I used to work for a library that had a very large collection of family genelogical research. I found it simultaneously intriguing to know about the past, but not for me. And yet, at the time, I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t interested in jumping into genealogy as a hobby.
I recently had a conversation with a family member who spoke of their past in terms of houses that were lived in, arguments that were had and decisions that were made; rather than birth dates, death dates and anniversaries. That kind of family history made sense to me- stories about life in the middle.
So here’s to the middle!