By Liz Adair
I've created a monster, my brother tells me. Yes, I agree, but such a nice monster.
It started at the beginning of the year, when I proclaimed 2008 the Year of Family History. I remembered the situation twenty years ago when, though we had ample lead time, my mother and I never managed to get her photos identified before she died. I don't have too many pictures from her trunk that are enigmas, but there are plenty that would slip into that status if my brother and I were gone.
That's the reason for the proclamation and the proposal that we start a family blog. (Translation, he was to set up the blog, and I would join him in posting pictures and writing about them.) It took a little prodding, but finally he emailed me to check out http://www.ronnietootie.blogspot.com/
I would have named it something different, but who am I to complain, since he not only followed through in setting up the blog, but has done a wonderful job of posting pictures and writing about them.
What a wonderful tool the internet is. It lets us connect in so many ways. Our far-flung family can check out the blog and experience a mini e-family reunion any time it's convenient. We're just in the infancy of using this tool, but I expect that it will do great things for our family. Especially if I can find my scanner under the piles on my desk and get busy contributing.