Friday, November 27, 2009

Violet Smedley Jensen Memorial

I lost one of my aunts recently and I wanted to do a little memorial for her. I wish that I had more to tell about her. My memories only include gatherings at grandma's house during my childhood. I can only hope that one of her children will write up a history about her.

It seems that as we grow and get more involved with fulfilling our own lives we tend to lose touch with those relatives who live elsewhere. Sending Christmas cards every year just doesn't seem to compare with the family gatherings of yore.

I have never made a new year's resolution, but if I did, I think it would be to try and make contact with all of my relatives more often -- phone calls, letters, etc. After reading all the letters and postcards that my great-grandmother saved I find myself wanting to start writing letters again; even postcards. I only hope that they will write back!


  1. I agree Leslie, I really feel that even just writing a short note saying hello and I am thinking of you makes a big difference. It's sad that writing via snail mail is a lost tradition. I love cards and letters and I don't think I will ever give it up, at least not until snail mail disappears! Your memorial to your Aunt is wonderful! I just met my aunt that I never knew existed, she is 81 years old and we are so close now. I can feel your loss. I know that I want to slow down a bit and connect with my relatives more, I know we won't regret it. Thank you for reminding me to stay connected.

  2. What a lovely tribute to your aunt, Leslie. I just lost my aunt - the one who got me interested in genealogy - at the beginning of November, so I can definitely relate to your loss. Your resolution is an excellent one, that we should all try to abide by.



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