Ancestry has always been interesting to me...and not just my own.
Why, in my diggin' in Junktique Shops, abondoned houses, dusty attics and places I shouldn't be diggin',
I've accumlated quite a collection of Vintage Photographs and Memorbilia.
This is my Great Great Grandmother.
As the Keeper of My Family History, I inherited an Old Album from my Dads
side of the family with pictures dating back to the mid eighteen hundreds.
Among my Collections of Old Photos, are scenes like this one that give us a glimpse into
fashion, assure us that 'Sisterhood' is a Tradition Among Women,
and inspire us to tell the stories of 'Our Ancestors'.
We are afterall,
Who we are because of them.
I am who I am because of this woman.
In the last few months, I've been away from CollectInTexas Gal and Blogland more than I've been here. I know I've been a bit vague about my reasons for being away, for not visiting, and partcipating in Memes.
For me, CollectIn Texas Gal is my 'Perfectly Pleasant Place' apart from 'Real Life's NotSoPerfect Times'.
With that said, I also know that here in Blogland the 'Tradition of Sisterhood' is flourshing, and that Ya'll...my BlogSisters...are...well, FAMILY!
So my Sisters, here's an explanation of my 'Real Life's NotSo Perfect Times' of late.
My Mother who is still as beautiful as the woman holding me in 1949, has been having serious health problems. I won't go into the particulars, except to say that she has an impending neuro surgery in a few months and is recovering from a fall with three broken ribs and on medications for a heart condition. Mother has always been a very healthy, active and independent woman, and this time in her life has been difficult and trying. She is strong and faithful and has her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren around her for love and support.
Afterall.....We are Who We Are because of Her!