your birthday today, but we can’t make that happen. I remember this cute little fella from when I married his uncle back a few decades ago. Our Tim was always a very interesting guy.
He grew a lot taller. And lived and loved a whole bunch in his 40-something years…and was also loved a whole bunch.
Everyone misses you, buddy. Gone, but not forgotten. Ever.
I have been climbing the ancestral family trees on MM’s side lately, and have found several more grandparents we knew nothing about. I now know more about MM’s relatives than he does, and am duly recording it in my family tree program.
The Internet is a marvelous tool for ancestral digging, since it would be impossible to actually travel to all the places our relatives lived and look up local records. Of course it is also like putting together a giant puzzle, since there are many spelling mistakes, typos, etc., out there. It takes a lot of cross checking of facts…so the information does change occasionally when new facts are found.
I know our kids are glad I am doing the digging, but I sure hope future generations keep up the recordings!
Family history is important, and unfortunately, there aren’t any older folks now left to answer our (many) questions. Get the information while you can, my friends!
Life is precious, and family history needs saving.
Are you keeping records?