Today’s Tip: Do Unto Others as they have done your favorite unto you!
In all my genealogy work, my favorite part is the stories I learn! I thrive on reading and hearing them. I love to learn that a cousin was almost trampled to death by an elephant! I loved to hear my grandmother talk about growing up in Cleveland during the Depression and learning what she had to do to support her family after her husband died. I loved the one (and only one) time my father told me the stories of what he did in World War II. I love them all!
I also love reading the stories that get posted here! They are wonderful, funny, warm, sad, full of life, and full of learning! As I have said before, to me they are the texture of our families .
I bet a TON of you all love this aspect of genalogy too.
Maybe your favorite is the photos? Maybe it is a journal that you have! Maybe it is a craft or household item made by a family member. Maybe it is a tool, a doily, a painting, a letter, a note, a card! Ah, yes! Good, old-fashioned letters for the Postal Service!
No matter what it is, there I something I am sure that is YOUR personal favorite.
So …… do unto the coming generations what those before us did for you!
Write down a story. Take a photograph (be sure to put the names and dates on the back or tag it!). Paint a picture, write a letter, sing a family song into a tape recorder. Make a video. Make something using the skills your ancestor taught you! So it for someone who is yet to come along ….. and I bet you will do it with a song in your heart!
I know when I take the time to write a family story, I smile the whole time and my heart is light. I am hopeful that someone in the future will love and enjoy my story as much as I love, cherish, and treasure the stories have been entrusted to me.
So spend a bit of Sunday doing unto others …….
Onward To Our Past!