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Friday, August 14, 2015

The little girl in this picture is my Mother---
The woman behind her is her Mother--my Grand Mother----
The other woman is my Mother's Grand Mother---and great Grandmother---my great great Grand Mother.
I've had this picture for ages-----but I never knew all their names.
Last week, I received an email from a man who lived in that farm house , they are standing in front of.
He found a few pictures in that house of my family and told me how to research their name, from old newspapers in that area.
...so interesting!
I found the death announcement of my Grand Mother---her name too----Myrtle Evelina Eggelton--quite a beautiful name!--She died at 44 yrs of age, 4 weeks after a surgery--
I never knew her----but my Mom always told me of her death.
I also found an announcement of my parents wedding----
I'm telling you all this, because, in our area anyway, the newspaper doesn't put all that in their paper----like--who has "tea" with whom, and what they were wearing--who is visiting who---who is travelling---
Lord love a Duck!
-How will my descendants ever track my "goings on"----my crazy apparel----where my kids are?---whether I ever got to "Onederland"----?????
How will my descendants ever track my goings on-----

Maybe Sparkly people never pass on-----we just exercise our way into oblivion----
Who really knows?
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  • DALID414
    Your goings on are being tracked online!
    1573 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    1573 days ago
    It is lots of fun to finally find the names and data about our ancestors. Trouble is we often have to be hold before we care about such things. Thanks for sharing!
    1573 days ago
    My sister and I were looking at old family photos when I was in Nova Scotia. There were too many with no names.
    1574 days ago
    What a lovely photo from your personal past... my sister is the keeper (the non-spark sister, that is) of the family genealogy, and she has all those kinds of photos... and even loaded them online to an ancestry site run by the Mormon church. She is not a Mormon, but they have the most extensive genealogy records in the world!

    Can be fascinating stuff... connecting with the past. emoticon
    1574 days ago
    A truly wonderful thing, to receive info about your family. So often names (especially women's names, because they took their husband's last names) were lost utterly. And the first names were not necessarily "passed down" as is more often the case for male names: John Henry Smith Jr., or John Henry Smith II etc.!! Girls get the names that are fashionable for their generation: such as Myrtle or Mabel or Evangeline or Bernice -- or now names like Kristen or Crystal or Megan etc. Very much "names of an era"!!
    1574 days ago
    The era of local newsy items is long since in the past. rather a shame... But then, it seems like most people stayed in one place their whole life and everybody knew everybody... Now it seems like most everybody moves at least once in every 5 -10 years.... thus the line from that song....'Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore...'
    1574 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    I love photos of generations and as for genealogy, I have a second cousin who looked that all up on my father's side of the family and has all details about everyone for the past, I think 8 or 9 generations - quite impressive! We have a family site on face book where we go with any info and where we learn more almost daily about our family.

    Right here where I live, we have a yearly reunion of all the descendants of my mother and father. There was 7 of us kids and with our mates our children/grandchildren/great grandchildren, all their mates and their children - whew, we'd need to rent an entire park if they all showed up! lol As it is, we have never had over 100 come at a time. And believe me, we have a ball, every June!

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  • PHOENIX1949
    Warning - genealogy research can be quite addicting. Good news is that it has no calories and exercises the brain!
    1574 days ago
    Isn't it fun to learn about your family. MOSTLY! LOL

    HUGS and Happy Weekend . . . Hope Weekend Warrior Baby is all right! HEE HEE
    1574 days ago
    It is so nice to have photographs of past generations & to be able to piece together a bit about their lives, isn't it? Last October, I lost my last link to my own beloved Dad's generation, when his sister died at ninety. Thankfully she was a wealth of family information, that I recorded & now need to write up for my siblings & the generations to come.

    It took me a while to remember that when my Aunt talked about Grandfathers & Grandmothers, she was talking about my Great-grandparent's generation. emoticon

    I wonder if the fellow who found the photos sent them or copies to you, Lynda? I hope he did; however, if not, please ask him to do so.

    God bless your day!
    1574 days ago
    What a marvelous photo!

    Have a great weekend.
    1574 days ago
    What a wonderful surprise! How fun, and very thoughtful of the person who found the pictures.
    1574 days ago
    love the quote

    have a great weekend emoticon
    1574 days ago
    Interesting family photo. So nice that you shared with us. Have a great Friday!

    1574 days ago
    lovely quote interesting to see the picture of your ancestors stay actve stay hydrated
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  • RDEE22
    How lovely to get all that information. I think it sad today with digital photos and emails kept in electronic devices and won't be there for the generations to come. Have a lovely weekend. We have a 26C day tomorrow and we are still in winter. A day for the garden I think. emoticon
    1574 days ago
    How wonderful to have such a treasure as this picture and the information that goes with it! And how wonderfully thoughtful of that man to pass on the information that goes with it. You were indeed blessed in getting this material.

    The item at the top of my bucket list is to write down the family stories for my family - all the family I knew. There are so few records of these things available. And there are the family stories that will never go into any official records. We don't need to pass down every detail, but we should somehow make this history "human" and not just a list of names and dates. Our kids may not appreciate it now but they will as they get older - after we are gone and they can't ask us their questions.

    Thank you for sharing!
    1574 days ago
    A keepsake for sure. As we lived far out in the country, our news never made the paper. So many memories in our minds but no in print. Have a great Friday!
    1574 days ago
    How lovely to have the picture of 5 generations of of your family.

    I've often thought of writing my story for my children and grandchildren, but then wondered if anyone would care...

    1574 days ago
    What a great photo! And great quote.
    1574 days ago
    Like the quote
    1574 days ago
  • MOLEY130
    So interesting! I like the quote! I read somewhere once that every 1 hour you exercise adds 2 hours to the end of your life! So if you exercise for 5 hours, you'll live 10 hours longer than you would have before. Time to start counting :)
    1574 days ago
    as i teach others how to make a family tree I find things like this on ancestry.com and it is very fun to read these type of things

    have a great day

    1574 days ago
    This is so cool! Thanks for sharing your find and stories. Glad that the guy who lived in the house contacted you.

    Have an awesome day! emoticon
    1574 days ago
    Love the quote!
    1574 days ago
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