Me and my gangsta daughters on Christmas Day..... One day, sometime in the future, I will get a photo of the three of us in which we all look good. No gangsta signs, no crossed eyes, no CLOSED eyes, no drool.... I swear, if I have to pay for it I will get one eventually, lol!
One of the things we did was show the new family historian (Hi Paul!) some of our family "primary sources"--the saber and diaries belonging to Edward Bruce Crofoot, my great-great-grandfather. The diary is a record of his time with the Wisconsin 32nd, who spent a little time in Georgia on a trip across the state during the Civil War.
The writing is pretty tough to read, although my Dad "translated" most of it several years ago. Lieutenant Crofoot had beautiful handwriting with swirls and flourishes-- and in a century and a half, we have lost the ability to read "real handwriting".
Hope all of you had a wonderful warm Christmas.....