Friday, January 25, 2013

Dear Friends . . .


. . . if any one of you is still out there!

As you can see, I've been on hiatus for quite a while, for reasons I won't bore you with.  The thing is, my heart is actually in a different place right at the moment -- since last summer, I have been immersed in the genealogy of my ancestors, a project I've found both exciting and absorbing.  I decided that at this point what I would like to do best is start a family genealogy blog; it feels important to me (at my age :) to get the information down somewhere for my relatives to see.  I had thought of making a book for everyone, and maybe some day I will do that, but for right now I want to do posts that someday will be gathered up, I hope.

So . . . since I can't maintain two blogs, this one will remain on hiatus until further notice.  Rest assured that if/when I open again, there will be balloons and fireworks and a huge giveaway and and and . . . 

If you're interested in anyone's family history outside your own (and why would you be?) you can pop in at Living in the Past: The Ortman-Berneburg Blog, where I'll also be talking about the trials and tribulations of getting mired in the sands of time -- it's rewarding, of course, but also extremely frustrating.

If you stop by, let me know what you think!  Thanks for all the beautiful communication that went back and forth on this blog --