Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I wish I had Asked

Hi you all and welcome back to another blog post today. Day 26 of LOAD 514, the theme is Back to the Future and the prompt: If I knew then....Don't we all think about this once in awhile if I only knew now I would have done this then. This is my take on the layout, I'm also taking a sketch class at Big Picture Classes and this was lesson 2 of that class for the layout:
I used my current counterfeit kit for this layout and last month's kit for the alphas.
 I was glad to use this picture of my grandparents with it being Memorial Day when I did the layout it was fitting. As you can tell which side of the family I get my looks and my Mom got here looks too. But the man is my Grandfather one that I never knew of but was lucky enough to come across a cousin through my genealogy research and she gave me the photos.
 My Dad's Mom as a young child a lady that I would have like to have known more of, received this picture from my Aunt when I started asking questions and got to know a bit about the Dress family from her
 These are my Zerbe cousins I met while family searching, we spent a wonderful breakfast together chatting about certain things about the family and how we fit as a family, before going to the Cemetery to locate an ancestor's grave stone and found out there was another stone on there of one we were not aware of.
My journaling about my feelings:
If I only knew what I know now, I would have asked more questions. I got into genealogy a few years ago and I did because I was asked a question that I couldn't answer, why because I didn't know. Wish I had known how precious photos would be to me now, I would have taken better care of them. I wish I would have paid better attention to the stories Mom told during the nights we would have slide shows. I wish I had asked my questions to my Gram about her life as a child, about her marriage to my Grandfather I never knew. Or my Pap about what it what was like for him in World War I (he's not pictured). I wish I had asked Dad about his mother that passed away when he was so young, one we knew nothing of till he found out he had another sister.
But I tell the stories that I can now, for my kids so they aren't asking, I wish I had.....

Thanks for stopping by today and seeing what I'm doing in my little corner of the world


  1. Love this!!! Great heritage pictures! Hope you will stop by and share your Crafty Creation!!

  2. Wow, I am so loving this layout Tina! How cool that you got into genealogy and found family. I love the old pictures and so glad that you were able to get them. I too would love to know more about my parent's family, especially my father since I never really knew him anyway. I think this is way cool and glad you got this opportunity to do this layout! Hugs, Brenda

  3. How lovely that you are researching all about your family and finding out so much. What a treasure this will be fr your children.