What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
R. Waldo...I bet not many folks called him Waldo, but I like it...his quotes seem to hit the nail on the head...at least on my head! I've been scratching my head the last few days trying to come up with some profound words about 2011 ending and 2012 beginning. I must admit, I've been at a loss for words....Imagine That!
However, it was Temporary!
As I see it, every New Year is a continuation of the Old Year
with some adjustments....there ya go...profoundness!
This year rather than make best intention resolutions or challenges that I run through with extreme focus, get bored with and cast aside as 'Been there...Done that', I'm going to simply 'Make some Adjustments!
With that said, I'll point out some of the Adjustments made in 'The Makeover' of CollectInTexas Gal.
New Header...Last year I added my Genealogy Blog Tracks of My Texas Ancestors to CollectInTexas Gal, and as things happen with me, an Old Interest was Renewed to the Maximus!
One thing lead to another and before I knew it, I had a Collection of Ancestors, Stories, Photos, Family Trees, Virtual Cemeteries, and Data Collections dating back to Colonial America.
You'll notice in the Header, my Great Grandmother Martha Jane's Six Brothers. The photo was in Martha Jane's Photo Album...unidentified and unknown until last year. Doors opened and Brick Walls came tumbling down with the discovery of my Marley Great Uncles.
Then there is Great Aunt Mattie Maude. Her Photo a rare find and her life's history a revelation of Family Roots farmed deep in Georgia and transplanted to Texas. The first to leave Georgia for Texas was Mattie's father George Washington Pittman, also shown on the header. Tracking his life has been a study in the Civil War, the Reconstruction of the South, and Pioneer Days in Texas.
So, my Family and Friends, I've saved you a seat on the Front Row Pew in hopes that you will continue
'The Old Year' into 'The New Year' with CollectInTexas Gal and Tracks of My Texas Ancestors.
Browse around and you'll see some Adjustments and Additions to the Sidebar.
You know though, somethings never change or need adjusting....that'd be Ya'll...my Blogland Friends.