And now. . .
"Holiday Fun for Genealogists".
Posted here originally on 28 Nov 2010
Well, I have always known that I would write this blog post. It has taken all of my willpower to save it for the holiday season where it rightly belongs.
Please note that the photo below is from left to right: Gloria Kennelly (my mother), Mary McDonnell Kennelly (her grandmother), Berenice Moldt Kennelly (my grandmother). I am including it because it is a wonderful photo, and I don't have any good Christmas photos of my mother later in her life. Those that I could find, I can't bring myself to post for she would surely haunt me if I did.
And now to share it with you.
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I included a tombstone for our g-g grandfather James Bush Allen because I was sure we would find it when we went to the cemetery - we didn't. So I guess this is the only one he will ever have. There is also a tombstone for g-g-g grandmother Anna Lyman, mother of James B. Allen who is buried in Canada, g-g-grandparents, Owen &; Bridget McDonnell, and our gr. grandparents Edward P. and Mary Kennelly. Lastly, I put a headstone for Margel Kennelly and partially covered it with moss since we had dug up the original. It was beautiful!!
Maybe you have a special object from a loved one who is no longer here. I challenge you to think about the possibility of starting a similar tradition of your own. What wonderful fun to pass it around the family and laugh about times past and the family who came before us.