Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What a Phone Call!

Copyright 2010, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

I just received the nicest phone call from a resident of Lenawee County.  Due to the article in the Adrian Daily Telegram (see yesterday's post), she is donating to the Lenawee County Family Reseachers her mother's records from a local cemetery.  Seems her mother walked the cemetery many times and recorded the stones.  Seems Mom was not terribly pleased with the records held by the local town.  So, she marched right out there and made her own set of records. 

Mom passed away in 2000 and this wonderful daughter kept the notebook(s) of mom's work.  The town and the cemetery staff have been known to call and ask questions, what does Mom say about this person.  That sort of thing.

The daughter saw the article in the Adrian Daily Telegram and set into motion steps to contact me.  She discussed the records and donation with her sibling, who fully agreed, Mom's records should go to someone who can use them and value them. 

So, soon, I will stop by and pick up those records.  They are for a cemetery that we have yet to work on, so, they will be very well used.


Thank you wonderful daughter and thank you to a great Mom!  What a great donation, the Lenawee County Family Researchers humbly accept your kindness, researchers from afar will benefit from your donation.

10 comments:

Thomas MacEntee said...

Congratulations - what a coup! And see what can happen when genealogy gets a little media exposure?

Barbara Poole said...

Wonderful Carol. I know how much they mean to you. You are a real star. As you say, CLAP, CLAP.

LindaRe said...

The daughter was waiting for someone to give her mother's work. Pleased she found you so others can benefit.

IrishEyes said...

Congratulations Carol! BRAVO!!! You made that happen. As Barbara says, CLAP, CLAP, and I'll add one for good measure CLAP!!

Southwest Arkie said...

Such a wonderful thing- I'm doing the happy dance in your honor right now.

TennLady said...

Wahoooo! That is so cool.

Greta Koehl said...

I love it when things work out this way - just wonderful.

GrannyPam said...

Like. A Lot.

imagespast said...

That's great news - thanks to Mom and her daughter :-)

Michelle Goodrum said...

Wahoooo! That is beyond cool! I'm so glad daughter has such respect for Mom's work that she kept those records all these years until she found the right home for them.