I realize it is Saturday not Friday, but when you find a post that puts words and thoughts together in such a way that your breathing speeds up, you shout out loud at the printed words and then you read it two more times just for the emotional rush, you know it must be shared . . . . even though it is just with my seven acknowledged followers and two lurking followers (Dahl, you are in this category). As genealogists, we try to explain to the Famuggles* (My apologies to Harry Potter. . . see below for a detailed definition) just what it is about genealogy that holds us so tightly, but trying to convey the emotional connection has always been elusive. This post from Clue Wagon's blog titled Consumption is a must read. She definitely has a way with words. Enjoy!
*Famuggle: Non family historian/genealogist who can be identified by the rolling eyes and loud sighs as family relationships are attemped to be explained by the more enlightened. Famuggles often co-exist in family units alongside family genealogists. Note: My experience with attempts to convert Famuggles has met with limited success.