Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My mother should be writing this. I have always thought it was too bad that she didn't write a book and get it published. Then over the years I have thought...I wish I had written a book and gotten it published. As I think about the wealth of stories we have in our family, I cringe to think that they will be lost with this generation.

Lately I have been reading stories of our pioneer ancestors and telling some of them to my grandchildren for Sunday night bedtime stories. (I've also been telling them stories about the blue air in the boys' bedroom...they really like that one.) I thought about beginning to write the family history stories for posterity and found it was just too daunting a task and I now understand why Mom didn't get around to it. So I'll be doing this a bit piecemeal.

This is an opportunity for me to tell the tales as I recall them. Some will be accurate, some will more interesting. Some stories will hurt a little and there may be a few that you don't really want to know about. Tough! Get your own blog.

But I will take comments, suggestions, and clarifications. I will probably even have a box for retractions and corrections when I figure out how to work all of this computer nonsense. And if you have a story or memory you would like to share, please feel free to email me at I won't promise that it will appear as you send it. In fact you may not even recognize it when I get through. But I'll endeavor to get a few of the facts straight and make it a fun story. As Mark Twain said, "Never let the facts get in the way of a good story."

So I'm going to write about my relatives near and far. I hope I'll learn a little something in the process and I hope some of you may enjoy it as well. My added bonus is that with a blog to keep track of things, my kids won't be complaining about me telling the same old stories. Yeah right!


  1. Will these stories include any Thomas family stuff (you had said you would tell of YOUR relatives)? If so, there is a quite nice (rather long for a blog) autobiography of our Great Grand Father Harry William Thomas that might be interesting. If not, no big deal. ET

  2. I'm so glad that you are doing this. I hadn't realized that you had started writing, although i helped you get the layout going. can't wait to read more.