Posts Tagged ‘family history’

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The Origins of…Me

2012/02/12

I’ve been at this family history thing for a long time. You could say that it all started with an assignment in my 8th grade Spanish Class. Señor Mason had the class make family trees in order to help us learn all the Spanish words for familial relationships. I don’t think he realized what he was unleashing nearly thirty years ago.

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The Connection is the Whole Point

2012/01/29

I am a HUGE history nut. This is not unknown to anyone who’s ever driven around town with me. Sometimes, it’s like traveling with your very own tour guide, whether you like it, or not!

For this, I blame my father. I’ve lost track of the times we’ve “gone for a ride” to check out some place he read about, or saw in a documentary. Not to mention all the trips down his memory lane we’ve taken over the years. My siblings would just humor him, most of the time, but I always looked forward to those drives. For me, it was about making a tangible connection to the past.

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