The time I’ve been having together with my mother has been an interesting look back at family history. When Goodnight is busy doing other things . . . or sleeping later than my mother and I, Gr8 has been talking about her family. She had a lot of siblings and they had a lot of children.
What I didn’t know a lot about was Gr8′s mother and father, and both sets of grandparents. So we’ve been having discussions about them, their fields of employment, siblings, birthplaces, etc.
So far, I’ve only been able to get back as far as my own great-grandparents for both my mother and father, but it’s as far as the records in the United States go anyway.
Yesterday, we visited the graves of one set of my great-grandparents. I’ve been there before, but I wanted to prepare map and location directions for my siblings. It made a nice Saturday drive. We were out and about on the road for twelve hours.
I’m not sure how interested GN is in all this at this point, but in time, she will appreciate the ease with which she will be able to look into the past when she wants to.