Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday's 'Musement - Remembering

I have been distracted of late, hence the lateness of this post.

memories have been flooding through my mind...

memories of Spring...
we are still in Winter here but with a warming trend the past few days I am yearning for warm, sunny days

memories of time well spent making beautiful things...
memories of stories of a Great-Great Grandmother, Julia, who also had a love for needle and thread

memories of my trip to the Yukon last year and one special morning spent at the Pioneer Cemetery.
It's a quiet place, just off the main street, nestled close to the clay banks; car engines are a distant rumble and the wind blows softly, a very green place with some of the largest trees I have ever seen up there...
A mother and daughter buried together, one birth year and one death year on the stone encompass two lifetimes, and a single word
for them both.

I have spent many happy hours doing family research instead of sewing and I was rewarded with finding much about these two women who travelled to a new world, and then on to an isolated Territory.
A daughter seeking a new life and her mother who couldn't bear to give her completely to a far-off country.



Laura said...

I wanted this post to keep going and going. It reminded me that I wish Do had been buried there for 3... just think - you would be 5th and I would be 6th generation. All in the homeland where we belong... <3 <3 <3

paperbird said...

Beautiful post Jilliane.
I love doing family research and would love to visit some of the cemeteries.

Take care,

Michelle May said...

Incredible. Love this post girlfriend.
xx, shell

Dorthe said...

Dear Jillayne
Such a beautifull cemetary-
So exiting to dig, in family history, and be able to find the story ,of people now gone.