Saturday, October 31, 2009
My father's family is from Holland, and because of various circumstances, I have never been close to them to learn their family history. I'm close to several of my aunts, one of whom is very interested in collecting old photos and tracing her roots.
She gave me a cd with pictures she had scanned, and since we all know how I love old photos, I decided to start posting the odd one or two. In a recent conversation with one of my aunts, she said that I look so much like my father's family - something I was never that excited to be. I'll admit, sometimes I wish I looked more like my mom, but I have a lot of her great personality traits, I think it's a fair trade. There are some good things about my father's side too, it just might be harder to see.
So here's the first in another series of old photos... I love how both branches of my family tree have such rich history.