What? You’re already finishing them? But…I just found you today! Looks like I have a lot of reading to catch up on.
Sounds like a fascinating project. I can certainly relate to drawing these old, dusty pages out from a stack in the garage. My mother’s writings suffered some of the same abuse. I’m just now getting around to reading and transcribing them. If nothing else, they provide a window into just who the person really was–not from a descendant’s eyes, but from the person’s own pen.
I found a mention of your blog today, thanks to GeneaBloggers. Best wishes as you continue your writing here. You are going to continue, aren’t you?
Thank you – I’m hoping to keep the blog going, but a) can’t quite face the possibility of finishing reading the essays (for the first time, anyway!), and b) life has this this awkward habit of interrupting!
As you so rightly say – it’s a strange and wonderful thing to get to know a person through their writing. I never knew my Grandfather, and he died when my dad was only 23. I feel as though I’m learning a lot about my dad, too. What a great blog you have – I haven’t yet faced the idea of actually transcribing the essays … !