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Many of us find ourselves longing for a connection to something, or someone from the days we cannot touch; sometimes inspired by a photograph or a scrap of withering notation we found tucked away between the pages of a book in a long-forgotten trunk, or some emotion we cannot ignore. There seems to be a common thread that connects us all to the past; be it a name, an expression, or a geographical placement in this timeline we call mortality. Whatever it is that connects us, and draws our thoughts and hearts to one another, seems to be the passion that brings us to this blogging thing. My hope for any connection leads me to share with you some commonalities in blogging, daring to claim a place among the great writers; but if nothing more than my own journaling, it will be a tangible way for me to make sense of my own individuality, vulnerabilities, and emotions as I continue on this journey called life. I hope this blog may encourage and uplift.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Inhereted Traits

Clemence Frances Hiser Sands 1836-1916
    This is my third great grandmother on my mother's paternal side. She is the older lady standing in front of the store, who, incidentally, happens to be the store proprietor. She seems to have been a pretty strong-willed woman, and by the fact that she had a store front in the main business section of Columbus, Ohio, it appears that she was a successful business woman. Some inherited traits evident in my life, would definitely fall under the "strong-willed" category. I am not sure about the successful business woman; except that I do have a way of pleasing my customers. As the window advertises: "I Treat Heads With a Guarantee",  speaks proudly of the integrity with which my grandmother must have patterned her life.                          

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