"Some family trees have beautiful leaves, and some have just a bunch of nuts. Remember, it is the nuts that make the tree worth shaking." ~Author Unknown
"Nothing is so soothing to our self-esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us."
~Van Wyck Brooks
I have been doing a great deal of genealogy and this does ring true; I'm amazed how learning of my
ancestors, indeed, reflects on me - similarities in personality traits, as well as my likes and dislikes.
Having said that, however, I am not so sure I feel "absolved." ... at best, a good excuse perhaps! ~nr lenz
"The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to." ~Dodie Smith
In spite of times when a family member may be ostrasized or treated as an outcast, it is my hope
and prayer that their loved ones do "in their heart", still love them. ~nr lenz
"A family tree can wither if nobody tends its roots." ~Unknown
That's how I feel about the research I'm doing; it's something I want to pass on - in case those behind
me care, and want to know. ~nr lenz
A new cousin a day keeps the boredom away. ~Unknown
So far, I have found four or five cousins, and we are planning to make arrangements, to meet. And another cousin - his
great-grandfather is my grandfather's brother (a whole other story). We have met. I'm excited about meeting "third
cousins" of my mother! ~nr lenz
The above quotes came from www.familytreequotes.com ... thanks Yolanda!