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I'd like to tell you about my grandfather...(x-post)

Jean in Wisc

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I found the part about no one calling him Karl (my grampy's name too) anymore especially touching...It hit home especially right now as I just lost my elderly cousin of 99 whom I was very close too... I can remember my grammy mentining more than once how all her friends were gone...reminded me of that...your photos are beautiful too.. thanks for sharing

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One of my passions is researching family history. I have done genealogy research on my family and my husband's family. I have learned so much from the hardship that they had to suffer. One of my favorite things to do is to walk through a cemetary and look at the tombstones of my ancestors seeing through their eyes what they saw when they buried their loved ones. We have a lot of family that came over to the US in the pre-revolution era in PA. It is so hard to see families who buried young children, or war heros cut off in the prime of their lives. One branch of the family was decimated by Indians. It is sobering, but also encouraging to see what my ancestors had to endure for me to have freedom and my very life. My husband always jokes that "I see dead people".


I guess it's not good to dwell on the past, but it is good to learn from your past-family's history.


Thanks again for sharing!

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