2010-12-31

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2010-12-31 11:31

Introspection in the New Year...

This time of year, I am considering the cycles...the seasons of life around and within me.

The year past - what did I accomplish? What of it was really necessary? What might have worked better from another perspective?

I ponder those things, and then...

I let it go. I still cannot "unring" the bell. No one can.

So regret is not part of my paradigm. Particularly not in the autumn of my life.

Because I have learned some things my green spring self did not know, and things my growing summer self had not fully assimilated.

One of the most important things I learned to do was say no, and if I say yes, to stay in a thing until the goal is accomplished.

As far as shakin' my family tree goes, I am in it for the long haul.

I've been reading other geneaology blogs this morning.

People are making lists. They are excellent lists.

I need a list like that. I'll probably make one.

But my list has to easily fit into one of the other important things I've learned.

Life has to be fun. Not necessarily the fun of my youth. But still...

Interspersed with all the woulda/coulda/shoulda has to be an element that has the possibility of making me grin real big, and laugh out loud.

It's very cool that genealogy has some *very* fun things in it.

Like road trips - to a cemetery, old homeplace, courthouse, family history lecture...


Here's hoping your New Year is happy, healthy, and generously laced with fun.
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2010-12-31 16:50

Who are they?

A mystery photo from yesterday's scanning session.

Completely unlabeled.

I have studied it.


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Most of the photos and documents I got were related to the Herringtons, followed by McBrayers, and last, Burrises.

This one was among the Herrington and McBrayer scans.

It's not Mary Dunn. Most of the Herrington and McBrayer women had dark hair.

The simple dress doesn't really give me a clue about date, nor does the background.

Another mystery photo...I have no idea who these people were, but I know I am related to them somehow.