Thursday, June 3, 2010

Family Truth

I have just started reading "Sweet Mystery" written by a distant cousin on the Green side about her search for family history. She quoted a child psychologist in the Preface that jumped off the page at me.

As we search for our roots we are also trying to discover what has made us what we are. For many of us it comes down to the impact a relative or friend made in our youth. The expert was giving his opinion of what makes a person have a healthy childhood and said "Somebody has got to be crazy about that kid."

As we record the dates and names in our genealogical pursuit wouldn't it be great to be able to know the positive impact our ancestors had. If not them, maybe us.

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