I'd been rather quiet since the completion of the WWI Draft Registration Cards, mainly
to take a break. I still have cemeteries to transcribe, but I was holding off so as to
recharge my batteries a bit. Little did I know that we'd have a family crisis here
not quite two weeks ago that I want to share with you all, just briefly.
Two weeks ago tomorrow my baby brother (he's three years younger than me) committed
suicide. It's been VERY difficult for us, especially for my mother, and with the
holidays here... there's not a whole lot to celebrate right now. I can't even
express the pain and hurt when entering the his death information in my genealogy
database. While it's been difficult on all fronts, we will make it.
You guys have been the BEST this past year. From helping transcribe information for the
Breck. Co. site, to submitting it. You all have been a file manager's dream when it
comes to preserving history. I hope after a little time to get back into the swing of
things, to begin posting items again. Lord knows we've got a LOT of things that are
out there ready to go on. So please, just bear with me a little bit longer and slowly
things will go on to help find that missing ancestor.
From a personal standpoint... please remember to tell someone that you
love them. Sometimes we don't know what others are going through in their head. It
can be so miniscule to us, but to them it consumes them to the point they need that hug or
that "I love you". It can make all the difference in the world to them, but to
us... it's just a passing moment in time. I'm trying to purpose myself to where I
let others know how much I care about them, or give that hug.... even if I don't feel
like being a "huggy" kind of person at that moment. I never know when that might
be a ray of sunshine for that person who is going through some extremely dark times.
You all have a VERY blessed and Merry Christmas!! Know that you all have been such a
blessing to me this past year, and I hope to continue on working to help get the
information online to help you all.
With MUCH love and MANY hugs....
File Manager, Breckinridge County
Big Sister to Don Brown
9/9/1967 - 12/11/2007
Email to: brieskate(a)peoplepc.com