At Play In The Archive
Today is my one-year blogoversary here at The People of Pancho, one year since I looked at all the boxes of paper and photographs I dragged home from my grandma’s house and wondered, “What the heck am I going to do with all this stuff?”
There is a right way and wrong way to handle archival materials, People, and while I do my best, I’m sure that one look at my setup would give a real archivist the vapors.
Nevertheless, it’s been a wonderful blogging year for me. I’ve made a treasured connection with a heretofore unknown relative, and I’ve met so many other obsessive nuts — I mean, fantastic genealogy bloggers — who are on similar quests. We cheer each other along when the scanning gets tough and the clues dry up, and for that, I am truly grateful. You guys are terrific.
While I am not normally in the habit of putting nude photos of myself in bed on the internet, I will make an exception in this case, because my Grandma Kathi was the “keeper of the stuff” before me, and she is the person to whom I owe a debt of gratitude for leaving me so many clues to sift through and write about.
By the way, the mystery that prompted me to begin blogging in the first place is still not solved. I have come to regard Dorrie as a kind of muse in uniform.
One more thing. Today is also the birthday of my dear cousin Jenny, fellow member of the snappy dressers club. Here we are with our great-grandpa Leo. Happy birthday, Jen!
Thanks for reading, People.