Thursday, October 23, 2008

Door to the past

I am a history buff. I love it. My wife says I like it so much because if you think about it, it is nothing but a bunch of stories, stories of the past which is one of my favorite things. I am one of those people that love to sit down with a cup of coffee or pop or whatever and just catch up with an old friend or read a really good book.
My mom gave all of us kids a book of stories that my grandfather, her father wrote. They are stories of what was going on at that time, and the cool thing about it all is that it is all about my mom's family while they were growing up. He was such a great story teller. Last night I read so many different entries. I was laughing so hard at times. I actually got to see what life was like for my mom as a child. With her parents, siblings, and grandparents. There was one story where he tells how he found out my mom and dad were getting married. It was crazy to be reading all this. Gives you a whole new light to your family that is for sure. What is so funny is that my parents live in a very tiny town in ND called Carrington. And some of the things he was talking about I can picture in my has changed but no that much.
As I was sitting there reading it, I was thinking, my kids do not have anything like this. Nothing to see what it was like for us growing up.
With all the changes going on, we dont even have letters anymore. We do everything by phone of email. Our kids are kinda getting screwed out of a great deal of heritage.
I think I am going to start posting some of the funny things grandpa wrote. How he and grandmas relationship was and everything. He died before I was born, but with this book I can totally see what type of person he was.
Not sure....just on my mind today I guess....

~Learning As I Go~


Ethiopianmomma said...

Hi Scot,

Sounds like a great book and a great mission~ to introduce your kids to your grandfather, his life, time, and pieces of history that we should learn from.

I look forward to reading some of the stories.


One-T said...

thanks..i am going to try to get a few on here this week....if i get time that is....

Dan and Leigh said...

You know what's even better...your's like an online diary for your kids someday when you are gone! could post those stories and of course there will be your own:) Thinking about you guys! By the way, I didn't know you were a history nut too. I've borrowed the 6th grade history text book from my new school as my nightly reading...NERD ALERT!