Thursday, January 30, 2014
I Can't Believe I Did That!!!!
Society meeting on the 13th about genealogy and I said yes. I hate speaking in front of people and I certainly don't want to be involved that much in the Relief Society. It is not that they aren't a great group and they definitely get a lot done for the Church but that is too involved for me. Yet I said yes.
I love genealogy and if I can spark someone to jump in and get their feet wet than that is good. For me, genealogy is more than just names and dates: it is the stories. The stories are what make the people real. I am so sorry I didn't get caught up in this sooner. I would have listened more closely to my Grandfather Totman's stories about his childhood. I would have tried getting some information from my Grandmother McDonald or listened to my Grandfather McDonald. Maybe he would have told me when he changed his name. He did it somewhere between 1900 and 1906. I know this because he was Oliver Ross Ewing on the 1900 census and he was O. Ross McDonald when he married my Grandmother in 1907. I figured he wouldn't have changed his name after he met her
. We always wait too long........bummers.