This has been one of the most rewarding projects I have worked on. Not only did I learn more about my foremothers by reviewing and updating their information, but I learned about a couple of new foremothers. As I read and reread their files I connected very strongly to all of these ladies. Previously I learned about them in connection with their husbands and children, but in this exercise they were the primary focus. This was a delightful writing project.
The lady on the cover is an image I found on the Internet and Karen Hatzigeorgiou
To me she represents any, and all, of my foremothers when they were young. Whether they lived a long life, or a short one, they all were young and beautiful at one time. Before the struggles of life and heartache took their toll, they were playful and full of hope. This young lady from the early 1900’s represents all of them to me.
May you each come away with a new sense of appreciation for the ladies that went before ---- before you and before me. Enjoy my foremothers.