Sunday, November 15, 2009

About The Original Blog

First, I hope that all of those family members That I have badgered to get photos and information understand that I am not being a pain in the neck just for my own amusement. I want this to be a resource for your future generations. As I have no children, this is really for all of you that share my heritage if not my name. I have found it a privilege to know each and every one of you, and am so happy to have known so many of the people in this work, even if it was only briefly in some cases. Those I do not know or do not know well, live as long as my memory holds out in stories told by my elders, and I hope that this site will help you all to live on in others' memories and pride of heritage. We are a wonderful, weird, funny and interesting family.

This site contains only photographs. It is better for the original blog to do this separately as the original's flow will be better. Please remember that I can only do so much of this without your help. Please make sure that you send all your old family photos to me as soon as possible in order to preserve them for future generations. The originals will all fade away, but as long as we can get people to maintain this site when I am gone or to transfer them all to new formats as the technology changes, they can be available to generations in the future. Please help me with photos, stories and biographies to be posted on the sites. This photo is me on the quay at Santa Marina Salina where I first came home.