This genealogy search is taking me in all sorts of directions and stirring up many remote memories. I feel I should focus my search and try to do one thing at a time. For example, on my father’s side of the family there are many relatives that I only met once or twice long ago. Many first cousins and second cousins.
In real time I am pursuing my peripatetic 89 year old sister. She is having a rough year moving between hospitals, various nursing homes and rehab centers, her own home, and the homes of 2 of her 8 children. For a few days she was in Campton New Hampshire where it was VERY COLD., like other parts of New England. Now she is over in Maine where 2 more feet of snow are forecast. I’m sure New Englanders are wondering when this will ever end. I’m remembering a winter back in the late 1940’s when we had record amounts of snow in Belmont Mass. I loved it. In my mind’s eye I have a picture of my sister sitting on a high snowbank of shovelled snow. She is reading a book and I am about to drop a chunk of snow on her head.