Monday, May 16, 2011

Too many Things Going on!



Help!





I am sorry I haven’t been around much….it seems I have fallen down the genealogy rabbit hole… I have been doing research on my family and other families for about 5 years now, and I have about 90% online with my Family Tree Program. So, I decided it was time to “go thru” the actual paper items I had saved on each family. Over the years I have been pretty good about putting the sheets of paper with birth, death, marriage certs, newspaper articles in the right spots….NOT! My husband pulled out 4 bins of “records” and paper that I needed to go thru and get into binders.. oh my gosh!!!!!! I shredded a ton, I am sure a full ton of paper! And I still have 2 folders ( not bins, just folders)to go thru…..I should have taken before and after photos, but I was too tired…..I sure hope one of my sons if not both, will appreciate someday when I am gone, the amount of time and effort this took me. My oldest promises me it will not be in vain….:):) But I found my great grandfather’s letter he wrote during the Civil War, it was safe all along, just didn’t know where! I wasn’t sleeping at night worrying about it, so afraid I had accidently thrown it out….



So I went from this:



desk-with-pile-of-papers



To this:



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My shoulders hurt from all of the repetitive motion! LOL I am also reading this book that is really speaking to me….but more on that later….



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It is interesting when I started this book what came up for me about my folks and my sibling and our “genealogical map” for learned behaviors …….have a great day!!!!!





(All images off Google except book)




8 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Sandy!!
Guess what?! We are partners for Sue's swap! I'll email you! Fun!!!
Looks like you have yuur "paperwork" down to a manageable size!
Deb :)

vivian said...

HI Sandy, Im sure when its all said and done, that your project will be well worth the time and effort. I wish someone had taken to time to do that for my family. I dont have it in me to do it.. (I hate research!)
have a great week
vivian

My Vintage Mending said...

Well, did you find any fabric in those papers? just kidding. Take your time. No rush on my end. You do seem to have a lot on your decaled plate. Smiles...Renee

Jenny said...

Wow, I bet you have skinny shoulders and arms from all that shredding! Woo hoo! You can wear those little cutaway halter tops now!

I'm glad you found the letter, though. That would have been worrisome for sure!

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Sandy! You paint a perfect picture of going through all your history. I loved the photos you posted! It does seem as though we have to leave the past there before we are able to move forward. In my thoughts, Elizabeth

Linda said...

This is my first visit to your site and I signed up as your newest follower...I couldn't stop reading!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Exciting things going on over here!!! Congratulations! Sounds like a great book! : )

Amanda said...

This is my job. I am so sorry.
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