I wanted to include a family tree in the Grands folders. I spent a good share of the afternoon yesterday finding a template I liked and entering the information. It is a solid five generation tree, I have several birth and death dates yet to enter but it is printable as it is. I also made some copies for me going back to the 1790’s in Finland and 1812 in Germany for Far Guy. That would be seven generations back for the grands….but those parts will require much more research. If and when I get around to it…I will be able to hit the ground running…then on Far Guys side of his Mother’s family I believe there is an American Revolution Connection. Of course I will have to prove it….someday our daughters may find it worth pursuing.
I used a Five Generation Fan Chart, some charts are confusing but I found this one easy to use and easy for a person to comprehend. There are many Free Downloads out there.
I have a good start on the grands three ring binders. I still have a few things to include.
During one of my sorts, I found a packet with about 20 Graduation Photos of me! Far Guy said “Put one in the grands folder!” So I did. I found some very interesting things that I saved from the grands, some made us laugh and I will be sharing them here on the blog at some time in the future.
My desk is still a mess. Imagine that. At one time so was the dining room table!
I need more three ring binders and so far I have used over 100 page protectors.
In my process of checking places for buttons for the button jar, I ended up cleaning out my sewing kit. No more threads hanging out all over, no more threaded needles waiting to attach a button. It is all neat and tidy. Seam bindings, zippers and ric rack are headed to a garage sale.
I actually shredded some old photos…it is true. Some old Graduation Photos bit the dust. I kinda shuddered as I shredded them. Along with those old photos many High School Memories were unearthed….many are in a pile to see if they give me good feelings…or not. The decorations from my Graduation Cake ended up in the garbage…the tassel's and the diplomas were saved….not sure what for? I guess for the children to throw out! Remember those name cards that you traded with other classmates? We had three boxes between us. The grands got ours and the rest were tossed.
I almost have the downstairs Christmas Decorations put away…not completely done yet…and the Shiny Brite tree is still up. I admire it several times a day!
It is too cold to do much else but work on projects.