Today I sit at this computer and I think about the holiday’s approaching –
I was raised in Indiana in a small community in the country by a HUGE family –
We all knew each other, it was safe to leave the doors unlocked, neighbors stopped by to see if you need anything in town…
Today I live in Louisiana – along ways away from that small town… I miss those Thanksgiving dinners & Christmas Eve parties, I miss the huge family and many cousins…but most of all I miss the love that was shown by my Elders, the gentle words of wisdom and the loving hand they always extended to me… I would sit with them for hours and listen about stories of Christmas past for them…
These holidays are about family and gathering together to enjoy each other to share in the love.
Remember to spend the extra time this holiday season with your Elder’s – listen to their stories – I take a recorder with me and record all I can of the events – be it voice recording, video or photo’s then I take those moments and add them to each person in the event to my files – many a time I have gone back to those cherished moments to “visit” with those lost~
I’ve been a family Genealogist/Native American Researcher for over 25+ years and have traced over 55,000+ people for my research - My main area of research is in MI, IN, CT, NY, RI, PA, MA, VA, VT, NJ, OH, KY, Block Island & Long Island areas - dealing with many of the tribes in these locations.
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