Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July! Time keeps on slippin....

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future....Steve Miller, 1976

My calendar says it is the Fourth of July but I think I am still in Medicine Hat. Many people to follow up with after the convention, many more pictures to post, stories to write, articles to edit...and time keeps slippin'.

Wimbledon is in full gear so as I multi-task with the Bryan Brothers on the television and my laptop on my lap, I need to share with you the latest from Ancestry.com.

Their latest round of promotion videos touched my heart. As you are keenly aware, my passion is family history. Ancestry.com has hit on the reason why family history should be everyone's passion. Each story touches on a connection or loss which causes a search to re-connect with someone. See for yourself at:



http://www.youtube.com/AncestryCom

Alton Woodman, Peggy McDowell and Jim Lane's stories come to life here.

Which makes me wonder...if my father had known his father, if I had met all of grandparent's during my lifetime, would I still be as passionate about tracking family history. Maybe...maybe not...but I think there would always be that question lingering in the back of my mind...what is the story of how I became me.

So, time keeps on slippin' and I want to track every minute of it. And, I may need to fly like an eagle to do it.

3 comments:

becktronbexbecky said...

It's interesting that not knowing all of your grandparents probably resulted in your heightened curiosity about family history. I'd never really put two and two together before.

becktronbexbecky said...

It's interesting that not knowing all of your grandparents probably resulted in your heightened curiosity about family history. I'd never put the two together before, but it makes so much sense.

Anna said...

Yes, as I remember it, I wondered why I didn't have grandfathers and only one grandmother. I assumed they never existed when I was small, and once I asked, my curiosity was piqued!