When I was home over Christmas break, I had a really great evening chatting with my Dad about his life and our family. I specifically asked him about my Great-Great-Aunt Jennie, for whom I was named. That led to a long chat about my great-grandfather’s family on my dad’s mom’s side. My parents told me to go get out the family Bible that belonged to my great-grandfather’s parents, a Bible I didn’t know they had. I had such a great time looking through that Bible, printed in the 1890’s. It was a great tool to spark conversation about all of my great-great aunts and uncles and I learned so much through our conversation. For example, I didn’t realize that my great-great aunt Jennie’s birthday was the day after mine, that my great-grandfather had 8 siblings, what deeds and wills looked like back then, etc. I hope you enjoy this little glimpse at history.
It’s beautiful. The handwriting should be turned into a font!
February 21, 2012 at 3:13 am