Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Shafer
I was deep cleaning my kitchen today and listening to the Judd's. I love the Judd's!! There is a song they sing that always makes me cry. "My Guardian Angels". Makes me think of all the dear ones in my family who have passed on. I never knew my Great Grandpa Shafer, except through family stories. I knew great Grandma Shafer well. She was a amazing woman!! I know her stories because My dad interviewed her on tape and Berrett converted them to CD.
I think about my Grandpa Bailey on my mom's side. He grew up hunting and trapping animals. He loved a cup of coffee and rode the train rails as a hobo when he was a teen. I know his stories because of a book he wrote about his life.
My aunt Lynda recently shared stories of the Mormon pioneers on my mothers side of the family, and I was excited to know a little bit about them. We have some journal entries, but only just a few.
I remember my dad because I had him for 16 years, but I have probably forgootten some of his stories. My brother and sister had even shorter times with him. I wish he had kept a journal. My mom has some letters he wrote when he was in Vietnam and I was just a toddler.
I look at my blog and wonder what it reveals to my future children and grand children? I hope it tells them more about their mom and dad, before we were ever their mom and dad.
I love knowing where I come from. I hope I can pass on a history to my kids. Their History will be from several families, their birth parents and ours as well. I do know one thing, they are with Our guardian angels at this time. I know the ones we love are just waiting to bring them to us.