Writing about your ancestors…

My great-grandparents

Each time I look at the picture to the right it makes me smile.  These are my great-grandparents.  They were my father’s grandparents.  Unfortunately they passed away before I was born, but I have heard stories about my great grandparents, the Jones.  As you can see from the photo, my great-grandfather was a little guy, especially compared to my great-grandmother.  But as the stories have been shared, they had a beautiful loving life together.  I recently got a picture of my mother’s parents, who both passed while she was still a child.  As I look at these pictures I can only imagine their story that they lived.  I look at the pictures and try to see me in them.  I wonder what it must have been like for my grandmother, my mom’s mom to have lived the poor life that she lived.  She had a hard life and I only wish I knew more of her story.  If you knew your grandparents or even your great-grandparents, you may want to begin your memoir with their story.

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