Sunday, March 1, 2015
March Theme Day: Ageing
I have inherited several of my family's Bibles and this one is the oldest and largest (14 x 10 inches and 5 inches thick). John Biglow was my great great grandfather born in 1808 in Weathersfield, Vermont. In between the Old and New Testament are pages where marriages, births and deaths have been recorded through the years. Some have become faded through time, so a few years ago, I transcribed all of them so they would not be lost. Some births date back to the late 1700's. There are numerous newspaper clippings to be found between the pages and also mementos such as the marriage certificate of a couple of my great grandparents dated June 23, 1897.
Note: You might be wondering how my great great grandfather could have been born so long ago. The reason is that his son, my great grandfather, had two families. He married his first wife at a young age and they had several children. His first wife died when he was in his fifties and their children were grown. He then remarried a much younger woman (my great grandmother) and had 3 more children. One of those children was my grandfather, who was born in 1900. So even though I'm an old retired lady now, I'm not that ancient!
The first day of the month is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo Community and this month's theme is Ageing. Please visit this link to see how other CDP bloggers have interpreted this theme.