It has been a interesting and exciting venture for me, and one that I plan to continue. The discovery of details about our ancestors continue to be made with the promise of more revelations to come.
On the last day of this year Darrell and Mary will celebrate 35 years of marriage. 10 Years of "The Shepard's Crook." It was 10 years ago this week that I began writing The Shepard's Crook as a family blog.After just a few days of honeymooning we returned to San Diego, packed up and went back to school at Abilene Christian University in Texas. Speaking of Abilene Christian, 14 years later my brother Darrell was a student at that same school.He had met a student there who was from Chicago named Mary Medina.The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. It is happy Christmas Day around our house with presents, food and the holiday spirit in abundance.Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with weary feet, Until it joins some larger way, Where many paths and errands meet. As this year draws near to a close there are a number of worthy family celebrations that I am thinking about and pausing to remember. Today is the 129th anniversary of the birth of my Grandfather William Shepard.