Monday, February 12, 2007

Family Photo Collage circa 1869 - 1995

This is a random collage of family photos that I have been scanning over the last few months. I have been delving into genealogical research on-line and have unearthed roots deep in Alsace and Moselle, France, that were just hinted at in our informal, oral family history.

This experience has been profound for me, and more than once I have been sobbing while searching with my notebook on my lap. These tears are not from sadness, although that may well be a component; they come from joy, astonishment, grief revisited, surprise, pathos, healing.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous photographs. What a wonderful celebration of your family!