It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, November 22, 2019

Chapter 11, Page 22, Book 19

We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted.  Each of contains within this inheritance of soul.  We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise.

Edward Sellner

November 22nd - don’t forget where you came from

Family faces are magic mirrors,  Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past present and future. 

Gail Lumet Buckley

I’m thankful for my ancestors.  I come from a wide and varied heritage.  But one thing seems to be predominant in their character.  They were all strong people who worked hard for what they had.  The were committed to each other and made a good life for themselves and their families.

While I’m 50 per cent Hungarian, but I also have English, German, French, Irish and even American Indian in my blood. Maybe more!   One of my Great Greats settled in Virginia and took an Indian for a wife.  I would love to know more about their story.

My dads parents came from search of a better life.  The were immigrants from the Old World. My grandpa worked in the steel mills and didn’t have an easy life.  They lived through the great depression and like most lost everything and had hard times to overcome.  

I come from a long line of hard working people that wanted a better life.  I’m thankful for each and everyone of them. They have made who I am.  

Other things may change us, but we start and end with family. 

Anthony Brandt


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Family: We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.

Chatty Crone said...

Did you ever do ancestry? I did and I out that I have 7 nationalities in me. It is cheap around Christmas time.

jack69 said...

Love the family picture, we know you are proud of that BUNCH! SWEET
YES we should be thankful for our heritage. God has been good to us. Our ancestors worked had to make a great country for us to enjoy!
WE are grateful and thankful, this month and always.
Love Sherry & jack

betty said...

That was a great family picture, Ma! Families are the best, no matter how small or large they may be!


Rick Watson said...

I did my DNA last year and if were were a dog, I’d be a mutt. But, I am happy for the things my ancestors passed down to me.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I'm like Rick. A "mutt." Or maybe I should call myself a melting pot? My hubby's family background in Polish all the way, but my ancestors came from all over. YAY for diversity!

Mevely317 said...

What an awesome family photo! I agree, is a great resource. While my mother's family 'tree' is wonderfully chronicled, I'd love to have known more about my dad's side. Perhaps that's what we bloggers -- particularly like you and Jack -- are doing for your children and grandchildren.

Powdered Toast Man said...

If you rearrange the letters in family it spells out 'my fail'

Debbie said... this post!! My mothers grandmother was from Poland, and spoke no English. Her other Grandmother only spoke German. It was fun to listen to them talk when I was little. My Dad's mom was 100% Chippewa Indian...I miss and loved her so much. Dad's grandpa was Irish and grandma was Scottish. Great-Grandma had the most wonderful accent!! I was so blessed to know them all!! My dad's mom was like a mother to me. She was a woman of strong faith, and had so much love for her family! I wanted to be just like her!!
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