Ol' Myrt is packing and heading for the Logan Utah Genealogy & Family Heritage Jamboree where she will deliver the keynote address on the theme: PIRATES OF THE PEDIGREE. 36 additional classes will be ably taught by a variety of experienced researchers and teachers.
There is still time to register at: www.MyAncestorsFound.com
And now a little something on the personal side.
My DearREADERS have known that my dear step-mom died on Christmas Day, and now it is my Dad's turn. He has been on hospice for two weeks and it has been an odd combination of really bad nights and fairly active, happy days as various extended family members have come to visit. Being the primary caregiver has been a challenge and a privilege.
I haven't written on this topic before, because I figured that Dad would pass away and I would be writing about him at that time. He is hanging in there, and we're doing all we can to keep Dad comfortable at home. But God has his own timetable.
Now I am coming to Utah for a week to "do" this genealogy seminar and visit with my grandchildren.
I know my brother and his wife will take good care of our Dad in my absence. I have prepared myself (if one can ever do that) for the possibility that Dad's passing may occur during this time. What can I say, DearREADERS, for I know that man of you have walked the path that I am taking at this time. Your email from time to time has been a comfort. Right now, Ol' Myrt needs your prayers and so does my Dad.
On the brighter side, my middle daughter is due to deliver her 4th son in May. That will make six delightful, beautiful, intelligent grandchildren for me to enjoy and spoil.
Life ebbs and flows, doesn't it?
Happy family tree climbing!
DearMYRTLE, your friend in genealogy
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