AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum Archive 2
Re: Family History
In Response To: Re: Family History ()
Melvin--we all try many different ways to get our family interested. As someone said unless it's juicy stuff to laugh or gossip about no one is interested. Most just want to come to eat. When I first started this quest for family, if a memory came to me about my grgrampa or grandparents,or whoever the name I was looking at, I would immediately put it to paper. I felt since I am getting older 'someone' just might want to read about it in the future. I was the only person who was around my grandparents on a daily basis. My daughter who was the editor of this reunion booklet inserted some of these stories in one section. I didn't realize that my cousins didn't know a lot of information I remembered as a child. They would tell me oral stories, but no one else will write it down. But you know what pleased me? I looked at their children reading that section and then asking their parents about ' grandmother and grandfather, putting 2 and 2 together and with the old pictures realizing their parents -in their words- were old.' So plant a seed grow a tree== by any means possible.Someone will water it.