Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Allow Me To Introduce Myself
Call me Emma. Actually Emma isn't my real name. I want to be perfectly honest with all of you so I will let you know that Emma is the name I use online to protect my privacy. I am not going to disclose my real name.
Emma is a name I made up as a tribute to both my mother and father who unfortunately are no longer with us. In reality I am named after my parents. My first name is a feminine form of my father's name. My middle name is my mother's nickname. Of course my surname at birth was our family name. When I married I took the last name of my husband and kept it even after we divorced.
I have four beautiful children, three boys and one girl. I also have six gorgeous and intelligent grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and another on the way. One thing I am proud of is that it seems that each new generation is prettier and smarter than the one before it. There are several step-grandchildren too and I love them all.
The purpose of this blog is to tell the stories of my family. All are true at least as much as can be according to the things I have been told and as accurate as I remember them. If someone reads them and has a correction to make I am receptive.
I read a long time ago that we are what we come from. If that is true and I believe it is, my offspring have a rich family gene pool to inherit.
Most of these stories are happy ones. Some are even humorous. A few are sad. All I am trying to do is make a written record for my children. They have been after me for years to do this. I attempted many times to do this but organization was beyond me. Perhaps blog form is what I was looking for all along. I can tell a random story and it will not have to relate to the ones around it.
I feel I must say, "Thank you" to my online friend, John Bain, for suggesting this. He writes the most marvelous blog about his experiences. I recommend it highly. If you are not a reader of his now I encourage you to visit him at Don't Unplug Your Hub.
I write for an online publication called Nature Center Magazine. We write about all things concerning nature. I hope you will visit there too.
Mostly I hope you enjoy the Leaves On My Tree. My family tree is full of colorful leaves who led colorful lives. As you get to know each leaf you will understand why my mother called me a "flibberty-gibbet". It was meant lovingly by the way.