I have gotten so much done this week. I have been doing indexing. I don’t know if I mentioned, but there is a point system on FamilySearch.com if you do a certain amount of indexing, based on the number of entries and the difficulty of the project, you get more points. Well…. when my husband realized there were points, game on… Not exactly fair to him right now because I don’t start work until Friday, but still. I am way ahead. For now…
I strive more for the accuracy percentage, so when I get one back with a poor percentage score, I go over it with a fine tooth comb. I have only disputed one so far, but I am so sure I am right, I hope it comes back corrected to the value I entered.
Now, the visit to my grandmother. Well, it was incredible. She’s an amazing lady. Adorable to the tip of her toes. She is 90 and the best word I can think to describe her is sprightly. Sadly, I didn’t learn as much as I head hoped to in the way of names and such, but I did get to meet my cousin that has provided me with a lot of great information for that side of the family. She is lovely, and I can’t wait to get to know her better. Her son is a little firecracker. Best of all, I met my Aunt Joyce. I just felt like I was meeting someone I had known my whole life. We like the same books, have many of the same hobbies, I can even see a family resemblance, which shouldn’t be too surprising as she IS my aunt. She just blew me away. She’s smart and funny and she kept the conversation going and I just don’t think it would have gone as perfectly without her. The best thing though, after realizing about what her age must be, I was THRILLED. She looks amazing and I have the same skin tone as her. I definitely didn’t get the SKINNY gene from that side of the family, but if I got the SKIN gene, I am pretty happy with that!
I did give her the photo album that I mentioned I was making. She seemed to really like it, but the thing I will always remember is when she got to the page where her father’s World War I and II draft cards were, she traced her finger along his signature. Gave me goosebumps.
After teaching my class on Sunday, came home and had a consult with a sweet girl from the ward and her mom and brother. She is in Young Women’s so she can’t attend my class on Sundays, but I can work with her one on one. She was very bright and picked up on things so quickly. It was so refreshing to see a young girl like that wanting to learn family history. And her reasons, although personal, so I won’t share them here, just touched my heart. I hope to be spending many a Sunday afternoon teaching in my makeshift living room classroom!
Sorry for the delay in posts, but well, as you can tell, I sure have been busy. Going to work on my fan chart this weekend, and considering doing a Family History open house after church on Sunday, but I had better decide on that pretty quickly. Maybe next Sunday would be better for that.
For anyone in the class that might be reading this, Lillian already won some treats for this Sunday! Don’t forget to write down a memory of a person in your tree.