15 December 2005

Genealogy Thoughts

One of the things that always amazes me about the Weedon family genealogy is the huge size of the generations. Consider: I was born in 1960, but my father was born in 1920 and his father was born in 1879 and his father was born in 1831, and his father was born in 1795, and his father in 1745. That means my grandfather's father fought in the Unwarranted War of Northern Aggression and that man's grandfather fought in the Rebellion against His Majesty.

I guess this is on my mind because today is my father's birthday (that's his picture). If he were alive, he'd be 85 years old. Sadly, he died of cancer back in January of 1980. He's been gone a long, long time. I still miss him very much.

On my mother's side, the generations were not QUITE so far spread, though she was 43 when I was born. Her parents were born in the 1880's and her grandfather was only a little boy during the Civil War.


Anonymous said...

Deb says:

May Stuart's memory be eternal

William Weedon said...

Amen! Amen! Amen!