As genealogists we share a lot of information with one another. Our struggles to break down those brick walls, questions about where to look for a particular record, seminars and webinars that have broadened our horizons, the happy dance when we find something really good …. or break down a brick wall.
In this case I want to share a sad moment…… I lost my Mom, Patricia Anne Milne Gould Cornelius, last month. She was 91 yrs. 5 mos. and 9 days old. A very long life. She struggled with her health over the past 10 years and particularly over the past 5. She went peacefully and quickly. Something we all hope for.
Our relationship was complicated. Sometimes very good and other times not very good. But through all of it, I never quit making sure she was cared for and safe, and she never quit worrying about me. We did love each other very much.
My Dad died 25 years ago. I’d forgotten, I guess, how very difficult it is to lose a parent. Maybe we forget because it’s better than remembering.
I lost all interest in my research and writing my blog, until just this past week. Yes, there was that post about the colored pedigree chart of birth places, but that was a fill in the blank exercise, not something I had to create.
I’m not over the hurt yet, but I am ready to get back to my writing and my research. Ron and I are taking a two week vacation (planned since last year). When I return I hope to take that journey with all of you again as I explore the world of mine and my husband’s ancestors. I hope you’ll join me.
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