Sat, 25 Apr 15. It is easier to spend words than sort and group patterned paper. While working on the KING FAMILY history and photo album, the papers are spread over the guest bed. When family visited last week it was stacked and stored. Yesterday, I started laying it out on the bed. I am over come with quantity!! For over a year or two, I have imposed a moratorium on purchasing more paper. Mostly, I have adhered to this sanction. This, I believe, will be my last family album; I do not have enough material both data and photos to do other families. This leaves me with probably, a twelve inch or higher stack of papers falling towards heritage pages and colors. What to do!!
Looming on my office book shelves are about four dozen binders of different width full of family history and photos, my research. They have to be weeded of duplicate copies, and indexed so these binders can be sent to counties where these families lived (Holt, Jackson, Kite to Fayette Co, GA; King, Webb, Brown to Stone Co, AR, etc, etc, etc). Leaning to work one-half time on heritage album and one-half time on data management has eluded me. I started the KING album the last few days of Dec 2014, now approaching the end of four months. Want to finish this album and put away material.
Looking forward to 2 May, National Scrapbooking Day; will attend fund raising crop for several classes in Collinsville High School. This will be new experience for me. Will see several ladies from Remember When and hope to make new friends.
Have I mentioned Bernice? Also, since last few days of 2014, Bernice has been addition to our family. On our list, she is number 5 but on her list she rates as at least number 3. I try to walk and work her everyday, weather permitting. Good for her, good for me. She is a rather rangy thing with border collie coloring. Today, I have decided she is less Border Collie than other breeds. Because of her deep chest and very long legs, and long snot, I am convinced she has lots of Greyhound. She is also bark-less which opens doors to many breeds. The long and short of knowing her heritage is her behavior. Border Collies have reputation of being smart and obedient. They are a herding breed and yes Bernie is a herder....Kipper and GiGi. Not so good a characteristic for inside dog of old folks. Life with Bernie to be continued.......