My grandmother blessed our family with a gift more precious than any material possession. She created a book with our family history. She researched and investigated my grandfather's family tracing it back to its origins in Ireland. Our family has a rich history of many different personalities and backgrounds. Royalty and peasants, cowboys and indians, Rebels and Yanks, Amercian Revolutionary soldiers (I'm a DAR member because of her passion for family history) and Texas Revolutionary soldiers and everything in between make up our amazing family. Because of her hard work, my grandfather, whom I never had the privlege of knowing, comes alive with stories and pictures.
When I saw Martha Stewart's version of this family tree, I wanted to make one for my parents, (they just celebrated their 52nd Wedding Anniversary in January,) as well as for my parents-in-love...I'll take them to a printer to have them copied for my brothers and sister-in-love.