I’m always searching for the stories associated with prominent events in the lives of my ancestors. The photos that I find of them are typically of ‘old’ people, not the young vibrant young folks that they saw in their own memories. The stories help me envision them as young folks too.
Sometimes I find a story about them that displays their ‘goofiness’ or at least their humorous selves. Their lives were more physically stressful than most of ours in our mechanized day and if portrait photos are any indication, they smiled a lot less than us. Of course, that’s if you believe the grim look on faces in the old photos to be the truth about their society.
Families love to discover the real stories behind their ancestors. Our grandchildren love to hear the stories about their young grandma and myself.
Today, we can take videos of our significant life stories and post them in the Internet. They say that once something is posted there, it never goes away and will haunt you forever. Perhaps that is exactly what we want in this case. Our digital file may disappear from our hard drives over the years, but it may survive on the storage media of Google or other large entities. The NSA probably doesn’t take requests from the public to pull up the old files though, so I guess we’ll have to hope that a commercial entity’s storage survives the decades and centuries.
Recently, I encountered a marriage proposal of a local man, Tyson J. Henderson to his sweetheart, Hayley Wilson, a story that their descendants will tell and retell for generations to come.
Sorry Tyson, Kip is the better singer – and of course he wasn’t under the pressure of a proposal when he sang the song.
Best wishes to Hayley and Tyson on the upcoming nuptials and may your descendants enjoy your story as much as we have in our family.
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