Turns out we are just another wave of tumbleweeds blowing across Trigger’s hoofprints, and over a prairie of generations gone. Ron Moody, 2014
This page will feature my self-published book “Ancestor Legacy”.
Do you know what made your grandparents tick? What were their passions? How did they meet? Did they take vacations, or were they just workaholics. How much schooling did the have? How many jobs did they have, what were they, and how many places did they live?
What do you really know about your parents? Why are you here? That’s a really good question. These thoughts often do not occur until one is in there 60’s or later, and facing the enviable end. That’s when we usually start to reflect upon our family’s history and ancestry. By then, often the oral history is gone because no one thought to ask our elders and/or they may be gone already.
I have wondered about these things with my family. I have discussed such with my sister Marcia Leigh, 8 years older, to try to fill in our family history. We still have many gaps. This book is my attempt to start filling in the historic information on me for my family, for their future reference. My personal story will not be that important to you, but hopefully entertaining. I hope to continue to fill in the blanks as I age. Therefore it is incomplete and fluid. It should however give you some insight and ideas you can use in compiling your own family stories. I hope the “family history fill-in-the-gaps” concept will encourage you to write your own stories for your present and future family. Enjoy.
James F. Gore , March 17, 2014
“Old friends, heroes, lifetimes; don’t let a single memory fade away!” A shoulder tattoo on a woman at a bluegrass festival, August, 2012