Imagine That!!!

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!

Imagine That!

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.
Imagine That!


  1. Imagine that! you without words?! nope, just does not compute, lol. I love reading your blog and look forward to the New Year's "adjustments"
    Happy New Year!

  2. Hi Sue! Best wishes to you AND "y'all", for a blessed and very Happy New Year!! ((hugs)) ~tina

  3. Whatever you do, I know it'll be interesting and I'll be there, following along.

  4. I'd love to attend and will be sitting on a pew wating to see what you uncover this year. Hope you and yours had a fantastic Christmas

  5. Sue ~ Happiest New Year wishes to you, HiHoney, the un-decorator and family ~ I love your new header . . . beautiful! Your post said it perfectly and what a wonderful way to look at ending one year and sliding into the next! I always enjoy your wonderful posts.

  6. Well I'm relieved to know that you aren't going to stop blogging. You had me wondering for a little bit. So glad you are staying.

    Love the photo of the inside of that old church. Would this be the inside of the old Baptist church photo you sent to me? If so may I have it put with the other photograph?

    I have been dabbling in my own geneology. Just this last month I have reconnected with a maternal cousin and I plan to drill her on what she knows. Unfortunately my own father wasn't one to share a whole lot about the family history.

    I will be interested to see what you bring to your blog this year. Hugs!~Ames

  7. Hi Sue!
    I love your photos today. Old churches are fascinating. Happy New Year!

  8. It sounds like your ancestors are so special to you. I was just telling a blogging friend how much I love Ralph Waldo Enerson's quotes...he's a favorite of mine. Happy New Year, and I'm so glad to have met you.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  9. Oh that old church is lovely. All worn from years of love.

    Happy New Year Sweet Sue - can't wait to see where it takes us!


  10. What a great post for the new year! I love the quote and pics!

    Wishing you a warm and blessed New Year!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  11. Anonymous1/05/2012

    The quote by Waldo is my all time favorite! Love your post and look forward to all coming in the New Year!...I am certain you are not at a loss for words and creative thoughts! You never have been in the past...

  12. Hi Sue. Just stopping by to wish you a Happy New Year and also a Happy Birthday. I know this is your month, just now certain of the day. LOL
    All the best ~ Sarah

  13. Happy New Year, sweet friend. You know I will follow you anywhere - and from year to year.

    Work has me so busy that it may take me a while to get here, but I will always turn up - like an old dog.

  14. You are a delight here so don't leave us ever! I love the humor and your way with writing that makes me smile whenever I stop by! I am always iimpressed with your facts and fun and your beautiful photos! Enjoy your weekend!


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