Many of you who will read this blog already know that I am in the process of posting electronic copies of family documents and photos on the following websites:
http://kowalski-bellan.weebly.com/ (my family)
http://schroeder-tumbush.weebly.com/ (hubby's family)
But recently I've realized that the documents and photos don't tell the whole story of our ancestors' lives. I wanted a forum (this blog) where I and other family members, if they choose to do so, could tell stories of what they remember about those who have passed. And while there are individuals in our family trees for whom there are no living memories, we can still honor them by chronicling what life was like during the times in which they lived (the history buff in me is tingling with excitement!)
The title of the blog, "The Spiraling Chains" is from a quotation by magazine editor and author, Shirley Abbott:
"We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies."
I like this quote because it pays tribute to both the memories we have of our ancestors AND the traits that they've passed down to us through genetics.
I hope you all enjoy the blog; I will try to post fairly frequently, and please feel free to leave comments!
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