Thursday, July 17, 2014

You Know You're A Genealogist If Your Vacation Bucket List Includes Fort Wayne, Salt Lake City and Washington D.C.

"You know you’re a genealogist if your vacation bucket list includes Fort Wayne, Salt Lake City, and Washington, D.C. (all in the same year)" -Unknown

Genealogists, am I right?

Keep connecting the dots on your next trip to Salt Lake City.

-Sarah :)

Monday, July 14, 2014

"What I Like About Photographs is That They Capture a Moment That's Gone Forever, Impossible to Reproduce."

"What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that's gone forever, impossible to reproduce." -Karl Lagerfeld

About this photo: This beautiful couple (in the background) are my grand aunt Jessie Christy and grand uncle Harry Christy and their sweet baby.
Date: 1944
Place: Jefferson County, Iowa

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The Old Scrapbook - Poem By C. Nathalie Ellen Milliken

"The Old Scrapbook"
By C. Nathalie Ellen Milliken

It speaks of times now long ago
In a voice so soft and low,

Come, my friend, see what you can see,
Come and take a look at me.

My bright colors are faded and dim,
But my spirit is bright within,

Pictures of people in days gone by,
Laughing and crying, we know not why,

Cards and pamphlets, and programs old,
What are the stories they have told?

Wrapping paper, an old gift tag,
Pieces of this, and bits of that,

Little treasures that people have saved,
Celebrations of special days,

So many mem’ries my pages fill,
They’re waiting now to give you a thrill,

So come, my friend, come take a look,
I am a very special old book,

My binding is cracked, but my heart is whole,
Looking at me is like finding gold.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

We Don't Remember Days; We Remember Moments

"We don't remember days' we remember moments." -Cesare Pavese

About this photo: This is my father (and his dog) and grandfather in Napa, California. 1952.