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History: I have finished going through Mom's journals from 1987-2003. That's two peach boxes I've emptied. I'm keeping about 1 binder worth of stuff to scan. This project took a lot of time, but not as much as I thought it would. She stopped writing every day about 1991-2 (shocking) and it went a lot quicker after that.

This was a very enlightening project. I enjoyed reading about Mom's day-to-day life. It's hard to believe one person could accomplish so much in a day and still feel like she did nothing. Of course even at the end I was amazed at how much Mom could handle. For example, she had FIVE church callings at one point. Plus she worked, cooked from scratch, fixed up her home, gardened, took care of pets, took care of kids, worked on genealogy and scrapbooks, and had about 30 Scrabble games going on at once. What a woman.

The next thing that remains to be tackled is the Richardson genealogy. I did get rid of quite a few duplicate pages, but there's still piles of stuff. Most of it is entered into my file but it makes me nervous to get rid of it because I don't know where Dad and Grandma got some it.


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