Weekend Photo Challenge at Real Toads this week is to use the photography of Daryl Edelstein for inspiration.
clutching paper and pencil
and the notes from grandma’s memory
to a library reading old county histories
of prominent citizens~the denziens of society.
to the court house, a large dark room,
to peruse records scribed in neat letters
of brown ink from a quill pen
a trip to the cemetery in an effort
to find all that remains of an ancestor
just beware the skeletons you
dredge up that were buried long ago
Photo courtesy of Daryl Edelstein for Real Toads.
When I first started researching my family’s history, I really could go to one court house where they would lead me to the records room and leave me to browse through the records for hours. I found so much information by doing this. It’s a shame that you can no longer to this because of people stealing pages from the books. I have uncovered a scandalous secret or two…