Tonight I’m posting a photo of five generations of my family. The photo is a collage that includes my son, me, my father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Five generations of boys. My grandmother passed away last year, and my aunt sent me an assortment of her photos, including of my great-grandfather I had never seen. (His name was "Greenup," which is fitting for a man who was a farmer his entire life.) I located and shrunk some of our best photos and strung them together. Do you see any similarities between us? I made the collage for my son, who will not remember his grandfather. He passed away in 2006 when my son was very young, just as my grandfather died when I was very young. This is a collage to hand down to posterity. I’m not a big genealogy geek, but I do enjoy preserving history.
Over the next few weeks — assuming I find opportunities to update this blog — I’ll post some photos of our time in Paraguay. I am way behind on my posting.
Blog Note: We finally settled on a birthday place for my son. We found a place much cheaper than the other options. Cheap wasn’t the only factor — it offers pretty much the same amenities as the expensive places without the high cost. We’ll probably do a small birthday barbeque for him in addition to the birthday party. I’m glad the option we chose is affordable and minimal work.