I believe that I’m overdosing on cemeteries, death, and those gone before us, as I woke this morning from having a dream, having to be at a funeral in “Grape, KS”! Let me tell you, there is no “Grape, KS!” How did I come up with that? Nothing I ate yesterday involved grapes…I’m not craving grapes…but I have been doing a lot of “grave hopping” (as a good friend calls it)!
I do have to take back all the things I’ve said about my brother being obsessed with family history. For months I’ve been chuckling as my inbox would pop up “new content has been added to your Ancestory.com family tree” daily! I thought he (my brother) had gone over the deep end. Well, after much pleading and cajoling (on his part), I finally jumped in, and…it’s contagious!! https://49andcounting.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/im-so-excited
I’ll keep this one short, (as I’m sure you’ll be hearing about this in the future) but my Big Boy and I did make our trip to the “family cemetery” this weekend. High on a mountain top in beautiful Pennsylvania! Here’s a photo thanks to the new camera I had to stop and purchase on the way. https://49andcounting.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/its-always-best-to-be-truthful
I can’t begin to describe the sense of connection I felt standing on the spot where my ancestors stood in the early 1800’s. Looking over the land that they farmed and raised families on. I’m hooked. I’ve been on the computer the rest of the weekend, finding all sorts of new facts about family.
I’m so amazed that God would put me in this place and so thankful that He did.
In the meantime, I’ve got a lot more weed eating to do! Blessings to you and your family!