Happy New Year! Almost. I have so many ideas for things to talk about as 2016 closes and a fresh, new year begins. But . . . I’m going to wait on that and spend a few relaxed days while we still have family and friends close by. I hope you are able to enjoy some peaceful days during this last week of the official holiday season. Let’s reconnect in the new year (that’s only next week!). My very best wishes to you and yours. Karen   Save Save Save

Last week I took a trip to San Francisco City Hall to obtain copies of the marriage certificates of my grandparents and my parents. This was the next-to-last-piece of a project my daughter Lauren and I have been working on for about a year, collecting the vital records of four generations on my dad’s side of the family – birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates. This project, and especially the trip to SF City Hall, has had me thinking a lot over the past week about connections to the past. Who were the people that came before me . . . what impact has that had on the life… View Post