11 March 2011

Women's History Month

Keep smiling! Thirza Angeline Nay, my 2nd great-grandma
I had great plans this month to blog every day about my wonderful female ancestors or "an-sisters" as my young daughter once called them. (She wondered why we only had "an-sisters" and no "an-brothers.") However, I've been experiencing a little adversity. First my back went out. First time ever. Am I getting old? The chiropractor wondered if it was the exercise video I resurrected and was working with. Too much of a good thing, I guess.

Then my computer crashed, again. This time I was better backed up, but I haven't had the stamina to sit in front of it long enough to try to get it back. I tried to get some of my stories from my sister's computer, but my external hard drive locked her out and then her keyboard broke. So now I'm lying on my back with the laptop propped up on a pillow in front of me.

Nevertheless I do honor my grandmothers, great-grandmothers and so forth. It is their indomitable blood running through my veins. It is their courageous gene pool that has contributed to mine. Their stories give me what it takes to survive my small trials. Thanks dear ones. I'm thinking of you this month.

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