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14 April 2013

Perspective Makes An Impact

I looked at a recent picture of my father and realized how much he looks like his mother. As I got to thinking about it, I realized that it's easier to "see Grandma in Dad" because I have memories of Grandma having seen  her numerous times over twentysome years. My grandfather died when I was an infant and my knowledge of what he looks like is only from pictures.  Sometimes it is easier for us to see what we have actually experienced first hand. 

Are you always keeping your ancestor's perspective in mind when reading information they gave for a document or something that they told you when you asked them questions? Perspective matters and some perspectives are significantly more complicated than my memory of what my paternal grandfather looked like. 

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