Ellie’s mother, Eleanor Rich Van Staagen, loved to tell this sweet story from her life. In 1985, Eleanor once again dipped into this memory as a tape recorder captured her voice to preserve the tale of two young girls on a summer adventure exploring the shores of Georgian Bay.
More Family History Features
Consider the power of a story. Rather than focusing on bare facts of family history, stories tell us what is important to people and how they made life-defining decisions. Let me share an example of a story about Les Thacker who was my wife’s grandfather.
October is officially Family History Month. This designation goes back more than 20 years, just 2 and a half weeks after the traumatic events of 9/11. The bill passed by the United States Senate includes a long list of reasons why October should be Family History Month.
Considering my dear, sweet husband has not joined the Church even after over 40 years of marriage, and three of my four children are not active in the Church, is it possible I have missed something along the way? I believe building family unity coupled with personal revelation, no matter your circumstances, is a critical component in raising the up-and-coming generations.
Would you like to feel the love and wisdom of your ancestors in your life and your family’s life? Would you like to feel the strength and stability of your heritage as a foundation for your family? You can make the great qualities and contributions of your forefathers a blessing and a strength to you, your children, and your grandchildren.