Sunday, 10 September 2017

Photo on Sunday 2017-29

You have heard me talk about my family ancestry a great deal in the last few years. Plus the books I was going to write about them. Well, here are the books! The front doesn't look exactly as I wanted it, but I must say my first attempt at writing something like this looks pretty neat. 

Here's a photo of the inside of the books. The top book is of my maternal grandparents and that makes the bottom photo of the book of my paternal grandparents. The top shows a story of how one couple get several children and three of those proceed to have offspring that eventually leads to my grandfather. And to make the story complete, another story about another couple who do exactly the same thing for my grandmother.

The bottom book shows a page about one of my ancestors and his job as village judge. Plus a far away, gazillion times removed cousin who was quite prominent in Dutch politics.

PS: On the front of the books I have not actually written 'written by yours truly' but collected by. 

10 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Seeing our work in print is a thrill, especially when it looks this good Mara... collected yes - but also arranged by... YAM xx

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    1. In Dutch it says as much as 'put together by'. Which covers more bases than just the collected part. But it is a thrill to see it and have it standing in my bookcase.

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  2. You have truly accomplished something special and worthwhile.

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  3. What treasures you have created!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Thank you. But the family is the treasure, I just collected the stories.

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  4. They look wonderful. It must have been exciting when you first received them and opened them up. Your words in print at last.

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    1. They were sent to my parents, so I didn't see them until I got home. It was still a thrill though.

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    1. It was a lot of work, but very worthwhile. And great fun as well.

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  6. I'm so proud of the work you did on those books. They are a family treasure!

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