The Historian has been interested in family history since his boyhood. As a child, he looked through old family albums collecting stories and connecting the family tree with little boy zeal. Digging up relatives is a hobby that he had more time to devote to before God blessed us with our own the little kinfolk that we lovingly refer to as Dreamer and Storyteller. I'm sure that some day he'll have more time for family history again and we'll be traveling all over the land visiting local history rooms and doing research. Forgetting to eat lunch or use the restroom because he's on the trail of a long lost great great great ever so many greats grand so-and-so! I'll get to wander around towns discovering odd little museums and quint little shops while I wait, handwork at the ready. I loved those days!
Connecting with living distant cousins who love family history makes the search even more interesting. A wonderful couple from Tennessee that the Historian has corresponded with for almost 20 years was motoring through our area today and blessed us with a surprise visit. We were so excited! What else could we do but recommend a historical local eatery for our first meeting? They graciously treated us to lunch and wonderful conversation - and afterward we all agreed it was fitting to take a few pictures before the Historian had to return to work.
One of the things that I love about small town living is the friendliness of folks. A kind lady jumped out of her truck and offered to take our picture all together! So here we are.
The best part of all is knowing that because we all have a wonderful personal relationship with God through a saving faith in His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, means that we are someday going to spend eternity in heaven together. Glory!
After supper tonight, the Historian was sharing a unique family history book that his cousins put together in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary 7 years ago, and low and behold, we discovered that Mr. C celebrated his birthday yesterday ... and he didn't say a word! I shared my blog address, so when they get home and have access to a computer, hopefully they will see this and know just what a blessing it was to meet new old friends today! We would have loved to wish you a happy birthday, you know!