I am really short on time and need a post for tomorrow. I am going to repost my very first one with a couple of corrections because my family keeps growing.
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.
have four beautiful children, three boys and one girl. I also have six
gorgeous and intelligent grandchildren and three perfect great-granddaughters. 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.
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. You can read their stories here.
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 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.