The demise of Saturday mail delivery is just another example of the changing times. Old curmudgeon that I am, I enjoy receiving mail, whether it be a letter or a bill. Though I can’t recall the last time someone wrote me a letter, I can say that I just recently sent a few.
In the past week, I decided to write my aunts, uncles and parents and ask them to return in a SASE some basic family history questions. While some of this has been told to me before, I wanted to take the opportunity to get them to write it down. I plan to preserve their answers as part of the family history. My plan is to send a few more letters like this throughout the year, asking general questions about family history that I wouldn’t know. My memories of my grandparents for example, will be vastly different than that of my aunts and uncles.
Perspective is everything in family history.