As most of you have learned, I recently returned home after being away for over a month. I had gone to Ohio for a week over Easter while my mother was in the hospital and returned the end of April just before she passed away. I spent most of May cleaning out her home and trying to make sense of what she had kept for so many years.
I wrote many months ago about some of the treasures I had come across early in my genealogy quest – letters my grandparents wrote to each other, old photos, and more. And I incorrectly assumed there wouldn’t be much more to add – boy was I wrong!
Not only did I find more old photos, but I found my grandparents’ framed marriage certificate that had hung on their bedroom wall most of my growing up years, as well as marriage certificates of my great-grandparents! It will take me quite a while to go through all the documents I discovered not to mention the hours of scanning that will be involved.
First, I must clean out my own clutter. I’ve made a head start on that – but have much more to do before I feel that I’ve accomplished the goals I’ve set for myself. And due to that reason, I’ll be slow to post some of my exciting finds.
I also want to write a multi-part post about my recent experiences as I navigated the whole death, dying, saying good-bye, final preparations, and the Ohio legal system. Stay tuned – and thanks for sticking around!