Friday, April 18, 2014

Why doesn't she Blog anymore?????





  To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.― Gilbert K. Chesterton


Well it is quite simple, really........I somehow got hooked back into my genealogy research and I am lost somewhere back in time!  lol............
Back around 15+ years ago I was given a family tree software program and a few pieces of research by (yeah, you guessed it) my Sis, Irene.  She had begun to put together some of our family history but as soon as she saw how much interest I was showing in it, she packed it all up and handed it over to me.......

My Dad was always interested in the family history but back then the internet wasn't what it is today and what he had was by way of letters and copiers....well you get the picture.  "Back then" I would politely look at what he had, smile and nod,  but I never thought that it would become so important to me, as well.

My plan was to get together a binder for my Dad with as much information as I could................well one thing led to another and ended up writing a book which I dedicated to my Daddy.............The first edition of "Richardson:  Our Family's Story" came hot off the presses in June of 1999,  thanks to Irene, who helped me with the copying at our local Office Depot and then comb binding.....I presented it to my Dad on 4th of July, 1999.....it was all worthwhile to see the smile on his face....(and maybe a tear too....)




After that, in 2004, I found an "On Demand" printer who just needed a .pdf file, which the software created for me and the 2nd edition was published!  (You can see the link to it in my left sidebar) ....  In the 10 years since then I have met many new cousins and my research notebooks are bursting!

 My plan is to make a 3rd edition and add all the new information.............so that is where I have been......in my "time machine".........if you need me I can probably be found somewhere back in the 1800's...................



I do have some sewing stuff to show you but I'm saving it for my next post so you all stay tuned...............










5 good friend(s) left a comment:

sunny said...

As long as you're having fun, it's all good. My dad got very interested in genealogy, and passed on his interest to my brother. Come up for air once in awhile!

shez said...

So good to hear from Ida,lovely post .xx

Jennifer Gail said...

When I first saw this I thought maybe I wrote it. Have Fun and have a blessed Easter:)

Hilachas said...

I know how much you're enjoying "digging in the past." I can't wait to see the 3rd edition.

Janet said...

Wow that is amazing!! I have file folders full of bits and pieces of family history, but I have never thought of making it into a book.... Maybe I should...