Sunday, January 10, 2016
We can honor the soul by nurturing our relationships with the dead, whether by visiting and decorating their graves, by praying for them when their memories drift into mind, by naming our children after them, by preserving and using objects they left behind, or by telling their stories and keeping photographs and paintings of them within sight.
Our ancestors give us something irreplaceable and precious in their relationship to us. They are truly our links with the eternal, and it is no wonder that many religions place emphasis on honoring them. We can learn from these rituals and practices to honor our own ancestors and our departed relatives and friends.
(Thomas Moore, Soul Mates, p. 202-3)
10 January 2016
Friday, January 1, 2016
As a New Year's gift to folks who can demonstrate a valid interest in the family of Frederick Ice, Sr. I created a 2247-page PDF genealogy of Frederick Ice, Sr. and his descendants. It's large, about 80MB. (I don't know why the Box Preview says there are 999 pages.)
This is a compilation of information from many sources. Thanks to everyone who shared information. This isn't everything that's available. I'm still working on adding more information to my file from time to time.
The PDF file is located on my Box account. It will be available for sharing until 9 January 2016.
Contact me to justify your interest and obtain the URL to access and download the report.
1 January 2016