Now that I am back to work the only real day that Chris and I have together is Sunday. So, not wanting to waste it, we have been spending the day at his grandparents lake cabin.
We have been dropping hints to both his grandparents about wanting to know more about the history on that side of the family. Chris's grandfather was interested but didn't know where to start, his grandmother wanted nothing to do with it. "Why would you want to do that?""I have no interest in knowing." So finally after close to a year of bringing it up, we brought what we did have (which, believe me wasn't a lot). Grandpa Phillips recognized names, and stories that had been passed down giving what we did have done a leg to stand on. He got really excited when we told him we found a connection to Knights in the Crusades. At that moment you could see the light bulb in Grandma's head flip on. EUREKA! Next thing we know she is rattling off names, dates, places. After all this time all we had to do was show her what could be found?
The very next Sunday we had photo's to scan.
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. ~Shirley Abbott