It has been a really long time since I have written about my ancestors (over two months). We had a Hurricane and a flood in late August. So, I lost a bit of time with that. Our home is fine, we did not have any damage. We were very blessed. However, we know several people who did. It makes you wonder about the weather that our ancestors had to endure. I am not going to go down that rabbit hole at this junction. But it does make you reflect.
I have also been listening to the book, Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. I am not very far along, but in one of the chapters, the author talks about the French Huguenots and their link to a particular individual. I wrote early on this blog about the French Huguenots and the very strong link we have with them. You can read about it here: Huguenot Blog Post
My point is this, just by living we are part of history. For example, Hurricane Harvey will be discussed and remembered for years and years. Much like we remember where we were when the Twin Towers fell that fateful day or when the Cubs won the world series. We are a part of history. So, it makes sense to wonder what our ancestors must have thought when the first Minie Ball was fired in the Civil War. Grandchildren might wonder why everyone was fighting over a crusty old military statue, or why the United States Flag is so important to so many people. So, take a few minutes to reflect on what side of history do you want to be on when this chapter is written.
I hope to have some real family history reflections soon.
Until then, Go Cubs Go! Go Astros!#hustletown