It is November 26, 2009 Thanksgiving Day Jim and the four grandchildren are visiting us in San Diego from San Jose, California. Grandpa Tony was recently released from the hospital on November 13, 2009 after a long 6 week stay in the hospital following surgery performed September 30, 2009.
I, Grandma Ruth, have compiling information for the family on our family history. One of the major goals of this family history project is to communicate who and where our past family (our grandparents) lived and worked with our new family (our grandchildren). I am focusing on how we all ended up in California. There is a bit of school teacher in this old grandma.
My generation and my children were taught "American History" at school. And then taught a bit of more American History at home. The victors may write the history but the heroes will let you know what happened.
We have completed our World Map see Day 2 ---- and we completed the second lineage migration trail on our USA map. We have added approximate dates to the locations. Our goal in this trail is to end up in Santa Maria in the 1940s where Mud Grandpa and Grandma went and met in high school. We talked briefly about the WWII, and move to San Jose California.
Next we added some of the surnames associated with these migration trails. Yes, Aunt Helen, the Dearmans and Cooks are not there yet.
In honor of this special day of remembrances of the fellowship of the Native Americans and HAYLEY Settlers we added the names of the tribes, approximate dates and interactions with the families.
I showed photos of the Hayleys and Carters working and helping the Cherokee's re locations in Oklahoma and New Mexico and Phoenix. I showed photos of the colleges their relatives attended to learn to serve the Native Americans.
This was an introduction to our families interaction and history of the America. The children and I reviewed a map of the American Tribes and identified more tribes interface with our families. We spoke briefly of the treaties of 1824 and 1905. All in all I think I peaked some interest in the subject. Grandma Ruth will be able to build on this knowledge over the years.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!