Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Uncovering a Blindspot

The 38th in a series about my family tree Prompt: New to You ~*~ Time to admit to my ignorance. In recent posts I have written some about my United Empire Loyalist (UEL) ancestors, feeling proud at being a descendent of these resilient defenders of the Crown who gave everything, if not their lives, for … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Uncovering a Blindspot

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Searching for Stuff

The 36th in a series about my family tree Prompt: Exploration ~*~ The beauty of exploring is finding all kinds of stuff. Stuff that’s fun to know; stuff that’s mildly (or insanely) interesting; and, stuff that’s simply eye rolling. Climbing the family tree is its own form of exploration and yields all kinds stuff. Exploration … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Searching for Stuff

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Who’s son is he anyway?

The 34th in a series on my family tree Prompt: Timeline ~*~ “There are more questions than answersAnd the more I find out the less I know.”Johnny Nash ~*~ What a fun idea, I thought, to explore an ancestor’s life through their timeline. And so I went for a look-see up through the family tree … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Who’s son is he anyway?

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: The Heart of Service

The 33rd in a series on my family tree Prompt: Service ~*~ Unforeseen circumstances threw me into full-time service in our horse barn this week, and so this will be short and, perhaps, a little philosophical. The heart of service is a willingness and desire to help others. Interestingly enough, this desire begins in the … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: The Heart of Service

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: The Library in a Railroad Bag

The 32nd in a series on my family tree Prompt: At the Library In my family the books we love have a permanent home with us, so you might say we are not the best candidates for a library card. We keep meaningful books and documents for decades because you never know when you might … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: The Library in a Railroad Bag

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: We’ll Never Know

The 31st in a series on my family tree Prompt: Help ~*~ There was no official cry for help that day. A dark, smokey plume on the horizon was the only evidence to local farmers that something was terribly amiss. “Drop tools!” This instinctive rallying cry rippled in a seeming psychic wave through farmyards across … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: We’ll Never Know

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Creativity Runs Rampant

The 29th in a Series Prompt: Fun Facts Creativity runs rampant in my family. It’s just the way we are. Musicians, writers, artists, and craftsmen line the branches of our tree to one degree or another. My fun factoids are focused on a few examples of this. Music is central. Whether playing in brass and … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Creativity Runs Rampant