Saturday, July 14, 2012

my daughter's mother's mother. . . . . . .

A long long time ago, I spent a lot - and I mean a LOT - of time pursuing my genealogy.  It all began with a marriage record:

Mariah Skinner Powell

Bernard Oscar Hitchcock


Mariah Skinner Powell

18 December 1862

in Clark County, Ohio. 

The day I found that certificate I was hooked.  I spent every free evening that I could at the Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City.  My car was on auto-pilot.  My brain was constantly thinking of what to research next.  What joy!

Then --- I met Fred.  We got married.  We still worked on the genealogy, but we did other things too.  Like get pregnant.  And then Michael came along.  And the genealogy took a back seat.  It's still sitting there.  But it's never gotten out of my blood.  It never will.  And someday it will get back in the front seat.  Probably the day Sarah goes to college. . . . . . . . .

In  the meantime, I've been wanting to create a family tree, but a little different than your standard pedigree chart.  I'm going to put it up in my living room eventually.  It'll look a little like what follows, although this one is a bit scaled back.  For my blog, I'm celebrating the beautiful women I'm descended from through my sweet mom . . . 

Sarah Caitlin

Catherine Dorothy


Joan Lois

Dorothy Alma
1901 - 1997

Martha Wilhelmina
1876 - 1956

1842 - 1881
New York

                                        and the heart of my daughter shall turn to my mother,

                                                                                                                      and to her mother,

                                                                                                                                         and so on ~ 

                                                                                                                                                     in love. . . .

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