Missed It By A Bit

We were researching my husband’s family in eastern Iowa and, after trooping through a cemetery, stopped at the adjacent farm to inquire where we might find the sexton or whomever had the records.

In the course of the conversation, we talked about the people we were researching and the woman of the household said, “Oh, I guess the person who would know that is my father.” My heart nearly missed a beat and my enthusiasm rose, but only for a brief moment, as the woman went on to say, “… but he passed away 20 years ago.”

Sigh.  If only time did stand still!


About maryjlohr

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