Friday, November 12, 2010

Peterson-Cavallin Family History - "A Few of My Favorite Things"

This is my passion.
I gather family facts, photos and stories.
This is the workbook that I create
each year for my husband's family reunion.
I make three copies of this book
and family members are encouraged to actually write in
the "workbook" adding, subtracting and correcting
the facts. 
I totally love it!
I believe that it is incredibly important
that our children have a source to use 
to learn about their ancestors.
My passion for this came partially from my mother
who set a very high standard for documenting 
family history.
The other woman who inspired me was a cousin of 
my husband's. 
I expressed a desire to see that my husband's
family stories and history be documented.
She kept telling me, "You can do it!"
So I did.
For the past five years I have had an updated
version of the family history for circulation.
She and I even created an event we call
"Family Tree Hugger"... where we gather to do 
nothing but work on the family tree.
Today my inspiration for this work passed away.
She is now with our God she served so faithfully.
And she is with so many of the family members she
loved and missed.
I will miss Mickey so very much.
Rest in peace, dear, sweet lady.

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Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh I am deeply sorry for your loss of this good friend..and the ideas that she shared and got you to doing are amazing! And soooo very important! There's nothing more important than seeing where you're from so you can see where you're going :-)

Hugs to you in this time of sadness.. word verification is "mistscry"..fitting that even the "mists" would cry...

Julie Harward said...

You are such a good family historian! You remind me of my mom..she did all this her whole life and I am so glad she did..for now I own a treasure! She, is so beautiful :D

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Karen, I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful lady she was. How wonderful that you do this for your husband's family. I so wish someone had done this for my family. I'm afraid those who knew all of the information are already gone. Thank you for linking this beautiful dedication to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

From the Kitchen said...

You are doing something that I want to do but, so far, am intimidated by the stack of photos and memorabilia to go through. I pull it out, enjoy looking through and put it back saying to myself "maybe in a blizzard". Of course, in that blizzard, I also plan to reread the entire "Mitford" series as a whole!!

I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your fellow historian. What a legacy she helped to create.


Deb said...

I'm so sorry for your loss...what a beautiful photo of her...I love the photo of your parents on your side bar