Many years ago, I spent quality time with aunts, uncles and Portugal Email Lists grandparents. My grandparents went to church and read the Bible. They worked hard and they lived a hardy life. Those are the lives grandchildren want and need to know about. I truly enjoy writing email to friends and relatives that have been around all my life, and my grandchildren get a kick out of reading about the things we did. There may be changes in the world, but people are still people.
In 1973 a couple of my cousins joined with 21 other members of my mothers family and wrote a genealogy book. It’s something that I’ve enjoyed reading. For each member of the family, there is a blurb written about things they did in their lives. Under my great grandpa it told about him moving west and homesteading in Iowa. His family, from the old country were wealthy. But, where he was born and raised in West Virginia, he never go a chance to learn to read or write, and neither did his wife. They came to Iowa in a covered wagon. The unfortunate thing that happen was, he lost the homestead in a poker game. The book has many other stories that bring our younger generation an education of where they came from.
On my email list, I have friends and relatives. Some of which, we talk about life and the way we are living it. Others, we talk about sports and others just plain old BS. I’ve been told, I’m a pretty good BS’er. Some for the kids, that were kids when I was a kid, remember. Others are hearing the stories for the first time. (So they think.) Some of the things we did as a kid, we didn’t want to talk about, then. But, now, it’s different. Some things we’re proud of, other things we just enjoy telling even though it’s a bunch of BS. The grandchildren become closer when they read about our lives.