Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Some Like Informtion

I share a lot with my children and grandchildren,
believing it is important.  Some they ask for and a lot I share
because I want them to know.  They might be interested or not
is not important to me.   Just feel it is important to pass this on while
I am still living.

A lot of family information I was never aware of
until my mother and grandmother's were no longer living.

They did not share and I never thought to ask and
this one shares without being asked.

Since their death when some information is passed on I hear it
but sometimes it is coming from one where there never was
a personal relationship.  So some of the information I believe and
some the thought it might not be exactly the way it was.

Information passed on many times changes over the years.   So be wise, listen
and it might be not totally correct.

Regarding my mother, some of  her sharing  may be due to the fact that my mother was very young
when she married at age 17 and I soon after was born.   But she never shared as she grew
older and passed away at age 82.

Because of my interest and life as the years went by I can remember
even now - quite often - her saying to me
"if you had not been born at home with your grandmother taking
care of me - I would not believe you were my child."

Growing up I did not like hearing this but age is wonderful because now
I  react to words differently.  Now it puts a smile on my face as I realize
she was a child.

A dear Aunt passed away several years ago in her 90's - I remember asking her questions
about the grandmother that was so dear to me.   Her reply she did not know and I would
ask why - and she would reply I never thought to ask.

So many unanswered questions on matters that seem important to me at this time.

My oldest daughter and some grandchildren  ask a lot of questions and I like this.   Some daughters
and grandchildren never ask.   So everyone is different.  I have always craved information.
Even now in these late years I am continually seeking information on many different subjects.

So as I share with my children and those from around the world
who knows if some of those words are helpful.


the wild magnolia said...

i believe it is good to share. thinking there will come a time family history will be important.

and i agree, the way we perceive and think a thing to be, changes with time.

Tabor said...

Those grandchildren who do not ask questions may wish years from now that they had! I am one of those.

Hill Top Post said...

How I wish I had asked more; now there's no one left to ask. Thanks for the reminder to share more with our children.

Pienosole said...

I am like you, wanting information. I too thank you for the reminder to share with the next generation.
Have a nice evening.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sandy, Tabor, Mary and Pienosole, thanks for visiting.

Sallysmom said...

I always asked a lot of questions, but now that my mom has passed there is so much more I wish I had asked about. People don't believe that some day they will be glad they know but they will.

Judy said...

I always asked about family stories and history--now that both parents are gone, I realize there are some questions I forgot to ask and now, it is too late. I am so interested in so many things and I am still inquisitive, curious and asking questions.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sallysmom and Judy, :)

lil red hen said...

I wrote a short book about my childhood and the work my family did on the farm. It's a very simple book but I wanted my grandchildren to know something about their grandma's background. The two oldest were great support for me; the other four, not so much, but someday maybe they will care. Things are so different now for young people.

Anonymous said...

Ernestine, I love your sharing!