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Re: Everyone must be....

I'm lucky I guess.  Tom & I have no descendants, so the whole mess can be
chucked.  End of the line w/ us.

On 11/8/07, Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com> wrote:
> Auralie,
> Sometimes it takes the wisdom of age before family members appreciate
> family
> history. While I've always been interested, my sister-in-law couldn't be
> bothered until she was in her 50's. She was the despair of her
> grandmother,
> who was DAR and just plain interested. Now, my SIL is the one ferreting
> out
> information in out of the way places, and labeling all of the photos.
> (Good
> thing, since I don't know DH's family very well. )
> On my Dad's side, my Aunt and Dad have extensive photo collections and
> still
> exchange ideas/stories in their 90's. I've been privileged to listen in,
> since I'm the designated driver. My Aunt's oldest son, now pushing 70, has
> just become interested, and he's scanning photos and making CDs from them.
> Don't give up, and please don't throw the stuff out.
> d
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 9:56 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Everyone must be....
> >I am progressing through this morass, but feeling more and more
> > that it's wasted effort.  Several years ago I began to write an account
> > of the family and my childhood, really thinking that my granddaughters
> > should really know their family background. I have offered it to all the
> > sons, but the only persons interested have been my middle son's
> > second wife and her daughters. These step-granddaughters are quite
> > interested since it describes a sort of life they had never even thought
> > of.  They are quite bright girls and I am very fond of them.  None of
> the
> > rest have even bothered to read it.
> > I haven't even begun to process the many boxes of slides, and I don't
> > think I will.  I will give my carousel of NYS Protected Plants, which
> has
> > been the basis of an environmental lecture for some years, to the State
> > Garden Club office.  Beyond that, I don't see the point in keeping the
> > others.  Who looks at slides today?  And I don't think it's worth paying
> > to have them put onto tape, when probably noone would bother to look
> > at them.  I used to enjoy photography, and was pretty good at it, but
> > at this point, I'm pretty frustrated.
> > Auralie
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