I think of this as adding flesh (the stories) to the mere skeleton (names and
dates) of family histories. --Joel
Hi to all of you that have been so kind to me in the 4 weeks since my father
passed away. I have had to do alot of writing about my father, and the man
that he was.
Suddenly, all of these souls that have a headstone and maybe some papers have
become so real to me. A part of me. I think it's a good idea for everyone
that is lucky enough to have parents, grandparents, etc. to write about THEM.
Don't we all want to know what our ancestors were like? I wish I had so much
more information about my great grandparents.
I'm still so very sad, but I just want to share this with you all. Write
from your heart because generations to come will truly appreciate it. Let'sback up our zip discs with good old pen and paper too.
Agoura Hills, Ca
Joel Achtenberg, MSW
St. Louis, Missouri