Saturday, March 19, 2011

It's Been 2 Years?

I can't believe it!  Family Stories is 2 years old today!

Cake (cropped and enchanced)Image via WikipediaJust between you, me, & the gate post, I never thought I'd keep it up for this long.  When I started, I asked myself, do I even know enough family stories?  Oh, sure, there were ones I'd remembered.  Ones I'd been told.  But I wondered if I could come up with a "story" from just a few facts that I had found out through researching.  Was that even possible?  Was it going to sound too dry?  Were people even going to care or want to read them?

Well, I started writing them anyway, and I think I have my answers.  Yes, stories can be made with just a few facts.  And they're not  dry.  And people like to read them.  People like you.  [Which is good because I'm pretty sure my family doesn't read my blogs.  In fact, I know they don't because they'll ask me a question, and my reply is always, "Well, if you read my blog, you'd know the answer, but I'll tell you anyway because I'm just so excited and thankful that you even care enough to ask..." *rolling eyes heavenward*]

So, THANK YOU for reading.  While I can keep writing even if no one reads them, it's infinitely more fun with y'all reading them.  I hope they inspire or motivate you to research and write about your own family's stories.

Because if you don't, who will?

So, let's get this party started 'cause Family Stories turns 2 today!!!  Pick up a glass.  And here's a toast [and an Irish blessing]:

Verre de champagne / Glass of champagne / Glas...Image via Wikipedia
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
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  1. Happy Blogiversary. Here's to many more years of sharing stories.

  2. Top o' the morning to Family Stories and congratulations on your 2nd blogiversary, great job!

    “May God grant you always...A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you. Faithful friends near you. And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.”

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  4. Happy blogiversary Caroline! When I put together the Genealogy Blogging Beat post last night, I shouldn't have done it after a 2 hour episode of GeneaBloggers Radio! I forgot to mention your blogiversary!

    Well it is fixed now and I've been trying to get the word out via Facebook and Twitter. I love your blog and the content you provide is priceless and a wonderful resource for the community.


  5. Happy Blogiversary to you! May you have many, many more.



    p.s. I deleted my first comment because of a spelling error. Sorry about that.

  6. Happy Blogiversary!! Wishing you many more!! Pssst I want your widget!! ;) hahahahaha

  7. Happy Blogiversary!

  8. Happy Blogiversary. May you have many more!

  9. Happy Blogiversary your blog! Looking forward to many more.

  10. Happy Blogiversary, Caroline! I love your blog - wishing you many more years of great story telling. And just in your honor I will drink an EXTRA glass of wine tonight ;-) We won't specifically define how many come before "extra"!!

  11. Happy Blogoversary and Top o' the morning to one of the best storytellers I know!

  12. Happy blogiversary! I love your choice of cake and champagne. You know how to celebrate!

  13. I LOVE your writing, Queen of the Links! While I am late to the party, my wishes are no less heartfelt. Congratulations!

    Woman, you got it goin' on. More, more, more!


  14. Congratulations! Time flies when you're having fun blogging. Best wishes for the coming years.

  15. Thank you to each and every one of you for all your kind words! They mean so very much to me.


  16. Better late than never. (Basketball has interfered with my blog reading.) Congratulations on 2 years. Can't wait for the next installment about Big Paw Paw.

  17. Wonderful, Caroline! Keep up the great work.

    Smallest Leaf

  18. Dang! I missed the special occasion! I must have had a brain fart. Well happy belated blogiversary!

    Keep on blogging!

  19. Congratulations. I couldn't agree with you more about writing stories with few facts. Give me a fact, or the scent of a fact, and I'm off and running. Nothing like imagining. And, thank you, Caroline.

  20. Happy belated blogaversary, Caroline! Here's to many more! And may I add... that cake looks delicious!


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