Sunday, July 17, 2011

Obituary Sunday

How sad that within the first week I started this blog, a member of the family has passed. My dad tells me she was really into genealogy, but Alzheimer's ended that some time ago. What a tragedy.
I never met Blanche, I remember Dad getting Christmas cards and letters from her and her husband, and I knew they were cousins. The email Dad forwarded to me from Blanche's husband was heart breaking to read. It was easy to see, in so few words, how much he loved her and how sorely she will be missed. I'm so sorry I will never get to meet her this side of glory. I'm not even certain how much information I know today about the family history on Dad's side can be contributed to her efforts.

A link to her obituary as it is online, right now. I can only hope I can get a real copy. I always feel so awkward asking for something like that from people I haven't actually met during such a sad time in their lives.
RIP Blanche. 


  1. Greetings and welcome to! I'm a newbie to the community and I can say with certainty that you will enjoy all that this EXCELLENT community has to offer (if you haven't explored the site fully already). I am so sorry about the lost of your family member Blanche, who sounds like she was a genealogist at heart. But, you can now complete what illness prevented her from doing years ago. Again, welcome!

  2. Thanks Liv! Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment too. I'm working my way through the community a little at a time, who knows what's there waiting to be found! Incredible how this sort of thing has taken a life of it's own!

  3. I am sorry for your loss. Blanche sounds like a wonderful person. Hopefully you can continue her story (and yours) through your blog.